By Jeremy McDonald
BROOKS, Ore.– It’s been almost two weeks since Willamette Valley Christian’s last game, but it didn’t seem like the rust affected the Warriors much in their 36-13 win over Jewell Tuesday evening in Brooks.
Their offense produced their second-highest output of the season, four points off of their 40-point game against Oregon School For The Deaf on December 13 while their defense settled in. All knocking off rust for their Homecoming Game Friday against Perrydale. Playing without a few players due to injury in Tuesday’s Casco League win
“We definitely need to work in practice not having as many people in practice because we’re not used to it. But I feel like tonight was a good tune-up game…A lot of pressure (Friday), but I feel like we’re ready,” Maya Privatrsky said. “(Perrydale) pushed us, so we just have to be ready and be determined throughout the whole game because they’re one of the teams that pushes us the most. We just have to have a positive mindset throughout and I think we’ll do well.”
In their first meeting, the Pirates defeated Willamette Valley Christian 21-10 at Perrydale on December 9. The game challenged the Warriors mentally and physically as they took the lessons from that first meeting for Friday’s.
“I think watching film and seeing how they work through their plays. be ahead, stay low and quick and stuff like that. So just how they work and stuff and what they do,” Rylee Shackleton said.
The win was Willamette Valley Christian’s fourth in their last five games as they head into Friday’s 5:30pm game.
Leah Sturgis and Zelle Herman each had a team-high nine points. Shackleton contributed abother eight and Privratsky had six points. Brenna Shaw too had a game-high nine points for the Blue Jays.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald