Prep football: Clackamas strikes early, thumps Gresham, 61-3
Clackamas' Mitchell Modjeski and Cole Turner put on another impressive show with the passing game Friday night.
Modjeski threw for 313 yards and Turner caught touchdown passes of 66, 22, 46 and 13 yards -- all four scoring strikes in the first half -- leading the No. 5 Cavaliers to a 61-3 Mt. Hood Conference rout over the visiting Gresham Gophers.
James Millspaugh led Clackamas's ground game with six carries for 68 yards and three touchdowns, and Austin Atkeson and Nick Vaughn added one touchdown run each as the Cavaliers (6-0, 4-0 Mt. Hood) remained one of only two undefeated Class 6A teams in the state.
Gresham's Connor Henkel kicked a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter for the Gophers (3-2, 2-2), who struggled to generate offense in losing for the second week in a row.
Clackamas took the opening kickoff and scored on the game's third offensive play as Turner caught a short pass from Modjeski and then outran the defense to the end zone for a 66-yard touchdown.
The Cavaliers tacked on two more touchdowns before the end of the first quarter, and then added four more scores in the second quarter, pushing the lead to 48-3 at halftime.
Turner, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound senior, finished with six receptions for 159 yards, giving the University of Nevada-commit 41 receptions for 761 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.
Turner, who committed to the University of Nevada before the season started, has caught at least one touchdown pass from Modjeski in all six games and has surpassed 100 yards receiving four times.
Modjeski completed 14 of 17 passes with four touchdowns and was intercepted once by Gresham's Luke Melton.
On the season, the Cavs' senior quarterback has completed 102 of 129 passes -- a .791 completion percentage -- for 1,642 yards with 19 touchdowns and the one interception.
Gresham quarterback Jacob Biesterfield completed 7 of 19 passes for 33 yards and was sacked six times. Lucas Rhinevault was the Gophers' leading rusher with eight carries for 34 yards.
Clackamas hits the road Thursday to face David Douglas (0-6, 0-4), while Gresham returns home to play Reynolds (1-5, 1-3). Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.