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The Bowmen strike first, but end up falling 24-7 to the Pioneers in the non-league contest

SHERWOOD — The Sherwood High School football team got off to a promising start in its season-opening contest.

But, after that, almost everything seemed to go Sandy's way.

Sandy, in its debut at the Class 6A level, rallied from an early 7-0 deficit to get a 24-7 win over the Bowmen in a non-league game played Friday at Sherwood High School.

Sherwood, in the season-opener, scored on its opening possession of the game, getting a 70-yard touchdown run by senior Ryan Scroggin. Kaedin Steindorf's extra-point kick gave Sherwood a 7-0 advantage.

But the Pioneers answered back with three straight touchdowns. The first coming on a 12-yard TD pass from junior quarterback Chet Chamberlain to senior Glynne McGaughey. Sandy then got a 1-yard scoring run by Orion Shaw. Chamberlain then threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to junior Colby Carson.

Junior Ryan Escareno then booted a 29-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for the Pioneers to wrap up the scoring in their 24-7 victory.

For the Bowmen, Scroggin rushed for 128 yards on five carries. Senior Kaden Rhinehart had one carry for 15 yards and senior Ian Stormont rushed for 13 yards on seven carries.

Junior quarterback Gavin Evans completed one of two pass attempts for 50 yards. Senior Seth Bernhardt completed three of seven passes for 13 yards.

Senior receiver Jacob Reuter had two catches for 51 yards. Junior Jamison Guerra had one catch for 13 yards.

For the Sherwood defense, junior Nick Severson had a quarterback sack and senior Carter Atkins had a tackle for a loss.

For Sandy, Chamberlain completed 18 of 23 pass attempts for 149 yards. Senior Kael Schilperoort rushed for 54 yards on 15 carries. McGaughey had eight receptions for 68 yards.

Things don't look to get any easier for the Bowmen this week, as they'll face defending Class 6A state champion Clackamas in a non-league game starting at 7 p.m. at Clackamas High School.

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