Jr. Miners power past Placer | TheUnion.com

Jr. Miners power past Placer

The Nevada Union Junior Miners Junior Midget team picked up its first win of the season with a 24-14 victory over Placer on Sunday.

On offense, the Miners were led by Ian Davis and Gareth Noxon in touchdowns. Davis scored two rushing touchdowns and had several long runs, while Noxon had a touchdown reception on the day.

Throughout the game the Miner offensive line created huge holes and great protection for the quarterbacks, Jason Murray and Tanner Reynolds and the running backs, Ian Davis, Johnny Callas, Mo Nevies, Brandon Lopez, Michael Tipton and Tanner Walsh.

Defensively the Miners were led by Davis, as well as Chase Federmeyer, Elliot Roberts, Brandon Lopez, Gareth Noxon, Johnny Callas and Michael Tipton.

Bruin Jr. Midgets maul Lincoln, 46-0

Bear River’s Jr. Midget team topped Lincoln 46-0 in its second game of the season.

The Bruin Midgets defensive line was led by Chris Beardsley, Ty Anthony DePalma-Sheilds and Travis McKnight, along with Dillon Smith and Jake Savoie. Leading linebackers were Cody Heard, Dakota Stroh, Zack Winters, and while Derek Ross, Austin Dowling and Hayden Macklin were top defensive backs, along with Eli Allen and Nathan Uclaray, who were both credited with interceptions. Zachary Daugherty with his huge tackling on the kick off returns stood strong and held their wall preventing the Lincoln Zebras from scoring.

The offensive line of Aaron Cloyd, Derek Lilienthal, Conrad Ball, Alec Bergstad, and Winters combined with the intense play of Sean Harwood and Nick Rousseau cleared the way for DePalma-Sheilds to cross into the end zone three times. Shane Soria, Uclaray, and Heard were also credited with one touchdown each for a total of 36 points.

Macklin, also the team’s kicker, added 10 additional points through the uprights.

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