Saturday, April 2, 2016
Clackamas High School
This weekend the North Clackamas Crusaders won a hard-fought victory over West Linn 25-20. We scored 5 tries – tries were scored by Cameron Davis (2), Ammon Rial (1), Alex Mejia (1) and Andres Cabrera (1). Our Players of the Match were Alex Mejia in the backs and Josh Peko in the forwards.
This game was very close – it was tied 20-20 with 5 minutes remaining before the clinching score by Andres Cabrera allowed us to go home with the win. We dominated the first half, outscoring West Linn 3 tries to 1 and going into halftime with a 15-8 lead. West Linn came back in the second half and established some momentum, scoring two tries to tie the game at 20.
We had some standout performances in this match. In the forward pack, Josh Peko was a monster on defense as he recorded a team-high number of tackles to earn the Forward of the Match honor. In the backs, rookie Alex Mejia broke several tackles near the goal-line to cross for his first score and he also played very aggressive defense as he was named our Back of the match. Great job to both of them. Other standout players were Cameron Davis, Taylor Evans and Andres Cabrera in the forwards and Ammon Rial and Devin Hudson in the backline. Well done Crusaders