The North Marion football team returned to action followed a week off to defeat the hosting Stayton Eagles 13-6 on Thursday night in the pouring rain.
Led by senior Samuel Garcia, who rushed for 79 yards and scored the first touchdown of the game, the Huskies built a 13-0 lead they held until the fourth quarter.
North Marion scored its second touchdown of the night in the second quarter when senior Tanner Scanlan picked off the Eagles and took the ball back 41 yards for the touchdown to give the Huskies a two-score advantage.
Stayton attempted to rally in the fourth, scoring on a 52-yard pass, but the comeback attempt fell short on an interception by Husky sophomore Grant Henry.
North Marion (4-2, 3-0 Oregon West) will host Cascade on Friday for their homecoming game to determine the league championship.
The Huskies picked up a 5-0 victory at home over the Yamhill-Carlton Tigers on Oct. 18 in the team’s lone game of the week.
North Marion (5-4-2, 4-2-1 Oregon West Conference) continues to improve as the season progresses, having gone 4-1-1 over the past three weeks of play.
The Huskies were scheduled to travel to Philomath on Tuesday and follow with a home game against No. 5 Stayton on Thursday.
The Huskies played to a draw in their only game of the week last week.
North Marion (2-5-4, 2-2-3 Oregon West) tied Yamhill-Carlton 1-1 on a goal from Mar Verastegui, assisted by Sonia Jimenez.
The Huskies were scheduled to host Philomath on Tuesday and play at Stayton on Thursday.