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Young, top-ranked Lakers gallop past Mustangs

Laker star rushes for 177 yards and four touchdowns in 47-0 victory

Top-ranked Lake Oswego amassed 535 total yards while rolling to an easy 47-0 victory over Milwaukie on Friday.

It was Lake Oswego's second lopsided gridiron victory in as many weeks. Last Friday, the Lakers beat Putnam 41-0.

Just like the game against the Kingsmen, Lake Oswego's offensive starters saw no action in the second half against the Mustangs. Even so, running back Zach Young still managed to rush for 177 yards and four touchdowns; and he did it on just 13 carries.

Quarterback Jack Lomax also had a big first half, competing 11 of 14 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown.

The Lakers (2-0 Three Rivers Leauge, 5-0 overall) needed only three plays plus two Milwaukie penalties to score their first touchdown of the game.

Lomax got things started with a 19-yard scramble, and another 15 yards was tacked onto the play for a late hit against Milwaukie. Nick Rulli followed with a 15-yard catch and Young scored on the next play, a 25-yard run in which he was barely touched.

A missed extra point left the score at 6-0.

The Lakers needed seven plays to score on their next possession, which ended with a 17-yard touchdown toss from Lomax to Michael Wesner. A two-point pass from Lomax to Nick Halberg pushed the score to 14-0 with 7:40 left in the first quarter.

Young finished the first quarter with 99 rushing yards and then tacked on a five-yard scoring run to the start the second period. That made it 21-0.

With their next possession, the Lakers went 79 yards in five plays for another score. Young ran for 61 of those yards, and he capped the drive with a 17-yard gallop to the end zone.

Young also scored the next time Lake Oswego got the ball. This time, he ran it in from 11 yards out to push the Lakers' lead to 35-0 with 55 seconds left in the first half.

For the season, Young now has 917 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.

By halftime, the Lakers had 339 yards of total offense. In doing so, they had 17 plays where they gained at least 10 yards.

Lake Oswego also scored on its first possession of the second half, making it six straight for the game. This time, reserve guard Sam Whiteley got the honor when he wedged his way into the end zone from one yard out.

The game's final score came late in the fourth quarter when reserve fullback Christopher Luetjen broke a simple running play up the middle for a 54-yard touchdown.

Milwaukie (0-1 TRL, 2-3 overall) had 208 total yards for the night, including 72 by running back Sean Scott.