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After beating Astoria, the Indians face the Marshfield Pirates on Friday, Nov. 4, at home and on their new turf field.

PMG PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - The Scappoose High School Indians get to play their first playoff game on the new turf field. While Scappoose High School is set for a 7 p.m. home playoff game against Marshfield on Friday, Nov. 4, St. Helens finished the season with a home loss to Seaside, 32-16.

Including non-league games, Scappoose finished with a 7-2 record, while the Lions fell to 3-6 in the standings.

The Indians beat Astoria 34-8 on Thursday, Oct. 27, behind touchdowns by Trey Dieringer, Colby Campbell, Max Nowlin and D'Angelo Macedo.

It was a tough fall for the Astoria Fishermen. In league and non-league action, they finished the season winless.

Speaking of the Scappoose win, head football coach Sean McNabb said, "It's senior night. There's always a lot of excitement with that. Astoria has been a big rivalry for us for a lot of years. They've had the same head coach (Howard Rub). He's been there about as long as I've been in Scappoose."

McNabb added. "It was a good win for our guys. I thought our kids played really well. We had a couple of kids out. We've had some kids really step up in place of those injured players and have done a really good job."

D'Angelo Macedo rushed for 102 yards in the game, which pleased McNabb.

"D'Angelo, he has that breakaway speed," McNabb said. "He's lightning, any time he touches it, he has the opportunity to score … he's hard to tackle in the open space. He's up around 1,000 yards and our goal every week is to try to get him as many touches as we can. … Getting the ball to him is very important in our offense."

While the senior players have contributed mightily this season, Nowlin, a sophomore, has caught the attention of McNabb.

"I've been very impressed with his ability to lead the team at the young age that he is," he said.

But it's playoff time now and every team is starting with a clean slate.

McNabb said, "We're really excited about getting into the playoffs. I didn't quite work out the way we wanted. We were hoping to win league. We were able to get in and have a first-round home game, which is very important. It will be the first time we've ever had a playoff game on our new turf field and there's going to be a lot of excitement about that."

McNabb said, "Marshfield has a lot of tradition. They have always been a very good program. We played them back in 2015 and it went right down to the very end of the game. We came out with the win, but it was a very tough, close game."

McNabb expects Marshfield to put up a good fight in Friday's game.

"We're excited about the opportunity, and I can't wait to get out there and do it," he said.

The news was not quite as good for St. Helens High School, as the Lions lost their homecoming game to the Seaside Seagulls, 32-16.

Skyler Bjornstrom scored two touchdowns for the home team, including one to make it a close game in the second half, but the Lions couldn't add on from there.

The Lions are out of playoff contention, so their season is officially done.


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