Huskies earn first win 19-13 over Wilsonville at S.H.

Sweet Home allowed Wilsonville two major drives Friday evening at Husky Field, but the Huskies prevailed, taking their first win of the season, 19-13.

Neither team scored in the first quarter but the Huskies nailed two TDs during the second period.

Parish Ramsey caught a 45 yard pass from Donny Cliver for the opening tally and Cliver’s PAT kick failed.

Brandon Miner added Sweet Home’s second TD, a two year run and again the kick failed.

Sweet Home nearly went into half-time untouched but Wilsonville’s Christianson picked up a 63 yard pass from QB Galbraith for six. Galbraith added the PAT and narrowed the Husky lead at the break to 13-7.

Neither team scored in the third quarter and Husky Seth Graves iced the win with a 16 yard run.

Wilsonville’s last TD came on a two yard pass to Corey from Galbraith. The kick failed.

Sweet Home played a more controlled game for much of the contest, according to Coach Rob Younger.

The Huskies racked up 159 yards on the ground on 27 carries and added 115 yards in the air from quarterbacks Brian Seward and Donny Cliver.

Brandon Miner led the running game with 16 carries for 63 yards. Graves added 44 yards on 4 carries and Phillips had 20 yards on 4 carries.

In the air, Seward was 5-9 and Cliver 2-4. Receptions were evenly spread with Howe snagging 3, Ramsey 2, Matuszak 1 and Phillips 1.

“We came out early and executed very well,” Coach Younger said. “After our first drive, we had a 13 play drive for 79 yards and we then scored on our next two drives.”

Coach Younger said the offense shined in the first half and the defense really picked up in the second half.

“In the third quarter, Wilsonville ran 12 plays for a negative 18 yards,” Coach Younger added.

Coach Younger also had a lot of praise for the Husky special teams.

“Our special teams were very strong,” he said. “Both our kick off and punt teams put us in good field positions all night long.”

Earning team awards Friday were: Seth Graves, offense; Tomas Rosa, defense; Donny Cliver, special teams.

This week: The Huskies travel to Newport for another non-league contest.

“Newport is a team that likes to run multiple sets on both offensive and defense,” Coach Younger said. “They are fairly large. This will be a great non-league game for us.”

QB corner…

Husky quarterbacks Brian Seward and Donny Cliver shared signal calling Friday.

Cliver said the squad played a strong first half and appreciated solid blocking for his linemen during the opening quarters.

“We played well in spurts,” Cliver said.

Seward echoed Cliver’s comments, noting the Huskies shouldn’t have allowed Wilsonville two big drives.