Huskies run over Cascade; prepare for Molalla Friday

If his Huskies can’t excited for this game, they must not have blood pumping through their veins, Coach Rob Younger said of Friday’s homecoming game against Molalla.

After all, it is homecoming, a big tradition at SHHS. The visiting Indians are in a tie with Sweet Home and Sisters for the league championship and the winner will get a home field advantage in the post season playoffs.

Friday, the Huskies moved a step closer to the goal, downing Cascade 22-0 on the road.

“Our defensive line was great, actually our whole defensive game was excellent,” Coach Younger. “We only allowed Cascade 43 yards rushing.”

The Huskies on the other hand, pounded out 351 yards on 55 carries.

Sweet Home saw another strong performance from Adam Knight, who carried the ball 14 times for 111 yards including a 53 yard ramble for a touchdown. Levi McCubbins had 16 carries for 83 yards, Ricky Stocky had 8 carries for 85 yards including a 63 yard touchdown jaunt and Randy Wunker had 8 carries for 29 yards.

“Our front seven completed took away Cascade’s rushing game,” Coach Younger said.

Sweet Home lost quarterback Brian Seward early in the game but sophomore Donny Cliver came in and didn’t miss a beat filling in.

“Our seniors really made Donny feel at home and took a leadership role there,” Coach Younger said.

John Pepple started Sweet Home’s scoring drive in the second quarter when he tackled Cascade’s Jordan in the end zone for a safety.

Knight and Stock scored in the second and third quarters and Wunker rounded out the offensive game with a TD in the fourth quarter.

Players of the week include: Offense: Josh Starha and Sam Rodgers; Defense: entire defensive line; Special Teams: Tim Matuszak; Practice: Neal Workman and John Pepple.

This weeks game: It’s homecoming time at SHHS and that means the Rowdy 40 will be out in force to cheer on the Huskies. Sweet Home has won 20 of their last 21 homecoming games. This game will determine the league championship and the seating for the state playoffs.

Molalla will bring a wing-T offense to Husky field.

“They run and throw the ball effectively,” Coach Younger said. “Defensively, they’ll stack up on us. We’ll have to be able to throw the ball well.”