Sports Shorts

Frosh-Soph Football

Eight sophomores and the freshmen combined to trample North Marion, 32-0, in the battle of the Huskies. Trevor Tagle spotted Sweet Home to an 8-0 lead at halftime, scoring both the touchdown and extra point. In the second half, the Huskies finished the task, using tailback Skyler

Bascom for two touchdowns and an extra point. Stevie Walker scored the other touchdown while

Josh Parker and Cody Shipp each ran in extra points.

“The kids were ecstatic to finish the season this way in their last game,” said coach Don Knight. “They came out ready to play.”

8th Grade Football

Prior to their game with Stayton last Wednesday, coach Dick Reynolds stressed individual discipline and knowing what to do on every play for a full game. Apparently, the advice sunk in because the Tigers grounded the Eagles 32-6.

The cold rainstorm didn’t stop Sweet Home from piling up the offense and hitting hard on defense the entire game. The Tigers opened with a Tyler Horner run and then he also kicked the extra point, good for two points in junior high football. Cody Sells ran for two touchdowns and Taylor Huschka connected with Ramiro Santana on a pass play.

Sweet Home also scored on defense with Marcus Delong recovering a fumble in the end zone. The only North Marion score was on a reverse on a kickoff return.

“If they would have played this way all the time,” said Reynolds, “they would have been 4-2 instead of 2-4.”

7th Grade Football

Sweet Home finished the season on a high note in a 44-14 romp over Stayton. The Huskies scored 7 touchdowns, two each by Trevor Byers, Josh Riggs, and Tino Puentes. Leif Erickson scored the other touchdown. Riggs and Puentes also converted extra point runs.

Stayton was able to score once on a kickoff return. Their only other touchdown came after wholesale changes in the defensive lineup.

The Tigers finished 5-1 for the year, but were only one yard and eight seconds away from a perfect season. In their opening game, their opponent scored with eight ticks left on the clock.

After the kickoff failed to go ten yards, Sweet Home started at the 40 yard line. On the Tigers last play, Josh Riggs ran for 39 yards but was tackled on the one.

After that game, Sweet Home, under the tutelage of coaches Tim Little and Mark Risen, retooled and dominated their next five contests. In a players only meeting to choose the most valuable coach, the players selected . . .