Senators headed to the top of the poll?

Carson High football coach Blair Roman said he wasn't surprised when his team received two first-place votes in last week's Sierra Nevada Media football poll.

After beating South Tahoe 51-7 and Reed 54-27 the past two weeks combined with Reed's win over McQueen on Friday night, there is a great chance that the Senators will be the top-ranked team in Northern Nevada come Tuesday night.

It's a no-brainer.

Carson took McQueen down to the wire and dominated Spanish Springs, Reed and South Tahoe. The only other choice could be North Valleys, a team Carson dominated in a preseason scrimmage but is off to a 4-0 start after knocking off Hug, which isn't a huge deal considering Hug's only win of the season was against a winless South Tahoe team, 27-6.

When I asked Roman if he thought Carson should be No. 1 this week, he took the high road.

"I don't know," he said. "The logical choice would be us or North Valleys. McQueen lost to Reed, and we beat Reed."

Roman, who was part of the 1995 Carson staff, thinks that the Senators held the top spot in the poll for a couple of weeks in 1995 when they got off to a 6-0 start.

"There has been a lot more talk this year about it (rankings)," Roman said.

Knowing Roman and his coaching staff, they will quell any No. 1 talk they hear during practice.

Senior Luke Carter gave us the expected stock answer when asked about the possibility of Carson being the top team this week.

"We're just going to come out and play hard," he said. "We're just playing football one game at a time."

Carson visits Manogue on Saturday, and the Miners would like nothing better than to put a big hurt on Carson.

"We have to play hard like we have the previous games," Carter said.

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