Live Coverage: Friday Night Football (NU loses to Lincoln 35-42/ Colfax loses to Dixon 28-14) |

Live Coverage: Friday Night Football (NU loses to Lincoln 35-42/ Colfax loses to Dixon 28-14)

Live Blog Live coverage: Prep football Week 2

Update: 10:29 p.m.

That will do it in Colfax.

FINAL —Dixon tops Colfax 28-14

Update: 10:16 p.m.

Colfax holds, takes over down by 14 with 7:06 left in the fourth quarter.

Colfax 14, Dixon 28.

FINAL Nevada Union 35, Lincoln 42

Update: 10:13 p.m.

Miners turn ball over after an incomplete pass at the 30 yard line. Lincoln gets the ball back, take a knee to end the game.

Update: 10:12 p.m.

Miners have ball at Lincoln’s 48 yard line. Miners call another timeout.

Update: 10:08 p.m.

Third and 10 for the Miners, a pass is under thrown. NU now down to fourth down and possibly the final play of the game for NU. The Miners call a timeout.

Update: 10:08 p.m.

Miners throw a deep pass, though incomplete. A second pass play is complete, and brings them to their own 47 yard line, first down. Less than one minute left.

Update: 10:07 p.m.

Rineer scores from a yard out to pull Colfax to within 14 of Dixon with 10:22 left in the fourth quarter.

Colfax 14, Dixon 28.

Update: 10:06 p.m.

Fourth down, the Miners are going for it with less than two minutes to go. Pass complete, for a first down.

Update: 10:05 p.m.

Miners with ball back, third down and five yards — Pass incomplete.

More fourth quarter action, NU versus Lincoln:

Update: 10:01

Elijah Cunningham runs the ball into the end zone on a 32-yard run for his third touchdown of the game. Extra point is good.

NU 35, Lincoln 42.

Update: 9:58 p.m.

Miners get ball back, but are stopped on a three and out. Miners to punt ball to their own 35 yard-line. An 11 yard kick. Lincoln has great field position to score.

Update: 9:56 p.m.

Colfax stuffed on fourth and goal, heading into fourth quarter.

Colfax 7, Dixon 28.

Update: 9:54 p.m.

Garcia runs it in for the touchdown. Extra point good. 4:34 left in the fourth.

NU 35, Lincoln 35.

Update: 9:53 p.m.

Lincoln making a push to tie. Second and goal at the Miner’s three-yard-line.

Second half action — Colfax versus Dixon:

Fourth quarter action at Hooper Stadium:

Update: 9:45 p.m.

Houlihan breaks the plane and scores on a one-yard run. Extra point good. Miners with the lead 8 minutes left in the fourth.

NU 35, Lincoln 28.

Update: 9:44 p.m.

NU connects at the one-yard line. Fourth and goal. NU fans chant “One more yard!”

Update: 9:42 p.m.

Holding call against the Miners. Now second down and goal at the 10 yard line.

Update: 9:40 p.m.

Miners get a first down at the one-yard line, and are inching closer to a fourth quarter lead. NU has had 12 first downs rushing the ball tonight. The run is working well for the Miners.

Update: 9:36 p.m.

Day takes the Miners down to the 10 yard line after two plays. Then to the three-yard line on a second down.

Update: 9:34 p.m.

The Miners make a defensive stand. Zebras punt from their own 38, and NU will take ball over at their own 43-yard line.

Update: 9:30 p.m.

Tyler Nielson smashes it in from 1 yard out to cap 6-play, 58-yard drive, extra point is good. The game is tied to begin the fourth quarter.

NU 28, Lincoln 28.

Update: 9:27 p.m.

After a Zebras fourth down attempt failed, the Miners get the ball back and begin marching down the field down to the one-yard line. NU close to tying the game. Third quarter ends.

NU 21, Lincoln 28.

Update: 9:17 p.m.

After Lincoln’s three and out, NU goes 62 yards in 3 plays and scores rushing touchdown to draw closer in the third quarter. Extra point good.

NU 21, Lincoln 28.

Update: 9:16 p.m.

At the half Dixon leads Colfax 21-7. The Rams are getting it done with special teams —2 successful fake punts, a punt return for a TD, and onside recovered kick.

Colfax 7, Dixon 21.

Update: 9:15 p.m.

Miners take over at the 38 yard line. Owen Day gets a big run to Lincoln’s 30 yard-line.

Update: 9:06 p.m.

Cunningham scores after Zebras complete a 5-play 57-yard drive. Extra point good.

NU 14, Lincoln 28.

Update: 9:03 p.m.

Miners turn ball over on downs on opening drive. Referees spend 5 minutes before determining Miners came up inches short. Cunningham runs the ball up to the 48 yard-line. Next play they march up to the 41 for a first down.

Update: 8:59 p.m.

After fake punt yields new life, Dixon’s McMullen goes 31 yards for another touchdown, with 4:13 left in the second quarter.

