By DAVE BELCHER
Moapa Valley Progress
Spring Creek at Truckee
Spring Creek travelled to Truckee for a match-up with the Wolverines. Spring Creek was last year’s northern champion and came into this game with one loss in league play. They were tied with Truckee for second place in the northern league of the 3A. The Wolverines upset the defending league champions, 26-14.
Things didn’t start well for Spring Creek as they lost the ball on the first series, fumbling at the Truckee 20.
Truckee then used some trickery, running their version of the halfback pass. They scored on an 85-yard catch and run when quarterback Marcus Bellon pitched the ball to Jamie Parisi who threw to Cole Eichele who was open. Truckee would extend their lead with a quarterback keeper later in the first quarter.
Truckee would then record a safety when the Spartans were pinned down on their own goal line. Truckee linebacker Joel Estabrook made the play in the end zone giving Truckee a 16-0 lead.
Truckee ended the first half with a 22-yard field goal for a 19-0 lead at halftime.
Spring Creek got on the board with a pass to Slade for 6 points. The two point conversion failed for a Truckee 19-6 lead.
Truckee added a touchdown when Parisi caught a touchdown from eleven yards away. Spring Creek scored their final points inside four minutes to play for the final score.
Truckee finished with 467 yards of total offense: 231 yards passing and 236 yards rushing. Spring Creek finished with 65 yards rushing and 171 yards passing for 236 yards total offense. Truckee is now 6-1 in league play while Spring Creek is 5-2.
Lowry at Elko
The Elko Indians were in the midst of a four-game losing streak, and were on the verge of making it a five game streak, when they beat Lowry 18-14 with a touchdown in the final quarter.
Christian Quintana return the Buckaroos first punt into a touchdown and an 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion. Elko would take an 11-0 lead with 12 seconds remaining in the first quarter when Kaleb Martinez kicked a field goal.
Lowry would score their first touchdown when Victor Rosas finished with a 50-yard run. Rosas scored for a second time from 20 yards away and with the 2-point conversion took a 14-11 lead into the fourth quarter.
Elko would win the game with just over six minutes to play when Byington scored on a run of 11 yards and with the extra point an 18-14 win.
Elko is in the fourth spot right now for the northern playoffs with a 3-4 league record.
Lowry is facing a 1-6 record.
Wooster at Fernley
Fernley sits alone in first place in the north with an undefeated 7-0 record. Last week they made short work of the Wooster Colts with a 42-14 win at Fernley.
Sparks at Fallon
Fallon beat Sparks 48-23. Sparks finished with 144 yard rushing and 38 yards passing. Fallon is travelling to Spring Creek this Friday night for a key game in the standings and seeding in the north.
South Tahoe at Dayton
Dayton continues to struggle as they were beaten by South Tahoe 56-13. South Tahoe held a 49-0 lead after a touchdown to start the second half and a fumble recovery that lead to another touchdown. Dayton is 0-6 in the north. South Tahoe travels to Elko this Friday.
Southern 3A – Sunrise
Chaparral at Del Sol
Chaparral had to come from behind to beat the Dragons 35-28 last Friday night. With the win Chaparral is tied with Moapa Valley at 1-1 for second place in the Sunrise. Moapa Valley holds the tiebreaker with a win over Chaparral.
Del Sol built a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Chaparral scored first when Lopu Tauli’ll scored from 20-yards away midway through the first quarter. Del Sol followed when Taariq Flowers ran a 67 yarder into the endzone a minute later. Marckell Turner caught a 27-yard pass with 22 second remaining in the first.
Chaparral then came to life with 21 points in the second quarter lead by TyRay Collins who scored from 5-yards to start the second then 33-yards on the next possession. Barry Williams of Del Sol then scored on a 72-yard pass reception to regain the lead at 22-21with 7:23 to play in the first half.
Chaparral would take the lead for good when Sheik Fonfanah scored from 2-yards away. Danny Tia added to the lead when he scored from 14-yards away in the third. Andre Never scored the final touchdown of the game with a 10 yards run at just under three minutes to play in the game.
Chaparral finished with 350 yards of total offense: 342 rushing. Del Sol finished with 330 yards total: 102 rushing and 228 passing.
Chaparral will travel to Virgin Valley this Friday night where a win would put the Sunrise into a three-way tie for first place. Del Sol will host Moapa Valley on Friday night. All four teams will qualify for the playoffs.
Southern 3A – Sunset
Desert Pines at Cheyenne
Desert Pines shut out Cheyenne 29-0 on Friday night in their league game. Desert Pines is undefeated in league play with a 3-0 record. Cheyenne on the other hand falls to 1-2.
Desert Pines used a 29-yard pass in the first quarter from Devin McGee to Jesse Bravin for an early lead. Place kicker Victor Palafox booted a 43-yard field goal with 7:36 to play in the first half giving the Jaguars the lead at half time 10-0.
McGee finished Desert Pines first drive of the second half with a 1-yard dive followed by Jyden King’s touchdown on the next drive for a 23-0 lead to start the fourth quarter. Anthony Allen scored the final Jaguar touchdown with 5:20 to play in the game with a 4-yard run.
Western at Mojave
Mojave wasted no time is blowing out the Warriors. They scored 24 points in the first quarter before cruising to an easy 36-0 shutout win.
Tawee Walker started the game with a 59-yard touchdown run on the first play of the game, the first of two touchdowns he would score. DeQuincy Mitchell scored the second touchdown two minutes later on a 13-yard pass reception from Xavier Delong. De’Quan Williams scored a mpoment later with a 4 yard run. Mojave converted all three 2-point conversion attempts for the 24-0 lead.
Walker scored his second touchdown midway through the second quarter and Ironzi Miller scored the final touchdown midway through the third to start the running clock.
Mojave is 2-1 in league play and the second seed in the sunset. Western falls to 0-3 in league play.
Pahrump at Sunrise Mountain
The Miners of Sunrise Mountain used a 20 point second quarter to build a lead and coasted to a 41-6 win over the Trojans. Trayvon Ward ran for an 8-yard touchdown inside the first minutes of the game giving the Miners the first lead. Te’andre Love scored on a 19-yard pass from Tyree Hayes midway through the second followed by Xavier Kyles 18-yard touchdown reception minutes later. Love then caught a 24-yard pass with 52 seconds remaining in the first half.
Ward scored to start the fourth quarter when he broke a 73-yard run for the touchdown with under ten minutes to play in the third.
Pahrump scored their only touchdown when David Roundy finished a Trojan drive with a 15-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.
Quarterback Hayes scored the final touchdown of the game with a 10-yard run for the Miners and the final score.
Sunrise Mountain finished with 390 yard rushing: 193 on the ground and 197 passing.