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- Written by Donovan Brink
- Published on September 1, 2006
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I had said to one of the chain gang members the spread was probably 42 points, so I guess for at least one game my mo-jo was working, :-)Scappoose had several players in jerseys and shorts on the sidelines due to various injuries (including two running backs and their best lineman) and looked as crisp as you could expect a team to look in a season opener.
Scappoose led 21-0 after the first quarter behind TD runs of 26 and 50 yards by T.J. Crane and a nicely executed 21-yard fade pass from Justin Engstrom to Weston Powers, who leaped over the defender to catch the ball at the goal line.
The lead was pushed to 35-0 by halftime as Engstrom scored on a 28-yard option keeper and a 14-yard run by sophomore back-up tailback Shane Thompson-King as Scappoose was rotating its No. 1 and No. 2 offenses by the middle of the second quarter.
It went to 42-0 in the third on a 55-yard run by Crane, his last carry of the game. In the fourth, the reserves pushed the lead to 48-0 when back-up QB Bryan Jackson hit junior receiver Chance Rice down the middle seam for a 55-yard touchdown.
Meanwhile, Estacada struggled to move the ball at all in the first half, rushing 14 times for 16 yards in the first two quarters and accounting for all of their passing offense (32 yards) in the first half. Facing mostly third and fourth-string defenders in the second half, Estacada ran for 205 yards but continually shot itself in the foot.
A 55-yard touchdown run by Jake Hyde was nullified by an illegal block away from the play. Three plays later Scappoose sophomore Ethan VanNess preserved the shutout with an interception in the end zone.
Estacada finally scored in the fourth quarter when Gregory Locke busted off a 47-yard touchdown run with 2:58 to go. Locke finished with 144 rushing yards, 138 of which came in the second half.
Scappoose had just seven first downs and officially 391 yards total offense, but was working on a short field most of the first half.
Powers was impressive in all three aspects of the game with an athletic touchdown catch, an interception, a 23-yard return on his only punt return of the night, and punting three times for a 34-yard average. On Crane's 50-yard TD run in the first quarter, Powers also had a great downfield block to allow Crane to cut back to the left and to open field.
Also impressive on special teams was senior kicker Brian Maloney, who struggled last season but showed much better leg strength last night. He hit 6 of 7 PATs and missed a 26-yard field goal when the holder's foot got in the way of his kick. On kickoffs, Estacada was consistently fielding the ball between the 10 and 15 yard line.
For Estacada, perhaps its most impressive performance came from Hyde on special teams, where he returned five kickoffs for an 18.6-yard average and two punts for a 12.5 average.
S -- T.J. Crane 26 run (Maloney kick), 7:04
S -- Weston Powers 21 pass from Justin Engstrom (Maloney kick), 3:35
S -- Crane 50 run (Maloney kick), 1:39
S -- Engstrom 28 run (Maloney kick), 7:46
S -- Shane Thompson-King 14 run (Maloney kick), 0:55
S -- Crane 55 run (Maloney kick), 8:13
S -- Chance Rice 55 pass from Bryan Jackson (kick blocked), 5:32
E -- Gregory Locke 47 run (Dustin Harding kick), 2:58
UNOFFICIAL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Estacada: Locke 15-144, TD; Jake Hyde 4-62, Stephen Jennings 1-14, Jacob Day 9-1.
Scappoose: Crane 8-136, 3TD; Thompson-King 14-30, TD; Jackson 3-37, Engstrom 3-29, Jared Bradley 1-2, Caleb Pendelton 2-(minus 4), Seth Honl 1-(minus 5).
Estacada: Day 5-20, 32 yards, 2 INT.
Scappoose: Engstrom 7-11, 98 yards, TD; Jackson 3-4, 67 yards, TD.
Estacada: Jennings 2-18, Hyde 2-10, Mitchell Clark 1-4.
Scappoose: Rice 2-59, TD; Crane 2-47; Powers 2-29, TD; Ryan Wilson 2-16; Jeremy Cernac 1-8; R.J. Logue 1-6.
UNOFFICIAL TEAM STATS
First Downs: Estacada 9 (five in fourth quarter); Scappoose 7.
Total rushing (att-yds): Estacada 29-221, Scappoose 32-225.
Total passing (comp-att-int-yds): Estacada 5-20-2-32, Scappoose 10-14-0-165.
Punts-avg: Estacada 7-27.8, Scappoose 3-34.0 (one inside 20).
Kickoff returns: Estacada 6-98 yards, Scappoose 2-93 yards (Jackson 74-yarder to open second half).
Punt returns: Estacada 2-25, Scappoose 4-75.
Penalties: Estacada 5-40, Scappoose 4-35.
Fumbles-lost: Estacada 2-1, Scappoose 2-1.
Individual takeaways: Estacada, Edward Gaines fumble recovery; Scappoose, Powers INT, VanNess INT, Darrick Thornton fumble recovery.