This time last year, the Clackamas High School Varsity football team was on a 9-0 run including preseason games. In the last year, many of the team’s star players graduated, others left the school and the coaching staff was almost entirely refreshed. The Cavaliers recently evened out their record for the season to 3-3 with a 55-35 win over #23 ranked Reynolds High School. The Cavaliers are now ranked 10th in the OSAA 6A rankings.
Austin Atkeson, the Clackamas starting quarterback said he felt that the team, “ made a lot of mental mistakes, for example…penalties,” although he added, “We played pretty well overall…the offensive line was great.” He was also proud that “our team did our jobs and played for one another.”
Tyler Vaughn, one of Clackamas High School’s starting linebackers was proud of his team’s energy and strength on the field. When asked which players stood out, he responded, “ Who really stood out was our receivers and our defensive line”
Center Alex Hall felt, “like the game started off well, but the second half was a step back towards how we started the season.” He felt very proud of how the team came out and played especially during the first half. When asked about which players he felt stood out, “Tyler Vaughn. He made good reads and hit really hard. He chipped a lot of the matte paint off his helmet.”
The Clackamas varsity team is preparing to play #36 ranked David Douglas this week, and their stars are ready to shine. The team is In the words of Tyler Vaughn, “We don’t care who we are playing, it’s senior night and we are gonna come to play until the timer hits 0.”