Tribe starts slow but puts game away with four second-quarter scores
The Scappoose Indians ran off 93 plays in their no-huddle offense and scored eight times in a 51-12 win over North Marion on Friday night.
Scappoose coach Sean McNabb was pleased with the effort. 'It was a good game. It took us a little time to get going, but once we got clicking we did pretty well. We ran 93 plays and had over 600 yards of offense,' McNabb said.
The Scappoose scoring included four rushing touchdowns, two passing touchdowns, a punt return touchdown, and a field goal.
'This group is very coachable,' McNabb said. 'They play hard right from the get-go. Our effort in practice carries over to Friday.'
McNabb had praise for a lot of his players from Friday's game.
Diminutive Paul Revis (5-foot, 7-inches, 140 pounds) had a 55-yard punt return for a score, caught a 62-yard pass for a touchdown, set up another with a 27-yard reception at the North Marion one, and had pass interception, plus several defensive plays.
Paul Revis is one of the best competitors I've ever seen,' McNabb said. 'He's got another gear you don't always see. He rises to the occasion. At crunch time he likes to be the guy that gets the ball on offense or make the play on defense.'
McNabb also mentioned Stephen Bowe, who had several critical catches and also played solid defense. 'Stephen is a great leader for all of the players in our program. He makes a great effort all the time.'
McNabb also thought quarterback Cody Stutzer had a good game. 'He's been really effective the last two games. He's been making good decisions throwing the ball and running when he needs to. He's throwing around 70 percent and had 600 yards in the two games. This offense is really built around the things he can do well. He's not only a threat throwing, but running as well.'
McNabb noted back-up QB Lionel Sandoval had also done a good job. He said Sandoval doesn't get a lot of reps in practice and hasn't been able to learn all the playbook yet. He came in during the fourth quarter Friday and drove the team down the field, finally taking the ball over himself from the three.
McNabb said that the Indians are running their offense well, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
'Our goal is to be faster getting plays off. We've always done no-huddle, but we wanted to be a lot faster. We're doing a bit of different signaling in and we don't motion or shift as much. You might see a bit more of that in the red zone on third down. We want to try and add some confusion before the defense gets set,' McNabb said.
Scappoose looked pretty good at the outset of Friday's game, driving the ball inside the North Marion 20, but threw an interception in the end zone to end the drive. They got the ball back, had one touchdown called back, but then gave it up on another interception.
Finally, midway through the first quarter, they got the ball back in good position, and Stutzer passed to Bowe from eight yards out. Not much slowed Scappoose the rest of the way.
North Marion came back to drive the field and score on a pass-play from the 10, but the Scappoose juggernaut was just getting rolling.
Second quarter scores included: Revis' 55-yard punt return; a three-yard run by Darone Jacob; a two-yard keeper from Stutzer; and a six-yard run by Grayson Schillereff.
North Marion added a touchdown in the second with a back breaking free up the middle for a 65-yard score. It was their last hurrah. The Indians stopped several North Marion drives on fourth down, and also got interceptions from Revis, Joe Nelson, and Keegan Carey.
In the second half, the Indians got scores on: a 62-yard pass from Stutzer to Revis, a field goal by Jordan Wahl; and a 16-yard run by Lionel Sandoval.
Scappoose hosts rival St. Helens this week in a revival of their traditional rivalry.
N. Marion 6 6 0 0-12
Scappoose 7 27 10 7-51
Sc-Stephen Bowe 8 yard pass from Cody Stutzer (Jordan Wahl kick)
NM-Jaden Davis 10 yard pass from Wyatt Moore (kick blocked)
Sc-Paul Revis 55 yard punt return (Wahl kick)
Sc-Darone Jacob 3 yard run (Wahl kick)
Sc-Stutzer 2 yard run (Wahl kick)
NM-Matt McLaren 65 yard run (kick blocked)
Sc-Grayson Schillereff 6 yard run (kick failed)
Sc-Revis 62 yard pass from Stutzer (Wahl kick)
Sc-Wahl 23 yard field goal
Sc-Lionel Sandoval 16 yard run (Wahl kick)
Opponent: St. and #8200;Helens Lions
Last game: Beat Sandy, 21-12
Offense: Triple Option and #8200;Veer
Notable: Power running team, speedy back Dumitri Malnasi
'St. Helens looks like they do some things really well.They're really physical and big up front. Defensively they do some good things. The veer is not something that we see every week. We're bringing back the rivalry and we're excited about it.'