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Timely win over Newport lands Huskies football playoff game


October 30, 2019

KADE GASKEY looks for runing room against Newport.

It hasn't been a great season for Sweet Home's football team.

There was that disappointing loss to Sisters. Then another to Stayton.

But when push came to shove, the Huskies held firm to outlast Newport 27-26 Friday night, Oct. 25, and land themselves a play-in game at Estacada this Friday night, Nov. 1.

"We got in," Coach Dustin Nichol said. "I wasn't sure."

With the OSAA ranking system, Sweet Home needed to be in the top 24 to get into the playoffs. The Huskies (2-3, 3-5) ended up with a No. 19 ranking after the game, which gave them the chance to travel to 13th-ranked Estacada (2-3,...

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