The Nevada Union Jr. Miners youth football program headed to Lincoln Sunday for their first road contest of the season.
The Jr. Zebra’s were able to protect their home field for the most part, but the Jr. Miners’ midget team ended the day on a high note for NU.
Led by their running game, along with a staunch defensive effort, the Jr. Miners’ midgets clobbered the Jr. Zebras, 34-0.
The victory improves the Jr. Miners to 1-1 this season.
NU’s Dawson Fay showed his versatility with touchdowns on the ground, through the air and on special teams. Fay finished with 163 yards rushing and one ground score. He also caught a touchdown and finished with 62 receiving yards, and took a punt back 50 yards for a touchdown.
Also reaching the century mark on the ground was Hayden Lee with 100 yards rushing and one touchdown. Logan Lopez tallied 32 yards and punched in a score as well.
Lee and Lopez led the Jr. Miners on defense with eight tackles each.
Quarterback Amani Walker was an efficient 2-for-3 for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Jr. Midgets: Lincoln 36, Nevada Union 0
Trevor Neilson was a bright spot for the Jr. Miners’ defense Sunday, wrapping up six tackles and blocking a PAT attempt and a field goal attempt.
But in the end, the Jr. Zebras were too much for the Jr. Miners.
Ty Daugherty also stood out for the NU defense with three tackles and fumble recovery in which he stripped the ball from the Jr. Zebra runner and was headed toward six when an inadvertent whistle stopped the play. The Miners were awarded possession, but were unable to capitalize on the turnover.
NU’s Ronald “Junior” Shima also recovered a fumble.
In Pee Wee action the Jr. Miners lost to Lincoln 8-6, and the NU Jr. Pee Wees fell, 32-0.
The Jr. Miners have a bye this upcoming weekend, but get back at it Sept. 6 against Elk Grove.
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