CLOVERDALE — Not much has changed in the Northwest League football since last year, as the Knappa Loggers opened league play with a 52-7 win at Nestucca Friday.
The fifth-ranked Loggers improve to 4-0 overall, while Nestucca drops to 0-5.
“The kids did a great job executing the game plan,” said Knappa coach Aaron Barendse. “Our O- and D-line played well. Kaleb (Miller) made some big plays on his feet and with his arm. The receivers made plays and did a great job after the catch as well.”
In addition, the Knappa defense kept the Bobcats scoreless, with Nestucca’s only points coming on a kick return.
“We gave up a kickoff return and that was it,” Barendse said. “I’m proud of the kids for coming out, playing hard and taking care of business. That’s a long bus ride, and our kids got off the bus ready.”
The Loggers head back down the coast this week for a game Friday at Neah-Kah-Nie.
“We have a big test in Neah-Kah-Nie,” Barendse said. “We’ll need to be extra dialed in this week.”