LOWELL — Cal Parks scored on North Douglas' first play from scrimmage and the Warriors pushed around Lowell Friday night to claim a 48-20 victory in the Special District 3 East football game.
Parks finished with 223 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, and freshman Wyatt McDaniel added 119 yards and two TDs on eight carries. Brandon Rundell was 7-for-11 passing for 119 yards and a TD.
It was a big offensive turnaround for the Warriors (2-1, 1-0), who had issues up front six days earlier in a nonleague game with Camas Valley.
"We made some moves and they paid off for us in spades," N.D. coach JJ Mast said.
Mast started freshman Derrick Schwartz at guard and the team responded with 562 yards in total offense, 443 on the ground.
"He was opening up holes for us with his pulls," Mast said of Schwartz. "Any time we were in need of a hole, he did it."
The Warriors led Lowell 20-14 after the first quarter, but then their defense stiffened and the offense built the lead.
"Lowell was big and physical and we're still breaking in some new linebackers and they ran it effectively right at us for one and a half quarters," said Mast. "Then they stiffened up and didn't allow them a whole lot after that."
The game, originally slated for Lowell, had been shifted to North Douglas earlier Friday because of smoke. Before game time, however, Lowell cleared out and Drain became smoky and the contest was shifted back to the Red Devils' field.
ND — Cal Parks 89 run (Gerrard pass from Rundell), 7:26
L — Williamson 10 run (Maughan pass from Williamson), 5:00
ND — Rundell 23 run (run failed), 3:54
L — Lemon 44 pass from Williamson (run failed), 2:39
ND — McDaniel 39 run (run failed), 0:29
ND — Parks 4 run (run failed), 7:32
ND — Parks 84 run (McDaniel run), 4:10
ND — Davidge 31 pass from Rundell (Gerrard pass from Rundell), 8:06
ND — McDaniel 39 run (run failed), 4:36
L — Sotomayer 59 run (run failed), 3:58