LIVE COVERAGE: Friday night football (Miners defeat Pioneer 35 to 12)
FINAL — Nevada Union 35, Pioneer 12.
NU capitalizes on turnovers with a strong running game and stingy defense.
Update: 9:17 p.m.
Pats score on the final play of the game with a TD run by Elijah Fields.
Nevada Union 35, Pioneer 12.
Update: 9: 15 p.m.
Pats get the ball back and a first down after a series of plays bringing them across the Miners’ 45. Under a minute left.
Update: 9:12 p.m.
NU’s Nielsen has two rushing TD’s and one receiving score in the game.
Update: 9:11 p.m.
Nielsen punches it in for a one yard TD. Extra point is good.
Nevada Union 35, Pioneer 6.
Update: 9:10 p.m.
3:35 left in the game, Miners are inches away from the goal line.
Update: 9:06 p.m.
Nielsen gets a five yard gain within the 10 yard line. INJURY TIMEOUT.
Action from the fourth quarter (VIDEO)
Update: 9:02 p.m.
Owen Day runs it up to the 50 yard line. Miners hit a a deep pass. First and 10 nearing the red zone.
Update: 9:01 p.m.
Miners third and 8 and get a first down on a strong run. Nielsen get a short run in, second down and 8.
Update: 8:57 p.m.
Pats throw an interception. Miners take over deep in Pioneer territory. 7:55 to go in the game TIMEOUT.
Update: 8:56 p.m.
Miners go for it on fourth down, though throw an incomplete pass near the end zone. NU punts.
Update: 8:55 p.m.
3rd and 13, and Nielsen picks up a decent run after ball is bobbled. 10:14 to go in the fourth. NU TIMEOUT
Update: 8:53 p.m.
Start of fourth quarter. Nielsen runs up to the 45, 2nd down. Schnitzius hands off to Day and is tackled immediately.
Update: 8:51 p.m.
Pats come up short on a three and out to end the third quarter. Miners run back punt around the 50 yard line.
Update: 8:46 p.m.
Owen Day scores on a strong 14-yard run. Extra point good. 1:38 left in third quarter.
Nevada Union 28, Pioneer 6.
Update: 8:44 p.m.
High snap on the punt, Pats fall on it and Miners with great field position take over at the Pats’ 15 yard line.
Update: 8:42 p.m.
2:31 left in third. Pioneers with a three and out. Pats to punt.
Miners kick an on-side kick but Pioneer falls on it. Pats take over. Third quarter nearing end.
Update: 8:37 p.m.
Schnitzius sacked for a significant loss. 3rd down and 16 at the 35 yard line. Schnitzius throws it down the sideline to Nielsen on a screen pass. Nielsen drive it in for 35 yards and scores. Extra point good.
Nevada Union 21, Pioneer 6.
4:20 remains in the third quarter. Nielsen runs it up to the 26 yard line.
Update: 8:35 p.m.
Miners intercept a deep pass from the Pats. NU takes over. Nielsen runs it up to the 48 on a short run. 2nd down.
Update: 8:32 p.m.
Miners on a third down and 25. 5:30 left in the third. Schnitzius throws a deep pass. INCOMPLETE. Miners to punt. Pats take over at their own 35.
Update: 8:29 p.m.
Pats go three and out, punt is blocked and Miners fall on it and take over at the Pioneer 35.
Third quarter action (VIDEO)
Update: 8:21 p.m.
Miners score on a strong run by Houlihan. Extra point good.
Nevada Union 14, Pioneer 6.
Update: 8:20 p.m.
Miners get a first down up to the 20. Owen Day with another gain for a 1st and goal.
Update: 8:17 p.m.
Pats get the ball off the kickoff. First down and 10. FUMBLE, Miners recover at the Pioneer 35.
Update: 8:15 p.m.
NU stat leaders at the half – Tyler nielsen 42 rush yards, TD; J. Schnitzius 18 pass yards; Whittlesey 16 rec. yards. Def: A Schnitzius sack.
Second quarter action between NU and Pioneer (VIDEO)
Update: 7:58 p.m.
Personal foul called on the Miners giving the Pats a first down with 5 seconds remaining. Pioneer loses the ball. END of HALF
Nevada Union 7, Pioneer 6.
Update: 7:57 p.m.
10 seconds to go, with the Pats at their own 49. Delay of game called on Pioneer for a 5 yard penalty.
Update: 7:56 p.m.
