By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– The Judson Middle School football team’s just getting healthy at the right time as they locked up the top-spot in the league standings following their 47-0 win over Claggett Wednesday afternoon at Judson Middle School. Of the seven Salem-Keizer Middle Schools in the league, the close games and the wide margins, the Jaguars enter the playoffs battle-tested as they look to reach the All-City Championship Game the first Wednesday in November.
With their health, Judson built a 30-0 lead going into halftime and got the running clock going in the third quarter behind an aireal attack led by Kellan Bowman as they limited their mistakes and executed on the gridiron to close out the regular season.
“It’s been going great, our team’s doing what we got to be doing. Those were some tough times, but we punched through adversity and got the win,” Kellen Bowman said of the season-ending victory
“It was great, you can come out when you need to and you don’t need to play Iron Man Football. We had subs,” adds Sam Johnson of their health going into the postseason.. “We just have to execute, limit our mistakes. Everyone (tonight) did their best and it all worked out.”
The Jags will play the fourth-seed on October 26 at Sprague High School. Kickoff will be at 7pm. Winner plays the winner of the 2/3 match-up at 7:30pm at McCulloch Stadium on November 2.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald