Sherman Huskies hit the road to Elgin

Sherman Husky Treve Martin breaks the tackle of Perrydale’s Cooper Butler in last week’s football game in Moro. At 7 p.m. tonight, the Huskies are on the road for a season-finale against Elgin. Ray Rodriguez photo

2016 Big Sky Conference All-League Volleyball Teams

as voted on by coaches

Co-Players of the Year and First Team Winners

Sydney Reed (12).....................Dufur

Megan Hauner (12).............Arlington

First Team

Emily Kirby (11)...................Arlington

Annika Reitmann (11)...........Condon

Allie Noland (11)........................SWC

Chloe Beeson (11)....................Dufur

Second Team

Joely Patnode (12)..............Arlington

Morgan Orem (11)......................Ione

Desiree Winslow (10)..........Sherman

Jacqueline Noland (10).............SWC

Maggie Flynn (11).......................Ione

Sadie Weatherford (12).......Arlington

Honorable Mention

Hannah Padberg (12).................Ione

Mirna Daltoso (12)......Mitchell-Spray

Cheyanne Collins (12).Mitchell-Spray

Sammie Lepinski (10)..........Sherman

Kyrsten Sprouse (10)..................SWC

Jada Myers (10)..........................SWC

Shelby Collins (12)................Arlington

Stories on all-league selections from SWC, Sherman and Dufur will be done in next week’s Chronicle.

Although tonight’s 1A tilt between Sherman and Elgin has no bearing on the final rankings, Husky head coach Bill Blevins still sees this gridiron matchup as an opportunity to iron out the small details in time for the postseason next week.

“We are happy to have a game during our league-play bye week,” Blevins said. “We need to use this game to shore up a few things both offensively and defensively heading into the playoffs.”

After an opening-day loss to Crane, the Big Sky Conference champion Huskies have been firing on all cylinders with the offense carving up opposing offenses and the defense using its speed and physicality to punish teams.

Elgin, playing an independent schedule at the 2A level, had a solid start to the season with three wins in its first four games, but has lost three in a row to Colton, Adrian and Crane by a 202-42 margin.

The Husky defense has allowed 110 points in eight games and allowed two touchdowns or fewer four times this year with one shutout.

Elgin has scored 72 points in a game and has weapons in place to try to catch Sherman off-guard.

“Offensively, we expect to see a lot of fly sweep action from Elgin,” Blevins said.

During the month of October, the Sherman offense has scored 201 points in three games for a 67-point-per game average.

In last week’s Big Sky Conference championship game in Moro, senior running backs Isaiah Coles and Maverick Winslow combined for 226 yards rushing and four touchdowns and senior quarterback Kyle Fields completed 11 of 14 passes for 168 yards and a pair of scores in the Huskies’ 62-20 Thumping of Perrydale.

Elgin has some schemes and packages to throw at Sherman, so execution is pivotal on passing and running plays.

“We are going into this match up expecting to see a 4-4-2 defensive scheme,” Blevins said.

With the postseason starting next week, Blevins just wants his team to come out of this Elgin matchup injury-free and hitting their stride for what will be a tough playoff road.

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