Tribe ties Banks, 1-1

The Scappoose Indians dropped a hard-fought match with Tillamook last week, but came back on Monday to tie Banks.

The Indians had to play about two-thirds of the Tillamook match a man down, after one player received two yellow cards.

Coach Scott Stanton was a little nonplused by the incident.

“One of our outside mids received a yellow (card) 26 minutes in to the game, though I never saw a foul, nobody fell over, and there wasn’t even a collision. In fact, the wrong kid came off the field. Our defender on that side came off confused and the ref had to come over and correct that he wasn’t the one cautioned and it was our midfielder on that side. He then informed me that it was for unsporting behavior and our midfielder tackled the Tillamook player from behind after the play. A yellow is just a strong caution, typically following a verbal warning, and in high school that means the player must leave the field (temporarily).”

Later, he said, “I put our player back in a few minutes later and we carried on. In the 34th minute that same midfielder made a very reckless challenge on another Tillamook player and there was no denying that he was worthy of a yellow. However, two yellows equals a red, resulting in that player being ejected from the game and we wind up having to play a man down for the remainder of the game. There are also fines and further game suspensions for a red card.”

Scappoose didn’t give up, though, Stanton noted. He said some didn’t even realize they were a man down. Scappoose was just down by one goal at the half.

The Indians didn’t get many calls in their favor in the second half, but they did have a stretch where they tested Tillamook.

“The other two goals came later in the second half and were more a product of our frustration with the way the game was going rather than fatigued by being a man down,” Stanton said.

“I’m proud of the boys for never letting up or giving up.  It’s easy to get frustrated and throw in the towel in games like that, but we didn’t and continued to test them until the clock ran out.  We’re looking forward to the rematch at home in a few weeks (Oct. 30), which also happens to be our last game of the season and our senior night.”

Scappoose had a little better match with Banks on Monday night, tying them 1-1. Scoring for that match was not available at press time.

Scappoose has four matches remaining on the schedule. They host Seaside Wednesday, and next Monday travel to Yamhill-Carlton. On Oct. 24 they are at Astoria, and Tuesday, Oct. 30 they host Tillamook.

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