By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
The McNary High School varsity football team became one of two remaining undefeated football teams in the Central Valley Conference with a 41-0 win over North Salem High School.
“On defense you need all 11 players working together, each doing their jobs. I thought we did a good job of that. Kids took pride in doing their job, and celebrated the team’s success,” said Isaac Parker, McNary head coach. “On offense, kids executed well. We had some players take 6 yard gains and turn them into 20, or take 20 yard gains and turn them into touchdowns. You could tell they were having fun on the field.”
The Celtic defense was mostly unmovable through four quarters as the McNary offense struck early and often en route to the victory. Senior quarterback Hayden Gosling had his best night of the season with 267 yards passing and four touchdowns.
The defense made its first statement of the night with big stops by Adam Snegirev, Paul Rios, Connor Goff, Kyle Torres and Frank Rios. When the offense took over at its own 45-yard line, two long passes from Gosling to Tanner Walker moved the Celts into the Viking red zone.
“We had good play calling and execution on all the plays,” Walker said.
Running back Brett Hildebrand made a run from the eight-yard line to give the Celts a 7-0 lead after a successful point after attempt by Hayden McCowan.
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