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Football: Reno only unbeaten in midseason

We’re already in week 5 of high school football, marking the midway point of the season for most teams.

Bishop Manogue's Angelo Reviglio looks for running room against North Valleys earlier this month.

Bishop Manogue’s Angelo Reviglio looks for running room against North Valleys earlier this month.

Only Reno remains undefeated at 4-0. The Huskies have been rolling, winning two non-league games and beating Carson and Galena from the Northern 4A.

Reno, which is coming off a 28-7 win over Galena 28-7, hosts Douglas (2-2) at 7 p.m Friday.

After giving up a touchdown in the first quarter, the Huskies shut out the Grizzlies the rest of the way. Reno limited Galena to 68 yards rushing, 103 throwing.

Douglas used the emotion of honoring veterans before Friday’s game as it rolled over North Valleys, 48-0. Dawson Coman scored four times and Ryland DeSomber twice for the Tigers.

It was the first shutout for Douglas since 2011, which was also the last season it beat North Valleys.

Two of the more intriguing games this Friday are Damonte Ranch (3-1) at McQueen (1-2) and Galena (2-2) at Spanish Springs (1-2).

The Mustangs are a legitimate threat to win the Sierra League. After a rough first half against Spanish Springs last Friday, in which they mostly hurt themselves with penalties and trailed 19-14 at the break, they regrouped at halftime and shut down the Cougars in taking a 33-19 win.

McQueen had high hopes to start the season, but has taken a step backward after a 45-17 blowout loss to Carson.

With the Lancers keying on Abel Carter, Senators quarterback Jace Keema took over rushed for 185 yards and two scores on 22 carries. Carter still got his though, as he rushed for 177 yards and two scores on 16 carries.

Carson (2-2) is at North Valleys (0-3) on Friday. Carson coach Blair Roman said there is no way the Senators will overlook the Panthers.

“We look at it as we have a really tough road test this week and we have to play better on the road,” Roman said. “We have to be ready to go against a team that’s probably going to be really fired up.”

Carson lost at Reno in Week 2.

Reed proved it is again the top dog in the North. After scratching out a win over Carson in Week 3, the Raiders rolled over highly-touted Oak Ridge, ranked No 55 in California, 55-34 in their first home game this season.

Robert Ferrell caught nine passes for 187 yards and four scores and Tre Bussey rushed for 220 yards and two scores for the 4-0 Raiders.

Reed (3-1) hosts Bishop Manogue on Friday. The Miners (3-1) are coming off an 18-6 win over Hug (0-3) in which Lincoln Hauck completed 7-of-8 passes for 1587 yards. He also scored twice on the ground. Fellow sophomore Peyton Dixon rushed for 89 yards on 13 carries.

Reed is ranked No. 3 in the state, No. 436 nationally according to Maxpreps.

Hug has a bye this week and plays at Reno on Sept. 30 to open High Desert League play.

3A

In the 3A Division, a big game looms as Elko (4-0) is at Truckee (4-0) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Their game will help break up the logjam at the top of the 3A.

Wooster (1-3) is at Spring Creek, also 4-0.

Spring Creek beat Sparks, 42-28, last week. Dakota Larson, a junior for the Spartans, caught nine passes for 181 yards and two scores in the win.

Sparks (1-3) is at Fernley (1-3) on Friday in a game that could help determine the sixth and final playoff spot for the 3A.

Hunter O’Meara rushed for 191 yards on 29 carries in the Railroaders loss last week.

Defending state champion Fallon (2-02), hosts Dayton (0-4) on Friday and South Tahoe (3-1) is at Lowry (0-4).

High School Football

Friday, Sept. 23: 7 p.m., Damonte Ranch at McQueen; Carson at North Valleys; Bishop Manogue at Reed; Douglas at Reno; Galena at Spanish Springs; Wooster at Spring Creek; Sparks at Fernley.

Saturday, Sept. 24: 1:30 p.m. Elko at Truckee

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