PREP FOOTBALL: Nevada Union looks to acquire initial win of season, travels to face …

September 18, 2015 - garden totes

As a non-league line-up of games nears an finish for Nevada Union, a Miners have one final shot to acquire a win before a heartless gauntlet that is a Sierra Foothill League begins.

“We have to knowledge (winning) to know what it takes,” pronounced NU conduct manager Dennis Houlihan said. “I consider this week is a good week for us to go out and do it.”

Nevada Union (0-3) travels to Woodland tonight to face Pioneer, a group that warranted a initial win of a deteriorate a week ago. The Patriots (1-2) come into a foe with NU on a heels of an 18-14 feat over Fairfield (1-2).

Pioneer is led by an jaunty quarterback in youth Elijah Fields. The 5-foot, 11-inch, 190-pound quarterback has only 131 yards flitting this deteriorate though leads a group in rushing yards with 291 to go with 3 touchdowns.

Pioneer, like Nevada Union, uses dual quarterbacks. Junior Carston Gunter is also a duel hazard quarterback with 143 flitting yards and 139 rushing this season.

“They got speed,” Houlihan pronounced of Pioneer. “They have a few athletes that can make plays.”

Houlihan pronounced one of a keys to violence Pioneer will be containing a quarterbacks and holding divided a flitting game, something they have nonetheless to do this season.

The Miners haven’t hold a group underneath 42 points this season, are permitting 226 flitting yards a diversion and have yielded 8 touchdowns by a air.

Pioneer’s quarterbacks have struggled in a flitting game, going a total 16-for-46 for 274 yards, dual touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The Patriots tip pass catcher is 6-foot, 3-inch, 208-pound youth Danny Byrd, who has 10 catches for 222 yards and dual touchdowns. Byrd also runs a round spasmodic as well.

In final week’s game, a Miners offense found a stride, racking adult 35 points and 513 yards (191 passing, 322 rushing) from scrimmage.

Houlihan pronounced his group will continue to build off of final week’s performance.

“Our (offensive) line played unequivocally well, a immature backs done some plays and ran unequivocally well, and we were means to put some points on a board,” Houlihan said.

Nevada Union comparison quarterback James Schnitzius also looked some-more gentle final week and had his best diversion of a year so far, completing 10 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown.

The Miners bloody Pioneer final season, scoring 42 points on their approach to victory. It tied Nevada Union’s tip scoring outlay in a Houlihan epoch (2013-present). The other time NU scored 42 was in a 69-42 detriment to Roseville in Houlihan’s initial season.

The Miners and Patriots are scheduled to kickoff during 7 p.m. currently during Pioneer High School in Woodland.

Falcons fly to Golden Sierra

Colfax is withdrawal a nest for a initial time this season, streamer to Garden Valley to face Golden Sierra.

The Falcons (1-2) are entrance off their second true defeat, a 28-14 detriment to Dixon, and will be looking to iron out a kinks with only dual games left before Pioneer Valley League play begins.

Golden Sierra (1-1) leans on a using game, averaging 297.5 yards per diversion and accounting for all though one of a Grizzlies touchdowns this season.

The Grizzlies have a engorgement of backs that receptacle a ball, removing rushing touchdowns from 6 opposite players this season.

Golden Sierra does onslaught to chuck a ball, completing only 4-of-20 attempts for 141 yards, one touchdown and 5 interceptions as a team.

Colfax has been rather offset this deteriorate with youth quarterback Austin Weir averaging 202 flitting yards per diversion to go with 7 flitting scores. Weir’s favorite aim has been comparison Matthew Harshman, who has an considerable 25 catches for 432 yards and 7 touchdowns in 3 games.

Colfax is clever when it comes to using a round as well, averaging 205 yards per game. The Falcons belligerent diversion is led by rapid using behind Lukas Rineer, who has 386 yards and 3 touchdowns this season. Rineer has surfaced a century symbol for rushing yards in each diversion this season.

The Falcons and Grizzlies flog off during 7 p.m. tonight during Golden Sierra High School.

Bruins take Friday off

Bear River has barreled by a initial 3 games, going 3-0 and outscoring their opponents by a total measure of 105-54. The foe gets a mangle from a Bruins as Bear River gets this Friday off.

Seniors David O’Brien and Dave Mastrella along with sophomore Austin Baze have emerged as a Bear River’s tip descent threats so distant this season.

O’Brien does a small bit of it all for a Bruins. The 6-foot, 2-inch 180-pound O’Brien has 231 rush yards and 3 belligerent scores on only 21 carries. He’s also a hazard to pass a round (2-for-2, 15 yards) or locate it (one catch, 17 yards). O’Brien also earnings kicks and punts and on invulnerability has 7 tackles to go with a collect six.

Mastrella is a big-play hazard on a ground, rushing for 196 yards and dual touchdowns on only 13 carries. Mastrella is averaging 15.1 yards per lift so distant this season. On defense, Mastrella is a force with 8 tackles and an interception.

Baze, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 225-pound sophomore, is a savage between a tackles with 4 touchdowns in only dual games played this season. Baze is only as clever on invulnerability with 3 tackles for a detriment and a sack.

Much of a success on a belligerent can be attributed to a Bruins vigourous descent line, that is producing 221 yards per diversion on a ground, and another 97 by a air.

Senior quarterback Jason Voter has had his ups and downs by 3 games, going a total 14-for-15 for 227 yards and a touchdown in games opposite Pacheco and Argonaut, though struggled opposite Union Mine with only 3 completions in 17 attempts for 22 yards and an interception. On a season, Voter is 17-for-32 for 249 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

On a defensive side, Bear River’s Jimmy Vaughn (16 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, sack), Connor Hollister (11 tackles, dual tackles for a loss), Kyle Wooner (16 tackles) and Gunner Simpson (18 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, dual sacks) lead a way.

Bear River gets behind during it Sept. 25 on a highway opposite Escalon.

To hit Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email

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