Bowmen finish strong to get win over Canby
SHERWOOD — It may have taken a little while for the Sherwood High School football team to get going.
But, once the Bowmen did, there was no stopping them.
Sherwood, locked in a scoreless tie at halftime in its game with Canby, exploded for 29 second-half points — 22 of those coming in the fourth quarter — to get a 29-7 win over the Cougars in a Three Rivers League game played Friday at Sherwood High School.
With the victory, the Bowmen moved to 1-2 in TRL games (2-3 overall), putting them in part of a four-way tie for fourth place in the league standings. Canby fell to 1-2 in TRL play (2-3 overall), putting the Cougars also in the tie for fourth place in the standings.
Sherwood and Canby played to a 0-0 tie throughout the first half of their game on Friday. However, the Bowmen were able to break through, and take a 7-0 lead in the third quarter, when junior running back Ian Stormont broke free and scored on an 83-yard run.
There was no more scoring in the period, but the Bowmen upped the lead to 14-0 in the fourth quarter, when junior Jacob Reuter scored on a 22-yard run.
Canby answered back, cutting the lead to 14-7 when senior Joe Henry scored on a 48-yard run.
But the Cougars wouldn't get any closer.
Stormont scored again, this time on a 50-yard run, and senior quarterback Wyatt Zettlemoyer added a one-yard touchdown run. Senior Jack Corno added a two-point conversion run following Zettlemoyer's TD to make the final score 29-7.
Sherwood, as a team, rushed for 337 yards in the victory.
Stormont led the rushing attack, gaining 151 yards on just seven carries. Reuter ran for 93 yards on seven carries. Junior Ben Baxter added 73 yards on 11 carries.
Zettlemoyer completed six of 11 pass attempts for 103 yards. Reuter had three receptions for 65 yards and senior Jaret Scott had two catches for 29 yards.
For the Sherwood defense, junior Seth Bernhardt had a fumble recovery and senior Zach Jenkins had a tackle for a loss.
For Canby, Henry ran for 66 yards on seven carries.
The Bowmen will be back in action on Friday, when they host Lake Oswego in a Three Rivers League game starting at 7 p.m. at Sherwood High School. The Lakers are 2-1 in league play and 4-1 on the season.
Canby will play at Lakeridge Friday at 7 p.m.