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First quarter dooms Bruins

Barlow spots Clackamas a three-touchdown lead in the first quarter and can't fully recover

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Clackamas quarterback Wyatt Hutchinson scores a first half touchdown in the Cavaliers' 31-19 win Friday at Barlow High School.

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The Barlow Bruins reached into their bag of tricks in an effort to find an early advantage against Clackamas in Friday’s Mount Hood Conference matchup of unbeatens. Barlow successfully executed a hook-and-ladder play on its first play from scrimmage to bring Bruins fans to their feet.

Clackamas kept the Barlow faithful silent for the rest of the opening quarter.

The Cavaliers were a step or two faster than Barlow in the first 12 minutes. They stifled Barlow’s offense and moved down the field at will when they had the ball. Clackamas jumped out to a 21-0 lead before the first quarter was out and led from there to claim a 31-19 road win.

Clackamas (4-0) looks to stay perfect as it hosts Centennial next Friday. The Bruins (3-1) will try to bounce back at home against David Douglas.

Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Sept. 29, print edition of The Outlook for expanded game coverage.