The Neah-Kah-Nie Pirates hosted the Lost River Raiders today for a 2A State Quarterfinal Matchup. It was a beautiful day for a game of football, sunshine with a bit of breeze.
Both teams appeared to be evenly matched as the first quarter carried on, neither being able to put points on the score board. Lost River was able to finally beat the Pirate's defense, scoring a touchdown followed by an extra point. The Pirates were able to get close to the end zone, but it was always just out of reach. Going into halftime, the Raiders held a 7-0 lead over the Pirates.
Despite the excitement and large crowd rooting the Pirates, the 3rd quarter proved to be a tough quarter. Lost River was able to score twice more, extending their lead to 21. Their dominance prevented the Pirates from putting any points on the board. The Pirates were able to hold the Raiders from scoring in the 4th quarter, but were unable to score any points themselves.
The Raiders were able to pick up the winner moves on Quarterfinal Game, 21-0, ending the Pirates season.
The loss is only the second loss of the season for the Pirates, who were the 2A Special District 1 Champions. Their only other loss came to 3A school Amity High School (Amity is ranked 2 in 3A classifications and is in the semi-finals). The Pirates were also able to improve upon last year, beating rival Knappa as well as making it to the Quarter Finals in the playoffs. Last year, the Pirates fell in Round 1.
Congratulations to the Pirates for a great season!
Also of note: Announced at the game, Coach Chris Bennett has been honored as Coach Of The Year. Congratulations, Coach!
All three schools were out of town for Friday Night Football.
This Friday, 14 September 2018
Tillamook Soccer traveled to The Dalles to play La Grande on Saturday.
Womens Soccer: Tillamook 0 -- 3 La Grande
Mens Soccer: Tillamook 2 -- 5 -- La Grande
While Neah Kah Nie hosted a tournament, Nestucca and Tillamook traveled to other tournaments in the region.
Nestucca, saw some success, winning the consolation round.
Tillamook had limited success in their tournament as well.
Neah Kah Nie High School hosted county rivals Nestucca High School for the final game of the season on Friday 10.27.2017.
Despite a slow and rocky start, Neah Kah Nie was able to take a strong lead. By half time, they held a 42-3 lead over Nestucca. The game finished with Neah Kah Nie winning 66-17.
The 2017 season proved to be a very successful season for Neah Kah Nie, ending the regular season 7-1. Their only loss of the season was to Northwest League 1st place team Knappa (8-0). Despite the one loss this season, Neah Kah Nie earned a playoff birth, facing Heppner on 11.4.2017 in the Round of 16.
Nestucca High School finished the season 0-8.
More photos can be found here