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The Pioneers move to 3-0 in conference play with a win over the Falcons on Friday night.

SANDY POST: MATT RAWLINGS - Sandy's Levi Rotzien takes off down the sideline.



Northwest Oregon Conference
5A Football

Team Score
Sandy
28
La Salle
19


SANDY — In a game filled with turnovers, dropped passes and penalties, Sandy's offensive fire power in the first half proved to enough to get the job done.

Three touchdown passes from Sandy quarterback Tyler King in the first 14 minutes of the game gave the Pioneers a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter. Although they were tested down the stretch, Sandy (4-1, 3-0 NWOC) pulled away for the 28-19 win over La Salle (3-2, 2-1 NWOC) to remain unbeaten in conference play.

"We didn't execute as well as we usually do. But at the end of the day, our effort was great and emotionally, we rose up in some big situations," Sandy head coach Joe Polamalu said. "We'll take the W, but we also need to make sure we clean things up moving forward."

The Pioneers offense looked nothing short of a well-oiled machine in their first drive of the contest. Sandy ran the ball in each of their first seven plays to get into La Salle territory. On the eighth play of the drive, King found Sandy receiver Levi Rotzien down the sideline for the 37-yard score to give the Pioneers the early advantage.

La Salle's offense would also move the ball with ease in their first drive. Quarterback Justin Owens hit on his first four passes and got the Falcons inside the Sandy five-yard line. But the drive stalled from there as they would have to settle on a 22-yard field goal.


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