Football took a back seat this past friday night, as the tragedy at Umpqua Community College (UCC) was felt across the State of Oregon and most intensely in Roseburg and Douglas County. Multiple games were cancelled and many high school stadiums held a moment of silence to reflect and pray for the victims of this senseless event. Our continued prayers go out to all those affected by this tragic event.
This week, Prep Talk Eugene is very excited to have as our guest interview, first year Willamette High School football Coach Josh Wolfram. Coach Wolfram has been at Willamette High since 2013 and was previously the offensive coordinator at Eagle Point.
Friday night the Wolverines (3-2, 1-1) host the Thurston Colts (0-5, 0-2). We learn quite a bit about Coach Wolfram and the Wolverines in this interview. He talks about how he assembled his coaching staff, having his father on staff, reviews the game winning 19-yard field goal by Tristan Rekdahl in the 17-14 win over South Eugene last week and previews the game with Thurston.
In the first part of our show, we talk about the games this past week for local 1A, 2A and 3A teams. Marvin points out how the Harrisburg Eagles game at Sutherlin was cancelled due to the tragedy at UCC and the Eagles reversed course and flew to Marshfield to play the Pirates, who had their game with Douglas cancelled. Harrisburg won 18-15 and handed 4A Marshfield their first loss of the year! Such a cool finish to a tragic day.
We have our interview with Coach Wolfram and then conclude our show with discussion, debate and analysis of the 4A, 5A and 6A teams. We talk about Eagle Point coming up to play Marist at the opening of their new turf field this friday night and that the last time the Eagles were at Marist in 2013, they pulled off a 14-13 upset in Coach Seth Womack’s first year. Can they do it again? We also talk about North Eugene and their 5-0 start and Springfield’s win last friday down at Eagle Point.
For Stump Marvin Trivia, we talk about how for the last seven years, the Champion of the Midwestern League has gone undefeated in league play. There have been four teams who have done this over the last seven years. I ask Marvin to “Name the last team (and for extra credit, the year) to win the Midwestern League Title and not go undefeated?”
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