Indians dominate Fishermen in home opener
With a stingy defense and a good running attack, the Scappoose Indians kicked of the football season on Friday night with a dominant win over a familiar foe, defeating 4A Astoria 27-0.
Scappoose slips into a special district for football that has 5A and 4A teams.
The Indians were a little sluggish at the start, going three and out, but then Astoria did the same. The ensuing kick from the Fishermen went high and dropped into a group of player, it bounced high and Connor McNabb grabbed it on the fly, broke right and sped past everyone for the first score of the game.
It was McNabb leading the way later in the period with good yardage. He would finally take it in from the five-yard line and Scappoose led 14-0. Late in the half, Matt Roth punched his way into the end zone from 14 yards out. DeVaughn Aikhionbare kick his third PAT and it was 21-0.
Quarterback Jakobi Kessi had a decent night, passing sparingly but connecting, particularly with Gavin Larson. Kessi would score the final touchdown for the Tribe, taking the ball in from seven yards out with just 48 seconds left in the third period.
Both teams spent a good deal of time in the fourth moving back and forth over the same yardage —each gain seemingly stopped by an endless series of penalties.
The Indians play Forest Grove next Friday and then make a trip to Hare Field on Sept. 14 for the team's only away game in their first six contests. The play Pendleton and St. Helens over the following two weeks.