A few notes from Friday night football that didn’t make it into game recaps:
Tyler Munsell, a Prospect senior wide receiver, implored coach Dave Boekenoogen to let him throw a pass in the season finale against Butte Falls. He had one request, however. Let it be to junior quarterback Darren Stillwagon. Good call. Munsell got his chance on the game’s first play, and he and Stillwagon hooked up for a 63-yard score. Munsell had good reason to put his trust in Stillwagon. The latter contributed to seven touchdowns by running, passing, receiving and returning an interception.
Crater coach John Beck’s Comets eked out a 41-39 play-in win over Forest Grove, and now faces top-ranked Jesuit in the first round next week. His team won’t shy away from the challenge. Beck remembers coaching on a Barlow staff in the early ’90s. The team was a huge playoff underdog to a Jesuit team considered among the best on the West Coast, but wound up winning handily. That story might get retold a few times this week.
We don’t know the validity of this story, but a player in one of the games was apparently running for a long touchdown when his pants came down. Didn’t catch enough of it to know if the player scored or stopped to fix himself and was caught, but I’m sure it made for a lighter moment.