Boys Varsity Football
What we learned in Week 6 of the Oregon high school football season
Willamette quietly is having a solid season
Another team having a pretty good month is Willamette, which has one winning season in the past decade.
The Wolverines started 0-2, but a four-game win streak – their longest since 2015 – matches their total victories for the previous two years combined and has them riding high entering a Week 7 home game against defending Class 5A champion Thurston.
“With this win streak we have going, I think our kids have learned how to bounce back from bad situations and come out on top,” said fifth-year coach Josh Wolfram. “We have talked a lot this past offseason and preseason about being mentally tough and what that means and looks like.”
What Wolfram has emphasized – and what has shone through in wins over Churchill (their first in 12 years), North Eugene, Springfield and Ridgeview – is having the ability to perform at a high level in adverse situations and not looking past the game at hand.
“We can only win or lose one game each week,” he said. “We can’t look back and worry about what already happened. The season is one week at a time.”
The Wolverines also have a Week 9 matchup with No. 8 North Bend. Even if they lose to Thurston and North Bend, they still have a shot at the Midwestern League’s No. 5 playoff spot if they can win at Redmond in Week 8.