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Scots notch first win

THE OUTLOOK: PARKER LEE - David Douglas running back Collin Patterson gets around the edge during the Scots 27-13 win Friday.

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The Scots are winless no more.

The David Douglas football team outlasted Barlow, 27-13, on Friday to notch its first victory of the season, spoiling the Bruins’ homecoming in the process.

The game wasn’t the cleanest ever played, by either team. David Douglas and Barlow each turned the ball over multiple times and there were plenty of costly penalties to go around.

It was the Scots who overcame the miscues.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Scots were nearly perfect on fourth downs. They converted on 5-of-6 fourth-down attempts to keep drives alive. The one to get things started came on David Douglas’ second possession. On 4th-and-3, Scots running back Collin Patterson took an option pitch from quarterback Noah Bitter. Patterson got around the right edge for the first down, then tip-toed along the sideline and across the goal line for a 26-yard touchdown run.

Defensively, David Douglas epitomized a bend-don’t-break philosophy. Barlow moved the ball well in the middle of the field, but the Scots shut down the Bruins inside the 20-yard line.

In the Bruins’ first five trips into the red zone, they came away with zero points.

The Scots build a 27-0 lead in the third quarter before the Bruins got on the scoreboard.

David Douglas (1-4) plays Reynolds (2-3) at Mt. Hood CC on Thursday, while Barlow (3-2) travels to Centennial (3-2).

Look for expanded game coverage in the Tuesday, Oct. 6, print edition of The Outlook.