Football: Douglas freshmen pummel Elko
Anthony Alvitre and Brock Peterson combined for 280 rushing yards and six touchdowns to lead the Douglas freshman football squad over Elko 48-0 Friday at Douglas High.
Alvitre had 16 carries for 176 yards and two touchdowns and Peterson had 12 carries for 104 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tigers.
Douglas built a 42-0 lead in the first half and the Tiger defense hunkered down in the second to preserve the shutout.
“Football is all about momentum and during this game, we had the momentum from the opening kickoff and never looked back,” Douglas coach Brent Eddy said.
The Douglas defense came up with five forced turnovers and a blocked punt by Alvitre that he picked up and ran in for a touchdown.
Douglas faces Galena at 4:30 Thursday at Douglas High.
The Douglas junior varsity squad has stumbled a little coming out of the gate for the 2004 season.
Preceding a loss to Elko last week, the Tigers opened the season with a 35-12 loss at Reed.
Tyler Tintsman had 24 carries for 68 yards and Phil Mannelly had 10 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown to lead Douglas in the game.
The Douglas defense played promising football throughout the game as Reese Kizer opened the scoring with a 53-yard fumble return.
Julius Bailey keyed the Tiger secondary at cornerback in the game and Mannelly came up with a sack for a 15-yard loss in the third quarter.
Bailey finished the game with three solo tackles and two assists, Kizer had four assists and two solo tackles and Nick Ceglia had four assists and one solo tackle.
The Tiger offense suffered three fumbles and four mishandled snaps at center.
“Our defense played very well at times considering they were on the field for the majority of the game,” Douglas coach Mark Lilly said. “Considering the way they played against McQueen in the (preseason) scrimmage, this game was a let down for the team.”
Jake Williams passed for 51 yards for the Tigers and Steven Passalqua had one catch for 42 yards.
Douglas takes on Galena Thursday at 7 p.m. at Douglas.