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Junior Miners still in search of first win


The Nevada Union Junior Miners, junior pee wee division, led by head coach Ty Conway, hosted a staunch opponent in the Capitol Christian Junior Cougars Saturday at Hooper Stadium.

NU entered the game looking for its first win of the season but will have to wait another week as the Cougars defeated the Junior Miners soundly, 32-0.

“Their defensive line and linebackers were some of the toughest we’ve seen this year,” said NU coach Mike Meyer.

Coach Mark Tintle had praise for NU’s special teams, which were a bright spot.

NU’s A.J. Meyer was a standout on defense, while Isaiah Walker was a bright spot on offense.

Meyer, who had a spectacular interception on the day, said that he needs to “continue to practice hard during the week, and to focus on not over-pursuing the play.”

Walker, who ran the ball with authority and chewed up yardage all day, said that he wants “to improve as a team during the week and play hard next Saturday.”

The Junior Miners will look to nab their first win Saturday when they travel to rival Bear River.

Submitted by Ron Slay


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The Union Updated Oct 12, 2012 01:48PM Published Oct 8, 2012 04:22PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.