North Marion Wraps Up Summer At Colton

By Jeremy McDonald

COLTON, Ore.–  Their offense was electrifying, boosting some excitement entering the first week of official practice to complement their defense coming out of Friday’s 7-on versus 2A’s Colton.

“It’s going really good, we had a really fun day today.  I don’t know this year has been really different,” said Joe Torian. “Like everyone’s focused and we’ve been working hard and to have a practice, fun day. We’ll have a good season when it starts up.”

Torian scored twice on the Huskies second offensive possession of the 7-on and another on their last with a pick on their last defensive possession.

Noah Wiestra and Johnny Page each had other interceptions as North Marion forced five interceptions total from the Vikings offense while their offense saw Sergio Jimenez and Wiestra lead touchdown drives in the foothills just outside of Molalla.

David Page, who’s rebounding from a wrist injury suffered in 2018 and saw action at Running back and Linebacker Friday, was excited to see the offense match their defense entering their first Fall practice of the year.

North Marion finished 5-5 in 2018, reaching the first-round of the 4A State Playoffs before falling to Marshfield in the first round

And as the older guys split the reps on the final night of the Summer Training with the younger guys with the Senior Heavy squad for the Huskies entering this season, the excitement of the potential to possibly shock 4A matches that of their talent heading into practice.

“I think we’re honestly going to shock 4A, I don’t think anyone is going to expect us to come out like we are,” said Page.  “No one is going to be able to match up with us  on defense, this is probably the first time ever the offense has been better then our defense.  Skies the limit for us this season.

“We got everyone playing time (tonight) which helps out a lot, meaning that everyone’s ready to step in at anytime and we’re going to keep on getting better.”

North Marion, who went 5-5 last season, travels to Banks for a jamboree on August 30 before kicking off the 2019 season September 6 at home versus Stayton.

Photos By Jeremy McDonald

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