By Robert Husseman • Sports Editor • 

Horizon Christian slows down Amity

AMITY -- The breakdown of the Amity offensive and defensive lines at the hands of Horizon Christian occurred gradually, then suddenly.

The Hawks outgained the Warriors 259-95 and held Amity to minus-20 total yards -- yes, total -- in the second half for a 20-6 victory Friday night in Class 3A West Valley League play at Randolph Scoggan Field.

Horizon Christian running back Michael Weber caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and threw for another, and Sandis Chhay broke two Warriors' tackles on a 31-yard touchdown run in the fourth game to bring the game to its final margin.

Amity (4-2, 2-1 WVL) initially found success running the ball with Isaac Nance, who finished the game with nine carries for 75 yards and a touchdown. The Warriors also forced three first-half turnovers, including an interception by Colby Graham in the end zone on a pass that had been tipped five times by both Warriors and Hawks players.

Nevertheless, Amity played a mistake-prone game of its own. The Warriors amassed 10 penalties for 74 yards and quarterback Lance Nelson was sacked five times; Horizon Christian lineman Colton LaVelle personally accounted for four of them. The Warriors' last three offensive touches resulted in fumbles, two of them lost.

Horizon Christian (4-2, 2-1 WVL) improved to second place in the West Valley League standings, tied with Amity but holding the all-important tiebreaker over the Warriors.

Amity hosts Santiam Christian on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.