Cougars dismantle Scappoose in football action
Early in the week the Canby High football team learned that do-everything senior Chance Miller, who has committed to the Air Force Academy, was lost for the season.
The wide receiver/defensive back has been an instrumental part of the Cougar offense and defense thus far, so with his loss, others would have to step forward. Consider those steps taken.
The Cougars responded with a 42-27 win over Scappoose Friday night.
"It was a good night after a tough overtime win last week," Jimmy Joyce, head football coach, said. "A lot of guys stepped up, especially Tyler Mead."
Mead had a game for the ages, tallying six touchdowns in all, including a 77-yard interception return for a score. He carried the ball 17 times for 207 yards and four more touchdowns, then added in a 35-yard touchdown reception to the festivities.
But he wasn't alone. Jackson Valdrow added 76 yards on 10 totes to keep the Scappoose defense honest. Quarterback Mikey Gibson was 9 of 16 for 179 yards and rushed for another 39.
Defensively, the Cougars recorded three takeaways on the night - all interceptions. Joe Braukmiller, Theo Netter and Mead all stymied Scappoose drives with the picks.
"We had another great week defensively by Ryan Wymer and Kyle Sandner, who really put a lot of pressure on the offensive backfield of Scappoose," Joyce said.
Matt Soles had a solid game in place of Miller, while Zach Markell did some solid game management at quarterback after Gibson got dinged up late in the game.
"This was most likely the seniors last game at Cougar Stadium and they really left it all on the field," Joyce said.
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