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Eagles put talons into Outlaws on gridiron

The Santiam Eagles dominated the Outlaws on Friday, September 24, and shut them out in a final score of 42-0.

Santiam Christian put up 21 points in the first quarter to take a big lead. Neither team scored in the second period and at the half the Outlaws trailed 0-21. The Eagles scored 14 in the third and an additional seven in the final quarter.

Mason Sellers led the Outlaws with 11 rushes for 19 yards, and Griffin Gardner followed with five rushes for 28 yards. Gardner also went 7-for-14 for 136 passing yards.

Riley Sellers had three receptions for 75 yards, and Hudson Beckwith had two receptions for 34 yards.

Sisters was short a few starting players due to illness and also injuries that were sustained in last week’s game against Siuslaw. However, a lot of players stepped up and played key positions against the tough Santiam squad, who are a top-10 3A football team.

“Right now we are building our program and focusing on getting better each week,” said Coach Clayton Hall. “Many of our freshmen and sophomores are getting thrown into the fire against some great teams. A few kids that stepped up this week were freshmen Hudson Beckwith, Torin Greaney, Garrett Sager, and sophomores Tony Gonzalez and Dolan Pool.

“Even though the scoreboard isn’t in our favor, we are improving and focusing on the process,” added Hall. “I’m very happy that our boys never give up and keep fighting no matter

what.”

The Outlaws hope to have all their players healthy and back for this week’s home game on Friday, October 1, against Junction City.

 

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