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Nevada Union football schedule

Laguna Creek

Nevada Union


9-2 overall, 7-0 Delta League

Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs qualifier


Nevada Union leads 1-0

11/22/02 (Nevada Union won 42-7)

The Cardinals cruised to last season’s Delta League title with wins over perennial powers Elk Grove and defending section champion Jesuit (Carmichael).

Laguna Creek’s section-title hunt was cut short though, thanks to a 27-21 first-round loss to Woodland.

Vintage (Napa)

Nevada Union


5-5, 3-2 Monticello Empire League


Nevada Union leads 3-0

9/19/03 (Nevada Union won 45-38)

The Crushers put a scare into the Miner faithful who trekked to Napa last year.

Vintage hit pay dirt three times to go up 14 points after 12 minutes. The Miners answered with 28 points of their own in the second quarter stanza to take a 35-28 lead into the break.

Nevada Union’s defense allowed a single touchdown in the second half, while the offense scored twice to escape with the win.

Elk Grove

Nevada Union


7-4, 5-2 Delta Third

Nevada Union leads 10-8

9/26/03 (Nevada Union won 28-12)

The Miners rebounded from the previous week’s close call in style.

The visitors dominated on both sides of the ball to take its second-straight from the Thundering Herd.

McClatchy** (Sacramento)

Nevada Union


0-10, 0-6 Metro Conference


Nevada Union leads 4-2

10/17/03 (Nevada Union won 69-0)

2003 turned out to be another forgettable year for the Lions.

McClatchy, which went winless in 2002, allowed an average of 52.5 points a game to finish at the bottom of the league standings.

Kennedy** (Sacramento)



3-6, 2-4 Metro Conference


Nevada Union leads 3-2

10/24/03 (Nevada Union won 42-6)

While Kennedy’s overall and league records speak volumes about its 2003 season, the Cougars were competitive evidenced by the fact that three of its losses came by a single-digit deficit.

Yuba City**

Yuba City


5-5, 3-3 Metro Conference


Nevada Union leads 17-15

11/7/03 (Nevada Union won 55-28)

The Honkers won four of their first seven, including a pair of Metro Conference games.

Yuba City then gave up 104 points in losses to Grant and Nevada Union to fall from playoff contention.

Directions: Take Highway 20 west toward Yuba City. Turn left on Clark Avenue, then right on B Street. The school is on the left.

Johnson** (Sacramento)

Nevada Union


2-8, 1-5 Metro Conference


Nevada Union leads 3-0

10/11/03 (Nevada Union won 34-0)

Johnson also had a year to forget in 2003.

The Warriors opened the year with a 22-13 win over Oakland, then lost eight of nine to finish near the bottom of the league table.

Grant** (Sacramento)



12-2, 5-1 Metro Conference

Sac-Joaquin Section Champion


Grant leads 14-13

11/14/03 (Nevada Union won 25-21)

The Pacers won eight of their first nine to set up yet another showdown with Nevada Union in Hooper Stadium.

Grant looked to take control early in the fourth quarter, as Worrell Williams scored from 1-yard out for a 21-19 lead with 10:16 to go in the game. Worrell, one of three quarterbacks to take snaps for the Pacers, rushed for 38 yards ” and passed for 129 more ” on the night.

With 20 seconds to go in the game, NU quarterback Jarad Van Matre took the snap and slung a spiral to tight end Steven Davis on the left sideline.

Davis then returned the favor, and the ball, to Van Matre for a double-pass touchdown. The 25-21 come-from-behind victory over league-rival Grant gave NU its second straight Metro title and its fourth undefeated season in the past five years.

Directions: Take 1-80 west to Raley Boulevard. Go south. Raley Boulevard becomes Marysville Boulevard south of 1-80.Turn right on Grand Avenue. The school is on the left.

Granite Bay**

Nevada Union


9-3, 6-2 Sierra Foothill League (D-II)

Sac-Joaquin Section quarterfinalist


Nevada Union leads 2-0

9/21/01 (Nevada Union won 38-22)

Granite Bay began 2003 on a down note with losses to Lincoln (Stockton) and Will C.Wood (Vacaville), but bounced back with nine-straight wins, including a 48-14 decision over Bella Vista (Fair Oaks) in the first round of the section’s D-II playoffs.

The Grizzlies were edged 22-20 in the quarterfinals by eventual section champ Oak Ridge.

** denotes league game

“Keith Jiron

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