CARSON WOLFPACK 21, LOVELOCK MUD DOGS 19
Carson 7 7 0 7 - 21
Lovelock 7 6 6 0 - 19
Key Offensive Statistics: Austin Watson led the Pack with 10 carries for 99 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run. Aaron Holmes added 97 yards on nine carries. The Dogs contained the Pack's highly explosive Mike Handley, limiting him to 36 yards on four carries, although Handley set up the Pack's first score with a 45-yard pass to Watson. Quarterback Kyle Bacon threw for 138 yards, going 8-for-11 with 2 TD passes to Watson (28 and 7 yards). The Pack offensive line dominated the Dogs, creating holes large enough for the backs to get into the Dogs' defensive backfield all night long. William Bisbee made two excellent blocks on both of the Pack passing touchdowns, while Corde Armstrong, Kenny Binder, Luke Cunningham, Cody Albee, Robbie Wimer and Dustin Beauford dominated were dominant.
Key Defensive Statistics: Billy Frederick and Jeremiah Schenzel led the Pack defense with nine and eight tackles respectively. Zach Tersteege (six tackles), Derek Lowes (five tackles) and Eric Aguilera (four tackles) also played strong games for the Pack. The Pack defense gave up its first passing touchdown of the season, but it was the only reception the secondary of Kenny Hooks, Mario Quevedo, Garrett Lappin and Tony Zevnick allowed all night. With 1:30 left in the game, pressure from Armstrong, Frederick and Binder forced Lovelock's quarterback to throw an interception, which Pete Morris returned 30 yards to seal the victory for the Pack. Schenzel and Frederick also caused and recovered several fumbles for the Pack in crucial situations.
Special Highlights: In what may have been the play of the game, with the Pack ahead 21-19, the Dogs tried to kick the extra point, which is worth two points in Pop Warner play. Handley and Hooks blocked the extra point. With the victory, the Pack will play Reno Vikings Friday night in Reno. The Vikings are the only team to defeat the Pack in the last 12 games.
Record: Carson Wolfpack 6-1
CARSON CRUSHERS 33, RENO PATRIOTS 0
The Crushers extended their winning streak to four games - they've outscored their
opponents 116-6 during that stretch. The defense extended its scoreless streak to 15 quarters. Cody Fischer led the way with six tackles, three sacks and one forced fumble. Dallas Colodney had five tackles and a sack, while Heath Medeiros had a sack and five tackles. Chris McBroom recovered two fumbles, returning one for a 71-yard touchdown. Nick Brown played an outstanding game, recording five tackles while Aaron Server helped the defensive line shut down the Patriots' running game.
Gary Groth aired the ball out for six completions on 11 attempts for 107 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 30 yards and an extra point. Tony Fagen caught four passes for 87 yards, two touchdowns and an extra point. Mark Gwaltney had a 26-yard touchdown reception and helped out with a couple of outstanding tackles on special
teams. Philip Maier made a great catch for an extra point. Sam Osheroff and Justin Shinn provided some outstanding outside blocking to allow Derick Holland and Mike Gonzales to combine for 80 yards rushing. Gonzales also had a 24-yard touchdown run. The offensive line of Jeff Butler, Aric Burlingame, Shawn Price, Kyle Coday and Austin Bitisillie, did a great job of containing the Patriots' defensive rush.
Record: Crushers 5-3
Dayton High School
DAYTON DEVIL DOGS 27, CARSON CHARGERS 0
Carson 0 0 0 0 - 0
Dayton 8 6 0 13 - 27
Game Summary and Key Offensive Statistics: The Carson Chargers succumbed to the undefeated Dayton Devil Dogs in the first round of the Sagebrush Empire playoffs Friday night in Dayton. The Chargers never got the big offensive plays that hallmarked each of their previous wins, suffering under a rubber band - bend but not break - Devil Dog defense. The Chargers were able to move the ball downfield on sustained drives only to give it up on turnovers deep in Dayton territory. The Devil Dogs made good use of misdirection runs and play action passes to come up with big plays and scores, frustrating a fairly effective Chargers defense. The Chargers hope to rebound next week in the consolation round of the playoffs.
The Chargers rushed for 85 yards on 32 carries and no scores. Logan Parsley led the way with 65 yards on 21 carries. The Chargers were successful in converting on all of their fourth-and-short situations with sneaks from quarterback Jack Jacquet. Kevin Holmes, Steve Owens, Jimmy Potter and Mike McBroom rounded out the Chargers rushing game behind the offensive line headed up by Quentin Dankworth, Colton Wright, Daniel Harvey, Brandon Mackie, Donivan Dean, Caleb Simon and Jonas Schenzel.
Jacquet had limited success through the air, passing for 29 yards on nine attempts for three receptions and two interceptions. Terry Smith had a 20-yard reception on the Chargers' first possession. Dean was injured in the first half and was transported by ambulance to the hospital, but according to reports, he was released and is doing fine.
Key Defensive Players, Highlights: In a repeat of last week's game, the Chargers defense struggled with the "big play" syndrome, giving up most of the scores on long plays from scrimmage, notably on fourth-down situations. The Chargers had some new faces on defense, including converted receivers Matt Kline and Brian Maffei. Other regulars stepped up and made big plays, including defensive lineman Ahron Osheroff, who recovered an onside kick and then made a touchdown-saving tackle in the third quarter. Maffei had a productive evening as well, stopping the Devil Dogs on fourth-and-short in the second quarter. In other Chargers defensive action, Logan Parsley led the way with six tackles, followed by Maffei with five. Tyler Jackson, Nick Bacon and Robert Frederick had three tackles each while Jason Sebring, Rafe Tackes, William Donnelly, Brian Bodden and Potter rounded out the defensive action.
Special Highlights: The Chargers' goal line defense faced a new challenge this week on PAT attempts. After scoring on their first possession, Dayton lined up and kicked a two-point conversion, shocking a Chargers defensive unit accustomed to defending against the 2-yard run or pass. The Chargers then went on to deny Dayton on the next two successive PAT kick attempts.