Carson High football

Senators welcome Bishop Manogue on Friday

Carson High senior tight end Justin Moore rumbles his way for a few yards against McQueen last Saturday.

Carson High senior tight end Justin Moore rumbles his way for a few yards against McQueen last Saturday.
Photo by Carter Eckl.

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There’s no respite for Carson High football after a 41-3 loss to McQueen on Saturday dropped the Senators to 1-3 overall.

The Lancers jumped on Carson early and often due to miscues from Carson’s offense and special teams.

Carson High coach Ryan Boshard emphasized quick starts leading into the McQueen game, and it will be much of the same this week with Bishop Manogue coming to Carson on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Miners are 1-2 so far this season, but both losses have come to opponents from out of state.

Last week, Bishop Manogue beat Galena, 41-16.

There are several new players for the Miners this season, including senior quarterback Phillip Jacobs, who threw for 271 yards and four touchdowns against the Grizzlies.

The Miners rushed 104 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries between seven players.

Receivers Ben Scolari and Dom Marconato combined are averaging nearly 140 yards receiving per game. Scolari has three touchdowns.

Figuring things out early

For the Senators, a key will be limiting turnovers and mental mistakes. Turnovers and penalties have set the Carson offense back at points in every game.

One reason the Senators have surrendered 141 points this season is the defense has had to defend short field with the offensive turnovers.

In the loss to McQueen, the Senator defense was able to prevent the Lancers from putting together long drives.

JT Heaton continues to be a stalwart at linebacker where he has 33 tackles so far this season and a tackle for loss.

Senior Odin Riley has a pair of sacks on the defensive line while juniors Christian Rey and Devin Zervoulakos each have one.

Jake Weninger’s kickoff return for a touchdown streak ended at three games, but he’s also made an impact on the defensive side of the ball with six tackles and nearly two tackles for loss.

Special teams had a tough outing Saturday as well, with a pair of punts getting blocked.


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