West Linn's Chris Comings, Taran Floyd ready for Les Schwab Bowl
There's always time for one more game.
When it's high school football and you've got one last chance to strap on the pads, snap down your chinstrap and hit somebody, there's always time.
And for graduated West Linn seniors Taran Floyd and Chris Comings, that time is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium in the annual Les Schwab Bowl. The 2018 contest marks the 71st anniversary of the annual North vs. South High School All-Star football game and features the top graduating seniors from Oregon high schools.
Together, Comings and Floyd helped lift West Linn to incredible heights, with Comings a three-year letterman who was part of the Lions' 2017 Three Rivers League and Class 6A state championships as well as its 2018 state quarterfinalist. Floyd, meanwhile, played two years of varsity football, helping Wilsonville reach the Class 5A state semifinals in his sophomore season, then coming back to earn all-league honors as a senior at West Linn.
Here are their biographies from the Les Schwab Bowl website:
• Chris Comings — High School: West Linn; College: Northern Arizona University
Height: 6-2; Weight: 230; Position: OL; Number: 65
Bio: Chris is a three-time letterman in football and two-time letterman in lacrosse at West Linn. He was an all-conference honorable mention offensive and defensive lineman selection in the Three Rivers League as a senior. As a junior, the all-conference honorable mention offensive lineman was a two-way starter for the 2016 6A state champion Lions. Off the field, he holds a 3.66 GPA while also helping out with the special education program at West Linn. He is a four-year member of the school's Honor Roll. Next year, Chris will be attending and playing football at Northern Arizona University where he plans to study biomedical science.
• Taran Floyd — High School: West Linn; College: Western Oregon University
Height: 5-11; Weight: 183; Position: LB; Number: 7
Bio: Taran is a two-time letterman in football and four-time letterman in wrestling at West Linn and Wilsonville. As a senior, he was an honorable mention all-state selection at linebacker, leading his team with 118 tackles. Taran was also a two-time first-team all-conference linebacker, in the Three Rivers League as a senior at West Linn and in the Northwest Oregon Conference as a sophomore at Wilsonville. Off the field, Taran was four-time conference champion in wrestling and was named the 2015 NWOC Outstanding Wrestler of the Year. Taran finished his high school wrestling career with a record of 107 wins and 10 losses. In the classroom, he carries a 3.4 GPA. Next year, Taran will attend and play football at Western Oregon University.
Ticket prices are as follows — Reserved Premiere: $20; Reserved Adult: $15; Reserved Student: $12; G.A. Adult: $10; G.A. Student/Senior: $8; (Student: 4-18yrs / Senior Citizen: 65+)
Kids 3-Under: Free.
The 2018 Les Schwab Bowl will also air live on AM 1080 The Fan.