Siuslaw battles Pirates, names royalty

(Photo by Ned Hickson/Siuslaw News)

Siuslaw: 12  Marshfield: 45

After being off the gridiron for nearly two weeks after forfeiting their previous Friday to North Bend, the Siuslaw football team was back in action last Friday night to take on the No. 2-ranked Pirates of Marshfield — a team that will most likely join the newly-formed Sky-Em League in 2018.

The Vikings, outnumbered nearly 3-to-1 in terms of roster numbers and experience, continued to battle through all four quarters, even after entering the half with a 42-0 deficit.

The Viks managed to score twice in the second half while the Pirates posted a field goal to finsih with a 45-12 win on the Viks’ Homecoming Night.

The loss puts Siuslaw at 0-3 in league (0-6 overall) heading into the Friday’s home game against South Umpqua during what will be the Vikings’ Senior Recognition Night.

Siuslaw’s 32-play roster includes a total of five seniors: Jared Brandt, Patrick Hill, Ryan Lee, Trent Reavis and Salvador Sierra.

Friday’s game against the Lancers (2-1) kicks off at 7 p.m.

During last week’s game, the 2017 Homecoming Court was announced, along with the crowning of this year’s queen and king, seniors Nicole Alum and Evan Teter.

The 2017 Homecoming Court included:

  • Freshmen: Princess Kya Blake and Prince Jacob Foskett
  • Sophomores: Princess Elizabeth Lewis and Cai Fleming
  • Juniors: Alex Paasch and Heaven Job-Lewis