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Nevada Sens. Cortez Masto, Rosen applaud nomination of Togliatti to federal court

Nevada’s U.S. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen have issued a statement applauding the nomination of Jennifer Togliatti to the federal district court bench.

Togliatti has been a state district court judge in Clark County for 20 years, including serving as chief judge.

They said in three decades of legal service in Nevada, she has handled some of the most difficult cases Nevada has seen.

“Yet she maintains a reputation as a fair-minded and objective judge,” they said in the joint statement. “We look forward to meeting with her and reviewing her full record.”

Jim Valentine: How much should I put down?

Buying real estate is about spending and earning money. If you are buying a primary residence the earning comes from the ownership benefits and the proceeds when you sell. The spending, on the other hand, is on the front end. Decisions have to be made as to how much to put down which varies from person to person and property to property.

Some folks pay cash, one easy payment. Others might want to maintain their on-hand funds so they minimize how much they invest in a property. It isn’t always that easy as there are consequences to each decision. If you have a low down then there could be additional charges such as mortgage insurance or a higher interest rate. Of course the monthly payment adjusts according to how large the loan is. The decision process is really a three dimension puzzle to be reviewed and analyzed.

When managing your cash flow you will want to consider how much you want to keep in reserve for emergencies as well as how much money you might want on hand for opportunities. You might buy and sell things, i.e., cars or real estate. You might be a collector of things that needs a cash reserve for opportunities that might arise. While you can pull cash from your property via a loan or line of credit, it takes time to set up.

When considering how much to put down consider the other opportunities or needs that you might have or encounter. Also consider the monthly cash flow. You might be able to qualify for more payment than you are comfortable making so keep that in mind. You’ll want to make a larger down payment to get your payment down. If you can afford more of a payment you might consider a 15-year loan. The payment is higher, but the rate is lower and you are paid off in half the time of a 30 year loan. If you are 50 and looking to retire at 65 your home would be paid off when you retire. If you are young, you can have a lower payment which will likely be spent on children things.

If you are selling a home to buy a new one you might want to look carefully at options. Some people think they can buy the new home first and when they sell their other home they can pay the loan down and adjust their payment. It doesn’t work that way unless you get an adjustable rate mortgage. Without that your payment will be the same before and after you pay the loan down. Of course you will have a lot more going towards paying down your loan rather than interest, but you might not want to have the higher payment for the life of the loan. Yes, you can re-fi at that point, but look at the cost of doing so and include that in your evaluation of which way to go.

If you are looking at a vacation home or an investment property remember that the rules are different over there. Most of the time you will be required to provide a larger down payment and the interest can be higher. A rental can provide cash flow that can help make the payments so be sure to look at the actual monthly cost to hold the property and the true income from the tenant so you know what your cash flow will really be.

Our Advice: When deciding how much to put down on a property there are a lot of variables to consider and they should all be considered. In addition to interest rate changes, consider the monthly payment, consequences like mortgage insurance, term of the loan, type of loan, and loan costs. Roll it all together and talk with your Agent about the best way to go for you and your circumstances.

Whether you have all cash or no cash, there are decisions to be made. Remember your goals and objectives when you make decisions and you will make the right choices for you and your family.

When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs… Experience is Priceless! Jim Valentine, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-3704. dpwtigers@hotmail.com

Roger Diez: Talladega: Exciting (and unpredictable) as always

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Talladega was as exciting and unpredictable as always. Ryan Blaney propelled himself from likely elimination from the playoffs into a guaranteed spot in the round of eight. His 0.007 second win over Ryan Newman was the sixth-closest finish in NASCAR history. Blaney’s win came at the expense of previous Talladega winners like Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano, who had dominated at the track in recent years. And to illustrate the power of stage points, Logano finished 11th but his stage points earned him 44 points to winner Blaney’s 46. Logano scored more points than all top 10 drivers with the exception of Blaney. And during the “big one” Brendan Gaughan executed a move that rivaled gymnast Simone Biles. Gaughan’s maneuver was a 360-degree flip with a full twist in the midst of the “big one,” and he stuck the landing, coming down on all four wheels. The move got him a mention (with video) on Good Morning America.


