Rockets upend TigerScots

Westen-McEwen's Elliot Salter (32) is tackled by the Pliot Rock's Lane Byrnes (11) during their conference football game Friday in Athena.<br><i>Photo by Joe Tierney for the East Oregonian</i>

ATHENA - Lane Byrnes squirmed and scrambled out of the grasp of Weston-McEwen's defense all night long Friday, leading Pilot Rock to a 31-7 victory over their rivals in the first Blue Mountain Conference game for both teams.

The senior Rockets quarterback tortured the TigerScots (1-2, 0-1 BMC) and the overflow crowd on hand for two first-quarter touchdown bombs to Travis Copeland, the second being a wide-open 27-yard toss on fourth and 10 that seemed to deflate the Weston-McEwen defense.

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