By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– For roughly 21 seniors on the McKay Royal Scot Football team, Thursday’s game versus South Salem maybe the last time they get to put on a Scots Football uniform in front of the home crowd this upcoming Thursday evening.
“It’s a big deal, I mean we’re missing some players (and) I think we really need to step up our game,” said Noah Tavera. “South is a beatable team and I believe that if we work really hard, we can do it. We’re just excited.
“It’s crazy,” Tavera continued about it being senior night this Thursday. “It happened so fast so, we’re hoping for the best.”
The Saxons, who many know, won the league this year; but have been battling injuries over the past few weeks and are currently sitting sixth in the Greater Valley Conference at 2-3 and a game ahead of the Scots in the conference standings.
With the State wide in-service day Friday moving up most of the State’s football games like McKay’s to Thursday night instead of Friday hasn’t affected the confidence that the Scots have about the upcoming game at home.
“It’s just like a normal game,” described Tavera. “We’re just going to treat it as a normal week and we’ve been working really hard this week so we really believe that with how hard we’ve been working I think we’ll have some good results in the game.”
Kickoff is at its usual time of 7pm Thursday night.
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