Football: Depleted by illness, Huskies fall to Stayton in back-and-forth contest


October 26, 2022

Benny Westcott

Von James gets a grip on Stayton running back Ty Borde during the Huskies' matchup with the Eagles Thursday.

Stayton doubled up Sweet Home in a Thursday night battle on the Eagles' home turf on Oct. 20, winning 40-20 against a Husky squad hampered by sickness.

The win moved the Eagles to 6-2 on the season, and into a tie for second with Junction City in 4A Special District 4, while Sweet Home fell to 3-5, in a tie for fifth with Philomath, which the Huskies will face at Home Friday.

Husky lineman Colton Bennett said his team could have played better at Stayton, but did "pretty well" considering the circumstances.

"With having half of our guys sick or injured and having a short week, smoke, and...

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