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McKenzie Sports Report - Nov. 30

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

The McKenzie Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams travel to Mapleton Thursday through Saturday, November 30 - December 2, to participate in the Mapleton Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Eagle girl’s tip-off versus Powers at 12:30 pm on Thursday and the McKenzie boys contest Falls City/Kings Valley Charter at 5:00 pm later that day.

The Eagle teams’ schedules remain TBD depending on wins or losses as the Tournament progresses. The McKenzie teams travel to Prospect on Tuesday, December 5. The Eagle girl’s game is scheduled for a 5:30 pm start and the boy’s varsity game will begin at 7:00 pm.

Lowell Lowers The Boom, Red Devils Run Rampant In Winning 2A State Football Championship

The Lowell Red Devils put a stamp on the 2023 OSAA/OnPoint Community Credit Union 2A Football State Championship. Lowell, ranked 3rd in the final Class 2A State rankings, thoroughly thrashed top-ranked Weston-McEwen/Griswold, 74-42, to claim the blue State Championship trophy. The Red Devils finished their extraordinary season with a 12-1 record and handed Weston-McEwen/Griswold (11-1) its first loss. The Championship contest was held at Hillsboro Stadium last Saturday, November 25.

Meanwhile, over in Hermiston, the 10th ranked Echo Cougars (9-3) put a cap on its Cinderella 1A Six-man football season with another upset, this time a 47-40 victory over the 4th ranked Joseph Eagles (9-2). The Cougars, in their four-post season game march to the Championship title, averaged 41.2 pts/game while holding their opponents to 18.2 pts/game.

The 1A Eight-man Championship went a little more as predicted as the number one team in the State rankings, Lost River held off second ranked Crane, 30-20. Lost River finished unblemished at 11-0 and Crane dropped its first game of the season to finish 10-1.

Eagle Grid Iron Athletes Garner League Accolades

The McKenzie 1A Six-man football team coached by Head Coach Neil Barrett and Assisted by Joshua Henley finished the 2023 SD- North (Mountain West League) season tied for fifth place with Crow/City First Christian Academy, with a 2-5 League record and 2-6 overall. The Eagles finished ranked 20th out of 27 Class 1A Six-man football teams in the State.

The Eagles landed five athletes on the 2023 SD-2 North All League teams. Junior Jamie LeClair was selected as a First Team All League Defensive Lineman. Fellow junior, Ayten Brown, joined his teammate on the First Team as Punter. Sophomore Eagle Allen Acevedo secured three honors, selected Second Team Running Back, Linebacker and Returner. Earning Honorable Mention All League were senior Salomon Acevedo as a Defensive Back and senior Thomas Hayes as Defensive Lineman.


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