Senior Seth Arthurs scored two goals and had two assists in Philomath’s 6-0 victory at Sweet Home Thursday. (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Philomath High School’s Senior Night didn’t quite go as planned with the game moved to Sweet Home because of poor air quality. As a result, the Warriors recognized their 13 seniors on an opposing school’s field. What did go as planned was a 6-0 victory.

Philomath went up 2-0 by the 20th minute, led 3-0 at halftime and then added three more in the second half to account for the final margin. The Warriors will take records of 9-0-3 overall and 6-0-3 in the Oregon West into a showdown for first place on Tuesday at Stayton.

Seniors on the PHS roster include Ian Alba, Seth Arthurs, Teddy Benbow, Brody Bushnell, Mateo Candanoza, Vinny DeMasi, Jesse Erickson, Ben Hernandez, Cody King, Rufus Mainwaring, Rigoberto Medina Fontaine, Nixon Mooney and Chase Ringwald. Coach Dave Ellis filled his 11-man starting lineup with 11 of those seniors — minus regulars Bushnell and Candanoza.

The Warriors scored their first goal on a close strike by Ringwald with an assist to Arthurs. Mainwaring then scored his first goal of the season with a shot off a Candanoza corner kick. Sophomore Silas Pittman got a header into the net for a 3-0 lead following a long pass from Medina Fontaine. 

In the second half, Arthurs scored after taking control of a long pass from Candanoza. Arthurs put the Warriors up 5-0 with an assist to Bushnell. And the final goal was scored by Bushnell with an assist to Arthurs.

The Warriors also did a unique thing to start the second half with all of the siblings and cousins on the field together regardless of whether they’re on varsity or junior varsity. Those players included brothers Luke Arthurs and Seth Arthurs and Lukas Hernandez and Ben Hernandez, and cousins Austin Hunsaker and Cody King.

All 13 players were on the pitch for at least half of the game.

The Stayton-Philomath game on Tuesday is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.