Football: Junior Midgets roll against Sparks |

Football: Junior Midgets roll against Sparks

Staff Reports

The Douglas Tigers Junior Midget Pop Warner squad came out strong on defense to shut down the Sparks Steelers 21-0 Sept. 10 at Stodick Park.

The Tigers were led by hard-hitting cornerback Mike Harp who stuck his opponents all night and had an interception as well.

Douglas caused four turnovers in the game, starting with first-year player Kyle Fencl who recovered a fumble on the second defensive play of the game.

Safety Aaron Bender had a great sideline interception, and linebacker Zach McFadden added a pick.

Defensive linemen Jordan Cruz, Saph Brooks, Cameron Argon, Danny Bloom, Stan Running Wolf and Thor Heydman shut down the running game.

Linebackers J.P. Pollack, Nick Adams, Cody Spates, Cody Lommori and McFadden combined with defensive backs Beau Davis, Tanner Thomas, Bender, Mike Harp and Brian Bender to hold the Steelers to zero yards passing.

Sparks never crossed the 35-yard-line.

The Tiger offense produced three scores, including two Nick Adams touchdown passes, a 35-yarder to McFadden and 30-yarder to Tanner Thomas, and a run by Chewy Garren.

Douglas’ big line of Garrett Tenney, Jacob Phillips, Jordan Tipton, Ryan Lentz, Kyle James and Drew Forrest led the way for the running game all night.

The team wanted to thank team mom Terri Mrnak for getting everybody involved.

Junior Pee Wee Black loses tough contest

The Douglas Tigers Junior Pee Wee Black squad lost in a tough opening game to the Sparks Cardinals two weeks ago.

Sparks pushed through for an overtime touchdown to win the game 6-0.

The defense was incredible in controlling the Cardinals fast running game all night long.

Offensively the Tigers struggled through the tough Cardinal defenders whose defense bent but never broke for any Tiger touchdowns.

Defensive linemen Cody Sugden, Michael Hoyt and Austin Ball all played very well.

Sugden had two sacks and Hoyt recovered two fumbles.

Defensive ends Tanner Matlock, Steven Campbell and Kevin Owens also played well.

The defensive backfield of Adam Munoz, Christian Neilander, Tim Scrape and Dustan Fisher shut down the Cardinals passing game. Linebackers J.P. Garner, Conner Peterson, Ryan Simmons and Ruben Trujillo pummeled the Cardinal running backs all night long.