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Nevada Union Jr. Miners

Last week’s opponent:

Fair Oaks Jr. Broncos

Mighty Mite



Fair Oaks 32, Nevada Union 28

Game notes: The Jr. Broncos scored early and often against the Miners. The Nevada Union offense responded with two late touchdowns in the first half. Due to some halftime adjustments, the Miners held the Broncos to a mere three first downs in the second half. With the Miners ahead 28-26 with 1:35 left in the game, the Broncos managed their only TD in the second half. NU’s Johnny Callas rushed for 240 yards and four scores. The Miners literally ran out of time at the end, as Callas was tackled at the one-yard line as time expired.




Jr. Pee Wee

Nevada Union 0 6 13 7 – 26

Fair Oaks 0 0 6 0 – 6

Game notes: Brandon Wasley-Long intercepted the ball on the third lay from scrimmage, returning it 40 yards. Wasley-Long also intercepted the ball on the final play of the game with another 40-yard return. In between the two picks, the Miners rolled up more than 200 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Jeff Murray led the ground game with five carries for 83 yards. Brenden Gabbart carried six times for 56 yards and two scores. Ian Davis contributed 43 yards rushing and a TD. Davis also had a nifty 60-yard kick return on a reverse to set up another score. Fullback Kyle Cota was a workhorse, keeping the chains moving with several key runs, including a touchdown run and an extra point. Quarterback Austin Marks also ran in an extra point.

Pee Wee

Nevada Union 0 7 0 0 – 7

Fair Oaks 0 0 0 0 – 0

Game notes: The Jr. Miner-Jr. Bronco Pee-Wee contest was a slugfest. Both teams struggled to move the ball. Quarterback Brock Krause was 3-for-5 passing for 57 yards with one of those compilations being a 15-yarder to Nick Talbot for a TD. Robin Callas ran in the PAT. Callas finished with about 60 yards rushing. The NU defense was led by Josh Cena’s 12 solo tackles and Callas had eight tackles.

Jr. Midget

Nevada Union 12 7 7 0 – 26

Fair Oaks 0 0 0 0 – 0

Game notes: The Miners dominated both sides of the ball. The offensive line of Clayton Giles, Douglas MacDuff, Harris Volheim, Josh Finau and Jacob Arnold helped running backs Jake Wolf (9 rushes, 62 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Todd Hayden (7-71 yards) maintain possession of the ball most of the game. Quarterback Daniel Charvox was 4-for-6 passing for 51 yards. Charvox connected with Michael Graham on a 20-yard pass into the end zone in the second half. NU’s defense was led by Zach Vallejo’s eight tackles and Grant Bandy, who had five tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Juan Espinosa scooped up the fumble and returned it 30 yards for a TD. Jacob Arnold, Peter MacDonald and Jake Wolf all contributed to key defensive stops.

Midget

Nevada Union 8 8 6 0 – 22

Fair Oaks 0 0 6 0 – 6

Game notes: The Miners stuffed the Broncos, led by the defensive play of Cody Cook and Galen Walters. Outside linebackers Grant McGinnis forced a fumble that led to a touchdown. While the Miners’ defense kept the Broncos offense in check, NU’s offense had little trouble moving the ball. Quarterback Dan Pettinato was 5-of-8 passing for 91 yards, including a touchdown pass to tight end Cameron Ryan. Running backs Justin Noxon (8-55) and Jared Ralph (10-80) each scored once. Tyler Frederick was 2 for 3 in converting extra-point kicks.

Bear River Jr. Bruins

Last week’s opponent:

Oakmont Jr. Vikings

Mighty Mite

Oakmont 30, Bear River 0

Game notes: Tough loss for a young Mighty Mite team who are still learning the game. A bright spot on the defensive side was Landon Shaffer with a couple of big stops on Oakmont. On the offensive side, Davis Julian ran for positive yards, Nick Merten had a reception and Kyle Krogman with a fumble recovery.

Jr. Pee Wee

Oakmont 6, Bear River 0

Game notes: Oakmont scored the winning touchdown in the second quarter. The Bruin offense drove the ball down the field well, but couldn’t get it in the end zone. Jimmy Bamburg had seven carries with 60 yards, Roger Lille had five carries with 25 yards, Cody Herd had three carries for 15 yards and Stone Sanders had three carries for 15 yards. Quarterback Even Orrick connected with Von Rollins on two passes for 30 yards. On the defensive side, Bamburg had two sacks and Orrick an interception.

Pee Wee

Bear River 0 0 0 0 – 0

Oakmont 13 0 0 7 – 20

Game notes: The Jr. Bruins quarterback Jordan Hendrickson led the offense and was provided strong line play from center Anthony Cartner and guards Michael Mascari and Brandon Pierce. On defense, Joey Reina racked up 18 solo tackles. Ryan Murphy recovered a fumble cause by hit from Reina.

Jr. Midget

Bear River 0 0 6 7 – 13

Oakmont 0 0 7 7 – 14

Game notes: The Bruins battled Oakmont to a scoreless first half. The offensive line, Dylan Nelson, Chris Fox, Brett Gatto, David Wasko and Sean O’Brien, cleared the way for Brandon Fry to gain more than 100 yards rushing. The line also gave quarterback Casey O’Donnell time to complete 9-of-11 passes, two of which went for touchdowns to John Jewett.

Midget

Bear River 14 6 0 8 – 28

Oakmont 0 6 13 6 – 25

Game notes: The Bruins were led again by the all-around efforts of Brandon Vallero. Garrett Barbie scored his first touchdown of the year and Zack Jannings, Brian Pedro and Brandon Marshall all had big games for the Bruins, who remained unbeaten on the season.

Junior Miners host homecoming Oct. 2

Are you a past Jr. Miner football player, cheerleader, coach, team mom or dad?

Saturday, Oct. 2, is the Nevada Union Jr. Miners’ Homecoming Day. Any past players and parents are encouraged to come out and be recognized for in the program’s 26th year

Come to Hooper Field at 4 p.m. that day.

For more information, call Kim Nunnink at 470-0234.

-The Union staff


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