Christian Rey (21) turns the corner during Carson High’s home game against Bishop Manogue on Friday.
Photo by Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage.
Through five games, Carson High School football is sitting at 1-4 and looking to find some confidence to build on.
A 49-0 loss Friday to Bishop Manogue did not instill such confidence, but the Senators have to find a new way to look at the remaining five games of the year.
The first five were all warmups as far as postseason seeding is concerned.
Thursday, Carson starts Class 5A Division III league play at Hugh High with a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Establishing the run
Coach Ryan Boshard has continued to emphasize that for Carson’s offense to be successful, they have to be a run-first team.
It took until the fourth quarter to get the running game going against Manogue, but there have been points where the offense has shown its ability to spin the wheels.
Of the 756 yards gained on offense through the first five games of the season, 400 of those have come on the ground.
Leading the charge have been Angelo Macias and Christian Rey. Both have around 150 yards rushing this season and each has a touchdown.
Kick return has accounted for 227 of those yards with Jake Weninger being solely responsible for 212.
He will continue to be a potential catalyst for Carson into league play.
Hug High hasn’t had much more success in scoring, but has found a way to move the ball through the air.
So far, the Hawks have generated 726 passing yards, mostly on the shoulders of Jacob Perez (8).
Takeaways will be huge for the Senators as Perez has been intercepted nine times.
Getting more opportune field position will be of upmost importance for the Carson offense.
Defensively, Hug has 10.5 sacks this season and 22.5 tackles for loss.
Senior Kenyon Moore (No. 24) has three interceptions in the secondary for Hug, also.
How to follow
What: Carson (1-4) at Hug (1-4)
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: Hug High School
How to watch: NFHS Network
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