Indians score 35 unanswered points to pull away from visiting Seagulls, 49-14

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Scappoose senior linebacker Willy Lohman (5) and sophomore defensive lineman Slater Smiens (66) anticipate a snap from Seaside sophomore quarterback Ledger Pugh (18).SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Scappoose sophomore Connor Maclachlan (10) and sophomore safety Kawika Napaa (28) meet for a tackle.SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Scappoose sophomore running back Kawika Napaa ran for a 10-yard fourth-quarter touchdown.SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Scappoose senior defensive back Nicky Gill (20), senior linebacker Willy Lohman (5) and sophomore defensive linemen Jackson Lehman (60) and Robert Guajardo (70) celebrate late in the fourth quarter.

Jimmy Jones' four-yard touchdown late in the third quarter broke the Seagulls' spirits, and the Indians went in for the kill.

The senior running back's score with 3:19 left in the third quarter was just too much for Seaside as a 35-14 lead became a 49-14 runaway in Scappoose's Cowapa League home opener on Friday, Sept. 22.

"[It was a] bad first half," Jones said. "[I'm] proud of the team for rallying, but we can't come out like we did."

The Seagulls (2-2 overall, 0-1 Cowapa League) overcame Jones' eight-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as junior quarterback Payton Westerholm's scoring scramble and junior running back Alex Teubner's 13-yard dash gave them a 14-7 lead with 23 seconds to halftime, but Tevin Jeannis sprinted for a touchdown and a 14-14 tie with eight seconds left.

"They were a good team," Tribe senior linebacker Ross Parsons said. "We came out flat, and at halftime we adjusted."

Jones' second touchdown run, Jerad Toman's 11-yard scramble and Jones' four-yard backbreaker sprang the Indians (3-1, 1-0) into a quick 35-14 rout.

"I thought we came out very flat in the first half and weren't very enthusiastic, but we bounced back in the second half and came out very strong and played like we should have in the first half," Scappoose junior lineman Terrence Lewis said. "Overall, it was an okay game: We got done what we needed to and we were 1-0 after the game."

Jake Gray intercepted Westerholm deep down the right side at the Tribe's 13 with 1:55 to play in the third, and Toman, after a facemask penalty awarded the Indians a first down on a midfield 4th-and-4, dashed nine yards to the left pylon with 11:22 left in the evening.

Matt Roth recovered Seagulls junior running back Gio Ramirez's fumble at the left seam of the Seaside 45 with 7:53 to play, and Kawika Napaa darted 10 yards right up the Indians sideline for a score at 3:44.

Jones ran for 126 yards on 16 carries, Toman completed eight of 12 passes for 109 yards and escaped seven times for 52 yards, and Jeannis caught five passes for 60 yards and carried twice for 64 yards.

Parsons, Jones and Roth led Scappoose's defense with 12, 11 and nine respective tackles.

Scappoose is scheduled to play at Tillamook (2-2, 0-1) at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Scappoose 49, Seaside 14

Friday, Sept. 22


SEA 0 14 0 0 -- 14

SCAPP 0 14 21 14 -- 49

Second quarter

SCAPP Jimmy Jones 8-yard run (Benji Davidson PAT), 8:00

SEA Payton Westerholm run (Gio Ramirez PAT), 3:06

SEA Alex Teubner 13-yard run (PAT good), :23

SCAPP Tevin Jeannis run (Davidson PAT), :08

Third quarter

SCAPP Jones run (Davidson PAT), 10:37

SCAPP Toman 11-yard run (Davidson PAT), 7:14

SCAPP Jones four-yard run (Davidson PAT), 3:19

Fourth quarter

SCAPP Toman nine-yard run (Davidson PAT), 11:22

SCAPP Kawika Napaa 10-yard run (Davidson PAT), 3:44

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