The McKay Machine Regaining It’s Focus

By Jeremy McDonald

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SALEM, Ore.–  Manny Miranda said after Friday’s 41-14 loss that his McKay High School Royal Scots Football team didn’t practice as they should’ve for McMinnville to open their home schedule at McKay High School.

But come Tuesday afternoon, the Scots were hungry to prove that this past Friday was just a fluke, an error in the machinery that is the McKay Machine.

“I feel like we’re doing a lot better job focusing up and we went over a lot of film and that helped us a lot,” said Miranda.  “And right now we’re just going over our offensive concepts and just making sure we’re on the same page, put it together and everyone knows what they’re doing, doing their jobs.”26

There was a chip on the boys shoulders as they bounce from drill-to-drill with the drive, the swagger of a champion.

“One more (play)”, says Head Coach Josh Riddell.  “No coach two more” says a McKay player on defense

“Uno mas” responds Riddell with a smile.  “No dos mas” said the player too with a smile.  “Uno mas” repeated Riddell as they run the one play before breaking for a water break.

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Lineman working on blocking drills (Picture By Jeremy McDonald)

“That’s definitely what we need,” said Matt Jarding.  “We had a tough night on Friday and we just need to be able to be confident this week.  We just have to have a good week at practice to get after it on Friday.”

Lining up across from the boys in Green and Gold at home is Forest Grove.  The Vikings lost to West Albany (48-16) and lost a last second heartbreaker to North Salem this past Friday 15-14.

But, they won’t overlook it in this battle as both team’s look to break the shutout in the win column.

It’s all about carrying this momentum into Friday and through their game through Forest Grove.

“We can carry this momentum into Friday by just keep working hard like everyone is doing, no one is really slacking,” said Miranda.  “Everyone has a motor, a chip on their shoulder.  I like that and if we keep working hard like have we’ve been doing the last couple of days, we’re going to have a really good successful Friday night.”

Kickoff is at 7pm at McKay High School between these two hungry teams.

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Photos By Jeremy McDonald

SALEM, Ore.–  Manny Miranda said after Friday’s 41-14 loss that his McKay High School Royal Scots Football team didn’t practice as they should’ve for McMinnville to open their home schedule at McKay High School.

But come Tuesday afternoon, the Scots were hungry to prove that this past Friday was just a fluke, an error in the machinery that is the McKay Machine.

“I feel like we’re doing a lot better job focusing up and we went over a lot of film and that helped us a lot,” said Miranda.  “And right now we’re just going over our offensive concepts and just making sure we’re on the same page, put it together and everyone knows what they’re doing, doing their jobs.”26

There was a chip on the boys shoulders as they bounce from drill-to-drill with the drive, the swagger of a champion.

“One more (play)”, says Head Coach Josh Riddell.  “No coach two more” says a McKay player on defense

“Uno mas” responds Riddell with a smile.  “No dos mas” said the player too with a smile.  “Uno mas” repeated Riddell as they run the one play before breaking for a water break.

“That’s definitely what we need,” said Matt Jarding.  “We had a tough night on Friday and we just need to be able to be confident this week.  We just have to have a good week at practice to get after it on Friday.”

Lining up across from the boys in Green and Gold at home is Forest Grove.  The Vikings lost to West Albany (48-16) and lost a last second heartbreaker to North Salem this past Friday 15-14.

But, they won’t overlook it in this battle as both team’s look to break the shutout in the win column.

It’s all about carrying this momentum into Friday and through their game through Forest Grove.

“We can carry this momentum into Friday by just keep working hard like everyone is doing, no one is really slacking,” said Miranda.  “Everyone has a motor, a chip on their shoulder.  I like that and if we keep working hard like have we’ve been doing the last couple of days, we’re going to have a really good successful Friday night.”

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