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Indians shoot down No. 1 Banks

Scappoose takes the lead early and Banks can't respond

JOHN BREWINGTON - Colton Bird was one of several Indians that had a big night against No. 1 Banks on Friday. Scappoose is now ranked second in the state.Just about every time you turned around Friday night, a different Scappoose Indians was making a big play. It was a team effort that coaches always seek.

The Indians would knock off the then-No. 1-ranked Banks Braves, 30-14, in a game that wasn't that close after the Tribe's opening second-half scoring drive. Banks would have just one first down in the second half the closing minutes of the game.

After an exchange of possessions to start the game, Scappoose stopped a Banks drive on downs at the Tribe's 26 with a great play by Cody Erhardt on fourth down. Scappoose then responded by driving the ball the other way for a score on a Robert Lohman to Mason Reardon score from the 27. Eleanor Jones added a PAT kick.

Jhamante' Woods would snag a Banks fumble on the kickoff and Scappoose was back in business again. A reverse with a pass from Owen Parson to Reardon would get the Tribe down to the four. From there, Lohman found Brennen McNabb for the score.

The game almost got out of hand when Colton Bird took the ball out of the hands of Banks hard-running back Donny McClean. The Scappoose drive stalled, and Banks began their only real drive of the night. Banks overcame three penalties and converted on fourth down for their first touchdown. McClean took the ball in from the two.

Near the end of the half, Scappoose took over at the Banks 44. A 21-yard rush from Braden Clark put them down to the 17. Scappoose would get set back by a penalty, but Lohman found Gus Nelson for seven, and then Clark took the ball to within 6 inches. Lohman punched it over on fourth down. Banks would threaten just before halftime, but JD Wack would intercept to kill the effort.

The Indians would control the second half, almost from start to finish.

The Tribe put the game on ice with a drive from their own 38 in for the score. A 36-yard run from Reardon, a few keepers by Lohman, and an almost unbelievable high one-handed snag from McNabb for 15 would take the ball to the 12. Clark would take it in from there. The PAT snap was bobbled, but it was 27-7 for the Tribe.

Banks is not a passing team and time was short for three lengthy drives to tie. Scappoose was able to milk the clock a bit too. Three Banks three and outs, plus some heady Scappoose ball control kept the Braves at bay.

Alex Hanson would recover a fumble at the Banks 40, right after they had their first first down of the half. From the 35, Scappoose got down to the six and Jones kicked in the 23-yard field goal.

Banks would drive down and score within the last minute, facing mostly Tribe subs.

The Indians host Valley Catholic this Thursday.


Scappoose 14 7 9 0--30

Banks 0 7 0 7--14

1st Quarter

Sc—Mason Reardon 27 yd pass from Robert Lohamn (Eleanor Jones kick) 4:38

Sc—Brennen McNabb 4 yd pass from Lohman (Jones kick) 3:30

2nd Quarter

B—Donny McClean 2 yd run (Beck Cameron kick) 7:47

Sc—Lohman 1 run (Jones kick) 1:40

3rd Quarter

Sc—Clark 12 yd run (kick failed) 8:29

4th Quarter

Sc—Jones 23 yd field goal 1:01

B—McClean 11 yd run (Cameron kick) :06