Football team starting trek to Oregon

Cap (Aaron Hays/TommieMedia)
Tommie doles out high fives to the St. Thomas football players boarding the buses to head to the airport. (Aaron Hays/TommieMedia)

Tommie the mascot and a few brave souls withstood freezing temperatures Friday morning to see the Tommie football team head to the airport to make the trip to Oregon.

For the first time since 1990, the football team is in the NCAA playoffs and this year’s squad has a chance to advance from the round of eight teams to the final four if the Tommies can squeeze out a win Saturday against Linfield in McMinnville, Ore.

St. Thomas (11-1) will take on Linfield (11-0) at noon Pacific Standard Time so check TommieMedia’s Facebook page starting 2 p.m. tomorrow for up to the minute updates and full game coverage.