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Indians blow out Banks in Cowapa opener

Scappoose beat Braves for first time since 2006, now second in OSAA rankings


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Carson Davison blows through a big hole in the line during Friday's game with Banks. Davison scored three times in the 54-29 win.
The Scappoose Indians used a devastating ground and air attack to dominate Banks on Friday night and post a win in their first Cowapa League match of the season.

If there was any doubt in the game, it didn’t last long. Scappoose scored twice before Banks even ran an offensive play, and scored seven times in the first half for a 47-9 halftime lead.

The win came against a foe they hadn’t beaten since 2006, put Scappoose atop the league standings, and boosted them to second in the crucial OSAA rankings.

“It turned out well, I’m very pleased with our performance,” Scappoose Coach Sean McNabb said. “It was nice to get that win. It’s been awhile since we’ve beaten Banks. We dominated them for years, then they got the edge for a few years. It was nice to get it back—no doubt.”

McNabb said the Indians knew going into the game that they’ve have to run the ball and dictate the tempo of the game to be successful.

“We came off that first play at the line of scrimmage and Carson (Davison) got a (23-yard) run. That set a tempo, got us in a rhythm, and established the running game. I thought our offensive line did a great job and Carson and Zach Fry did a good job of running the ball.”

Not much slowed Davison down in the game. He had 162 yards on 19 carries, an 8.53 yards-per-carry average. He scored three times. Fry had 12 carries for 62 years, a 5.17 yards-per-carry average.

Davison took much of the load on that first series, carrying the ball four times for 62 yards. Kyle Kramer had a reception for 15 yards and then the touchdown pass for 10. The whole drive ate up just 2:30 in the contest.

On the kickoff, Logan Stanton floated a ball to the right side, Banks muffed the catch and Lucas Anderson recovered. Three plays later, Loss found Paul Revis on a 50-yard pass play for the second Tribe score.

Banks would come back with a drive for a touchdown and it seemed like it might be a back-and-forth night. Scappoose would quickly dissuade the Braves of the notion. A big kickoff return from Fry for 3 yards, a 20-yard pass to Kramer, and a run by Davison put Scappoose back in front, 19-6.

The Indians would score four times in the second period, and add one more in the fourth to clinch the win. Banks would add a field goal and three second-half scores to make the Indians nervous at one point, but the Tribe’s final score quelled the sinking feeling.

The highlight of the game for Scappoose was the passing of Taylor Loss and the receiving of Paul Revis. Loss connected on 12 of 15 pass for 279 yards and five touchdowns. Revis reeled in seven of them for 179 yards, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion. He also rushed seven times for 58 yards. All that came following four touchdowns and 289 yards receiving last week.

“Taylor has ice in his veins,” McNabb said. “He doesn’t get rattled. I’ve known Taylor only a shot amount of time. He transferred in as a sophomore and not being in the school I haven’t had that year-round connection. He’s a competitor. There’s not a lot of emotion when things go awry—he doesn’t get rattled. He’s only thrown five interceptions on the season and his quarterback rating has to be very high.”

Revis amazed even McNabb, who noted (Revis) went high to pull in one touchdown pass when double covered by a safety and a corner.

McNabb said he was a little concerned in the second half when Banks scored the first three times and got within 18 points.

“We can’t have emotional letdowns. I felt that going in at halftime if you have a 47-9 halftime lead generally you are in the driver’s seat. Banks is a good team and could get back in the game. You have to come out and play a the same level and put teams away.”

The Indians shattered any hope for the Braves with a score in the fourth.

“Justice (Oman) made a great catch and a great run,” McNabb said.

Just one game into the season, the Indians aren’t quite in control of the league just yet, but have taken a big step. Scappoose, Astoria, and Banks have been the top three in the league for some time. Astoria forfeited three games this season for disciplinary reasons, but got back into the swing with a 41-13 win over Yamhill-Carlton. Seaside beat Tillamook, 37-7. The Gulls play Banks this week, Astoria is at Tillamook.

Scappoose jumped up to second in the OSAA rankings with the win Friday, right behind Gladstone, which lost to La Salle. Siuslaw is the only remaining unbeaten team in 4A, and they’re ranked 17th. Other than Scappoose, no other Cowapa League teams are ranked in the top 10. Seaside is next at 19th, and Tillamook is rated 21st. Astoria is 37th due to the forfeits.

Scappoose next faces winless Yamhill-Carlton. The 0-5 Tigers are rated 40th. They’ve only scored 40 points on the season and given up 184.

“I like where we are at,” McNabb said of their current standing. “It’s a good feeling to have that first Cowapa league win. We want to attack every game like we’re playing Banks. We want that same type of intensity. Our coaching staff did a great job of instilling that (in the players).”

Scoring

Banks 6 3 14 6—29

Scappoose 19 28 0 7—54

Sc—Kyle Kramer 10 pass from Taylor Loss (Logan Stanton kick)

Sc—Paul Revis 50 pass from Loss (kick failed)

B—Graysen Partain 7 run (kick blocked)

Sc—Carson Davison 5 run (pass failed)

Sc—Revis 14 pass from Loss (pass failed)

Sc—Davison 5 run (Revis pass from Loss)

B—Aaron Streblow 25 FG

Sc—Revis 65 pass from Loss (Stanton kick)

Sc—Davison 1 run (Stanton kick)

B—Dakota Kemper 10 run (Streblow kick)

B—Joey Bonin 35 pass from Partain (Streblow kick)

B—Partain 1 run (Streblow kick)

Sc—Justice Oman 23 pass from Loss (Stanton kick)