One of the top players in Oregon at the 5A level is Spencer Clements (6-3 190 WR/S 18′) of Silverton. The Junior standout is considered a conference player of the year candidate covering this season and next.
Head Coach John Mannion has done a phenomenal job, going (47-11) since taking over the program in 2012. Numbers have increased substantially, with kids like Clements exemplifying all that is good about their student athletes.
Spencer is an appealing recruit, specifically due to his size and versatility. His 44 catches for 724 yards and 8 Tds, only partially tell the tale, as he could end up being a collegiate Safety. Thus far in 2016 he has 4 INT’s and the overall athleticism necessary to play the corner spot.
The Foxes finished the regular season (7-2), winning their last five league games to close. MWC champ Lebanon squeaked out a victory in week four 21-20. Speaking on the year Spencer says, “As far as my team goes I see us having the ability to go deep in the playoffs, so I think it’s realistic for us to aim big and make a run at a state title.”
Silverton has traditionally been one of the better teams state wide for their classification level. Clements, 6-3 185 pound Sophomore QB Levi Nielsen, and Jr. athlete Kobe Garcia will all be crucial pieces to the puzzle, both in the playoffs and as the teams future foundation.
Clements is a 3 sport athlete (basketball, track) who also holds a 3.9 GPA. Referencing his goals moving forward he says, “I’m hopeful to go for over 1000 yards receiving, but more importantly just help my team win however I can.”
Myself and Andrew Nemec of Oregon Live will be at Silverton this Friday, for their first round playoff game versus Redmond. We look forward to seeing Clements and the traditional 5A power.