The Coleville Wolves finished the regular season unbeaten by shutting out league rival Smith Valley by a final score of 56-0.
Smith Valley moved the ball well on the opening drive moving within the Wolves 10-yard line. Emmi Sandoval killed the drive when he intercepted a pass 6 yards in the endzone and ran it back 86 yards for Coleville's first score. Quarterback Jason Peters put the Wolves up 8-0 scoring on the conversion run.
"Our defense gave up two big plays on the drive but really changed the momentum of the game when Sandoval intercepted the pass and turned it into a big touchdown," Coleville coach Will Sandy said. "Emmi made a great run but also benefited from some outstanding downfield blocking by his teammates. That play ignited our defense and they dominated the rest of the game.
Known as the most dominant passer in the league, Jason Peters turned to his legs in this game rushing for a season high 152 yards on 16 carries. Peters scored three rushing touchdowns, finding the endzone on runs of 28, 13, and 5 yards.
"Smith Valley brought a lot of pressure," Sandy said. "Our offensive line did a great picking it up and opening up huge running lanes that allowed Jason scramble for big gains. Rather than force it down field with his arm, Jason took advantage of what Smith Valley was giving him."
Peters was only 5 of 10 passing for 35 yards on the day, but two of those passes went for touchdowns.
Emmi Sandoval was on the receiving end of one of those touchdowns and also scored on a short run. Jay Clark had 3 receptions including a 5-yard touchdown catch.
Tailback John "Buh" Hamilton also had a big day rushing, scoring on a 65-yard run. Hamilton ended with 103 yards rushing on 5 carries.
According to Coach Sandy, "The defense really deserves the most credit today. After a shaky opening drive, they played very well holding Smith Valley scoreless and only surrendering 148 total yards."
Linebackers Jason Peters with 2 solos and 11 assists, Jay Clark with 1 solo and 12 assists, and Tyler Summers with 13 assists led the defense. Lucas Vasquez with 2 solos, 6 assists, and 1 sack and Mat Randall with 3 solos and 8 assists also played very well defensively.
The Wolves get this weekend off to prepare for the playoffs. Coleville, the No. 1 seed from the West, will host a playoff game on Nov. 7, verses the No. 2 seed from the East, either Carlin or Wells who will meet Thursday night in Wells. Coleville ends the regular season 4-0 in league and 9-0 overall.