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Canby rushing attack too much for Pacers

COREY BUCHANAN - Lakeridge players Andre Martinez (Left) and Jack Holum recover the opening kickoff for the Pacers in last weeks road game against Canby.The Canby Cougars have been a difficult match-up for Lakeridge over the years. Despite both teams entering last week’s game looking for their first TRL win, Canby continued its recent trend against the Pacers.

The Cougars were dominant up front, predictably pounding the ball at the Lakeridge line en route to a 48-0 victory.

After coming up short on a pair of early opportunities, Lakeridge’s offense never found a rhythm and Canby dominated time of possession, picking up chunks of yards in bunches on its homecoming night.

Canby ran for 370 yards on the night and only attempted two passes in the game, both incompletions. But that has been a winning recipe against Lakeridge in the past. And, on a rainy evening that favored a run-heavy team, the Pacers struggled.

Lakeridge’s best drive of the night came early. Mike Irwin hit Andre Martinez for a 42-yard gain that put the Pacers into scoring position. However, the drive sputtered and Lakeridge struggled to get things going after that.

Canby built a 31-0 lead at the half and then took 10 minutes off the clock on a long drive in the third quarter to put things away.

Irwin threw for 135 yard in the contest and Martinez had 59 yards receiving.

Lakeridge will host Newberg this Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a 48-13 loss to Tualatin last week.