By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.–West Salem added one last first-half score before halftime Monday night to increase a seven-point lead to a comfortable 14 point, 21-7 lead entering the third quarter after a Riley Flores score kept the Celtics within a score’s striking distance by half’s end.
However, McNary couldn’t duplicate the success that resulted in Flores score as the Titan’s defense threw off Nico Sandoval, Ryan Bamford and the Celts offense at bay with JT Martin and Jordan Whitaker got the ball continue to roll in the second half for 47 points against the McNary defense.
“It’s really awesome, really amazing,” said Martin who had two touchdowns in the 47-7 win Monday night at home. “Everybody played hard and everyone played their best.
“I think we came out strong, better than some games, not as well as others but I think we came out and played our best.”
The Celtics, in frustration of the result, knew they could have done better than what they showed.
And it, for Sandoval and some of the kids on that team, will drive them for their 2018 season.
“It was really frustrating because we knew that our team could do better. Our performance tonight was nothing to how we can play and it’s frustrating that we couldn’t come together as a team and just play our hearts out for the last game,” said the sophomore Sandoval.
“I told some of my teammates on the sideline that I don’t want this to happen again, it has to be a different story,” Sandoval said on the drive this game will give him and his team. “We have to get into the weight room, you got to go hard and give practices 100-percent because right now we’re not at the level we want to be at.”
Freshman Result- West Salem 47, McNary 25
Photos By Jeremy McDonald