Philomath High School’s boys and girls soccer teams and the volleyball team will all participate Thursday in jamborees to get in some practice time against opponents. The soccer teams will be hosting games on the home fields while the volleyball squad heads over to Sweet Home.
The football team will then host an eight-team jamboree on Friday at Corvallis High School. The jamboree had originally been planned for Clemens Field but was moved because of a recent underground sprinkler system installation.
EDITOR’S NOTE The football jamboree’s schedule in this story
was updated based on scheduling changes
that occurred after it had originally been posted.
The soccer jamboree on Thursday begins at 2:15 p.m. when the girls’ matches get started. Philomath will see action right away with a contest against Elmira. The Warrior girls will also play at 4:30 p.m. against Taft. Other girls’ games will be Taft vs. Junction City at 3 p.m.; Amity vs. Lebanon at 3:45 p.m.; Elmira vs. Amity at 5:15 p.m.; and Junction City vs. Lebanon at 6 p.m.
Philomath’s girls went 10-3-3 last season and reached the quarterfinals in the state playoffs under coach Mat Phelps. The Warriors open the regular season on Sept. 1 at home against Marist Catholic.
On the boys’ side, the jamboree action begins at 3 p.m. with Taft vs. South Albany. Philomath will play at 4:30 p.m. against Lebanon and 6 p.m. against Taft. Other boys’ games will be Western Christian-Amity vs. South Albany at 3:45 p.m.; and Western Christian-Amity vs. Lebanon at 5:15 p.m.
The PHS boys are coming off a state championship season under coach Dave Ellis. The Warriors are scheduled to open the regular season on the road on Sept. 1 in Eugene against Marist Catholic. The team’s home opener will be Sept. 6 against Cottage Grove.
The soccer jamboree contests will be played on both the varsity and junior varsity fields. Each game will run 30 minutes with 15-minute halves and a five-minute intermission. A 10-minute break will also be worked into the schedule before the next match begins.
The volleyball team’s appearance in Sweet Home will include four practice matches. The action begins at 4 p.m. with Philomath playing Marist Catholic. The Warriors will follow with matchups against Corbett at 4:45 p.m.; Lebanon at 5:15 p.m.; and Sweet Home at 6:15 p.m. The Warriors will sit out the matches scheduled for 5:45.
The volleyball schedule shows its first matches as Sept. 6 against Gladstone and Junction City. The program is under a new head coach heading into this season in Autumn Hilberg.
The football jamboree in Corvallis begins at 5 p.m. with Philomath facing off against Sweet Home while Crescent Valley plays Prairie, Washington. At 5:35 p.m., the Warriors will get a break while Prairie takes on Corvallis and Lebanon plays Marist Catholic. The 6:10 matchups have Sweet Home vs. South Albany and Marist Catholic vs. Corvallis with the Warriors again on the sidelines. Philomath will play Crescent Valley at 6:45 p.m. in one matchup with Prairie going up against Lebanon in the other. The 7:20 scrimmages have Sweet Home vs. Crescent Valley and Sweet Home vs. Marist. And the final matchups of the evening at 7:55 will pit Corvallis against Philomath and South Albany against Lebanon.
The scrimmages will be staged at the same time on the CHS field with one on each end. Each team will get 12 offensive plays with a series starting at the 40-yard line. The series continues until the team scores or has been stopped on downs, or the maximum number of plays is reached.
There will be 10-minute breaks in between each session. Coaches are limited to the sidelines and there is no special teams play.
Philomath is coming off a 6-4 season that included an appearance in the Class 3A playoffs. The Warriors are back up in 4A this season and are scheduled to open the season at home on Sept. 2 against Crook County.