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PREP ROUNDUP: Nevada Union to host Oak Ridge in SFL bout

Nevada Union's offense lines up against Granite Bay during a game at Hooper Stadium last season. Football continues to lead the top 10 boys’ sports in California with 100,205 participants which decreased, by 3.39 percent (3,520 participants), for the first time since 2013.
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What: Nevada Union (1-7) vs. Oak Ridge (7-1)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Hooper Stadium, Nevada Union High School

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When the Nevada Union Miners and Oak Ridge Trojans meet at Hooper Stadium tonight, it will be a bout between teams headed in opposite directions.

The Miners (1-7, 0-4 Sierra Foothill League) come into the contest as losers of their last four, all of which have come in league play. The Trojans (7-1, 4-0 SFL) roll into the matchup as winners of their last four, and on the heels of 24-21 victory over SFL foe Del Oro.

Oak Ridge boasts one of the best quarterbacks in the Sac-Joaquin Section in senior Ian Book. The duel threat signal caller averages 252.8 passing yards per game and has 22 passing touchdowns to go with just two interceptions. Book also leads the team on the ground with 441 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.



Book has three receivers he likes to go to in Tommy Dunnigan (41 catches, 621 yards, eight touchdowns), Kevin Kassis (44 catches, 579 yards, six touchdowns) and Brock Martin (39 catches, 362 yards, two touchdowns). Book will spread it around though, as he has completed passes to 12 different receivers this season.

Offensively the Trojans average 41.3 points per game.




Defensively, Oak Ridge has allowed 31.3 points per game this season, but have been much better in league play, allowing 24.8 points per game.

The Miners have struggled on the defensive side of the ball, allowing 40 points per game this season, but are coming off one of their best efforts of the year, holding Granite Bay to just 24 points last week.

Offensively, Nevada Union continues to make its way with the run game, averaging 170.4 yards per game and scoring 14 of its 19 touchdowns this season via the run.

Leading the ground attack of late has been senior Kase Scott with 189 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Nevada Union’s Hooper Stadium.

To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email wford@theunion.com.


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