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Skyhawks get prepped for Jesuit

Southridge's defense does its part in 27-10 victory over Sunset
Oct. 4, 2013 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

The Southridge football program is finally back in a position to make history in a week when it heads to Jesuit and a field where it's never won a varsity game.

First, though, the Skyhawks had to take care of some game preparation in the form of the Sunset Apollos. And, they got what they needed.

Sunset, which lost to Jesuit 62-20 last week, trailed just 17-7 in the third quarter and had first and goal at the Skyhawks' 1. But, Southridge halted that drive there and it turned into a field goal. After a pair of possession changes, the Skyhawks fashioned a 64-yard touchdown drive and eventually won 27-10.

With the win, Southridge improved to 5-1 overall, 2-0 in Metro League play. Sunset fell to 4-2, 1-2.

Friday, Southridge plays at Jesuit looking to win on the Crusaders' home field for the first time.

Sunset did its part to help the Southridge cause.

"We knew they would play a very physical defense, and play hard for four quarters," Southridge coach Doug Dean said. "Winning a game like this, that helps build resilience in your team. That's a great thing to have."

Jesuit improved to 4-2, 2-0 with a 50-17 win over Westview Friday, and is rated No. 1 by the OSAA.

Entering their game at Jesuit, the Skyhawks have an emotional edge that stems from the senior class having beaten Jesuit's senior class the past three seasons - as freshmen, and sophomores on the junior varsity, then varsity level last year as juniors. Southridge has won the varsity game the past two seasons.

This year's game is at Jesuit, though, and Southridge has not won there since the Beaverton School District opened it in 1999.

 

 

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