After cancellations due to smoky conditions, the Outlaws finally saw their first action of the season. The contest at Madras on Friday, September 10, was a 7-16 loss for Sisters.

In the first quarter, the Outlaws committed numerous mistakes on offense and special teams, and they found themselves down 0-9 at the close of the quarter. The White Buffaloes scored immediately with a safety from the Outlaws punt team and then intercepted the ball for a defensive touchdown early in the quarter.

Neither team scored in the second quarter and the Outlaws entered the half down 0-9.

Sisters came out in the third quarter, began to move the ball, and had some great runs from Wyatt Maffey and Adam Maddox-Castle. Maddox-Castle had a 60-yard run that put the Outlaws down on the one yard line, and a pass into the end zone to Riley Sellers got them on the scoreboard. At the close of the third period Sisters trailed by two 7-9.

In the final quarter, Madras took time off the clock with their run game, scored their final TD on a five-yard run, and secured the win.

Quarterback Griffin Gardner went 4 for 11 passing for a total of 21 passing yards. Maddox-Castle, at fullback, rushed 82 yards on eight attempts. Maffey rushed for 33 yards on eight attempts and had one reception for six yards. Josh Buettner rushed for 13 yards on one attempt and had one five-yard reception.

Maffey, at strong safety, led the team with seven tackles, five of which were solo.

Coach Clayton Hall had praise for the Outlaws defense.

“Our defense played one heck of a game, and held Madras to under 100 total yards of defense,” said Hall.

Defensive coordinator Hayden Hudson added, “Jesse Murillo and Austin Eckern were standouts for us on the defensive line tonight. They maintained pressure on the quarterback all night long, kept him in the pocket, and combined for three sacks, five pressures, and a forced fumble.”

The Outlaws are to host Siuslaw on Friday, September 17, with kickoff at 7 p.m.