High school football preview capsules

DOUGLAS (0-1) AT RENO (0-1)

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Where: Reno High School

Last week: Las Vegas outlasted Douglas 41-35; Palo Verde demolished Reno 56-0

The skinny: The Tigers appear to be serious about their passing game as evidenced by Tim Rudnick's 352-yard, three-touchdown effort against Las Vegas. His favorite target was Zach McFadden, who caught 11 balls for more than 200 yards. On defense, the Tigers need to come up with a better effort, however.

Players to watch: Douglas " QB Tim Rudnick, OT/DT Parker Robertson, RB Johnny Pollack, RB Jordan Cruz. Reno: RB Brennan Caverhill, RB Cruise McClure.


When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Where: North Valleys High School

Last week: Galena lost to Legacy 26-6; North Valleys blanked Fallon 15-0

The skinny: The Grizzlies played sub-par on both side of the ball in their season-opening loss. Jarrod Faust was the bright spot, rushing for more than 100 yards. North Valleys' defense limited Fallon to approximately 150 yards total offense.

Players to watch: Galena " QB/LB Luke Hess, WR/QB Beau Bickel, FB/LB Taylor Tatro, RB Jarrod Faust, OL/DL David Deal, LB Jeff Belle. North Valleys: RB Dylan Calinog, DB Tim Herman, RB Ryan Mathes, K Brennan Whitworth.

QUINCY (1-0) AT DAYTON (1-0)

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Where: Dayton High School

Last week: Dayton defeated Battle Mountain 14-12; Quincy (Calif.) defeated Chester 25-0

The skinny: The Dust Devils' defense played well in the win over Battle Mountain and is expected to get a good test from Quincy, which posted a shutout win last week. Nick Bircheff ran for 137 yards and both Dayton scores last week. Quincy QB Tra Ross is a good runner and thrower and Brodie Plumb caught two touchdown passes last week. Linebacker Cody Cline leads the defense.

Players to watch: Dayton " FB Nick Bircheff, QB Connor Conroy, RB Conner Oliver, DE Tannar Wood. Quincy: QB/LB Tra Ross, LB Cody Cline, DE Keith Brown, WR Brodie Plumb, WR/RB Grant Ozanich.

- Compiled by Darrell Moody


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