Colfax 7, Dixon 21.

Update: 8:57 p.m.

Miners get a first down near mid-field. At the 44 yard line they get a loss of three, now second down and 13 yards.

Update: 8:53 p.m.

NU starts at their own 20 to start the second half after kick-off.

Update: 8:44 p.m.

At the end of first quarter, Colfax has the ball.

Colfax 7, Dixon 14.

Update: 8:38 p.m.

Colfax answers with 10 yard touchdown run by Lukas Rineer with 2:33 left in the first.

Colfax 7, Dixon 14.

More action from Hooper Stadium:

Update: 8:36 p.m.

First half ends at Hooper Stadium.

NU 14, Lincoln 21.

Update: 8:35 p.m.

Dixon’s McMullen shakes and bakes his way for an 85 yard punt return touchdown. Rams lead Colfax 14-0 with 4:20 left in the first quarter. Special teams have been crucial thus far.

Colfax 0, Dixon 14.

Update: 8:31 p.m.

After Colfax punts, Dixon goes 91 yards on 7 plays to score on a 4 yard touchdown run.

Colfax 0, Dixon 7.

Update: 8:29 p.m.

Miners get ball back at their own 48 yard-line after intercepting a Zebra’s pass. The second quarter seems to be winding down.

Update: 8:25 p.m.

Fourth and 23 for the Miners. 40-yard field goal attempt is no good. Miners turn ball over on downs.

Update: 8:23 p.m.

Miners’ Nielsen gets a good 25-yard run. NU nears the Lincoln end zone. Holding called on NU. First and 20 at the 27.

Update: 8:20 p.m.

Miners get ball back, Houlihan gets a deep pass down to the Zebra’s 40-yard line.

Update: 8:17 p.m.

Zebras score on another looping 17-yard pass into the end zone. Garcia to Kettlehut connect on a back-shoulder fade. Extra point good.

NU 14, Lincoln 21.

Update: 8:13 p.m.

Colfax and Dixon kick-off:

More action in the Second Quarter NU-Lincoln:

Update: 8:10 p.m.

Tyler Nielsen of the Miners runs it in for 24 yards for the score. Extra point good. The Miners march down the field on a six-play 78-yard drive. We’re early in the second quarter.

NU 14, Lincoln 14.

Update: 8:05 p.m.

First quarter ends at Hooper Stadium.

Update: 8:01 p.m.

Zebras score on another pass, extra point good. Elijah Garcia throws 21-yard touchdown to Caleb Kettlehut. Miners get it back at the 22 yard-line.

NU 7, Lincoln 14.

Updated: 7:59 p.m.

Garcia gets a quick pass in, with the receiver getting the YAC up to the 30 yard-line. First down. Another quick pass by Garcia hitting a slant up to the NU 21 yard-line.

Update: 7:56 p.m.

Miners punt, Zebras get the ball back. Garcia runs to the 17 yard-line on the first play almost sacked.

More First quarter action at Hooper Stadium:

Update: 7:52 p.m.

Lincoln’s Elijah Cunningham punches it in with a powerful run to even the score. Extra point good. Miners take over after a kick around the 20 yard-line.

NU 7, Lincoln 7.

Update: 7:49 p.m.

Colfax JV football crushes Dixon 42-7 – varsity kick-off is up next. Check out the Colfax players getting pumped before the game here.

Update: 7:46 p.m.

Lincoln takes over, the game clock seems to have malfunctioned, time being kept on the field. Encroachment against the Miners gives Zebras a first down.

Update: 7:43 p.m.

NU scores with a 38-yard looping pass into the end zone. Extra point good.

NU 7, Lincoln 0.

Update: 7:42 p.m.

NU gets a first down burrowing down near the 30 yard-line.

First quarter action:

Update: 7:40 p.m.

Miners stop Zebras with a three and out. Will start at their own 25. First play is a running play across mid-field to the Zebra’s 40 yard-line.

Update: 7:35 p.m.

NU kick-off begins driving Lincoln to start in the backfield. Elijah Garcia is at qb for the Zebras. Gets a one-yard pass on the first play.

Update: 7:30 p.m.

National Anthem to be sung at Hooper Stadium. Law enforcement and emergency response officers being celebrated on field tonight.

Update: 7:25 p.m.

The Junior Varsity game at Hooper Stadium has just ended and the JV Miners came out on top 42 to 21 over the Fighting Zebras.

Update: 7:10 p.m.

Kick-off is nearing! Who are your picks for the NU versus Lincoln, and Colfax versus Dixon games? Feel free to let us know in the comments section or on our Facebook page here.

Update: 6:55 p.m.

We will be posting pictures and videos here throughout our coverage tonight. But feel free to check out our YouTube page for new videos here.

Update: 6:35 p.m.

For all you Bear River fans, the Bruin’s game against Argnonaut, which was originally postpoed due to the Jackson Fire, has now been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at Bear River.

Update: 6:30 p.m.

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