Lakeridge struggles on both sides of the ball against the fired up Cougars

Not much went right for Lakeridge against Canby on Friday. While the Pacers have had issues defensively this season, the offense has remained potent. However, the Cougars figured out a way to slow Lakeridge down, shutting the visitors out in the first half en route to a 43-7 victory.

Canby pounded the ball against the Pacers using nearly a dozen different running backs to rack up 349 yards.

The Cougars dominated the time of possession and put the game away early with 36 points in the first half.

Canby scored on short runs on its first two touchdowns and converted a pair of two-point conversions to go up 16-0. The Cougars then broke a big play late in the first quarter, getting a 59-yard touchdown pass from Sam Stelk to Noah Kylio.

Canby's secondary was also on its game, making it difficult for Lakeridge quarterback Eric Dungey to find his targets.

Dungey completed just six passes on 23 attempts although he made the most of them, still passing for 172 yards.

Dungey's biggest play came on Lakeridge's first drive of the second half when he hit Mark Grothe for a 73-yard touchdown.

However, Canby countered almost immediately, getting a 43-yard touchdown run to seal the game. That would prove to be the final touchdown of the contest just one minute into the third quarter.

Canby was also able to contain Dungey in the pocket better than anyone else this season. Dungey was held to negative yardage on the ground as the Cougars' defensive line proved difficult to stop.

Lakeridge did run for 100 yards on the ground between both Grothe and Nick Yun but the Pacers had to abandon the run quickly after falling behind in the early going.

Lakeridge dropped to 0-3 in league this year and will travel to take on defending state champion Lake Oswego on Friday before wrapping up the season next week against West Linn.

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