With conference title on the line, Celtics beat the Titans
October 23, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Lauren Murphy
McNary beat West Salem, at West Salem, for the second time in three years. On Friday, October 19, the McNary Celtics beat West Salem Titans 35-23.
It was a close game and neither side scoring until halfway through the first quarter. #2 Junior Walling, a junior here at McNary, scored the first touchdown and #21 Jacob Jackson kicked the extra point.
With 11 minutes and 11 seconds left in the second quarter Walling scored another touchdown. West Salem kicked a field goal and scored with one minute and 21 seconds left ending the first half with a score of 14 – 10 McNary
Tensions were running high in the beginning of the second half with neither side scoring for the first five minutes. Walling scored another touchdown with 10 minutes and 34 seconds left in the third quarter and Jackson kicked the extra point.
West scored shortly after and Jackson scored for McNary again bring the third quarter to an end 28-17 McNary.
The teams fought tooth and nail but Walling scored. With 21 seconds left in the game West Salem struggled to get across the field. The game ended with a score of 35 – 23 McNary.
If McNary beats South Salem in the game on Friday Oct. 26 then they will be the 2018 Mountain Valley Conference Champions.