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Mustangs trample Pioneers

Milwaukie finally puts one in the win column

MILWAUKIE - The Milwaukie Mustangs were all business in a Three Rivers League football game played here Oct. 12, as they rallied around running backs Sean Scott and Mike Collazo and quarterback Andrew Lee to drop Oregon City 25-7.

It was the first win of the season for the Mustangs (1-5, 1-2), but they were clearly the better team on this night. The Pioneers scored on their first possession when Jake Nelson threw a 42-yard scoring strike to Ryan Huntting. But it was all Milwaukie the rest of the way.

Milwaukie ran off a total of 72 plays in the contest, to only 39 by the visiting Pioneers. And the Mustangs amassed 432 yards in total offense, more than doubling the offense generated by their guests.

Scott, a 5-6, 165-pound junior, rushed for a career high 174 yards and two touchdowns; Collazo, a 5-9, 205-pound senior, carried 23 times for 99 yards and a touchdown.

And Lee had his best outing of the season, completing 10-of-19 passes for 108 yards. Paul Hubbard came through with six catches for 56 yards, and Scott had two receptions for 35 yards.

Hubbard also played a big role with his golden toe. The 6-4, 200-pound senior boomed a 55-yard punt in the third period that got away from Oregon City's return man. Milwaukie lineman Brian Orr pounced on the mishandled punt in the end zone for a touchdown that put the Mustangs up 18-7.

The Pioneers were intercepted three times, and Oregon City quarterback Jake Nelson completed only 7-of-19 passes for 108 yards. Nelson (7 carries/53 yards) was Oregon City's leading rusher.

Huntting had four catches for 77 yards and the Pioneers' only touchdown.

Scott, Andrew Porter and Cody Barnes had the interceptions for Milwaukie.

Milwaukie hosts West Linn (5-1, 3-1) this Friday, while Oregon City (0-7, 0-4) meets South Salem on the road.