Blaney’s advancement to the next round puts more pressure on those playoff drivers currently below the cut line going into tomorrow’s race at Kansas. Three are Hendrick Racing drivers. Alex Bowman is 18 points below the line after a Talladega accident, while teammate Chase Elliott is a further two points back and William Byron is five more points in arrears. Stewart-Haas driver Clint Bowyer is 24 points below the line, with Kevin Harvick the only other team driver still in the hunt. While not necessarily in a “must win” scenario, all four must score a lot of stage points and finish well while hoping drivers above the line have problems. The two drivers now above the line but in jeopardy are Logano and Keselowski, 18 and 20 points to the good respectively. The Kansas stats reveal nine former winners among active drivers. Harvick, whose most recent win was in the 2018 spring race, and Jimmie Johnson with a spring 2015 victory his most recent, have each won three Kansas races. Other recent winners are Keselowski with his second win this past spring, and Elliott who won last fall. Martin Truex Jr. has won twice, most recently in the fall of 2017, and Logano also has two wins with the 2015 fall race his latest. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Ryan Newman have one win apiece.


In Formula One, Mercedes is back on top with a 1-3 finish last weekend in Japan. The issue was in doubt after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the pole, but his slow start allowed Valtteri Bottas by into the first turn. From there it was a strategy race, a duel of pit stops and tire choices. Bottas held on for the win, his third on the season. Lewis Hamilton finished third and scored the extra point for fastest lap. The combination was enough to put Mercedes over the top to clinch the constructor’s championship with four races to go. The only driver with enough points to beat Hamilton for the driver’s championship is Bottas, so the team will win both titles, a feat unprecedented in Formula One. The next race is in Mexico next Sunday with the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin the following weekend.


Finally, NASCAR silly season is in full swing. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who has lost his Roush-Fenway Ford ride, will drive the No. 37 Chevrolet for JT-Daugherty Racing in 2020. Stenhouse will replace Chris Buescher, who is taking over his former No. 17 Ford seat. Clint Bowyer has re-signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, and Ross Chastain will join Justin Haley full-time at Kaulig Racing in the Xfinity series for 2020, driving the No. 10 Chevy.

Sierra Lutheran High School alum gets call to serve

That moment when the boss calls to offer you your first job, your first real job, is a memorable one. So just imagine how Taylor Negrete felt when he not only got a call, but The Call, from The Boss.

The longtime northern Nevada resident, who was born in Carson City and grew up in Minden and Dayton, recently experienced the duality and poignancy of all this when he received his first Call to serve the Lord as Worship Pastor at Selma First Baptist Church in Selma, Calif., and in the process becoming the first alum in Sierra Lutheran High School history to become a pastor.

“The day I was ordained, the board of the church gathered around me and prayed for me. I remember feeling like it was surreal. It was one of those moments I had longed for and dreamt about,” Negrete recalled.

“Since I was little, my answer to any career question was always to be a pastor. I remember seeing pastors growing up and being in awe of them. That same kind of awe that kids have when they see police officers or firemen. As I got older, that passion and answer never changed.”

It was preordained in the eyes of many at Sierra Lutheran that Negrete, a member of the Class of 2014, would one day be theologically ordained, having earned the unqualified respect of his peers and teachers that ultimately garnered him the Christi Lux, Light of Christ Award, his senior year.

“Taylor was definitely a spiritual leader on campus and very gifted musically,” SLHS Principal Dr. Tami Seddon recalled. “In fact, he wrote a song called “Turning Pages” that the seniors sang at graduation.”

Serving his brothers and sisters in ministry has always had spiritual and literal meaning to Negrete, who has followed his father, Jack, and mother, Cheri in the family business, so to speak. Both his parents were instrumental in planting Lifepoint Church in Minden, which has grown to become one of the largest evangelical churches in the area, and then later Centerpoint Church in Dayton.

