Sprague’s Collins Signs With Western Oregon University For Football

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Sprague’s Casen Collins only knows of one-speed.  Going hard and not giving up. Broken thumb his freshman year.  Torn meniscus his junior year and each time the Olympian football player bounces back stronger and ready to go.  Something that he points towards his family instilling into him from a young…

Trojans Finish 3A State Runner-Up

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.– Kennedy had their chances in the first half of the 3A State Finals to keep pace with their Cascade Christian Challenger opposition Saturday night.Despite spotting the Medford-based team a 14-0 lead to start the game off a early fumble and a nicely put together drive by Cascade Christian,…

St. Paul Finishes Second In 1A

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–It wasn’t how St. Paul imagined how their football would end, finishing second in 1A, but they overcame a lot of injuries to get to the final day, the final game, of the season when they rematched with Lost River for the 8-Man Title.  Finishing the season with a…

SSBC Honorees For November 18

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club honored their Athlete’s of the Year and Athlete’s of the week during their meeting on November 18. Here’s the press release: The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from Salem Academy Volleyball, is Lexi Herber. Lexi, a sophomore, sets from…

Is Dayton Back?

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com COTTAGE GROVE, Ore.–  It was Tristan McGann’s time to shine and he wasn’t about to let his senior teammates down in the 3A State Semi-Finals against Cascade Christian.  The sophomore quiet frankly took over the game with 148 combined yards and a touchdown, rushing for 87 yards and picking up 61…

Kennedy Hangs On, Heads To 3A Semis

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SILVERTON, Ore.–  Saturday afternoon’s game with Vale in the 3A State Quarterfinals sure did feel like their game with Santiam Christian two weeks ago in how close and competitive it was. On top of that, it’s not too often that the Trojans have been behind and had to battle back.  Matter…

St. Paul Advances To 1A Semis 62-6

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MCMINNVILLE, Ore.–  St. Paul came out a tad rusty after having a Bye Week going into the 1A, 8-Man Quarterfinals Friday evening at McMinnville High School.  But strangely enough, despite their slow start, the Buckaroos geared it back up and finished the game strongly as if they had played last week…

The Emotions Of The Moment

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– McKay’s belief and trust in one another didn’t fade as their backs were against the wall.  Chips stacked against them, down 1-0, injuries late in regulation even hurt and challenged them, but the Scots didn’t back down.   They weren’t going away without a fight.  They surrendered an early first half…

PacWest Conference Football Honors

By Jeremy Mcdonald Jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Kennedy’s Elijah Traeger won Offensive Player of the Year, Santiam Christian’s Andrew Haase won Defensive Player of the Year, the Trojans Briggs Sneel (Lineman of the Year) and Joe Panuke (Coach of the Year) also won Major Award in the League Honors as Dayton, Amity, Salem Academy, Scio and Jefferson all…

Regis Gets First Playoff Win Since 2016

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The weather was frightful, the football wasn’t as delightful, but the Rams are thankful they got out it with a 14-2 victory over Bandon/Pacific on Friday night.  Whatever they needed to do to end out on top now they’re play November football where anything is possible. Kollin Schumacher points…

Getting The Band Back Together

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com DAYTON, Ore.–Zach Smith has been carrying the load for the Dayton High School Football rushing attack with Nate Arce on the mend from an hamstring injury suffered early on in the season.  Going into their playoff game against Coquille on Friday, Smith has recorded 1,199 yards on the season.  Cracking the 1K…

Kennedy Wins League In Comeback Fashion Over Santiam Christian

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MOUNT ANGEL, Ore.–  On the final week of the regular season, on the eve of Halloween practically, we were treated with one of those great matches that lived up to the billing when it came around on the schedule. And the Week 9 matchup of Kennedy, the 2A juggernaut making the…