Cougars fall in football season opener
The Canby High football season opened with a 32-15 loss to visiting Clackamas Saturday night.
Coach Jimmy Joyce said he was proud of the effort, given the team hasn't played in more than a year-and-a-half, and that Clackamas is a perennial Class 6A playoff team.
"After 490 days of no football, we were a little rusty, and that goes for me, too," said Joyce. "I was very proud of our defense for puttin gin a great effort...our defense never backed down and fough for four quarters.
"The offense is still a work in progress and Clackamas did a great job of controlling the clock, limiting us to 11 offensive plays in the second half."
One bright spot was the Chance Miller kickoff return for a score.
"He never came of the field, he was just a warrior," said Joyce. "Like I said, we were rusty and need to get back to work for Friday night when we have our first road game and play a league opponent in Hillsboro."
Game time at Hillsboro's Hare Field is 7 p.m.
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