by Kanani Lambert
One of our very own Beaverton High School staff as well as coach, Bob Boyer, recently won his 100th football game while coaching for the beaverton high varsity football team. Coach Boyer attended beaverton high school as a kid, and had an offer to come back as a teacher, as well as a coach. this year will mark his 29 years for coaching varsity football and 30 years of coaching track.
Boyer’s 100th won game at Beaverton High was against West Salem on September 28th, 2018. The Beavers were ahead 28-6 in the first half, but West Salem fought back and even though it ended close the beavers still came out victorious 35-33 in the end.
We asked Coach Boyer what some of his most memorable wins with the beaverton high school program were and he responded with “well I would have to say that the state championship game in 99’ was a huge win, 92’ we beat west linn in the playoffs which they has, the first game of the season, they has crushed us so coming back that was a huge win. Comeback win a couple years ago against Southridge, we were down 23-0 and we came back and won 26-23, and the game this year against Westview was a really good feeling.”
Lots of the the players really appreciate and love Coach Boyer, sophomore Gabe Sheaffer says “Boyer is really trying to make us better people while also making you a better football player at the same time. In practice, he doesn’t miss a chance to teach us a life lesson to improve our character. I think he believes if our team has good character we will do well as far as football games go as well ”
When asked what some of the people that really inspire his coaching style were, Coach Boyer said “I would say Faustin Riley, who was really the first head coach that I worked with here at beaverton high school, Ron James my high school wrestling coach, I mean they’re are so many, Jim Archer who was our track coach who I actually first started working with, all these coaches and how they dealt with kids, and how they ran there programs, and their values have all had an effect on me and the way I coach.”
Coach Boyer receiving his award at the homecoming assembly. Photo Courtesy of Jason Sarmiento