The Sports Club, the Siuslaw News and Coast Radio Sports congratulate senior running back Camp Lacouture as this week’s Athlete of the Week. Camp had 12 rushes for 165 yards and 3 touchdowns. Averaging 13.75 yards a carry. He also caught 2 passes for 23 yards in the Viking victory over Sisters on Friday.
Honorable mention goes to Rylee Colton who finished 3rd in the 5000 meter race at the Northwest Classic Cross Country event at Lane Community college on Saturday. Finishing in 19:55 flat helping to secure the win for the Girls XC team.
Siuslaw Viking soccer was on the field last night against Marist. Marist took an early 3-0 lead when Jason Garcia was fouled and made a 40 yard free kick and scored. That would be the only goal for the Vikings and play ended before the end of regulations when Marist scored their 9th goal in the second half. The Vikings next opponent will be at home against Marshfield.
JV and Varsity Volleyball will be at Marist Catholic this afternoon beginning at 5 pm.
Permanent 3A for Vikings?
A committee of the Oregon School Activities Association will continue a discussion that will impact where Siuslaw High School athletes will compete beginning in the fall of 2022. No matter what the Classification and Districting Committee decides Viking football will likely remain in the 3A classification and be joined by the rest of Siuslaw sports. Siuslaw Athletic Director Chris Johnson says the main issue to be discussed by the OSAA committee when it meets October 11th will be to stick with the current 6-classification system or return to a 5-classification system. Under both options Johnson says the school’s current enrollment of 234 will put Siuslaw in the 3A category. Siuslaw football is in the fourth year of a 4-year program that saw them drop from 4A to 3A if not for the current discussions Viking Football would have been allowed to return to 4A after two seasons above .500