Indians clobber Astoria to win title
Tribe rolls to 50-0 halftime lead and wins first league title since 2005
The Scappoose Indians force fed Astoria a big dose of Paul Revis Friday night and easily pocketed their first Cowapa League championship since 2005.
The Indians scored the first six times they had the ball, and threw in an interception return at the end of the half for a 50-0 lead at the break. They would finish with a 57-6 win.
Our kids were playing at a high level, like the Banks game, Coach Sean McNabb said. Theyve had our number for the last few years, but our kids came ready to play.
The Indians took charge of the contest, right from the start. Astoria tried an onsides kick to begin the game, but Scappoose recovered and quickly mounted a seven-play drive, culminating with a Taylor Loss to Paul Revis pass for the score. Revis run for two made it 8-0.
Scappoose stopped Astoria cold and quickly drove another short field and Loss again found Revis, this time from 16-yards out. Revis passed to Keegan Carey for the two-point conversion and it was 16-0.
It got worse for the visiting Fishermen. They put together a drive deep into Scappoose territory, but a sack by Blake Wills, and a penalty negating a 35-yard pass turned the ball back over.
The Indians mounted another drive. Carson Davison had runs of nine and 14 yards, Justice Oman picked up 15, and Revis took the ball in from the 16-yard line on the first play of the second quarter. A Revis to Mick Vanek pass over the middle made it 24-0.
The Indians would score four more times in the quarter: Revis hit Kyle Kramer on a 67-yard pass for one score; Loss found Oman on a four-yard pass for another; Loss connected with David Krupsky for a 15-yard TD; Revis picked off a pass at the Scappoose goal line and scampered 100 yards for the 50-0 halftime lead.
The Tribe racked up 230 yards rushing and 196 yards passing in the contest (426 in all). Loss was 10 for 10 passing with four touchdowns.
The Indians would score eight times in the contest
McNabb said the first two scores really rocked Astoria. Anytime you can do that to a team (score and get the two-point conversion early) you really put them back on their heels, McNabb said. That puts a lot of pressure on (them).
The Indians just overwhelmed Astoria with their speed, and a solid defense.
We hope to continue to progress and get better every week, McNabb said. We dont want to peak right now, we want to peak in December.
The Indians also moved up to first in the Oregon School Activities Association power rankings. That gives them home field in virtually every game, maybe until the championship round.
With the Cowapa League championship secure, the Tribe and seven other teams sit out this week while No. 3 teams from each conference play at No. 2 teams. (Some teams do move up via the rankings since there are just seven 4A leagues). In the end, though, just 24 teams make either the playoffs (league champs, plus one) or the play-ins (top 24). Scappoose will host a game, probably on Friday night, Nov. 9. The Tribes No. 1 ranking means they will face the lowest ranked team to survive this Fridays round of games. They will also have the top seed.
The coaching staff had their regular Sunday meeting, McNabb said.
We met and went through some stuff, scenarios and possible opponents, he said. There are all kinds of possibilitiesmaybe Crook County, Madras, Ridgeview, Siuslaw or some lower seeds if they get an upset like Estacada or Ontario.
The Indians wont know exactly which team they will play until the play-in round is over. That makes it difficult to scout teams because there are a large number of teams they could face.
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ScPaul Revis 5-yard pass from Taylor Loss (Revis run)
ScRevis 15-yard pass from Loss (Keegan Carey pass from Revis)
ScRevis 16-yard run (Mick Vanek pass from Revis)
ScKyle Kramer 67-yard pass from Revis (pass failed)
ScJustice Oman 5-yard pass from Loss (Logan Stanton kick)
ScDavid Krupsky 11-yard pass from Loss (Stanton kick)
ScRevis 100-yard interception return (kick failed)
ScJoJo Duran 4-yard run (Stanton kick)
AJeramy Poyer 10-yard run (pass failed)