Week 4 equals wins for St. Helens, Scappoose
Week 4 of the young 4A prep football season saw victories for both St. Helens and Scappoose high schools.
The visiting Indians walked all over Madras, 53-6, on Friday, Sept. 23, while visiting St. Helens lit up the scoreboard with a 62-22 victory over Fort Vancouver of Washington.
Seniors Trey Dieringer and Colby Campbell each contributed three touchdowns in Scappoose's effort, while D'Angelo Macedo-Becker and Cayden Baker scored a touchdown apiece.
Dieringer scored each of his touchdowns rushing (total of 88 rushing yard) while Campbell caught three touchdown receptions.
Coach Sean McNabb was pleased with both the offensive and defensive effort.
"Defensively, Warren Haatia had another great night," McNabb said. "He was around the football all night long. He had a lot of tackles."
On offense, "Colby Campbell caught three touchdown passes from Max Nowlin. I thought we ran the ball pretty well," he said.
Eli Harrah and Trey Fuller had interceptions, as well.
Cowapa League action for the Indians begins Friday, Sept. 30 with a home game against Milwaukie/Milwaukie Academy of the Arts.
McNabb will not be looking past the Milwaukie Mustangs.
"They have some good players," he said. "We're excited."
In the Lions' 62-22 romp over Fort Vancouver, Skyer Bjornstrom started off the game with a 75-yard touchdown. Next, Tyler Tolles contributed a 4-yard scramble touchdown.
The Lions logged other touchdowns from Jordan Johnson, Conner Weiss, Carson Salisbury, Mason Stroud and Korbyn Lee.
St. Helens coach Cory Young liked Friday's effort.
"They were a lot sharper," he said. "The kids were really excited. We had never been to Kiggins Bowl. It's a beautiful setting to play high school football."
Young added, "Our offensive lineup did a fantastic job. … In the passing game, the pass protection held up so much better than the previous week."
Defensively, Young said, it was the same story.
"There were far fewer mistakes than the week before," he said.
For the Lions, Cowapa League action begins Friday, Sept. 30, when the team travels the scenic stretches of U.S. Highway 30 to take on coach Howard Rub and his Astoria Fishermen.
Sizing up Astoria, which has gone winless this season, Young said, "We watch them on film. They have been in some close games. They have played some good teams."
Last Friday's games wrapped up the non-league part of the football schedule. Scappoose is set to begin Cowapa League action with a home game Friday, Sept. 30, against Milwaukie. St. Helens will be traveling to Astoria that same evening.
Going into Week 5, the Lions have two wins and two losses, while the Indians have a 3-1 record.
But Young has a simple philosophy when motivating his players week-to-week.
"We tell our kids, 'Each week, we're 0-0,'" he said.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect date. Last week's games were played Friday, Sept. 23. The story has been corrected.
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