Pirate Athletics & Activities
Phoenix High School
Boys Varsity Football
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Sep 2, 2022
- PIRATE: 6
SOUTH UMPQUA HIGH SCHOOL: 50
Season-openers don't get any tougher than this.
The Phoenix football team opened the 2022 season with a true test, taking on last year's 3A state runner-up and Far West League champion South Umpqua. Originally scheduled to be played at home, the game was moved to Myrtle Creek due to air quality issues.
When the smoke cleared, the visiting Pirates found the going tough, falling behind 35-0 after the first quarter in an eventual 50-6 loss to the Lancers.
South Umpqua scored on seven of its first nine possessions in running and throwing its way past the Pirates.
While the scoreboard wasn't favorable, PHS had some highlights. Penalties were few (only three in the game) several players turned in solid performances. Jackson Shiltz ran for 68 yards on eight carries, Jackson Selden caught three passes for 55 yards, including a 40-yard scoring pass from Hunter Everhart for the team's touchdown in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Sidney McQueen and Hayden HIcks both recovered South Umpqua fumbles.
The Pirates return to action on Friday, visiting Coqulle.