By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– Man a few days means the difference.
Seven days ago, the McKay Royal Scots were fired up after their 41-14 loss to McMinnville. They knew they could’ve done better.
But, instead of letting the loss get to them negatively, the Scots turned it into motivation; and it sure did work.
Behind back-to-back touchdowns by Matt Jarding, McKay held a 27-0 lead entering the halftime break.
“We just competed very well and had a great week of practice,” said Jarding on the performance to the 43-0 win Friday night at home.
Dionte Bailey described the performance by the team offensive starting with quarterback Noah Tavera and their defense was a major factor in setting themselves up everywhere around.
“Our offense did great tonight we installed running play for Noah this week an had counters an screen passes,” said Bailey. “And our defense was a major key…we did great and the scoreboard speaks for itself.”
The defense continued to dominate as their offense and special teams added 16 points in the second half as the Scots turn their focus onto a McNary squad hungry to redeem themselves after a 50-21 loss versus Sprague Friday night.
Now that they’ve tasted victory for the first time this season, the question becomes how they can carry this momentum and not have a let-down this upcoming week?
By coming together say Bailey.
“Just come together as one an trust one another, no more of that negative talk we need to bring each other up, lift each other,” he said.
UP NEXT- McKay- @McNary 9/23 7p. Forest Grove- vs. West Salem 9.23 7p
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