The Reno football team played fast and loose and, with the help of some multi-lateral plays, got past Carson.
Brandon Kaho was seemingly in on every play, he scored two touchdowns and kicked two field goals, as the Huskies took a 34-17 win Friday at Reno.
Kaho never left the field as he also helped anchor the Huskies swarming, aggressive defense. He is also the Huskies punter.
Kaho scored on a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead, then in the fourth quarter on a 58-yard burst through the middle of the line.
“We made him look good. We didn’t line up. We couldn’t tackle him,” Carson coach Blair Roman said. “We didn’t do anything good offensively. We were horrible It was the worst effort I’ve seen from our offense in eight years. We got outcoached.”
Reno quarterback Drake Vestbie was sharp as he completed 13-of-20 passes for 131 yards and two scores.
The Huskies scored in the third quarter after three laterals in the backfield on a 30-yard pass from Vestbie to Sawyer Jaksick to increase their lead to 24-3.
Jaksick also rushed for 92 yards on seven carries.
“We try to find ways to get our guys as many creative ways as we can in space and confuse people and make people aware that, when you come to play us, you’ve got to be ready for anything,” Reno coach Dan Avansino said.
The Senators were not ready.
Roman said his team played horribly and was not ready. He blamed the coaching.
“We could not have played any worse than that. I’ll give credit to Reno, they played fast, a lot faster than we play right now,” Roman said. “The reason why I’m a little upset with my guys is because we can play with these guys. We made them look really good.”
Roam said the Senators knew what to expect from the Huskies, but just didn’t handle it well. The Senators also hurt themselves with penalties.
The Senators were on their heels much of the night, on both sides of the ball. Abel Carter kept pounding though and he finished with 137 yards rushing on 21 carries.
“You can’t give a guy like that any space or momentum,” Avansino said. “That kind of changed things a little bit for us.”
The Senators blocked a punt in the third quarter and took over on the Huskies 7-yard line. Carter scored three plays later after breaking a tackle and reversing field from 8 yards out.
Carson has to get better in a hurry as it hosts five-time defending North champion Reed on Friday. The Raiders beat Douglas, 53-16 on Friday.
Reno hosts Placer (Calif.) on Friday.
Reno 34, Carson 17
McQueen 23, Bishop Manogue 6
Galena 13, Hug 12
Reed 53, Douglas 16
Damonte Ranch 26, Edison 10
Foothill 46, Spanish Springs 33
Elko 20, Wooster 13
Fernley 31, Lowry 26
Sparks 20, Dayton 10
Spring Creek 51, South Tahoe 21
Pershing County 46, Portola 0
Whittell 64, Loyalton 0
Virginia City 48, Carlin 0