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Corbett honors legendary coach

FOOTBALL PREVIEW - Barlow looks for win at David Douglas
by: David Ball, Barlow quarterback Alex Hymel pitches the ball during last week's loss to Central Catholic. The Bruins try to get back on track Friday night at David Douglas.

With only four games on the Northwest League football schedule, every Friday night is a must-win if Corbett hopes to defend its title from last season.

The Cardinals open the league schedule at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, against Knappa.

'We have a short season in league, so it's one missed step and you're not playing for a league title anymore,' Corbett coach Roy Altman said.

The school has also scheduled a pre-game ceremony to honor 89-year-old former coach Buck Monroe, who never had a losing season at Corbett while coaching football, basketball and track in the 1960s. He led the Cardinals' track team to 11 straight league titles along with state championships in 1962 and '63.

Monroe went on to coach at Linfield and has been inducted into the college's Hall of Fame. He also served in the Navy during World War II.

• In the Mount Hood Conference, Barlow tries to recover from last week's 35-7 loss against Central Catholic when the Bruins travel to David Douglas and face its big-play quarterback Greg Carradine. Other games include Hood River at Reynolds; Central Catholic at Gresham and Sandy at Centennial.