New stars break out for Coleville
Saturday was a time for new stars to shine for the Coleville High football team. Lucas Loggins and Quinton Castro, just to name two, scored their first career touchdowns for the Wolves in a 56-6 Western 1A 8-man football victory at home against Pyramid Lake.
Coleville (2-1 league, 4-1 overall) led 38-0 after one quarter and 50-6 at halftime against Pyramid Lake (0-2, 1-3). Since much of the game was played with a running clock due to the NIAA’s 35-point rule, Coleville coach Will Sandy was able to utilize the Wolves’ 18-player roster.
“It did give a great chance our non-starters to shine,” Sandy noted.
Loggins, a 5-foot-6, 174-pound senior who normally plays center or guard on offense, rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown on six carries plus he returned a fumble 15 yards for a touchdown on defense. Castro had two receptions that accounted for Coleville’s first two touchdowns. Seth Humison added a pair of 2-point conversions on his first career receptions.
Loggins busted one of his carries for a 44-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Castro, a 5-7, 130-pound junior wide receiver, had receptions that covered 1 and 17 yards from quarterback Andrew Robles. He had one career catch coming into the game.
Cody Gottfried also scored two touchdowns as he rushed for 144 yards on 10 carries to lead a ground attack in which the Wolves rolled up 289 yards (12.6 yards per carry).
Corbin Randall scored two touchdowns, one on a 45-yard punt return and another on a run. Randall rushed for 27 yards on three carries.
Robles completed 6-of-9 passes for 68 yards and those two TDs. Ignacio Estrada-Cota had two receptions for 44 yards.
Omar Saldivar led Coleville’s defensive effort with 11 tackles.
Sophomore Brenden Casanova had a hand in 10 tackles (2 solo, 8 assists), including a quarterback sack, and a fumble recovery, while sophomore Zane Loggins contributed nine tackles (4 solo, 5 assists). Those were career-best tackle totals for both players.
Estrada-Cota also intercepted a pass.
Coleville resumes its league schedule this Saturday at Sierra Lutheran. The two teams scrapped to the wire last year before Sierra Lutheran pulled out a 41-38 win at Coleville.
“We are looking forward to Saturday’s contest,” Sandy said. “We have both improved since last year so it should be another great game.”