By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– All three faucets were on fire for South Salem Saturday afternoon against Jefferson in their 42-0 win to open up the season.
Their defense stepped up. Levi Willhite had two sacks, Braedy Vogt and Carter Boyles flew around to halt the Democrats running attack. The Saxons punt return took advantage of two early botched snaps, one leading to a Boyles three-yard strike and a Camden McCool recovery in the endzone with South Salem leading 14-0 going into the second quarter. Not to mention the Saxons going five-for-five at extra points.
It wasn’t until the second quarter in which the South Salem offense got to flex its muscle. The no-huddle approach resulted in scores from Elias Hudson and a Daschel Smith-Jackson 45-yard connection that had the Saxons up 28-0.
“It’s awesome, we’ve been practicing for four weeks so it’s finally good to see things come together and see things come out the right way,” Vogt said.
“We haven’t seen that in a while here and it was nice to see us succeed at that here tonight,” Boyles adds. “We just got to come in on Monday practice harder and hopefully we can do the same thing next week.”
Boyles rushed for 71 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns, the second coming on the opening drive of the second half at the 10:37 mark that started the 35-point running clock for the remainder of the game.
Vogt would add to the lead in the third quarter off a one-yard reception from Smith to give South Salem their third 40-burger game over the past five years as they now prepare for their road trip to Lebanon September 10.
Smith finished with two touchdowns throwing for 104 yards in the air and Hudson had 35 yards rushing on six carries for the Saxons.
The shutout is also their first since October 13, 2016 when they shutout McKay 12-0.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald