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SH finally get cleats on football field – uncertainties aside


March 3, 2021

Sweet Home faced off with defending 3A state champion Santiam Christian Friday night in a jamboree-style matchup at Husky Field. Here, Cole Baxter battles for yards during what was the Huskies' first competition in pads in some 17 months.

Sweet Home's football players are ready to go, but the road they'll be taking this season isn't super clear.

For starters, the Huskies' scheduled opener against Newport, penciled in for Friday, March 5, was canceled – or at least postponed because the Cubs don't have enough practices in to be able to play.

Instead, the Huskies are now headed to Elmira, which had an open date this Friday.

But Sweet Home's Coach Dustin Nichol and his players are happy just to be able to run out on the field, whenever that happens.

"It's going OK," Nichol said last week, as the Huskies followed through wit...

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