Douglas High linebacker Cole Smalley (42) records a tackle against Reed Friday night, during the Tigers' homecoming game.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas couldn’t get its offense rolling Friday night in a 31-0 loss to Reed on Homecoming.
The Raiders were able to take advantage of a couple early Tiger turnovers and capitalized on the short field.
After Reed went up 7-0, the Tigers back themselves up with a false start penalty before punting.
The Raiders gave possession back to Douglas after the Tiger defense forced a three-and-out.
However, Reed’s Ethan Martinez picked off a pass on the ensuing Douglas possession to get the ball back on the Tigers’ side of the field.
Reed went 35 yards on six plays before finding paydirt on a seven-yard touchdown reception between Armaan Bajwa and Zach Taylor.
Taylor’s touchdown catch gave Reed a 14-0 lead and two plays later the Raiders once again had possession.
A Douglas fumble on a pitch play resulted in Reed scoring a second touchdown within a two-minute span to take a 21-0 lead.
The Tigers’ weren’t able to respond, going three-and-out, but did force a Raider field goal with a defensive stand backed up in their own redzone.
The 21-yard try gave Reed a 24-0 lead, which the Raiders took into the locker room.In the second half, Douglas held the Raiders to just seven points.
UP NEXT: Douglas (1-4) hits the road next Friday as the Tigers take on Damonte Ranch (2-3). The Mustangs will be coming off a 14-6 win over Reno.
McQueen 30, Carson 6
Bishop Manogue 14, Spanish Springs 6
Damonte Ranch 20, Reno 13
Sparks 19, Wooster 6
Incline 21, Battle Mountain 0
Elko 33, Lowry 14
(Douglas High's Trevor Middaugh (80) looks to break free from a
Reed tackler Friday night. / Ron Harpin)