By Jeremy McDonald
STAYTON, Ore.– The offense skill position of the Stayton Football team showed up and showed out Friday night at Stayton High School. It felt like an air raid offense almost with how much they were putting it in the air during the jamboree that the squad was hosting.
Over the final two scrimmages alone, against Willamette and West Albany, the Eagles saw Cody Leming connect on several touchdown passes, Jace Aguilar showed his athleticism as he scored three and rushed for another. Brock Hubert scored twice and used his six-foot-six-inch, 250-pound frame on his receptions during the jamboree as they went through the appetizer of the season in preparation of the main course of the season that starts this next week. Hungry to see if they can continue to build upon what they saw friday.
“It was awesome, I think we got a lot of good skill players and I think we’re going to have a good season with them. We just got to figure out the tiny little kinks and stuff. Once we figure it out, we’ll have a good season,” Hubert said.
Hosting St. Helens, the Wolverines and the Bulldogs for the four-team, round-robin, the squad got to see where they got to see how they could improve. Some things like fielding snaps properly and defensive alignments as they prepare to open the season at home against Molalla on September 2. Through the fixables though, the Eagles made up with effort as they stepped up to the challenges in front of them.
“It’s all about the little things like getting the timing. Getting the snap good and right schemes and I think we’ll be pretty solid. It was good that we stayed together, we bounced back and when someone made a mistake we just picked each other up the next play and normally when we make a mistake, the next play we make a big play. So we just got to stay together,” Aguilar said.
Kickoff against Molalla is scheduled for 7pm on September 2.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald