by: Chris Krieger, Sandy quarterback A.J. Schnell, one of the top performers in the Mount Hood Conference this season, was kept out of rhythm versus an improving David Douglas team Thursday, Oct. 12.

They say the best defense is a good offense.

David Douglas quarterback Greg Carradine is proof of that.

The nimble senior - in tandem with Scots running back Michael Waters - kept Sandy's offense on the sidelines for most of Thursday, Oct. 12, running up a 17-0 halftime lead in the process.

The Pioneers were limited to only two offensive plays in the first quarter.

Waters scored both of the Scots' first half touchdowns, and Carradine ran in a quarterback sneak to finish off the Pioneers by a score of 24-7.

Carradine ended the evening with 125 yards on 19 carries. Waters totaled 116 yards on 16 carries.

The duo combined for a healthy 6.9 yards per carry.

The Pioneers had some chances throughout the game but didn't deliver until it was too late.

Pioneers' quarterback A.J. Schnell found tight end Michael T. Lynch on a 25-yard hook-up on third and long in the fourth quarter, and that advanced Sandy down to David Douglas' one-yard line. Joe Mafara then ran in Sandy's only score.

David Douglas recovered Sandy's onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, and the Scots drove the ball down for Carradine's finishing touch, a one-yard quarterback sneak with two minutes left.

'He's good,' Sandy coach Todd Quinsey said of Carradine. 'He kept making plays, rolling out and finding guys.'

Those guys included wide receivers Austin Edwards and Brennan East, whose obvious chemistry with Carradine kept the chains moving all night long.

'It's frustrating,' Quinsey said. 'You can't get back on the field.'

Carradine now has 784 rushing yards on the season along with nine rushing touchdowns.

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