Carson’s Sean Finn (57) and Alva Zervoulakos (23) make a tackle during Friday’s game at Carson High.
Photo by Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage.
First year Carson High head coach Ryan Boshard hasn’t been shy about what kind of opponents he wants to see on the Senators’ schedule.
Last week’s 35-0 loss to Sutter showed him and the other coaches what it’ll take for Carson to compete with some of the better teams not only in Northern Nevada but along the West Coast.
This week, the Senators travel to San Andreas, Calif., to take on another squad coming off a week one loss in Calaveras High School.
Calaveras lost to McNair, 21-7 in its opening game, but Boshard is more focused on making sure his guys are able to get off the bus and be ready to go after a two-and-a-half hour bus ride.
“They need to be ready to roll. They have to get their minds ready,” said Boshard.
Offensive mistakes hampered the Senators against Sutter and it is a priority for Carson to get that cleaned up heading into week two.
“The (offensive line) had some miscommunication so we have to lock that down and be ready for this week,” said Boshard. “That’s something you can’t do and we had several turnovers. Those two things alone are our top priorities.”
(Carson’s Daniel Alvarado prepares to tackle Sutter’s Andrew Center during Friday’s game at Carson High / Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage)
Sutter gave the Senators a good look at what they can expect in week two.
Boshard said Calaveras runs a similar scheme that’s based out of a 3-4.
However, Calaveras does like to drop players down to throw more of a 5-2 look at teams and stuff the box to prevent the run.
“We will probably see a lot of heavy box, man coverage,” said Boshard. “Our O-line and quarterback are going to be essential this week for a win.”
On the other side of the ball, Calaveras’ offense is also similar to Sutter, though didn’t show that quite as much after only scoring seven points in its first game.
“We need to be ready for a whole lot of dive right up the middle, flys and power,” Boshard said.
Sutter rushed for 353 yards against Carson last week so stifling the run game on early downs and forcing long down and distances will be critical to a successful Senator effort.
Carson isn’t going to be missing anyone after its first game, escaping without any injuries in the season opener.
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