Indians move to 3-1 on season; prep for Cowapa opener against Banks
The Scappoose Indians didnt have a picture perfect game against Central at home on Friday, but they didnt let their mistakes bother them much in a convincing 46-26 win.
Paul Revis again shined for the Tribe, scoring four touchdowns, and accounting for over 300 yards of total offense. Central simply had no answer and couldnt catch the elusive 5-foot, 8-inch, 145-pound receiver.
Revis scored the first two touchdowns for the Tribeone a 25-yard pass from Taylor Loss, and the other a 6-yard pass. Later in the game he would add a 77-yard TD reception, and a 30-yarder. He had 14 receptions for 286 yards, and also rushed two times for 14 yards.
Once we got going, we got into a pretty good rhythm, Scappoose Coach Sean McNabb said. We moved Paul around to different positions. He had a great game. So did Taylor and Kyle Kramer.
Loss would complete 23 of 31 passes (74 percent) for 368 yards. He also rushed four times for 42 yards. Kramer had six catches for 58 yards.
Were starting to do those things we need to do and starting to execute. Were keeping the ball out of opponents hands and finishing drives with confidence.
It wasnt as good a start to the game as the Indians might have hoped. A penalty on the first play, a sack, and an interception gave Central the ball at the Tribe 38. They managed to punch the ball down to the four, but the Tribe defense stalled the Panthers there and the field goal attempt went wide.
Defensively we had some big plays, McNabb said. We had some key turnovers and a red zone stop. One of their touchdowns came from a fumble into the end zone.
The defense had forced a Central fumble at the four, but Scappoose fumbled it right back for the touchdown.
After the first stop, the Indians took over at their 20 and moved down the field, mainly thanks to receptions of 27, 8, and 26 yards from Revis.
Another stop and Scappoose took over at their own 15. An 18-yard keeper from Loss, a 16-yard run by Lionel Sandoval, and passes of 12, 28, and 6 to Revis put the Tribe in the end zone again. Logan Stanton added his second PAT.
Central would get on board with the fumble recovery, but Scappoose came right back. Revis caught one pass for 26 yards, and Kramer one for 12 yards. Carson Davison then broke free for 31 yards and the score. The Indians led 20-6.
Central got some momentum going when Tell Cruickshank returned the kickoff 73 yards to the four. From there they connected on a pass for the score. The PAT pulled them within seven. It never got any closer.
Scappoose got a nice return from Matt Shoun, and started driving from their own 40. The big play, after a 15-yard personal foul, was a 24-yard pass from Loss to Revis for a first down. Loss found Revis again for 10, and finally connected with Justice Oman for a 15-yard score.
With just 1:34 left, the Indians opted for an onside kick and recovered it. Loss found Revis a couple of times on the drive, but connected with Kramer for 20, 4, and 9 for another touchdown. Just 16 seconds were left in the half and Scappoose led 33-13.
Central opened the second half with a long drive for a score, but the Indians responded with a three-play drive. From the 23, Revis took a sideline pass, cut inside and back for 77 yards and another tally. It was a 39-19 game.
In the fourth quarter, the Indians corralled Central at their own 13 and on the ensuing drive Loss found Revis for 29 yards and the touchdown. Central came back with a touchdown, but were still down by 20. An interception by Mick Vanek killed any chances they had of a comeback.
Tribe hosts Banks Friday
The Indians kickoff their league season this Friday, when they host Banks.
Were 3-1 in preseason and accomplished some good things, McNabb said. Thats what preseason is aboutto improve and get better going into league.
There are some things we definitely want to work on to improve. Weve been doing some good things. We want to stay focused and come out every day and continue to progress.
McNabb said the Indians are clicking on offense but said Banks is very solid on defense and the Tribe will be tested.
Banks is very solid on defense and we need to be prepared, he added.
Scappoose has had problems against Banks in their last few meetings. Banks is 2-2 on the season and currently ranked 26th in the OSAA power rankings. Scappoose is ranked fifth.
Still, Banks is a team for the Indians to reckon with.
We had a hard time moving the ball against them last year and couldnt stop them defensively. For the last couple of years, last year especially, theyve been able to get up for the game (with us). We didnt play with a lot of confidence last year. This year we can play with Banks. If we play good football, I truly feel we (can) have a lot of intensity right from the start and battle. Thats what we have to do to walk off the field at the end knowing weve put out our best effort.
Banks runs a Pistol offense with a lot of double tight end sets.
Theyre always in the shot gun. They have really good athletes with the ability to run. They have a good quarterback (Graysen Partain) and a good receiver in Zach Olson. Hes probably already got 25-30 catches on the season. They definitely try to get the ball to him. If we dont give up the big play well be good, McNabb said.
He said Banks runs a 3-5 defense and are very sound, but do try a lot of different looks.
Banks lost to Cascade, 20-12 in their opener, and then beat Sweet Home 27-12. They topped Benson 38-14, and last week fell to La Salle 32-30.
Scappoose will have four league games remaining after Banks. They are at Yamhill-Carlton Oct. 5, host Tillamook on Thursday, Oct. 11, travel to Seaside on Oct. 19, and then host Astoria on Oct. 26.
Central 0 13 6 726
Scappoose 14 19 6 746
ScPaul Revis 26-yard pass from Taylor Loss (Logan Stanton kick)
ScRevis 6-yard pass from Loss (Stanton kick)
CBrandon Cutsforth 1-yard fumble return (kick failed)
ScCarson Davison 31-yard run (kick failed)
CCutsforth 5-yard pass from Ben Finnegan (Joe Leon kick)
ScJustice Oman 15-yard pass from Loss (Stanton kick)
ScKyle Kramer 9-yard pass from Loss (pass failed)
CGrant Lindley 5-yard pass from Finnegan (kick failed)
ScRevis 77-yard pass from Loss (kick failed)
ScRevis 30-yard pass from Loss (Stanton kick)
CKelton Chapman 17-yard pass from Finnegan (Leon kick)