Boys soccer: Scappoose claims league title with 7-0 win over Seaside
The Cowapa League title is a first for the Scappoose boys' soccer program
For the first time in program history, the Scappoose boys will finish atop the Cowapa League standings as champions.
The Indians blew past Seaside 7-0 behind a first-half hat-trick from senior Devin Timmons to cement their place in school history and clinch a spot in the first round of the OSAA playoffs.
It didn't take long at all for Scappoose to take an advantage. In the second minute, senior Asa Flanagan took a touch past the keeper for an easy goal to put the Indians up 1-0. 11 minutes later, Timmons broke away from Seaside's back line and scored his first, followed by his second in the 33rd minute.
As he had earlier in the season, Timmons mimed to the sideline, pretending to tip his hat to a handful of family members. It had been a frustrating pursuit for the last several seasons: two goals would come easily, but never a third.
With less than three minutes remaining in the half, Timmons finally got his chance. Leaping over an onrushing defender, Timmons snagged the ball with his right boot and fired, beating the keeper for his elusive hat-trick and polishing off the moment with a deep bow at the edge of the pitch in celebration.
At this point, the match was nearly over. Flanagan sat down for much of the match with a yellow card in hand, and the second half saw extensive minutes for the youth.
Scappoose, though, had a few more scores left in them. Freshman Austin Schwalge who was brought on from the junior varsity match at halftime scored in the 63rd minute. Then Grant Carpenter sent one home in the 68th minute to give Scappoose a 6-nil advantage, capped by Ty Cooper's first goal of the season.
The victory guarantees Scappoose a bye, allowing the Indians to skip the play-in round and head straight for the first round of bracket play on Nov. 5. With a No. 10 ranking from the OSAA, hosting the first round isn't likely, but remains a possibility.
Scappoose will close the regular season with a home match against Valley Catholic on Oct. 28 at 4:15 p.m.
Scappoose 7, Seaside 0
SEAS 0 0 0
SCAP 4 3 7
SCAP Asa Flanagan 2'
SCAP Devin Timmons 13', 33', 37'
SCAP Austin Schwalge 63'
SCAP Grant Carpenter 68'
SCAP Ty Cooper 78'JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT