Johnson Evokes Spirit of the Law
Siuslaw Head Football Coach, Sam Johnson says even though the team could technically work out during the two week freeze, he said it was more important to follow the spirit of the law as it pertains to the safety of the players and coaches.
“If our Governor is telling us, hey for thanksgiving you can have 6 people together and no more than two households we feel well then we probably shouldn’t be getting 20 young boys together from 20 different households practicing for what is a very, violent physical sport in football.
Johnson says that they are still 3 months out from their first game and it would be irresponsible to take the chance at a player contracting COVID-19 and jeopardizing this and other sports. He says they are tentatively looking at December 3rd, but they will wait and see what the outlook is for Lane County before moving forward.
Ducks Sign 3 Top 50 Athletes
Duck Head Basketball coach Dana Altman announced yesterday that the Oregon Ducks have signed 3 of the top 50 high school players including the 5 star center from Central Point, Oregon Nathan Bittle. Bittle was ranked the second best center in the nation by ESPN and the #8 player nationally. Altman said it was important to the team to keep a gifted player like Bittle in the state. The ducks also signed 6 foot 6 Johnathan Lawson from Memphis Tennessee and Franck Kepnang a 6 foot 11 inch center from Yaounde, Cameroon who played high school basketball in Westtown Pennsylvania.