High drama in Thurston’s football opener

SPRINGFIELD – The Thurston Colts football team has had a historic run the past few seasons, but returned only three starters for this season. That means many players were making their first start on Friday night against a veteran Wilsonville Wildcats team.

In a rematch of a 2021 state semifinal game, and the 2018 championship matchup, the Colts youth was on full display – the good and the bad. The Colts ultimately fell 38-35 in overtime, but it’s clear the kids are going to be all right.

“All the mistakes we made tonight are fixable . . .