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Jr. Miners swept by Jr. Herd

Nevada Union Jr. Miners cheerleaders get the crowd pumped up during a game against the Elk Grove. Jr. Thundering Herd.
Submitted by TiffanyMarin Graves |

The Nevada Union Jr. Miners youth football program traveled to Elk Grove for their third game of the season.

While the Jr. Miners have had varying success in its divisions through the first two games, Saturday was a different story: The Jr. Thundering Herd swept the day.

Pee Wees



Elk Grove 30, Nevada Union 6

The Jr. Miners’ Jaxon Horne did what he could against a stellar Jr. Herd defense, rushing for 78 yards on just nine carries.




Sayer Turnage and Caden “fun size” Harlabakis also pitched in on offense with solid games on the ground. Quarterback Justis Conway scored NU’s only touchdown, coming on a 2-yard rush. He also completed three passes on the day.

Defensively, the Jr. Miners were led by A.J. Meyer and Isaiah Carter with five tackles each. Also making an impact on defense was David Webb with four tackles, and John Stanley and Connor Reece each made their presence known with stellar efforts.

Jr. Midgets

Elk Grove 36, Nevada Union 0

The Jr. Miners had a tough day against a stout Jr. Herd defense.

NU’s Tino Sanchez-Lane led the team with 30 yards on 11 carries, and Benji Taylor added 22 yards on eight attempts.

Anchoring the offensive line was Landon Low.

On the defensive side of the ball, NU was led by Trevor Neilson with nine tackles. Sammy Slay and Seth Fisher each wrapped up eight tackles, and Taylor Case and Kyler Case each had four tackles.

The Jr. Miners lost the midget division contest 30-12, and the jr. pee wee’s lost 38-0.

NU gets back at it Saturday at Hooper Stadium when they host the Antelope Jr. Titans.

All stats are provided by Ron Slay.


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