Football: Douglas freshmen explode
Until Thursday night, the only time you could expect a team to put up 973 yards of total yardage in a game was if you pitted USC against Western Truck School in Playstation 2 NCAA Football 2004.
But then the Douglas freshman football squad traveled to North Valleys.
“It was just one of those moments in sports that you had to see to believe,” Douglas coach Brent Eddy said. “I’ve never seen anything like it, never been involved with anything like it and never heard of anything like it before.
“It was just big play after big play after big play.”
Brock Peterson ran for 333 yards on 23 carries for five touchdowns to lead Douglas to an 88-54, that’s right 88-54, victory over the Panthers.
Douglas combined for 840 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground and put up 850 total yards as a team.
“Offensively, you can’t ask for anything more,” Eddy said. “Normally, you give up 54 points, you are going to lose, but this was unbelievable. Nobody could stop the other team.”
Anthony Alvitre ran for 267 yards on 13 carries for two touchdowns and Will Sherrin carried the ball seven times for 127 yards for three touchdowns. Blake Whatcott had four carries for 79 yards and one touchdown.
By the end of the game, Douglas had linemen carrying the ball just to try to slow the scoring down. The Tigers had 80 points with nine minutes left to go.
Douglas missed three two-point conversions in the game, meaning that if converted, one more touchdown would have put the Tigers at 100 points.
Kyle Heidt had an 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to round out Douglas’ total at 973 yards for the game, which for some teams would equal, or even surpass, an entire season’s worth of numbers.
The defense on the other hand …
“We’ll be doing a lot of hitting drills next week,” Eddy said with a laugh.
“We couldn’t stop them either.”
– Joey Crandall can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.