Little plays cost Huskies in OT loss at Wilsonville

A missed block here, a broken tackle there.

A missed field goal at the end of the game.

Little things add up in pre-season football as Sweet Home learned Friday, dropping a 21-14 overtime loss to ranked Wilsonville on the road.

“We had six takeaways, which is excellent, but we also didn’t play nearly where we should have,” Coach Rob Younger said.

The Huskies put Wilsonville on their toes early, holding a 14-7 half-time lead behind the running of Troy Scott who scored on a five yard run and a 19 yard interception by Ricky Stock.

Randy Wunker kicked both PATs.

The Huskies carried the ball 36 times for 194 yards, including five carries by Stock for 63 yards.

Seward connected aerially twice on nine attempts for 13 yards.

Wilsonville picked up 248 yards on 49 carries and completed four of 13 passes for 68 yards.

Roosevelt scored twice for Wilsonville, on eight and four yards. Olson scored their third TD, a nine yard run.

“This was a game where it shows that if your fundamentals aren’t right, speed will kill you,” Coach Younger said. “We’re going to study the game films and break this game down. We had an opportunity to win late in the game and didn’t.”

Coach Younger said he was pleased with the Huskies’ three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. He was also pleased with the play of the secondary, especially in the second half.

“We’re going to have to get consistency,” Coach Younger said. “We need all 11 players playing at the same time.”

Players of the week are: Offense-Matt Miner; Defense-Ricky Stock; Special Teams-Adam Knight; Practice-John Pepple.

This week’s game: The Huskies travel to Sisters to open their Capital Conference season Friday at 6 p.m.

“You can’t get much bigger opener than Sisters on their home field,” Coach Younger said. “They haven’t lost a home game in four years. They will be very explosive. They beat Madras 47-6 last Friday.”

Long known for their potent passing game, Sisters has moved last year’s quarterback Green to receiver and running back Pat Burke into the quarterback slot.

“If they have a weakness it is their offensive and defensive fronts and that’s our strength,” Coach Younger said.