Lions travel south but it’s not a happy road trip


The West Linn Lions (0-2, 0-0 Three Rivers League) took on the Grants Pass Cavemen (1-1) but the three and a half hour journey didn’t seem worth it as West Linn lost 44-30.

The Lions gave up two first quarter touchdowns, one on a two yard dash by quarterback Javan Appling, junior, and another on a long 22 yard pass from Appling to Jonah Musser, sophomore. By the time the second quarter rolled around West Linn was in a 14-0 hole.

The Lions finally put up points when Louis Germaine, senior, scored on a one yard run. West Linn went for two and was successful upping the score to 14-8. Zachary Hannen, junior, ran 66 yards and after a two point conversion from the Cavemen, Grants Pass was up 22-8. Kirkland Meadows, junior, returned an interception for 50 yards and extended the lead for the Cavemen. The Lions finally responded with a nine yard run from Germaine but Grants Pass ended the half with two field goals of their own and lead 35-15.

The third quarter had no points scored except for a two-point safety on West Linn putting the Cavemen up 37-15.

The Lions scored to start off the fourth quarter on an eight yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hayden Coppedge, senior, to Braden Vogt, senior. Ben Dean, junior, scored on a three yard run to extend Grants Pass’ league. The final scoring drive of the game was lead by West Linn when Coppedge threw a 16 yard touchdown pass to Chance Mazzia, junior.

The Lions take on the Sam Barlow Bruins (1-1) this Friday at Barlow High School at 7 p.m.