Douglas season ends at Reed, 47-7
November 10, 2016
The Douglas Tigers saw their successful football season come to an end Thursday night with a 47-7 Northern 4A region semifinal loss against Reed in Sparks.
Quarterback Cameron Emerson threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more to lead the five-time defending region champion Raiders. The Sparks Tribune reported that Emerson went 16-for-17 for 226 yards through the air and ran for 38 yards on four carries.
Douglas saw its three-game win streak snapped and closed the book on its season with a 6-5 record.
Reed (11-1 overall) led 20-0 after one quarter and 33-7 at halftime to extend its win streak to 11 straight games.
The Raiders will face Damonte Ranch in the Northern 4A championship game next Friday at McQueen High. Damonte Ranch was a 21-6 winner over Reno in the other semifinal.
Ryland DeSomber scored for the Tigers on a 5-yard touchdown run in the final 48 seconds before halftime.
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It wasn't enough to offset a Reed team that came into the game with a 50-point per game average.
Robert Ferrel caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Emerson to give the Raiders a 6-0 lead. Tre Bussey followed with scoring runs that covered 54 and 9 yards and then tight end Grant Cotter caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Emerson. Emerson later ran 8 yards for another touchdown as the Raiders extended their lead to 33-0 with 2:31 left in the second quarter.
Douglas answered quickly and drove 62 yards in one minute, 43 seconds before halftime.
Emerson ran 15 yards for another touchdown and then threw a 47-yard scoring strike to Ferrel to make it 47-7 midway through the third quarter.
Douglas answered with a 14-play drive into the red zone and had first-and-goal inside the 5, only to stall after a dead ball personal foul. The Tigers eventually turned the ball over at the 16 after four straight incomplete passes.