JOHN DAY, Ore. — The Weston-McEwen football team handed Grant Union a 54-0 loss in Columbia Basin Conference football on Thursday, October 27.
The match was moved from Friday to Thursday due to a lack of officials.
The TigerScots, 6-2 after the last win of the regular season, led 14-0 after the first quarter, 28-0 at halftime and 41-0 heading into the final quarter.
Weston-McEwen is now waiting to find out when and where his first playoff game will take place.
“I’m really proud of the way we came out and performed,” TigerScots coach Kenzie Hansell said. “Six different players scored touchdowns and our offensive line blocked well.
“Defensively, we were disciplined in our missions and played the whole game.”
WM’s rushing game racked up yards and touchdowns, with Maddox King gaining 62 yards on nine carries and a TD, Sean Roggiero rushing four times for 28 yards and a TD, Easton Berry had 52 yards and a TD on five carries , and Gunner McBean had a TD run.
Berry finished 5 for 9 passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and no interceptions.
Cameron Reich had two receptions for 52 yards, and Dylan Youncs and Caleb Sprenger both caught TDs.
The TigerScots’ last two touchdowns were on defense, Hansell said, as Mazon Langford recovered a fumble in the end zone, and Sebastian Roggiero had a returned interception for a score.
The top eight teams in the state host the opening playoffs, and Hansell believed the TigerScots were sitting at No. 7 awaiting final seedings.
“Our fans have come a long way to John Day, and we appreciate that,” Hansell said. “I’m extremely proud of the program for continuing to improve every week.”