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Tenth-ranked Indians look to run through Tillamook

Tribe has beaten Cheesemakers in 11 of last 12 meetings


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JOHN BREWINGTON - Senior wide receiver Nate Rieman (3) and the 10th-ranked Indians can race to the top of the Cowapa League against Tillamook.The Indians may improve on last week's 41-point first quarter.

Tenth-ranked Scappoose (2-2 overall, 1-0 Cowapa League) hosts Tillamook (0-4, 0-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

"I don't think we were impressed [against Seaside]," Tribe junior quarterback Jerad Toman said. "We came into that game confident, and we stuck to our game plan and kept the pedal to the metal."

The Indians' scoring average is up to 38 points per game — fifth-best in the state — and they hold opponents to 24.

"We were excited, but very humble," Scappoose junior running back Jimmy Jones said. "Not a huge win. Same game plan for Tilly."

The Cheesemakers average five points per game and give up 35 after falling 17-14 in the opener at Yamhill-Carlton and losing 40-0 in Junction City, 36-0 at home to Estacada and 47-7 at No. 6 Banks last week.

The Mooks feature all-leaguers in 6-foot-4 senior quarterback Tilor Hurliman and 6-foot-4 senior wide receiver Jaxsen Johnson.

The Tribe has won 11 of the last 12 meetings by an average score of 43-16.

Tillamook last beat Scappoose 29-27 on Homecoming in 2008, the year they reached the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.

The Cheesemakers last reached the play-in round in 2009.

Quinn Searle is the Indians' best passer with 530 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions in three games.

Jones leads with 191 rush yards and 13 scores on 32 carries, and Toman has 130 yards and four end zone trips on 29 attempts.

Nate Rieman is the premier receiver with 283 yards and five touchdowns on 14 catches. Tanner Kramer has covered 174 yards on 15 receptions, Michael Gift has gone 174 yards for three scores on 15 catches and Tevin Jeannis has reeled in 144 yards and two scores on 12 grabs.

Benji Davidson has split the uprights on 12 of 17 point-afters.

Ross Parsons is a prime tackler with 26, as are Jones (25) and Jack Margheim (24).

Matthew Roth has 3.5 sacks, Parsons has two, Joe Abbott and Josh Dickerson have one each and Zach Rice, Garrett Wood and Alex Hanson all have a respective half sack.

Kramer anchors the secondary with three interceptions and a fumble recovery. Jones has two picks and two forced fumbles. Gift, Rieman, Margheim and Nate Riffle also have an interception each.

Trey Bispham has recovered two fumbles, the second of which he ripped away on a strip sack and returned 20 yards for a score last week. Rice has also forced a fumble.

Tillamook at Scappoose

When: 7 p.m. Friday

At stake: The Indians can stay on top of the Cowapa League race

Cowapa League

League Overall PF PA Rank

Astoria 1-0 3-1 148 100 3

Banks 1-0 3-1 172 71 8

Scappoose 1-0 2-2 149 95 10

Valley Catholic 0-1 3-1 161 68 6

Seaside 0-1 2-2 61 131 30

Tillamook 0-1 0-4 21 140 37

Class 4A

League Overall PF PA Rank

North Bend 1-0 3-0 129 35 1

Molalla 1-0 4-0 159 43 2

Astoria 1-0 3-1 148 100 3

Mazama 1-0 3-1 143 60 4

North Valley 1-0 4-0 146 61 5

Valley Catholic 0-1 3-1 161 68 6

Marshfield 0-1 3-1 137 105 7

Banks 1-0 3-1 172 71 8

South Umpqua 1-0 2-2 107 121 9