Pats called for illegal participation for a 15 yard penalty from the previous spot driving them back to their own 40.
Update: 7:55 p.m.
Pioneer takes a timeout. Comes back with a deep pass completed at the Miners’ 15 yard line. PENALTY
More action from Woodland (VIDEO)
Update: 7:51 p.m.
Pats take over at their own 45. Pioneers get a run up to the 50, 2nd down.
Update: 7:49 p.m.
On third and long, Schnitzius throws a deep incomplete pass. NU to punt with less than a minute left.
Update: 7:47 p.m.
Owen Dal Bon at qb for the Miners to start the drive for a short gain. Schnitzius back in and gets sacked for a loss of seven yards. 2nd down.
Update: 7:45 p.m.
Miners stop the Pats, who punt to the Miners’ 20. 2:54 left in the quarter. There have been seven punts total so far this half.
4:22 to go in the half, Pats take over at around the 40 yard line. Pioneers get a 7-yard pass up to the 45, 2nd down and three.
Update: 7:42 p.m.
4:32 to go in the first half. Miners going for it on a 4th and 1. False start called against the Miners. NU to punt.
Update: 7:41 p.m.
Miners may be going for it on a 4th and 1 from their own 20. TIMEOUT NU.
Second quarter action from Woodland (VIDEO)
Update: 7:38 p.m.
Pioneers with two short plays to the 38, third and long. Schnitzius gets a sack for a Pats loss of 8. Pioneers to punt. Miners take over at around their own 20.
Update: 7:36 p.m.
Pats with a deep pass to the Miners’ 42 yard line. First down.
Update: 7:35 p.m.
Miners with a penalty bringing them back 5 yards, 2nd and 10. Two incomplete passes thrown by James Schnitzius. The Miners down out and set up for the punt, that drive Pioneer to their own 40.
Update: 7:32 p.m.
Miners with a five yard run to Pioneer’s 45. Second and 5, Nielsen up for another short run shy of the 40 yard line. First down. Day with another 5 yard line, 2nd and 5.
Update: 7:30 p.m.
Miners start at the 40 yard line on a second down. NU with a short pass completion to start the quarter. A second pass completed by Day bringing the Miners to the 50.
Update: 7:25 p.m.
Miners receive the kickoff, two botched plays and the have the ball with 20 seconds left on a third down. Pioneer is called for pass interference. Day gets a four yard run. END of First Quarter.
Update: 7:22 p.m.
Pioneer’s Elijah Fields runs across the field for a long 87-yard run to score. Pats go for two, but fail.
Nevada Union 7, Pioneer 6.
More action from Pioneer High School (VIDEO)
Update: 7:19 p.m.
Miners punt to the 20 yard line of Pioneer, after downing out.
Update: 7:17 p.m.
Miners gets a short gain of nine yards on third down to the 45. first and 10 for the Miners.
Update: 7:15 p.m.
After several plays a time out is called by NU with 3:48 left in the first.
(VIDEO) Some first quarter action from Woodland:
Update: 7:11 p.m.
Pats with a three and out. They punt driving the Miners back to their own 29.
Update: 7:10 p.m.
Miners kickoff sets the Patriots around the 38 yard line.
Update: 7:07 p.m.
NU gets a five yard penalty, then a short run, followed by an incomplete pass. 3rd and 12, Tyler Nielsen runs it in for a TD on a 12-yard run, and a big stiff arm at the five yard line. Extra point good.
Nevada Union 7, Pioneer 0.
Update: 7:05 p.m.
Second and 4 after an incomplete pass for the Miners. Nevada Union gets some yardage on a trap play to the nine yard line. 1st and goal.
Update: 7:03 p.m.
Pioneer punts and ball is spotted at their own 22 yard-line after a high snap. Miners takes over near the red zone.
Update: 7:02 p.m.
After two downs it’s third down and 14. Pioneer QB throws an incomplete pass for their own three and out.
Update: 7 p.m.
Miners with a three and out. NU punts to the 40 yard line where Pioneer will take over.
Update: 6:58 p.m.
Kickoff! Nevada Union to receive. NU runs it up to the 22 yard line to start. Owen Day gets a 3-yard pick up to start the game on first down.
Update: 6:55 p.m.
Coach Dennis Houlihan: “Against Lincoln they played really hard and made plays. We struggled a little bit on defense. But that’s what we’re working on right now… I was heartbroken on that one, I thought it was a team we should have beat.”
Update: 6:50 p.m.
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Update 6:45 p.m.
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