McNabbs, Lohman, Clark are pride of Scappoose football at 64th East-West Shrine Game
Robert Lohman, Brennen McNabb connect for 63-yard touchdown for West in East's 15-12 win
Robert Lohman, Brennen McNabb and Braden Clark came into the 64th East-West Shrine Football Game as they have for four years at Scappoose High.
The quarterback, wide receiver and running back, senior all-state first team picks and West teammates went for one last run in the East's 15-12 win on Saturday, Aug. 6, at Baker Bulldog Memorial Coliseum in Baker City.
"It was really fun getting to hang out with a couple of the Children's Hospital patients," said Clark, the Cowapa League Player of the Year as the Indians reached their first Class 4A state championship game in 13 years. "It was really fun to be able to practice and play one more game with Robert and Brennen just like old times."
Sean McNabb, who has coached Scappoose to four of its seven state title appearances since 1972 and mentored Lohman, McNabb and Clark, led the West into battle.
The Shrine Game includes high school seniors from Class 1A to Class 4A across the state, and gives its proceeds to the Portland Shriners Hospital for Children. The Shrine Game parade's grand marshal is always a patient.
Funds raised on Saturday will be announced in October.
Garrett Coffey, Cascade High (Turner)'s senior Class 4A Offensive Player of the Year who led his Cougars to their first state title since 1980, sealed the East's win with a 1-yard touchdown with 2:40 left in the fourth on Saturday.
Lohman hit McNabb in stride for a 63-yard touchdown and a 12-7 lead in the third quarter.
"It was awesome, and I thought I overthrew him at first," Lohman said. "But he ran under it and it landed in his fingertips."
The East stopped Clark in the end zone for a safety, however, to pull within three at 12-9 in the fourth.
Curtis Anderson of Class 4A Mazama took one of Lohman's three interceptions 90 yards the other way for a 7-6 lead in the second quarter.
Anthony Johnson, Scio's Class 3A first-team senior running back, scored from a yard out to put the West up 6-0 in the first.
The East's win was its second in a row for a 31-30-3 all-time series lead.
"It was one of the best games I've seen," Al Kader Shriners (Wilsonville) past potentate Bob Walliker said. "It was so equal in talent this year. It was a beautiful night there in the 70s. We had lightning storms and rain, but playing in the lights is pretty special for many of those kids because of the size of school they play for. It gives you a sense that in our schools there's still a sense of respect for authority and love of country."
Lohman finished the game 13-of-20 for 145 yards, and Brennen McNabb caught six passes for 118 yards. Clark ran seven times for 13 yards.
The East and West committed eight turnovers in all.
The game will re-air on ROOT Sports at 3:30 a.m. on August 19.
Lohman threw for 2,759 yards, 34 touchdowns and five interceptions, and ran for 458 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, and will continue his football career at the College of the Siskiyous (Weed, Calif.)
McNabb reeled in 1,368 yards and 21 touchdowns on 73 catches, and will play basketball at Chemeketa Community College (Salem).
Clark ran for 1,527 yards and 17 touchdowns, caught for 337 yards and four touchdowns through the air, and will attend Oregon State University (Corvallis).
64th East-West Shrine Football Game
Saturday, Aug. 6
at Baker Bulldog Memorial Coliseum
W 6 0 6 0 12
E 0 7 0 8 15
W Anthony Johnson 1-yard run (Pass failed)
E Curtis Anderson 90-yard interception return (Isaiah Cranford kick)
W Brennen McNabb 63-yard pass from Robert Lohman (Pass failed)
E Garrett Coffey 1-yard run (Kick failed)
Rushing W: Will Shaw 5-19, Lohman 12-16, Braden Clark 7-13, Johnson 7-12, Wryland McKnight 1-4, Wyatt McKay 1-(-6); E: Coffey 15-57, Fredy Vera 4-44, Kyle Schwarm 7-26, Jace Frank 7-23, Zac Jacobs 8-22, Anderson 7-(-6).
Passing W: Lohman 13-20-3-145, Shaw 1-4-0-(-3); E: Anderson 4-6-0-32, Schwarm 4-11-3-30.
Receiving W: McNabb 6-118, Blade Ware 2-12, Noah Lubben 2-4, Clark 2-0, Wyatt McKay 1-4, Casey Tripp 1-4; E: Chance Halley 3-43, Brynden Howell 2-17, Isaiah Cranford 1-8, Jack Bentz 1-(-2), Zac Jacobs 1-(-4).