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Douglas boys top Grizzlies, 5-3

Chuck Smock, sports editor

Galena scored early and late against the Douglas boys on Wednesday, but the Tigers mustered plenty of offense in between and walked off with a 5-3 victory.

The Grizzlies needed less than one minute to find the net. The Tigers then scored four unanswered goals to take control of the game.

Bradley Bryant tied the game in the 10th minute on an assist from Rob Honer.

Near the end of the first half, Zac Beres sent a long pass up the middle to Honer, who beat Galena’s aggressive off-sides trap for a breakaway goal and a 2-1 Tigers lead.

Gieorag Andrews carried the ball down the right side and made a beautiful pass that led to a goal for Chris Bargman.

Honer broke free again later in the second half to score the game-winning goal.

Galena then cut the deficit to 4-2 with a penalty kick.

Bargman scored the Tigers’ final goal on an assist from Honer.

The Grizzlies scored their last goal in the final five minutes.

Last Saturday, the Tigers scored a 2-0 win over Elko at DHS, but there is a possibility that victory will be overturned by a ruling from the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association next week.

Elko coaches have apparently protested the outcome, saying Douglas violated the NIAA’s “Participation Limits for Athletes” rule by allowing a player to play in the junior varsity game as well as the varsity game in the same day. NIAA rules state “An athlete must only participate in one level of competition per day.”

If the Tigers are forced to forfeit, the loss will be Douglas’ first of the season.

In the game on the field Saturday, Honer scored the Tigers’ first goal in the second minute off an assist from Josh Pratt. Gieorag Andrews made it 2-0 with an unassisted goal 10 minutes later.

The Tigers will play host to McQueen today at 1 p.m. Carson High comes to town Wednesday for a game at 3 p.m.