Lake Oswego moves into quarterfinals, 41-14

Lakers recover from early setback to cruise past South Medford
Nov. 16, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

No. 2 Lake Oswego's answer to an early fumble return for a touchdown was to get one of their own against South Medford and that helped the Lakers roll to a 41-14 win in the second round of the Class 6A football state playoffs Friday.

South Medford led 7-0 after Adrian Garcia scooped up a fumble from Jack Anderson and ran 45 yards for a touchdown. The Panthers stopped the Lakers on their next two drives and had the ball early in the second quarter and had the ball at their 38 when a fumbled handoff turned into a 14-yard loss, then a botched punt gave the hosts the ball at the South 31. Lake Oswego scored in five plays.

Two plays later, Nick Underwood broke into the South backfield and took the ball away from Christian Bowley and ran for a 22-yard score. The Lakers scored agin with 3:10 left in the first half giving them 20 points in just five minutes.

Justen Ruppe threw a pair of touchdown passes and JB Holmes ran for two as well for the Lakers, who advance to the quarterfinals to play West Salem, which upset Aloha Friday.

Jesuit, Central Catholic and Southridge, the remaining No. 1 seeds, all advanced to the quarterfinals Friday.

 

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