By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
The McNary High School varsity football team took a beating in its second-round playoff game with Central Catholic High School Friday, Nov. 15.
The Celtic offense had trouble making even the smallest gains against the undefeated Rams’ defensive line. The Celtics lost 62-7.
“They were really good. Admittedly, better than I thought they were going to be. They might be the best Oregon high school football team I’ve ever seen. They have no reason to not win it all,” said Isaac Parker, McNary head coach.
The Rams certainly took the Keizer team to task scoring six times in the first half. McNary’s only score of the game came in the second quarter after a pass from Devon Dunagan to Kyle Torres put the Celtics at Central Catholic’s eight-yard line. McNary quarterback Hayden Gosling found Tanner Walker open in the end zone for the touchdown, and a successful point after by Hayden McCowan.
The Rams went into halftime up 48-7 and never looked back en route to the win. McNary struggled against Central Catholic’s secondary line as much as the first.
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