Alumni notebook: Vallejo wraps up 9 in Boise State win, Heppe makes all-tourney team |

Alumni notebook: Vallejo wraps up 9 in Boise State win, Heppe makes all-tourney team

Fresno State running back Marteze Waller carries ball between Boise State linebackers Tyler Gray (36) and Tanner Vallejo (20) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Boise, Idaho, Friday. Boise State won 37-27.
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Tanner Vallejo, a 2013 Nevada Union graduate, and the Boise State Broncos outscored Fresno State 10-0 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 37-27 win in the battle for the Milk Can.

Vallejo, a sophomore linebacker, had nine tackles in the game, including one tackle for a loss. On the season, Vallejo has 47 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for a loss, two fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown.

The Milk Can is a trophy that is awarded to the winner of the Boise State/Fresno State football game each year.

The Broncos are now 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

Broughan Jantz (Nevada Union ‘10; University of Sioux Falls) and the Cougars are now 7-0 this season after another lopsided win, this time beating Southwest Minnesota State, 44-20.

Jantz, a senior defensive back, made three tackles and broke up two passes in the win. On the season, Jantz has 25 tackles and two interceptions.

Taylor King (Nevada Union ‘11; Western Oregon University) and the Wolves dropped a tight one with Central Washington, 24-20.

King, an offensive lineman, helped protect the Western Oregon quarterback so he could throw for 412 yards, but three interceptions doomed the Wolves.

The loss drops Western Oregon to 3-4 on the season.

Josh Cena (Nevada Union ’11; Lewis and Clark College) and the Pioneers fell to an 0-7 record this season after a 45-7 loss to Willamette.

Cena, a defensive back, made four tackles in the loss. On the season, Cena has 31 tackles and two interceptions.

Austin Marks (Nevada Union ’13; Stetson University) and the Hatters were no match for Jacksonville Saturday, losing 30-7 and dropping to 2-5 overall this season.

Marks, playing tight end, made one catch in the game for seven yards. On the season, Marks has eight catches for 63 yards.


Madison Heppe (Nevada Union ’12; Swarthmore College) was named to the All-Tournament team at the Osprey Classic after her Garnett volleyball team went 3-1.

In four matches, Heppe tallied 11 aces and 71 digs. On the season, Heppe has played in 24 matches, has 544 digs and 63 aces.

Swarthmore is 19-5 overall this season.

Morgan Koch (Forest lake Christian ‘14; Masters College) and the Mustangs won two out of three matches last week, beating Hope International in straight sets, Cal State San Marcos 3-1, and falling to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Florida) 1-3.

Koch, a freshmen, played in the match against Embry-Riddle and tallied two kills. On the season, Koch has played in 22 matches (61 sets) and recorded 93 kills.

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