Alumni notebook: Jantz, Cougars ranked No. 10 in DII |

Alumni notebook: Jantz, Cougars ranked No. 10 in DII

Broughan Jantz, a 2010 Nevada Union graduate, and the University of Sioux Falls Cougars beat Winona State, 41-28, Saturday and are now ranked No. 10 in the AFCA Coaches DII Poll, which was released Monday.

Jantz, a senior defensive back, made six tackles in the win. On the season, the 6-foot, 2-inch, 205-pound Jantz, has 31 tackles and two interceptions.

The Cougars are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South. Souix Falls has its toughest test of the season Saturday when they face undefeated and No. 1 ranked Minnesota State-Mankato.

Dan Pettinato (Nevada Union ’10; University of Arizona) and the Wildcats walloped Washington State, 59-37, Saturday.

Pettinato, a senior defensive lineman, made his seventh start of the season, but didn’t make a tackle against Washington State. Pettinato has 19 tackles this season, including a sack.

The Wilcats are now 6-1 overall and 3-1 in Pac-12 play.

Tanner Vallejo (Nevada Union ‘13; Boise State) and the Broncos blasted BYU Saturday, beating the Cougars, 55-30.

Vallejo, playing linebacker, tallied three tackles in the win. On the season, the 6-foot, 1-inch 228-pound sophomore has 51 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 9.5 tackles for a loss and two fumble recoveries.

Boise State is now 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

Taylor King (Nevada Union ‘11; Western Oregon University) and the Wolves brought their record back to .500 Saturday, beating Simon Fraser 27-16 and improving to 4-4 this season.

King, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 290-pound offensive lineman, helped the Wolves amass 332 yards passing and more than 400 yards of offense in the win.

Josh Cena (Nevada Union ’11; Lewis and Clark College) and the Pioneers dropped their seventh straight game, falling to Linfield, 59-7.

Cena, a defensive back, started the game, but did not record a defensive stat in the game. On the season, Cena has 31 tackles and two interceptions.

After the lopsided loss, Lewis and Clark is now 0-7 this season.

Austin Marks (Nevada Union ’13; Stetson University) and the Hatters held on to beat Davidson, 40-34, Saturday.

Marks, a sophomore tight end, caught one pass for seven yards in the win. On the season, Marks has played in all eight games, started two and made nine catches for 70 yards.

The win improves Stetson to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Pioneer Football League.

Dillon Huffman (Bear River ’12; Humboldt State University) and the Lumberjacks rebounded from their first loss of the season by topping Central Washington, 38-20, Saturday.

Huffman, a junior defensive lineman, helped hold Central Washington to just 95 yards passing and 135 yards rushing. On the season, Huffman has 13 tackles.

The Lumberjack are now 6-1 overall this season.


Madison Heppe (Nevada Union ‘12; Swarthmore College) and the Garnett improved to 21-5 this season with a pair of wins last week, topping Muhlenberg and Lycoming College.

Heppe had a team-high 12 digs against Muhlenberg and tallied another three digs against Lycoming College.

Morgan Koch (Forest Lake Christian ‘14; Masters College) and the Mustangs won a pair of matches last week, beating San Diego Christian and Arizona Christian.

Koch, a freshmen, played in one set against Arizona Christian and tallied one assist and one kill.

Masters College is now 17-10 overall and 7-5 in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college or professional athlete with local ties, email or call 530-477-4232.

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