Defense dominates in Oregon Citys shutout win
PORTLAND Oregon City QB Jonathan Hall fired five touchdown passes, and the Pioneers defense was relentless during Fridays 35-0 win at David Douglas.
Hall connected on scoring strikes of 38 and 40 yards to Hunter Knighton and a 38-yarder to Trevon Bradford to put the Pioneers up 21-0 at the half.
The score remained frozen through the third quarter when David Douglas made its only real scoring threat of the night. A pair of long runs by Andre Reasno moved the ball downfield, highlighted by a 21-yard gain on 3rd-and-10.
With the Scots inside the 10-yard line, Oregon Citys defense rose to the challenge.
Defensive tackle D.J. Vandervort broke through the middle and squashed Reasno in the backfield for a 6-yard loss. Teammate Anthony Corvi followed that up by chasing down Scots QB Henry Vu behind the line, forcing Douglas into a long fourth-down attempt.
The Scots last gasp was a pass that sailed high and out of the back of the end zone, leaving no one a chance to get a hand on the ball.
Oregon City appeared to put the game out of reach when Bradford made the play of the night, running around the left side before getting surrounded near the first-down marker. With gray shirts all around him, Bradford turned back and zipped all the way across the field outracing a pack of Scots down the far sideline 85 yards to the end zone. But the long run was cancelled out due to an illegal block.
The Pioneers would pour it on in the fourth quarter with Bradford breaking free for a catch down the middle of the field that he took untouched 55 yards for a touchdown.
Knighton hauled in a 24-yard TD pass on 4th-and-8 to move the score to 35-0 with 3:51 to play.
The Pioneers moved to 3-0 on the season.
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