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Indians cause five turnovers to advance to quarterfinals in 4A football playoffs

The Scappoose football team made short work of the visiting Marshfield Pirates on Friday, generating five takeaways to cruise to a 26-6 victory in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.

Boasting the second-best defense in the state, No. 8 the Indians (9-2, 4-1 Special District 1) denied No. 9 Marshfield (6-4, 4-2 SD4) any momentum on offense, recovering four of five fumbles to go along with an interception from senior Treyvin Fuller.

Scappoose returns to the quarterfinals for the fourth time in six years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022), where they will face the top-ranked Mazama Vikings (10-0, 6-0 SD4), the only 4A team in the state to give up less points (115) than the Indians (120) this season.

The contest is scheduled for noon Saturday at Mazama High School in Klamath Falls.

The winner will advance to face either No. 5 Estacada (9-1, 5-0 SD2) or No. 4 Henley (9-1, 5-1 SD4) in the state semifinals on Nov. 18.

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