Lions snap Lake Oswegos 48-game TRL winning streak
Louie Germain rushes for 220 yards and the teams only score in a 7-3 win
West Linn made history in the rain at Lake Oswego High School on Friday.
The Lions beat the Lakers for the first time in 13 years and snapped Lake Oswego's 48-game Three Rivers League winning streak in the process 7-3.
As the score would indicate, it was a defensive showdown between the teams but West Linn controlled the line of scrimmage all game long.
Both teams had opportunities in the first half. Lake Oswego tallied an interception in the second quarter and Nick Underwood returned it for a score but the return was called off by a penalty.
The Lakers then went backward with a bad snap and an intentional grounding penalty and had to punt.
West Linn then ran the ball with Louie Germain and had two catches for first downs from Kurt Moon, getting to the 2-yard-line before a fumble gave the ball back to the Lakers.
The game was scoreless at the half and then the heavy rains and winds rolled in.
Lake Oswego got a big play on a short pass to Jordan Horak on its first drive of the second half, but the Lions' defense held again, forcing a 28-yard field goal.
On West Linn's first drive of the half, the LIons faced a fourth-and-one at the 50-yard-line and Germain found a gap, taking it to the end zone with 6:37 to play in the third quarter.
West Linn's defense continued to shine with the lead and the Lakers struggled to throw the ball in the rain.
After pinning the Lakers back at the 1-yard-line, West Linn tallied one more stop to clinch the win.
Germain ran for more than 200 yards again and the Lions more than doubled Lake Oswego's output on offense.
West Linn hosts Clackamas next week.
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