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Marcus Larson/News-Register<br><b>Dayton running back Tyler Clark (32) rushed for 221 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Pirates defeated Horizon Christian, 27-8, on Friday night.</b>
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Dayton running back Tyler Clark (32) rushed for 221 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Pirates defeated Horizon Christian, 27-8, on Friday night.
Marcus Larson/News-Register<br><b>A pair of Dayton Pirates get after Horizon Christian running back Daniel Parsons on Friday night.</b>
Marcus Larson/News-Register
A pair of Dayton Pirates get after Horizon Christian running back Daniel Parsons on Friday night.

Sep 27, 2013


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Tyler Clark rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns, and Darren Ashley added a touchdown of his own on the ground as Dayton improved to 5-0 overall with a 27-8 defeat over Class 3A West Valley League opponent Horizon Christian on Friday night.

The Pirates took a 6-0 lead into halftime thanks to Clark's 8-yard run on Dayton's first possession of the game. The rest of the half was played in a total downpour, and both teams struggled to move the ball offensively.

At the beginning of the second half, the rain had stopped, and again Dayton capitalized. Clark scored on consecutive possessions as the Pirates began to pull away from the Hawks (1-4 overall, 1-1 West Valley League).

Dayton (2-0 West Valley League) fumbled nine times during the game, losing three, but picked off two passes to keep Horizon Christian at bay.

Read more about the game in Tuesday's News-Register.

Tigard 58, McMinnville 0

This one's going to hurt.

Tigard, ranked No. 2 in Class 6A, shut out McMinnville in Tigard on Friday night.

It was the second consecutive loss in Class 6A Pacific Conference play for the Grizzlies (3-2 overall, 1-2 Pacific Conference). The Tigers improved to 5-0 (3-0 Pacific Conference), having scored 38 or more points in every game this season.

Amity 27, Willamina 0

Amity quarterback Brett Hilt rushed 13 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns as the Warriors beat the Bulldogs in Friday's Class 3A West Valley League game in Amity.

Hilt scored touchdown runs of 24, 32, and 46 yards against the Bulldogs. Freshman Tyler Berrier added another touchdown run, and Amity recorded a safety in the first quarter.

"We really stifled them in the running game," Warriors coach Jared Hinkle said. "For us, it was nice to kind of get the running game going."

Sheridan 28, Gervais 6

Justin Acuff's 158 yards and two touchdowns on the ground helped Sheridan to their first win of the season as the Spartans defeated Class 3A West Valley League opponent Gervais on the road Friday night.

"It was their homecoming," Sheridan coach Bryce Ingram said, "and sometimes homecoming doesn't always favor the home team."

Matt Bushbaum threw a touchdown pass in the third quarter to help the Spartans (1-4 overall, 1-1 West Valley) break the game open.

The Cougars dropped to 0-3 (0-2 West Valley) on the season.

Yamhill-Carlton 13, Astoria 9

Yamhill-Carlton won consecutive games for the first time since 2007 as the Tigers dispatched the Fishermen in Yamhill on Friday night.

Read more about this game in Tuesday's News-Register.

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