Lions lose on homecoming night


The West Linn Lions (3-3, 1-1 Three Rivers League) were coming off a huge win against Lake Oswego the previous week but couldn’t continue their three game winning streak as they fell to the Clackamas Cavaliers (6-0, 2-0 TRL), 40-7.

Clackamas started its scoring barrage with a six yard touchdown from running back Dan Sherrell, senior. The Lions were able to block the extra point and at the end of the first quarter, the Cavaliers held a six point lead.

Clackamas added to their lead with a four yard from Doonie Johnson, senior, to tight end Taylor Stinson, senior. The Lions were finally on the board when quarterback Hayden Coppedge, senior, threw a 20 yard touchdown pass to Cam Schmitz, senior, who made an incredible catch to haul in the ball. Cavaliers tight end Brody Haehlen, senior, proved to everyone he can do everything when he tossed a 27 yard touchdown pass on a trick play to Keegan Daley, senior. Clackamas went for two and was successful putting the Cavaliers up 21-7 at halftime.

Early in the fourth quarter, Clackamas scored again, this time on a 66 yard bomb to Stinson from quarterback Cade Wilkins, senior, along with a three yard run from Sherrell.

The Cavaliers let off on the scoring rampage in the fourth quarter, but still managed to extend their lead. Michael McDonald, senior, converted on a 35 yard field goal to put Clackamas up 38-7. To end the night, linebacker Nathan Kemp, junior, tackled quarterback Connor Neville, freshman, in the end zone for a two point safety. The Cavaliers ran away with it, 40-7.

West Linn plays Oregon City (5-1, 1-1 TRL) in the annual Battle of the Bridge rivalry this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Oregon City High School.