The Cavaliers win big at Reynolds 56-25

Determined to prove themselves among the top high school football teams in the state, the Clackamas Cavaliers last Friday continued on track for one of their best seasons in school history, as they traveled to Mt. Hood Community College and knocked off Reynolds 56-25.

The win put the Cavaliers at 4-0 on the season, giving them their best start since 2005, when the Cavaliers won their first six league games and went 9-2, losing to Lake Oswego (21-9) in league and to 2005 state semifinalist Tualatin (35-19) in the second round of the state playoffs.

Ranked fourth in the state, the Cavaliers (4-0, 0-0) begin Three Rivers League play this Friday, when they entertain Lakeridge. Ranked eighth in the OSAA power rankings, the Pacers (3-1, 0-1) lost to Oregon City 31-21 last Friday.

Leading 28-19 at halftime, the Cavaliers put last Friday’s game away in the third period, when they outscored the Raiders 21-0.

Dan Sherrell broke a 65-yard run on the first play of the second half to up the Cavaliers’ lead to 35-19.

Junior defensive back Brett Peterson recovered a Raider fumble at the Clackamas 7-yard line and returned the ball 93 yards, all the way to the end zone, to make it 42-19 Clackamas.

Sherrell danced nine yards for another third-period score and a 49-19 lead, and the game belonged to Clackamas.

Sherrell carried 16 times for 201 yards and scored four touchdowns on the night.

Clackamas senior quarterbacks Doonie Johnson and Cade Wilkins combined to complete 13-of-20 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cavaliers piled up 440 yards in offense on the night.

The Raiders had put a school-record 75 points on the scoreboard a week earlier in a 75-55 win over McKay at McKay.

Reynolds quarterback Josh Schleining had played a part in five touchdowns in the McKay game, passing for 350 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The 6-2, 180-pound senior was a part of only two touchdowns and he had just 218 yards passing (19-for-40) in Friday’s game with the Cavaliers.

The Cavalier win avenged a 28-19 loss to Reynolds last fall.

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