Not even the rain over the Round-Up arena could dampen Pendleton’s streak.
The Bucks celebrated Senior and Homecoming Night by welcoming La Salle Prep and sending them home with a 62-14 loss.
Pendleton wasted no time taking the lead. Quarterback Trent Sorey rushed 27 yards to put his team ahead 6-0 just 20 seconds into the game. Later on in the first quarter, he handed the ball off to wide receiver Blake Davis who carried it 20 yards, which set up an easy 10-yard pass from Sorey to running back Aiden Patterson for another touchdown on the next play.
La Salle responded with their first of two scores on the night: Falcons quarterback Ethan Edgerly rushed 43 yards in three downs to put his team on the scoreboard.
The first quarter closed out after Bucks running back Shawn Yeager scored a rushing touchdown, leaving his team ahead 21-7.
Less than two minutes into the second quarter, the Bucks scored again as Patterson ran the ball 33 yards for another touchdown. During their next possession, Sorey faked a handoff to Yeager and carried the ball 19 yards for another score, 35-7.
“We ran a deadly read option tonight,” Sorey said of the team’s offensive strategy.
As the game progressed conditions on the field worsened because of the rain. In the second quarter, Patterson rushed the ball for 20 yards before slipping on the wet grass and colliding into Falcons running back Brandon Lopez-Elizalde, who suffered a leg injury and was assisted off the field.
A short while later, Patterson scored his third touchdown. La Salle answered with a 31-yard rushing touchdown from running back James Menor.
With 34 seconds left in the second quarter, Sorey launched a 43-yard pass to Yeager in the end zone to give the Bucks a 48-14 halftime lead.
Pendleton scored their final two touchdowns in the third quarter — a 15-yard rush from Patterson, and a rushing score from Yeager.
With the win, the Bucks improved to 6-0 for the season.
“Every win feels great,” said coach Erik Davis. “This was an opportunity to play a quality team. The kids dominated up front and didn’t let the weather dictate them. Trent took care of the football, and our defense just flies around.”
Sorey rushed for 111 yards, passed for 106, and scored two touchdowns. Patterson rushed for 92 yards and four touchdowns. Yeager scored three times, and rushed for 112 yards.
“There weren’t a whole lotta flaws tonight,” said Sorey, who was crowned homecoming king during halftime. “I just want to stay healthy with a full crew going into playoffs. We’re ready.”
Pendleton will push for 7-0 when they host Parkrose (3-2, 3-1) on Thursday.