McNary High School held its signing day on Wednesday where 19 student athletes signed to continue their playing and academic careers at the next level
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In their final home game of the season, McNary lost to the North Medford Black Tornado 52-6 on Friday night.
The Celtics took the opening drive and marched down the field Friday night against the Saxons to open the game with a touchdown.
But the McNary offense would struggle, despite scores from Jake Allen, Ryan Lyda and Hunter Ruberto, for most of the night, going down on the road at South Salem 55-19.
The North Salem Vikings came into McNary on Friday and left with a 21-7 victory.
Perhaps the changing moment of the game came late in the second quarter when North Salem quarterback TC Manumaleuna responded to a Celtics student section chant with a touchdown.
The McNary Celtics couldn’t slow down quarterback Brock Thomas and the top-ranked Sheldon Irish on Friday. Thomas and the Irish scored on their first three offensive plays, on the way to a 62-6 victory.
But to the Celtics and head coach Connor Astley’s credit, they didn’t quit, shutting out the Irish in the second half.
The Celtics traveled to South Medford on Friday to open conference play with a 55-21 loss.
McNary football lost in the home opener 44-19 against Tualatin, now the OSAA No. 4 team in the state heading into Week 3.
But one play in the first half could have changed the momentum of the game.
New coach on the block, Connor Astley, helped craft the Celtics spread offense as an assistant to former head coach Jeff Auvinen, but now Astley takes the reins to lead a McNary squad that graduated nine all-conference players