Olys take 21-14 win

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The Sprague High School varsity football team dominated possession time in their game with the McNary High School Celtics to take a 21-14 win Friday, Oct. 30. The Olys ran up a 14-point early in the match-up and held on as the clock wound down to take the win. “We actually did pretty well, but it’s executing on both sides of the ball. I feel like we lost control of the tempo a lot and that hurt us,” said Hayden Sader, a McNary senior. McNary’s first possession sputtered quickly, and the Celtic defense looked set to spoil Sprague’s first drive. Tackles by Kyle Aicher, Jon Anderson, Sader and Kolby Barker brought up fourth-and-10 at midfield. However, Sprague faked a punt and junior running back Dane McKinney took the snap. McKinney barreled up the field to the Celtics’ one-yard line. Teammate Anthony Nunn punched it into the end zone two plays later for a 7-0 lead. On McNary’s next drive, the Keizer boys pushed all the way to the Oly 17-yard line and quarterback Trent Van Cleave ran a weaving route for a touchdown that was called back. After that setback, the drive ended with McNary facing fourth-and-18. “We weren’t very consistent offensively and that hurt us quite a bit when it came down to it,” said Jeff Auvinen, McNary head coach. On...

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