Canby football finished its first season under new head coach Jimmy Joyce on a high note, defeating visiting Roseburg in a dominant, “statement win.”
In a season where the Cougs, one of the youngest teams in the state, struggled to find consistency, Friday marked the first night where they were clearly the best team on both sides of the ball from start to finish. Final score: 42-15.
Super soph quarterback Mikey Gibson was the man, leading a relentless attack that the Indians never found an answer for. He had three scores, one on a quarterback keeper and two through the air to his favorite targets: junior Chance Miller and senior Ronan Gay.
After another pick, 35-7 Canby on the QB scramble at the end of three quarters! #opreps pic.twitter.com/NnaWQWl5SU
One of the highlights, undoubtedly, came when Nick Vandecoevering’s scooped up a botched spike and returned it all the way to the end zone, breaking about a dozen tackles along the way. Oregon’s Elite later named it the top play of the week for all high school sports.
Taking #1 comes from Canby as the Cougars Nick Vandecoevering takes this QB sack and turns it into a pick six during the Cougars blowout win over Roseburg! @canbyathletics @canbynow @Canby_Football pic.twitter.com/HU8vCSF0F6
With their previous victory over Oregon City, Canby ends the year on their first win streak since 2016.
Though all three were on the bubble, those darn computer algorithms ruled out the playoffs for Cougars football, as well as the men’s and women’s soccer teams. Their seasons are over.
Thank you all for working hard this year and making us proud. And congratulations and best wishes to our senior class.
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