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Huskies take down Tigers

Will Barnard returned the game's opening kickoff 60 yards to set up one touchdown and then caught a 60-yard scoring pass Friday night to put the Reno Huskies on track to a 49-24 win at home against the Douglas Tigers.

Reno (5-0 overall) scored on three straight possessions to take a 21-0 lead at Foster Field in the final nonleague game for both teams.

Josh Gurule kicked a 35-yard field goal as Douglas (2-3) cut the gap to 21-3 in the first quarter and quarterback Hunter Hickey scored on a 2-yard run to make it 35-10 26 seconds left before halftime.

Ryland DeSomber's 3-yard touchdown run brought Douglas within 42-17 with 9:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Running back Brandon Kaho scored two touchdowns in the first quarter, including a 30-yarder off a direct snap that put the Huskies on top 21-0 midway through the first quarter. Barnard caught a sideline pass from quarterback Drake Vestbie, shook free from one tackle and ran the final 45 yards to make it 14-0.

Douglas begins its Sierra League season and celebrates homecoming next Friday against Bishop Manogue.

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