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Five local athletes selected for All-Star football game

The western team's roster in Oregon's 62nd annual East-West All-Star football game will be thick with local athletes.

The match up, which pits the top senior athletes from schools below Class 5A in Baker City on Saturday Aug. 2, doubles as a fundraiser for the Portland Shriner's Hospital for Children.

A pair of players hail from Scappoose. Pacific University-bound Taylor Loss, who guided the Indians to a 9-3 record and threw for 2,306 yards and 21 touchdowns last fall, will team up with Cowapa League foe Garrett Markham and Rainier's Jason Larson at quarterback for the western side. Markham dominated Scappoose in the lone matchup with Banks, helping the Braves to a 21-0 victory, the first shutout of Scappoose in recent memory. Markham won't immediately head off to college as expected, but will instead go on a Mormon mission before pursuing collegiate athletics.

Lineman Kenny Klippel, who will play at Western Oregon University along with St. Helens standout Jacob Zartman, was selected as one of only two linemen from the Cowapa League. Wyatt Brown, who played for Astoria, will also see time.

The alternates highlight several local names as well. Sawyer Weldon, at 6-foot-2, 260 lbs., was the lone selectee from Clatskanie, after a stellar senior season at offensive tackle and defensive end. Jesse Hutchins, who played on the offensive and defensive lines for Rainier, also made the list along with Nolan Hill and Jacob Wood, who played for Banks and Yamhill-Carlton, respectively.

The game, which kicks off at 4 p.m., will replay on ROOT Sports on Monday, Aug. 4.

Important dates for Scappoose football

With dead week nearly a thing of the past (practices can resume after Aug. 2) it's time for the high school kids to strap on the pads and helmets and hit preseason training at full speed.

Spirit week will kick things off on Aug. 11, with events running from 8-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. with the exception of Friday, where the team will only meet for the morning session. The team will have a parent meeting on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m.

Two-a-days will begin on Aug. 18 with a morning session 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday will only have the morning practices.

The team's annual scrimmage and photo day will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, with the first game slated for Sept. 5 at home against Cascade.