Canby a measuring stick for Celtics on gridiron

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Paul Rios takes down North Medford’s Nick Janakes in the game Friday, Aug. 30. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

Paul Rios takes down North Medford’s Nick Janakes in the game Friday, Aug. 30. (KEIZERTIMES/Eric A. Howald)

By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes

Isaac Parker, McNary High School’s head football coach, has been looking forward to the Celts’ game with Canby High School for a while.

“It’s one of those games that could be a state semifinal match-up at some point and, as a coach, that gets exciting,” Parker said. “It’s also an away game and any time you get tested on the road is a good thing.”

The teams kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at Canby High School.

For McNary, the Cougars – the ninth-ranked team in the land prior to a 38-7 loss to No. 6 Tigard High School last week – will be a test of how much the team has evolved since last November when it was bounced from the state playoffs in the first round.

The Celtics took a 20-13 win over their Zero Week opponents, North Medford High School, but this will be the first time McNary has faced such a highly regarded program in the preseason in several years.

“We’ve been watching film all weekend and they’re a really good team, but we can’t get cocky because we won one game,” said McNary senior Daniel Brattain.


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