Monday, September 20, 2021




Taft Tiger sports roundup

Three out of four Tiger sports came away with home victories Thursday.

Crippled Taft steamrolled in 37-6 league road loss to Yamhill-Carlton

Playing without injured two-way starter JJ French, the Taft High football team couldn't get much going on either side of the ball Friday night in a 37-6 league loss at undefeated Yamhill-Carlton.

Tigers cut Loggers down to size with 24-6 home football win

Junior running back JJ French rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns, and senior wide receiver Jordan Hall added another Friday to lead Taft High to a 24-6 nonconference football victory over visiting Knappa.

Spirited Tigers seek to turn tide in return home against Loggers

Shake out the pom poms, strike up the band. The Taft Tigers return home Friday night with hopes of revisiting the winning feeling of a big victory to open the season following a difficult road loss last week.

Sutherlin turns the tables on visiting Taft with 33-18 football victory

Trenton Hall, Fco Ramos and JJ French scored touchdowns, but Taft High couldn't stop Sutherlin from gaining a measure of revenge Friday from a...

Tigers take momentum on road for Friday night showdown in Sutherlin

Sutherlin has a score to settle with visiting Taft on Friday when the teams collide at 7 p.m. in Class 3A nonconference high school football action.

Testy Tigers open season with 14-6 home upset of Harrisburg

The Taft High defense, one year removed from surrendering 60 points in a 60-29 shootout loss to State-bound Harrisburg, limited the Eagles to just six points Friday to march off with a 14-6 home upset in the Class 3A football opener for both teams.

Tough tests await Tigers with 2019 Friday Night kickoff set

A brutal schedule is nothing new to the Taft High football team -- but playoff aspirations are -- and confidence abounds as the Tigers prepare to open the season Friday at Voris Field against perennial power Harrisburg.

It’s country and football first for Taft High grad Wilkinson

Son of retired longtime Taft High teachers Jack and Kristin Wilkinson, the 27-year-old “Johnny Wilk,” as he is best known by his friends, was born in Lincoln City on Sept. 25, 1991, and lived here his entire life until he left to spend four years in the Navy.

Willamina 40, Taft 13

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