Canby High School's football team this year notched its most wins in several seasons, going 3 and 3.
But the team has something else to celebrate. The Oregon School Activities Association announced its academic all-state teams, and Canby football snagged the second spot in the top 10 football rankings.
Under Coach Jimmy Joyce, the team competed for the first time in a 5A special district league, bumping down from 6A. Compared to all other Oregon 5A football programs, Canby came in second in the OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State awards with a team grade-point average of 3.37. La Salle Prep earned the top spot with a team GPA of 3.44.
"We are really proud of our student athletes," Joyce said. "As you are well aware, distance learning has been a challenge for students, parents, teachers and admin, and I am just so happy to see these young athletes stay committed to the classroom throughout all of the uncertainty. First trimester we had a team GPA of 3.25 I think, and to see it rise to 3.37 is just awesome."
The OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom, according to OSAA. Members of top 10 schools in each activity are recognized. The team with the highest team GPA earns the academic all-state award.
All teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive 25 points for their school in the OSAA Cup standings. Teams in the top 10 in an activity receive additional points, according to an established scoring system.
Canby football was the only Canby fall team to make the top 10 in their category, but several teams earned a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Those include volleyball with a 3.5, girls soccer with a 3.78, boys cross country with 3.42 and girls cross country with 3.67.
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