Coleville remains unbeaten with 44-20 win over Eureka
A lot has changed in one year’s time for the Coleville High football team. Coming off a 2015 season in which they went 1-8, the Wolves are now riding a wave of momentum after their 44-20 win at home Saturday against Eureka.
Junior quarterback Andrew Robles rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another as Coleville (2-0) ran past the defending Eastern conference champion Eureka (1-1). Last year, the Wolves lost 62-0 at Eureka in a week two contest that saw Robles make his second start at quarterback.
“We have most of the same team back this year just stronger, more experienced and with more confidence,” Coleville coach Will Sandy noted. “After last year’s annihilation at Eureka, we were very excited with Saturday’s big victory. They lost some good players off last year’s team, we are much improved, and we were ready to play. Although the total offensive yards were pretty close, we did a much better job converting in the red zone.”
Coleville led 20-14 after one quarter and extended the advantage to 36-20 at halftime.
Robles rushed for 105 yards on 11 carries and completed 8 of 15 passes with no interceptions and 134 yards. Omar Saldivar had six receptions for 113 yards and one TD.
Cody Gottfried also rushed for 95 yards and sophomore Corbin Randall added 57 yards and one TD.
Ignacio Estrada-Cota had a hand in 14 tackles to lead Coleville’s defense. Slone McCann had a sack and Saldivar a fumble recovery.
Sandy said a big part of the defensive improvement has been the addition of assistant coach R.C. Remington, who had previously served as head coach at Pyramid Lake the last three seasons.
COLEVILLE 58, BIG PINE 24
Gottfried rushed for 100 yards and three TDs, while Robles threw for 123 yards and two TDs Aug. 27 in Coleville’s 58-24 season-opening win at Big Pine, Calif.
Gottfried only needed seven rushes to reach the century mark. Robles completed seven of nine passes and Saldivar caught three passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Randall provided a spark on special teams with two 65-yard touchdown returns.
On the defensive side, Lucas Loggins was credited with nine tackles, including one sack, and Quinton Castro had two interceptions.
Coleville opens its Western I-A conference season this coming Saturday with a 1 p.m. rivalry contest at home against Smith Valley.