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Indians rip Gulls; face Glads Friday

Scappoose leads 48-0 by halftime and finishes with a 61-6 Cowapa win
by: John Brewington  RUNNING HARD–Scappoose’s Grayson Schillereff picks up big yards during Friday's game with Seaside.

The short-handed Seaside Gulls weren't expected to be much of a challenge for the Scappoose Indians on Friday, and they lived up to expectations.

Scappoose scored almost at will in the contest, built a 40-0 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter, and finished with a 61-6 Cowapa League victory.

The game ended the regular season for Scappoose, gave them third place in the Cowapa League and sends them up against the Tri-Valley No. 2 team Gladstone on the road this Friday.

'We won pretty handily,' Scappoose coach Sean McNabb said of the rout Friday. 'Seaside is definitely down. They're really young with not a lot of depth. They just don't have a lot out for football. It's sad, they had a state title back in the '90s.'

McNabb said the Indians used the game as an opportunity to go through their game plan against a real opponent, rather than their own defense in a scrimmage.

'We had some things we wanted to work on…some things we're definitely going to have to do next week,' he said.

The Indians wasted little time Friday in taking control. Stephen Bowe returned the opening kickoff to the Seaside 45. Four plays later after an 18-yard run by quarterback Cody Stutzer, and a 15-yard pass to Bowe, Grayson Schillereff took in the ball from 12 yards out. Not even a minute had expired on the clock.

Seaside fumbled the ball back to the Tribe, and it took just another four plays to score again. Stutzer pitched out right to Paul Revis and he sprinted 10 yards in for the touchdown.

Just a couple minutes later, the Indians' Carson Davison took the ball straight up the middle for a 26-yard TD.

Stutzer would hit Revis with 1:34 left in the first quarter for a 38-yard touchdown and followed with a 2-point conversion pass. It was 26-0. The Tribe then recovered a fumble. With no time left on the clock in the first quarter, Stutzer found Nolan Lohman open for six, and gave the ball to Schillereff for the 2-point conversion.

Seaside had trouble getting a kick off after their next series, and Scappoose took over at the Gull 11. Just one play later, Stutzer found Joe Nelson open for the score. Nelson had set up an earlier touchdown with an interception.

The Indians added three more touchdowns in the contest, and Seaside was finally able to muster a score later in the game.

'We executed well,' McNabb added. 'I felt we improved. Nine touchdowns are a lot. We even put in a play for offensive lineman Nick Schillereff (Grayson's cousin). We ran it out of the 'Big Poppy' formation (he scored). It was fun for the team and the seniors.'

Nick Schillereff's score came on a 2-yard run. Revis had a 38-yard run for another touchdown and Lionel Sandoval added the last score on a 5-yard plunge.

The Indians now turn their attention to the 'play-in' round this Friday. By virtue of finishing third in the Cowapa League, they travel to Gladstone. The winner of the game will be seeded into the Oregon School Activities Association 16-team 4A state playoff bracket.

The two clubs have some common opponents on the season. Gladstone clinched second in the league with a 28-6 win over Molalla. The Glads trailed 6-0 at the half, and were ahead 7-6 in the fourth, but finished with three defensive scores. Scappoose beat Molalla 38-35 the first game of the season. Gladstone beat Tillamook 31-7, while Scappoose had a 48-28 win. Gladstone beat league foe North Marion 31-27, while Scappoose posted a 51-12 win over the visiting Huskies.

'Offensively, we need to sustain drives and push up the pace in terms of tempo to offset their aggressive defensive play,' McNabb said. 'We feel like we want to create some turnovers, and get them in a third and long position where they have to pass.'

McNabb said Gladstone resorts to the run about 70 percent of the time. The Glads have racked up 344 points on the season, while giving up just 181. Scappoose has been a little more open, scoring 355 points, but giving up 242.

The winner of the game advances into the playoffs. Those games will be seeded after Friday's game. The top ranked team plays the 16th lowest ranked team, No. 2 plays No. 15, etc. Scappoose is currently ranked 14th and Gladstone 18th.

McNabb says he believes the Indians have improved this season and likes their chances against Gladstone.

SCORING

Seaside 0 0 0 6-6

Scap. 34 14 7 6-61

Sc-Grayson Schillereff 12 yard run (kick failed)

Sc-Paul Revis 10 yard run (kick failed)

Sc-Carson Davison 26 yard run (kick failed)

Sc-Revis 38 yard pass from Cody Stutzer (Stutzer pass to Revis)

Sc-Nolan Lohman 5 yard pass from Stutzer (Schillereff run)

Sc-Joe Nelson 11 yard pass from Stutzer (run failed)

Sc-Revis 38 yard run (Stephen Bowe pass from Stutzer)

Sc-Nick Schillereff 2 yard run (Brandon Luna kick)

Sc-Lionel Sandoval 5 yard run (kick failed)

Se-Andrew Owen 45 yard run (run failed)

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Opponent: Gladstone Gladiators

Record: 4-1 league, 7-2 overall

Last game: Glads 28, Molalla 6

Offense: I-Backs, Veer, Counter, Play-action passes

Defense: 3-5, similar to Scappoose

Quote:

'We worked on the Gladstone game plan all week. We are ready to get out and start executing. I like playing on turf. We have some really good athletes and are a perimeter team. We get fast kids like Stephen Bowe and Cody Stutzer in open space and they are hard to tackle. Turf is definitely good for us.'

-Sean McNabb