Lions move on to the quarterfinals with 47-7 win over Clackamas


In the second round of the OSAA State Playoffs, the West Linn Lions (9-2, 5-2 Three Rivers League) easily handled the Clackamas Cavaliers (8-3, 5-3 Mt. Hood Conference) 47-7. Sophomore quarterback Tim Tawa threw for a touchdown in the first quarter to senior tight end Kurt Moon and another to junior wide receiver Connor Berggren, building a 12-0 lead at the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter, Tawa connected with Moon for another touchdown and sophomore running back Elijah Molden ran for a touchdown, giving the Lions a 26-7 lead at the half.
The Lions’ defense shut out the Clackamas offense in the second half, not giving up a touchdown for the rest of the game, as the Lions offense kept moving. As West Linn senior running back Colin Clarke ran for a touchdown, as Tawa threw to Molden and junior wide receiver Cody Coppedge for touchdowns, securing the Lions 47-7 win.
The Lions advance to the quarterfinals against number one seed Central Catholic, Friday 7 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.