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Skyhawks soar to first win in Dean era

Southridge knocks off Centennial 42-28 to improve to 1-2


GRESHAM — There had been some high points, and some other points, in the first two weeks of Southridge's 2012 football season.

But Friday's game — a 42-28 win at Centennial — definitely was one of the former. The Skyhawks pounded out 319 yards rushing — 316 of those by junior tailback Devin Martinez — and used that to pave the way for head coach Doug Dean's first win at the Skyhawks' helm.

"Devin had a tremendous day," Dean said. "He ran extremely hard, he broke some tackles and he made some great cuts."

Martinez got things started on Friday with a 15-yard run in the first quarter that, along with Alex Beekman's extra point, gave the Skyhawks a 7-0 lead.

The two teams scored twice each in the second quarter, with the Skyhawks getting an 81-yard TD pass from AJ Woodin to Justin Calo and Martinez adding a 47-yard scoring run.

The Eagles responded with two one-yard TD runs by Nick Schoebel to take the Southridge's lead to 21-14 at the half.

The Skyhawks kept that momentum in the third quarter, with Martinez breaking off a 44-yard TD run and Woodin connecting with Jordan Morgan on a 63-yard scoring strike.

Centennial managed a 16-yard Caleb Miller run, but saw Southridge's lead balloon to 35-20.

Schoebel added a two-yard run in the fourth quarter, but Southridge responded with a 55-yard Martinez burst to keep the Eagles at bay.

“It was good to see,” Dean said of his team's powerful rushing attack. “I don't think we've ever had a kid get 300 yards in a game before.”

For the game, Woodin hit on 4-of-7 passes for 160 yards, three of those to Calo for 153 yards.

On Friday, Southridge (1-2) hosts Lake Oswego (0-3) at 7 p.m.