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Gophers D digs in to demolish Clackamas

MHC FOOTBALL - Gresham holds Clackamas to its lowest output of the season
by: David Ball Gresham fullback Marcus Martinez fights for yardage in Friday’s win.

Clackamas likes to put points on the scoreboard, but on Friday night Gresham's defense wouldn't budge, giving up just one touchdown in its 27-6 home win to cap the nonleague schedule.

The Gophers came up with plenty of stops, but the biggest came at the end of the first half when a big pass play put Clackamas in position for a touchdown heading into the locker room. But Gresham defensive back Daniel Allen spoiled those plans when he came off the edge on a third-down blitz. Clackamas QB Cade Wilkins didn't see him until it was too late. Allen crashed his shoulder pads into Wilkins' ribs putting a wobble his pass, which was broken up downfield by Gresham teammate Taylor Tramposh.

'I went in unblocked, untouched. It was easy, I just came at him for a big hit,' Allen said. 'That stop was huge, keeping them from getting points there.'

The Gophers took a 20-6 lead into the break, getting a pair of TD runs from Devauntae Hoffman along with Spencer Kelley's 36-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter....

Look for full game coverage in the Sept. 24, edition of The Outlook.