West Linn Can’t Handle Lake Oswego Flood

The number one ranked Lake Oswego Lakers (5-0, 1-0 Three Rivers League) took on the West Linn Lions (2-3, 0-1 Three Rivers League) before a  raucous West Linn student body on Friday, September 28th. It was over before it started with West Linn receiving a 41-0 loss.

Justen Ruppe, senior quarterback for Lake Oswego, returned from an ankle injury to pass for two first quarter touchdowns. One to Nick Palermini, senior, for 57 yards and another to Connor Griffin, senior, for 21 yards to make the score 14-0.

Along with a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter, J.B. Holmes, senior running back, had two touchdown runs for 13 yards, and 60 yards. He finished the day with 108 total yards. To conclude the first half, Lake Oswego led 38-0 with 176 yards on 8 of 10 passing from Justen Ruppe.

Lake Oswego notched another three points to make the score 41-0. Justen Ruppe finished the night with 197 yards on 9 of 12 passing and two touchdowns. Lake Oswego’s leading receiver, Nick Palermini, caught one pass for 57 yards and a touchdown.

West Linn Quarterback, Hayden Coppedge, junior, threw for 57 yards on 9 of 18 passing. West Linn’s lead rusher, Louie Germain, junior, ran for 73 yards on 19 attempts. Jarrod Howard, senior, had three receptions for 38 yards to lead West Linn in receiving.