Joey Bratton
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The Nevada Union football team’s season came to an end with 27-16 loss to Jesuit (Carmichael) in the Sacramento City Championship, but here are some players who gave the Miner faithful reason to smile last Friday night:

Joey Bratton ended his varsity career with a bang.

The 5-foot, 9-inch senior halfback totaled a team-high 166 yards on 15 carries.

Bratton finished the year second in rushing behind fullback Vu Pham (841 yards) on with 797 yards on 92 carries with 12 touchdowns.

Ryan Herrera1s star shone bright against a tough-as-nails Jesuit defense.

The 5-foot, 8-inch, 230 pound sophomore fullback ran for 99 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.

Herrera totaled 363 yards on 54 carries ‹ good enough for fourth on the team ‹ with 10 touchdowns in four games.

Mike Manzinali stood tall for the Nevada Union defense.

The 6-foot, 175-pound middle linebacker posted a team-best 16 tackles in the loss.

Manzinali, a senior, finished the season as NU1s leading tackler with 97. He also had a interception and a fumble recovery this year.

Ron Speights made life tough on Marauder quarterback C.J. Bacher.

The 5-foot, 11-inch senior defensive lineman sacked Bacher twice to lead the defense. He finished with five sacks on the season.

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