NU looks to shoot down Honkers
The good news for the Yuba City football team is their nightmare of a season is almost over.
The bad is it hosts undefeated Nevada Union 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The Honkers (2-6 overall, 2-2 Metro Conference), whose only wins came with a 34-7 decision over C.K. McClatchy of Sacramento and forfeit from Kennedy, also of Sacramento, come into the game with the league’s second worst scoring offense at 9.2 points per game.
When Yuba City scores – and it’s not often – junior Jesse Martynski (5-foot-10, 200 pounds) is usually their man.
He’s scored two touchdowns and hit five PATs to lead the team in scoring. He’s also tops on the team in all-purpose yardage (666) and is second in passing with 385 yards on 28-of-59 tosses with a touchdown and five interceptions.
Trevor Stoehr (5-11, 180) will also see time under center for the Honkers.
The junior has thrown for a team-high 428 yards on 27-of-51 passing with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions.
On the ground, Yuba City will look to Zeb Petty (5-10, 175) and A.J. Ford (6-0, 250) for production against the league’s third-rated defense.
Petty, who has a pair of receiving touchdowns, has rushed for a team-high 412 yards on 86 carries on the season. Ford has a total of 248 yards on 52 carries and two touchdowns.
Linebacker Matt Steffens (6-3, 215), an All-Delta League first team selection last season leads the defense with 66 tackles. Jarad Fontanos (5-8, 157) has 40 tackles with a team-high two sacks.
John Haymore (6-1, 170) leads the team in interceptions with three.
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