By Jeremy McDonald
DAYTON, Ore.– Dayton freshman Zach Smith was on a rail Monday afternoon for the Pirate JV squad against Amity.
In Dayton’s 32-6 victory, Smith collected 182 yards on 15 carries. Scoring the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter from 26-yards out as the Pirates set the tone early with a 12-0 lead entering the second quarter.
The lead remained the same at halftime, but their defense forced three interceptions and made things tough for their rivals in the Warriors on this afternoon.
“Oh it was fun. Our offensive line was really pushing and really stepped up this game,” Smith said. “12-0 at halftime really can get you going.”
“It was pretty tough but as a team we did pretty good,” adds Amity’s Austin Flynn. “We play as a team. Practice…we do everything together. (We need to) start paying attention more in practice and having fun.”
Flynn broke the shutout on a 65-yard run on the opening play of the second half, getting the Warriors to within six 14 seconds into the half. But the running game of Dayton continued to churn as their running game continued to roll as Justin deSmet, Boston Hodges and Nicholas Piccini rushed for touchdowns and Hodges also connected with Alex Hernandez for a passing touchdown in the game.
Dayton Varsity will play Kennedy this Friday evening while Amity’s Varsity host Willamina.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald