Touchdown Conner Mitchell, sophomore!
Photo by Olive Photography.
Story by Kadin Freauff, student
The Oregon City Pioneer football team bounced back on homecoming night with a win against Grant following their first loss of the season last week to division rival Canby.
The offensive side of the ball was consistent play after play. Sophomore running back Conner Mitchell carried the ball 19 times for 147 yards and three touchdowns.
The captain of the team, senior quarterback Jon Hall, did not have any touchdown passes nor interceptions, but he did have an impressive 191 yards off of 10 completed passes.
The Pioneers won the game 34-21 improving their record to 5-1 overall.
Season totals just keep getting better for Mitchell and Hall.
Mitchell brought his totals up to 150 carries, 1,049 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns.
Hall brought his totals up to 974 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions.
Oregon City jumped one spot in this week’s state poll. They went from 21 to 20.
Players were aware of the significance of homecoming week and especially the game. Senior Mark Anish said, “I want to make a memory that will last a lifetime. It is crazy that my four years went by so fast. I want to enjoy the moment and get a win.”
The Pioneers will have their last home game of the season this Thursday October 10th when they host rival West Linn for the "Battle For The Bridge."
Photos by Olive Photography