Celtics roll Vikings 51-28

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes In the first half of the season, many of the Celtics on the McNary High School varsity football team talked about playing to their potential. With a 51-28 win over Forest Grove High School Thursday, Oct. 8, the team showed more than a glimpse of what the boys meant. “That kind of scoring is something we are capable of in all of our games,” said Kolby Barker, a McNary junior. McNary scored on seven of 10 possessions and nearly locked out the Vikings offense in the second half allowing a meager two first downs. “They’ve always had that in them, but we developed consistency persistently and repetitively. If we can get everyone doing their job over and over again, we’ll do fine against the top tier teams,” said KJ McCrae, McNary defensive coach. McNary had control of the ball on the opening drive and struck quickly. The 1:10 drive was highlighted by a 19-yard run by Brady Sparks and a 30-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trent Van Cleave to Brendan Van Voorhis. Van Cleave connected with Kyle Aicher on the two-point conversion to give the Celtics an 8-0 lead. The Vikings responded with a touchdown pass of their own from McNary’s 17-yard line and a two-point conversion knotted the game 8-8, but McNary got right back into the action. “We moved the...

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