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Tribe thumps Madras, hosts Baker Saturday

Indians blow past Madras; faces tough Baker team Saturday in quarterfinals


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Matt Shoun intercepted Madras on the first play of the game. He had two picks in the first quarter. The Indians would intercept six passes in the contest.The Scappoose Indians stuck to their game plan, confused Madras, scored 50 points, and cruised to the quarterfinals of the 4A state football playoffs.

While the Indians were a little slow ramping up their scoring machine, defensively they stymied Madras at every turn—including six interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.

While the Indians were a little slow ramping up their scoring machine, defensively they stymied Madras at every turn—including six interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.

“I was happy about (the game), it felt good,” Scappoose Coach Sean McNabb said. “It was a nice feeling until about 2-3 in the morning. Then the reality of it was over, we start preparing for the next opponent, and it dawns on you how much stuff there is still to do.”

The Indians showed they were more than prepared for Madras on a cold Friday night at the Scappoose field. Madras’ first pass on the first play from scrimmage was intercepted by Matt Shoun. He would have two picks in the quarter.

After the first interception, Scappoose drove right down the field from their own 32. Quarterback Taylor Loss completed his first four pass, including a fourth-down conversion, and then connected with Paul Revis for the touchdown from 10 yards out.

The 6-0 score stood until early in the second, when Loss found Revis open on fourth down for 36 yards and another TD. A reverse on the conversion from Loss to Michael Lohman to Lucas Anderson made it a 14-0 game.

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Paul Revis was tough to catch on Friday against Madras. Revis had three touchdowns, two on pass receptions, and one on an interception return.The Indians next drove from their own 15 in 12 plays, finishing with a two-yard plunge from Carson Davison. Logan Stanton added the PAT.

The Tribe did it again on the next series, driving 51 yards with Loss taking it in from the three. After Stanton’s kick it was 28-0.

“I thought we had a good plan going in,” McNabb said. “We wanted to keep their No. 10 (Devin Ceciliani) from getting open and kept him in check. Their quarterback struggled early on. Our coverage was confusing and he wasn’t quite sure what we were doing. We were able to make some plays early.”

Before the third quarter was over, the Indians had recorded two interceptions by Shoun, two from Kyle Kramer, an interception return for a score by Revis, and an interception by Taylor Thomas.

Early in the third, the Indians sent two passes Justice Oman’s way—one a 30-yarder to the 10 and the next one for the score. He also reeled in the pass for the two-point conversion. It was 36-0 at that point.

“Justice Oman is getting better every week,” McNabb said. “Everyone is feeling more confident getting it in his hands and he's making some plays. Kyle Kramer is a very short-handed receiver and he's catching everything thrown his way. David Krupsky is also getting more catches.”

Madras fumbled the ball right back to Scappoose, but the Indians came up short this time. Madras got a drive going but then Revis reeled in the pick and scampered 52-yards plus for the score.

Later Revis would haul in a 36-yard pass from Loss and appeared to have scored, but the ball was placed at the half-yard mark. Zach Fry took it in from there for the last Scappoose points.

With a 50-0 lead, a running clock began the fourth quarter. Madras would sneak in a score with under two minutes remaining.

Scappoose racked up 125 yards rushing in the game and 311 yards passing. Loss was 22 of 34 with one interception. Revis pushed his TD total for the season to 30, and an average of three per game. He had 12 receptions Friday for 195 yards.

McNabb said the Indians stepped it up on defense and filled in on offense. He noted that Lionel Sandoval and Michael Lohman were back at full strength after injuries. He said the whole team pitched in with Tyler Schillereff out.

“Tyler was Defensive Player of the Year,” McNabb said. “Matt Shelby stepped up on offense. Devin Ray did a good job at defensive end. The team rallied around each other and were ready to help.”

The win advances Scappoose out of the first round of the 4A state playoffs and into the quarterfinals.

They'll face Baker, a 55-42 winner over Cottage Grove, on Saturday.

Indians host Baker Saturday at noon

Baker is ninth in the OSAA power rankings, Scappoose is first. The winner of Saturday's game at Scappoose advances to the semifinals. Game time will be at noon.

“They're solid and very well coached,” McNabb noted. “David Johnson is a very good coach. We've played them a few times in the past, but it's been a few years. He's probably been there about the same time as I have.”

McNabb said the Bulldogs have a good versatile quarterback, and a really good receiver, plus two tough running backs.

“They are big up front,” he added. “They, of course, want to be a balanced football team. They threw at Cottage Grove, but want to be able to exploit what they can. The want to be able to do both (run and throw).”

McNabb said that with the Tribe's six interceptions against Madras, Baker may be thinking about sticking more to the ground game.

“I think they're going to try and run the ball and loosen some things up here. We have to prepare to stop both. We want to make some plays and put the pressure on their quarterback. That could give us a huge momentum boost. Baker is very athletic and they have some speed.”

Baker runs a variety of sets, including no huddle. They run a 4-3 defense.

“We want to do several things,” McNabb said. “We want to establish a running game. That allows us to move Paul (Revis) around to positions where he can be successful. We want to establish a really fast tempo to try and wear them out. We can also use Paul as a decoy. We feel we can be aggressive on defense.”

McNabb knows none of the games from this point will be easy, but feels the Indians can beat Baker.

Scoring

Scappoose 50, Madras 6

Madras 0 0 0 6—6

Scappoose 6 22 22 0—50

Sc—Paul Revis 10-yard pass from Taylor Loss (run failed)

Sc—Revis 36-yard pass from Loss (Lucas Anderson run)

Sc—Carson Davison 3-yard run (Logan Stanton kick)

Sc—Loss 3-yard run (Stanton kick)

Sc—Justice Oman 10-yard pass from Loss (Oman pass from Loss)

Sc—Revis 52-yard interception return (Stanton kick)

Sc—Zach Fry 1-yard run (Stanton kick)

Ma—Anthony Allbritton 2-yard run (pass failed)

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose's Lionel Sandoval (16) and Michael Lohman (5) bring down Madras' Aaron Phillips (85) during Friday's first round 4A state playoff game. Scappoose showed stingy defense and didn't allow the White Buffalos into the end zone until less than two minutes remained in the contest. The Tribe also intercepted six Madras passes.