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Roughriders who? Indians dominate in season opener

Scappoose dominates 5A power Roosevelt from start to finish


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Scappoose senior receiver Justice Oman sprints for the end zone in the Indian's opening game on Friday, Aug. 30. Oman had two scores on the night, an 85 yard kickoff return and a 61 yard reception from Taylor Loss.Scappoose wasted no time in asserting itself as a title contender in the season opener, crushing Roosevelt 41-8 on the road to silence the naysayers. Senior quarterback Taylor Loss threw for a pair of touchdowns and rushed for a third in the win over the Roughriders, who came into the game considered one of the top ten programs in the 5A division.

The Tribe got things off with a bang. Senior receiver Justice Oman took the opening kick 85 yards to the house to open up the scoring seconds into the game. From Roosevelt’s first possession to their last, they struggled to hold on to the ball and get the passing game going in any way.

Scappoose took an even lead late in the second quarter on a 13 yard run from senior running back Carson Davison. The kick by Riccardo Sanchez was good, putting the Indians up 15. Before the half was up, the Indians knocked on the door once again, with Loss hitting Nick Rust for a three yard touchdown reception.

Roosevelt finally scored midway through the third quarter on a short run from Damlia Spires, who also ran in the two point conversion to make it 22-8

Loss turned a new leaf, rushing for a three yard touchdown of his own to stretch the lead to 28-8 in the third. Not long afterward, Loss connected with Oman for the longest pass play of the game - 61 yards to the end zone, extending the lead to 34-8.

Scappoose put the final nail in the coffin in the fourth quarter, a 13 yard run from Jonathan Tardif, completing the rout of the Roughriders with a final score of 41-8. Quarterback Kimane Domena, who is on a number of college watch lists, was held scoreless by the Indians after putting up 35 touchdowns last season.

Scoring breakdown:

SC -Justice Oman 85 kickoff return (Taylor Loss to David Krupsky)

SC - Carson Davison 13 run (Ricardo Sanchez kick)

SC - Nick Rust 3 pass from Loss (Sanchez kick)

R--Damlia Spires 1 run (Spires run)

SC - Loss 3 run (pass failed)

SC - Oman 61 pass from Loss (kick failed)

SC - Johnathon Tardif 6 run (Sanchez kick)