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Football: Scappoose stomps Benson 56-14

Scappoose might have gotten off to a slow start, but once the Indians got rolling, visiting Benson was powerless to slow the up-tempo, no-huddle offense that has tormented Tribe opponents over the last several years.

Scappoose led 28-6 at the halftime break, and had plenty more highlights to offer down the stretch, pulling away to blast Benson 56-14 behind another big night from senior quarterback Joey Krupsky.

The 'easy' contests are now behind Scappoose, as a tough trip to No. 6 Gladstone looms in a week's time. The Gladiators stomped perennial power Philomath 55-27 in week one before holding North Marion to a single touchdown in their 27-7 victory in the second week. Gladstone boasts one of the top running backs in the state, Handsome Smith, who should prove to be a difficult challenge for the improving Scappoose defense to handle.

On offense, it should be a litmus test as well. With 110 points in the books after two weeks of football, Scappoose ranks as the highest scoring offense in all of Class 4A.

Check back tomorrow for updated stats, photos and other scores from around the Cowapa League.

SUMMARY

Scappoose 56, Benson 14

BENS 6 8 — 14

SCAP 28 28 56

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