Lions can beat Broncos, last victors on Sept. 25, 2015, again after last year's 42-0 shutout

PAMPLIN MEDIA PHOTO: CHRIS OERTELL - Junior running back Isaiah Bettencourt (22) and the Lions will take their power rushing attack on the road Friday.

It's up to the Lions to stretch the Broncos' two-year losing streak.

St. Helens (0-5 overall, 0-3 Northwest Oregon Conference) is scheduled to play at Parkrose (0-5, 0-3), which last won 24-14 in Sandy on Sept. 25, 2015, at 7 p.m. Friday in Portland.

The Lions score an average of 10 points against 50 points allowed per game, while the Broncos and all-Northwest Oregon senior linebacker Spencer Tatafu (also a running back, 6-foot-3, 245 pounds) put up nine points and give up 49.

"We've seen some things we can improve on, and we're really looking to improve defensively to get some stops and put our offense in a better position," St. Helens coach Cory Young said. "We also need to improve on special teams: There are some points on the board we're leaving [off], and we need to improve on some special teams situations."

The Broncos fell 61-19 at home to Milwaukie a week ago, and the Lions are winless through five games for the first time since 2014.

"I look forward to getting some redemption against Parkrose from my performance last week [in a 47-20 loss at Hillsboro]," St. Helens senior quarterback Chase Parkhurst said. "I think as a team we will execute very well on Friday."

The Broncos have taken four of seven from the Lions -- though St. Helens holds a 27-25 average points advantage after last year's 42-0 home win -- since they joined the conference in 2010.


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday in Portland

BREAKING OUT: The Lions can keep the Broncos winless since Sept. 25, 2015

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