By Jeremy McDonald
SCIO, Ore.– It was one of those complete team efforts for Amity Friday night to get their first win of the season. Their lines got the push needed to slow Scio’s offense down while giving their offense an opportunity to wheel off 35 points, their highest total so far this season three games in following their 35-18 win over the Loggers to open the 3A Special District 2 league season.
George Meeker caught two touchdown passes and got an interception. Mason Rosenast also got an interception. Evan Berkey threw for three passing touchdowns while Reagan Clark and Brandon Aird each had a rushing touchdown in the win to help the Warriors win their first game of the season after falling to Warrenton and Yamhill-Carlton by seven and 14-points respectively.
“(The win) is huge, big league win. First win of the season,” Aird said with a smile. “Blocking. Bocking was amazing today. Our D-Line, they were playing well. Our corners are monsters and the defense was doing pretty good.”
“It was great, now we just got to move forward to next week and see what we can do,” adds Meeker. “We knew this was a big game and we had to come in and we had to win. We knew that with a couple hard teams coming up and we got to win our league games. Everything was clicking on offense and defense tonight.”
For the Loggers, it was one of those days. One of those weeks that they wish they had back. After starting the season 2-0 and outscoring their opening oppositions 88-28, Friday’s game was an eye-opener going into their next league game at Salem Academy on Friday.
But they battled. Bryan Parazoo led a drive entering the halftime break, carrying the ball on every play of the six-play drive that resulted in a Logger score as the junior finished with 119 yards and two touchdowns. Cody Roofener backed Parazoo up with 100 yards of his own and stepped in at quarterback with Parazoo got injured during the game on a drive that saw Jett LeFeber score from four-yards out in the fourth quarter as they look to come out sharper for their fourth game of the season.
“It was nice. After seeing our teammates go down and us seeing what’s happening and working hard. It’ll help us in every single game. We just need to go out there and work hard. Just practicing harder…we didn’t have the greatest practices, but this game showed us that we need to start practicing harder,” Roofener said.
For Amity, they host Santiam Christian next Saturday back home for a 1pm kickoff.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald