By Jeremy McDonald
TURNER, Ore.– After a long week of practice, the Cascade Cougar Football team finally had an opportunity to do a game-like run-through in their annual Black and Gold Game.
The Junior Varsity started the festivities before the Varsity had its run, giving the squad an opportunity to showcase what the home crowd will see this Fall while getting in some important reps in going into jamboree week this next week. Working on the little things like penalties and ball control with the Cougars heading to McKay High School for the Jamboree on August 26.
“It was good, we got some work to do more because you see with the other guys will go. We got a lot of work to do with this week of doubles and next week for Baker,” Teagan Allen said. “It’s great we’re making (good plays), we’re not going to hit home runs this year. Last year we hit a lot of home runs and that’s what people are going to be expecting og us this year. Our motto this year is ‘three yards and a cloud of dust’ and on defense ‘next down’, ‘one play at a time’.”
“Every play in our offense it’s not going to be massive, it’s going to be small to get those two yards, Jacob really hits those holes and is good for us,” adds Nolan Abrams.
Abrams steadily grew confident in the offense during the Black and Gold Game Friday night as he takes over for Jacob Hage who graduated this past school year. Braden Johnson and Carson Wiley each had an interception. Jackson Walsh used his height for two catches. AJ Xiong and Jacob Bell had some nice carries as Abrhams looks to carry to torch over from Hage this season as a junior.
“I feel like I’m helping everyone get on the same page, calming them down even when we’re getting feisty with one another. The line does a great job, they really help,” Abrams said of taking over the Quarterback position.
The Jamboree at McKay High School starts at 5pm in Salem.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald