Coming off their first win of the season and playing in front of a boisterous Homecoming crowd, the Milwaukie Mustangs gave West Linn a scare on Friday.
The Lions found themselves in a 14-14 tie at the half but were able to ride their running game after the break to a 36-21 victory.
Kyle Quinn had 23 carries for 221 yards and four of West Linn's five touchdowns but his first fumble of the season, deep in Milwaukie territory in the second quarter, allowed the Mustangs to mount a 79-yard drive to tie the game.
But the Lions stopped Milwaukie's opening drive of the second half and quickly scored on a five-yard pass from Mychal Zito to Justin Monahan and never gave up the lead. Monahan had nine catches for 130 yards.
The Mustangs made it a one possession game in the fourth quarter when Michael Collazo scored on a three-yard run but West Linn sealed the game on its next possession. On the first play from scrimmage, Quinn ran through a huge hole, 65 yards for his fourth touchdown.
Milwaukie quarterback Andrew Lee was 11 for 18 for 169 yards passing and receiver Paul Hubbard had six of those catches for 106 yards.