McNary Football

Football’s tough start continues with Tualatin

The road at the start of Connor Astley’s tenure as head football coach at McNary doesn’t get any easier in week two.

Eight days after losing to a top-five program coming off back-to-back quarter finals appearances in Lakeridge, McNary somehow steps up the competition when 2021 runners up Tualatin comes to Keizer, Saturday.

Rough start to Astley era, but still encouraged

The first game for head coach Connor Astley and the McNary Celtics may not have gone how most of them hoped, but Astley isn’t discouraged.

Following a 47-0 loss to Lakeridge to open the season Friday, Sept. 2, Astley was still positive in his assessment of his team, as well as the talent level of their opponent.

Astley tapped to lead Celtics football

Connor Astley stands on the sidelines working with the team during Spring camp on Monday, June 6. (JOSHUA MANES/Keizertimes)   There’s a new, yet familiar face leading McNary football. On July 14, Connor Astley was announced as the new varsity head coach, 11 days after Jeff Auvinen resigned from the[Read More…]