Tribe takes early lead and picks up first win
- John Brewington
- South County Spotlight - Sports
Indians never trail and hold off late charge by Estacada
Led by Paul Revis, the Scappoose Indians took early control at Estacada on Friday and then held off a late rally for a 26-20 win.
We did some good things, Scappoose Coach Sean McNabb said. Thats what preseason is all aboutplaying lots of different guys. Were getting better and learning every game.
McNabb pointed out that the Indians started the game a little faster than they did against Roosevelt the week before. The Indians ran off 15 plays without a penalty. Three gains of 11 yards were the longest of the drive. It ended with a 5-yard pass from Taylor Loss to Kyle Kramer.
The Indians stymied Estacada on their first series, then started another drive late in the first. A 19-yard pass to Kramer, a 10-yard pass to Revis, an 18-yarder to Kramer, and finally a 15-yard pass to Revis for the touchdown highlighted the drive. Scappoose missed another extra point kick, but led 12-0.
The Indians only ran just 47 plays this week, compared to 80 against Roosevelt.
We only threw 10 times, a little bit less than average. We had the lead and we like to run a little bit off the clock, McNabb said. We had a good night rushing. Carson (Davison) did a good job rushing, and the offensive line did a good job blocking.
Davison was the workhorse for Scappoose with 81 yards rushing on 16 carries. Revis would carry five times but had 78 yards. He also had five catches for 100 yards.
Estacada got their own drive started in the second quarter, taking six minutes to drive 75 yards in 11 plays. The team made one big play with a spectacular pass catch for 35 yards. They finally punched the ball over from the two.
Scappoose wasted little time responding. On the first play after the kickoff, Revis broke free on a 73-yard scamper for the touchdown. Estacada just wasnt able to match his speed once he got in the clear. A failed pass for two left the Indians leading 18-7 at the break.
The Indians stopped the Rangers on the next series, taking over at their own 28. After one play, Loss connected with Revis on a 74-yard pass play. Estacada was again unable to catch him once he was free. With a 19-point lead, Scappoose wouldnt score again in the contest.
Estacada started a drive late in the third, but it took 15 plays and nearly eight minutes to score. Scappoose would move the ball, but there was just 5:24 left when Estacada got the ball back and they were still down by 12.
They would score with just two minutes left and try an onsides kick. The Indians recovered and ran out the clock.
It was good to be in a game like that, McNabb said. You learn a little bit about yourself. Estacada was big and were were banged up a bit, but nothing season ending.
He said the Tribe knew Estacada would be gunning for Revis after the Roosevelt game, but they used him as a decoy, moving him around.
That opened the door for a lot of others guys, McNabb said.
Kyle Kramer would have four catches for 51 yards. Nick Rusk and David Krupsky each had a catch, as did Davison.
Quarterback Taylor Loss showed improvement from the first game. Loss was 12 of 16 passing on the night for 188 yards and three touchdowns. He did have one interception.
Taylor is starting to feel a bit more confident with the offense and playing better each week, McNabb noted. Theres a lot to learn and hes relatively new to the system. Hes picking up on it.
McNabb said he was also pleased with newcomer Zach Fry, a senior, who ran cross country until this year.
Zach really wanted to be in the game. He runs really hard and was really excited to play Estacada. He spent part of his life there and played youth football. He wanted to go back there and see his old teammates, the coach said.
On the defense, McNabb said Lionel Sandoval played really well, Keegan Carey had some tackles, and Kenny Bell had another solid game at safety.
We definitely had some guys that stood out, the coach said.
Indians renew rivalry with Rainier Friday
This week the Indians take on an old rival they havent played in awhileRainier. The Columbians dropped to 3A sometime ago, but have had success at that level.
Theyre a good, solid program that is always right in the hunt for the state title in 3A, McNabb said. They do some things that can give us trouble. They run the ball well and are physical on both sides of the ball. We have a lot of work to do this week.
We have to make the most of every day to get better and know our assignments. The kids down there are excited. Their former coach always wanted to play us, but it never worked out. Its always a big game and its been a long time since we played.
The Columbians are a running team that comes right at you, McNabb said.
They have a couple of different (sets), McNabb said. They run a Double Wing and something called Diesel. Its basically a double tight end full house shot gun. Its smash mouth come right at you. Theyre physical and they want to eat the clock. We want to stop them on first and second downs and put them in a position where they have to throw the ball.
Another task will be to block Rainiers 3-5 defensive.
Theyre very physical and blitz a lot of guys. We have to be ready for that. We just played a team that never blitzes. Rainier might send six, McNabb said.
McNabb said the Indians will move Revis around the field to try and get some one-on-one mismatches. He said some of this other players like Davison and Kramer would take the pressure off Revis. He said Nick Rust and David Krupsky could also have an impact at receiver.
The Indians moved up a bit in the rankings this week to 17th. They have another big game preseason game in Scappoose against Central next week, then start Cowapa League play with Banks the week after that.
Scappoose 6 12 8 026
Estacada 0 7 0 1320
ScKyle Kramer 5 pass from Taylor Loss (kick failed)
ScPaul Revis 15 pass from Taylor Loss (kick failed)
EBrandon Beck 2 run (Bryan Rhone kick)
ScPaul Revis 73 run (pass failed)
ScPaul Revis 74 pass from Loss (Revis pass from Loss)
ERyan Vauthier 23 pass from Rhone (Steven Weaver kick)
EVauthier 4 pass from Rhone (kick failed)