West Linn Hands South Salem First Loss Of Season

SALEM, Ore.–  West Linn presented a challenge that South Salem knew of entering Saturday afternoon’s game at South Salem High School. The Saxons Youth Football, with their talented secondary and Hatimu Letisi on the line, they were fully aware of the capabilities of the Lions squad lining up in front of them; but the push…

Cascade Takes Battle Over North Marion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com TURNER, Ore.–  This game was what you would want entering league play next Friday: A straight up dogfight to the end. And as both North Marion and Cascade traded blows entering the second half with the Cougars leading 18-15 in their 32-29 victory Friday night, a game like this one helps…

Slow Start Plagues Amity In Washington Trip

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com ONALASKA, Wash. —  The first quarter of Amity’s road trip to Washington was anything outside of just bus lag and being punched in the mouth by an Onalaska squad that runs a similar run-and-pound offense the Warriors will see later this season with Rainier especially. Coming off one of those surprising…

Scio Dropped Tough Game To Rainier

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SCIO, Ore.–  In a game that could have been decided by one or two mistakes lived up to that billing Friday night between Rainier and Scio. Both teams, the Diesel overload offense by the Columbians and the Double Wing-T by the Loggers could milk the clock and leave you with next…

Week 2 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Week 1 record: 10-4 Here are Week 2’s predictions as we enter Friday’s game plus a Saturday game pick: 6A South Salem Over Sunset by 4 West Linn over McNary by 7   5A Silverton over South Albany by 21 McKay Over Central by 12   4A Cascade over Mazama by…

Sheridan Drops Tough Season Opener To Monroe

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com MONROE, Ore.–  It’s a daughting task facing a team at the caliber of Monroe.  One mistake could cost you on the other end. In their 44-16 win over Sheridan, the Dragons did just that in taking advantage of the Spartans miscues. “It’s always good to capitalize on turnovers, capitalize on mistakes. …

Week 1 Football Predictions

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com Here are my Week 1 Predictions for Football: 6A Lake Oswego Over West Salem By 7 Sprague Over Liberty By 3 5A Dallas Over South Albany by 10 Silverton Over Central by 10 *Surprise Pick*  North Salem Over Crescent Valley By 1 4A Cascade over Cottage Grove by 5 North Marion…

VIDEO INTERVIEW: McKay’s Ty Kynaston

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  McKay kicks off the season at West Albany this Friday night as the Scots come off their jamboree at Cascade High School.  The Scots, with stand-out performances by Elliott Schaffner at the line, Zair Ku Beiza on the defensive line and Ty Knaston at quarterback to name a few…

Gearing Up For Lake O

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The jamboree week does have a way to help give teams an advantage entering Week 1 of the season. While Lake Oswego didn’t participate in an jamboree in preparation for their trip and game against West Salem Friday, the Titans hosted their jamboree this past Friday to knock off…

Gervais Kicks Off Season At Willamina Jamboree

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com WILLAMINA, Ore.–  A Sheridan player mentioned how surprised he was with how Gervais was playing Friday night at the jamboree at Willamina High School that both teams were at.  The Spartans and Cougars meet October 18 in Sheridan the next-to-last-week of the regular season in the 2A Speical District 2 League…

Saxon Day Wraps Up Week 1 For South

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  You know it’s almost Game Day when the pads are popping at the end of the first week of the Fall Football season the first-, second-time you get to go with the full-pad jack entering the second week of Fall practice. And for South Salem, as they hosted their…

The Adversity Entering The Season

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– The trick this year will be being efficient with what they have and that age-old phrase that pays in team comradery will be as important as having an army of depth. With roughly 18 guys out Wednesday evening for their third day of practice, Salem Academy Football will have…