By Robert Husseman • Sports Editor • 

Bruins win first football game in 46 years

NEWBERG -- It's been nearly half a century, but the George Fox football team returned to the win column.

Bruins safety Justin Leatherman returned two interceptions for touchdowns, part of a five-turnover performance for the George Fox defense in a 30-12 victory over Lewis & Clark Saturday afternoon at Stoffer Family Stadium. The victory is the first for the Bruins (1-7, 1-5 Northwest Conference) since the program's reinstatement this fall after 46 seasons.

John Shaffer rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown for George Fox, and Derek Richwine caught four passes for a team-high 46 yards and a touchdown. 

Lewis & Clark (0-9, 0-7 NWC) tied the game at 6-6 with 10:28 in the second quarter, but the Bruins led 16-6 at the half en route to victory.

George Fox plays at Pacific Lutheran on Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.

Linfield 73, Puget Sound 10

TACOMA, Washington -- A week after losing its first Northwest Conference football game since 2008, Linfield football took out its frustration on the Loggers Saturday afternoon at Baker Stadium.

McMinnville High School graduate Spencer Payne had 112 total yards and two touchdowns, and Sam Riddle passed for 136 yards and three touchdown passes. Riddle also ran for 16 yards and a touchdown. Charlie Poppen led the Wildcats (7-1, 5-1 NWC) with 60 receiving yards on three catches, with two touchdown receptions. 

Linfield's Keanu Yamamoto forced the only Puget Sound (3-5, 2-4 NWC) turnover of the game, returning an interception 27 yards for a touchdown. 

The Wildcats host Pacific on Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in the regular-season finale.

 

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