PHS football: Brody Hiner

Philomath senior Brody Hiner recovers a fumble on Cascade's first possession of the game.

Hey Warriors fans, today is Sunday, Oct. 27.

For those who made the trip to Cascade for Friday night football, the experience turned to not be a whole lot of fun with a 64-13 loss. The Cougars obviously have a lot of talent and put a lineup on the field that featured both plenty of power, speed and skill.

To Philomath’s credit, the Warriors kept battling to the end and scored a touchdown on a long pass play from Caleb Jensen to Matt Workman with 80 seconds remaining.

“What I’m proud of is we could’ve quit, but we kept playing and moving the ball and scored there in the fourth quarter,” PHS coach Tony Matta said afterward. “That shows we have heart, and they came out and played the second half for pride, and they got after it still and they didn’t quit playing. That’s important.”

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The Warriors will get another week of practice in with Matta arranging for a game to be played at home Friday night against Woodburn. The Bulldogs ended up 2-6 overall with their two wins coming over Junction City (52-13) and Molalla (27-20). Philomath’s 1-7 record included a victory over Junction City (15-13) back in the season opener.

“We’ve got to come back and see if we’re healthy on Monday,” Matta said. “We got banged up pretty good, they got after us.”

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the next game.

— Brad Fuqua, Philomath Express

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