Paul Revis, Taylor Loss lead Tribe past 'Mooks
Duo each has a part of five touchdowns in 41-13 win
The Scappoose Indians wasted little time in dispatching Tillamook last Thursday, scoring three first-quarter touchdowns on their way to an easy 41-13 Cowapa League win.
It was speedy receiver/back Paul Revis and quarterback Taylor Loss that were each a part of five touchdowns in the contest. Revis was on the receiving end of four scores, and also unleashed a 56-yard pass to Kyle Kramer. Loss connected with Revis on four scores, and also ran in another.
The win boosted Scappoose to 3-0 in the Cowapa League and 6-1 on the season. They travel to Seaside, a loser to Astoria in OT Thursday, next Friday, and finish the regular season with a visit from Astoria.
It was an exciting evening and a great night for football, Scappoose Coach Sean McNabb said. We had the big plays but obviously you cant always rely on the big play. We have to establish a great running game and get the ball into other peoples hands.
Thursday was Homecoming and Scappoose did little to disappoint the good-sized crowd on hand. On the second play from scrimmage in the game, Loss handed off to Carson Davison and he turned and flipped it back to Revis who found Kramer streaking down the right side for the score.
Kyle and David Krupsky were both open, McNabb noted. The defense read a reverse and that put (the receivers) in a position to get open.
The Indians stopped a short Cheesemaker drive and four plays later Loss found Revis on a 58-yard pass. Justice Oman took in the conversion.
Taylor is doing a great job of reading the defense and finding the open receivers, McNabb said. He has to be a good scheme quarterback and be able to pull when the defenses are keen (going after the runner). Hes getting better and throws the deep ball well. Every once in awhile hell do something and Ill yell, What are you doing?, but hes getting better every week. People think we throw one-receiver routes, but (we have several out) and he finds the open one.
An interception by Kramer started the Indians at their own four on the next series of the first quarter. Davison went for 27, and Loss ran for nine to get the Tribe out to the 40. The drive stalled, but on fourth down, Loss hit Revis for 37 yards and another score. Revis then scrambled in for the two-point conversion.
Tillamook mounted a drive and got their first score early in the second quarter. It would be their last score until the fourth quarter.
Defensively, were playing well, McNabb said. Teams in the Cowapa League want to pound the ball and well stop solid running teams. Were doing a better job of that every week. Joe Allen (defensive coach) does a great job of coordinating the defense. Were putting a lot of points on the board, and averaging over 500 yards of offense a game, but the defense is holding teams down.
In the second quarter, Loss would toss an interception midway, but Tillamook obliged by fumbling the ball right back. Loss connected with Revis for 61 yards and the last score of the half.
The two teams traded the ball back and forth in the third quarter. It wasnt until early in the fourth that Loss found Revis for 13 yards and a score. Logan Stantons kick made it 35-7.
Tillamook responded with a quick drive, but Scappoose recovered the onsides kick and took the ball in again. They drove to the six where Loss scampered over for the tally.
Scappoose racked up 194 yards rushing in the game, spread out over six players, and had 355 yards receiving. Revis had 271 yards receiving. He now has 373 yards rushing and 1,263 receiving for 24 touchdowns this season. Thats 1,636 total yards. He also has one pass completion for a 56-yard score, plus 12 points on conversions for 144 points in all.
McNabb said the Indians were playing with a lot of confidence.
The spirit and the atmosphere is good and I enjoy going out to practice every day, he said.
On a side note, the coach said the officials were having a little trouble keeping pace with the no-huddle offense and some of Scappoose's handoffs. McNabb said he told them before the game that sometimes the quarterback will pull the ball back, but they still ended up with an inadvertent whistle. He thought they were also slowing down the Scappoose tempo during the placement of the ball.
Scappoose at Seaside
The Indians travel to the coast this week for a crucial game with Seaside.
This is one of the best Seaside teams we've seen in a long time, McNabb said. They have a new coach and more guys out for football. Their former coach is now an assistant. They have a knowledgeable staff and a ton of confidence. They run misdirection and defensively are pretty physical. They haven't beaten us in a long, long time. They're going to give everybody their best game.
The coach said the team likes to run the ball, but has a quarterback with the ability to throw it too.
Seaside tied Astoria in regulation last week, but lost in overtime. They got whipped badly by Banks, and lost Estacada, both teams Scappoose beat. They did beat Tillamook and Yamhill-Carlton.
The Tribe can sew up the league title with wins this week and next, but don't expect it to be easy. While Scappoose is at Seaside, Astoria and Banks also play.
The first thing is to get by Seaside this week, McNabb said. That will get them one-game closer to their goal of winning the league title.
Tillamook 0 6 0 713
Scappoose 22 6 0 1341
ScKyle Kramer 56-yard pass from Paul Revis (run failed)
ScRevis 58-yard pass from Taylor Loss (Revis run)
ScRevis 37-yard pass from Loss (Justice Oman run)
TJacob Wassmer 17-yard run (Zack Motsinger kick)
ScRevis 61-yard pass from Loss (kick failed)
ScRevis 13-yard pass from Loss (Logan Stanton kick)
TWassmer 6-yard run (kick failed)
ScLoss 5-yard run (kick failed)