Carson’s Kincaid Gill tackles Galena’s Colson Kermode during Friday’s game.
What to know
What: Reed (2-2, 1-0) at Carson (1-3, 0-1)
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Carson High School
After Carson’s defense forced five turnovers last week in a loss to Galena, the Senators are seeing the signs of life they’ve been looking for on the defensive end of the field.
However, capitalizing on those turnovers with points has continued to be a theme in practice, as the Senators’ couldn’t hang with the Grizzlies, falling 27-10.
This Friday, Reed comes to town with an offense that has shown some inconsistency with holding onto the football.
Friday’s game will also serve as the homecoming game for Carson High.
Battling with the Raiders
Reed put together a 37-21 win over Damonte Ranch last week in which the Raiders had nearly 500 yards of offense.
The biggest handful for the Senators’ will undoubtedly be Spencer Firebaugh (No. 5), who rushed for 295 yards last week with three touchdowns.
Through four games this season, Firebaugh is averaging 168 yards per game and has eight scores.
At quarterback, Reed will feature junior Dakota Dunlap (6), who has thrown for 705 yards and four touchdowns.
However, Dunlap has thrown seven interceptions, giving the Senators another reason to be hawking balls in the secondary after recording three INTs against Galena last Friday.
On the outside, Damien Taylor (12) has been Dunlap’s favorite target so far as Taylor boasts 12 receptions for 186 yards.
Defensively, Reed is giving up an average of 34 points per game.
Junior Cooper Park (7) has a team-high 48 tackles and four tackles for loss for the Raiders. Freshman Bronwyn Rios (29) has 35 tackles.
So far, Reed has seven sacks and has forced six turnovers in its four games.
Last week against Galena, sophomore JT Heaton put together 12 tackles and recovered two fumbles for Carson.
Tallan Duran tied Heaton for the team lead in tackles with 12.
Parker Story, who returned to the lineup from injury, had two interceptions in the loss to the Grizzlies. Kincaid Gill also had an interception.
Last season, Carson beat Reed on the road, 17-13.
5A North standings
B. Manogue 2-0, 2-2
Galena 1-0, 3-1
Reno 1-0, 3-1
Reed 1-1, 2-2
Sp. Springs 0-0, 1-3
Carson 0-1, 1-3
Douglas 0-1, 1-3
McQueen 0-1, 1-3
D. Ranch 0-1, 0-4