“My parents had a huge impact on my decision to pursue ministry and serve the Lord,” Negrete said. “They exemplified the type of life I want to live and the type of legacy I want to leave. I have seen my parents be in ministry my entire life and have seen first hand the blessings that followed due to their faithfulness.”

After graduating from Sierra Lutheran, Negrete went on to William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Theology, where he received rich opportunities on campus and in the community to further his passion for worship ministry, but not without some early trepidation.

“I remember first getting to Jessup and I saw all of the amazing musicians and I remember being so discouraged,” Negrete said. “But little by little, God continued to give me opportunities to use my talents to glorify Him. I decided to listen to who He has called me to be which allowed me have these opportunities.”

Those opportunities included substantive growth experiences that included being a part of the university’s chapel band and serving various churches in the Sacramento area with music ministry that led to his most significant undergraduate growth as Worship Director at Lincoln Christian Life Center in Lincoln, CA.

“My biggest mentor was Pastor Bill Rath from Lincoln Christian Life Center,” Negrete continued. “Pastor Bill gave me my first ministry position as Worship Director and is still a very close friend.”

“He showed me the ins and outs of what it means to be a pastor. We experienced amazing highs and got through some tough lows, but through it all, he taught me what it truly means to be a leader.”

The tutelage not only grew Negrete, personally, but the church as well, with Negrete’s involvement helping the number of parishioners grow from 40 to 110 people during his tenure.

“During this time, I had the opportunity to actually take what I was learning in college and actually put it into practice. The things that I dreamt of doing God gave me the opportunity to do.”

It was eight months later, after graduating from William Jessup a semester early, that Negrete, received that seminal Call for his first pastorship as Worship Pastor at Selma First Baptist Church, working alongside his father, who became the senior pastor there a year ago. The opportunity represented the realization of a lifelong dream.

“My wife and I began praying to determine if it was God’s will and His call for us to also move to Selma to help,” Negrete explained. “After many confirmations, God made it clear that we were supposed to move from Sacramento to the Central Valley.

Now, standing in that place of service and influence that he longed for, Negrete has welcomed new experiences in ministry, and sees an even broader understanding of church work that often goes unnoticed.

“I oversee worship ministry, and I also have been given opportunities to give sermons. I am enjoying the opportunity to grow as a leader and continue developing my pastoral skills.”

“…There is so much that happens (behind the scenes). Every service or event you go to is both extensively prayed over, prepared, executed and then discussed/debriefed. Lots of practicing, meeting, and researching that goes into the many facets of ministry to be able to reach the most people for Christ.”

In a time when church attendance has seen a decline, particularly with young people, Negrete recalls the critical impact Christian education had on his upbringing, and the need for the Church to trust its rising pastors.

“I am beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to attend a faith-based high school. I wish I could go back to the old Taylor in times of high school frustration to remind him of how blessed he was to attend a school that cared so deeply about his faith.”

“I think that my biggest advice to the Church is to invest in the millennial generation…The truth is, this new generation of leaders is eager to be used. I get that having young eager pastors or volunteers can be intimidating, but we need experienced pastors to take us under their wings and to allow us to learn from them,” Negrete explained.

“I encourage experienced pastors to think about the people who believed in them, to think about the things that they tried that people shook their head at, to give young pastors the opportunity to learn so we can be equipped to continue to build the next generation of believers.”

And possibly have more on Call than on call waiting.

Guy Farmer: Corruption in the pot business

Gov. Steve Sisolak purports to be “outraged” by reports of corruption in Nevada’s highly lucrative marijuana industry, which contributed $723,000 to help finance his successful gubernatorial election campaign last year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal thinks the governor’s outrage is “contrived,” and so do I.

Sisolak finally reacted to his burgeoning marijuana fiasco after he learned that two Rudy Giuliani (President Trump’s personal attorney) associates, Ukrainian-Americans Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, had been arrested and accused of violating national campaign finance laws and attempting to enter Nevada’s legalized marijuana market through the back door.

Sisolak’s office issued a strongly worded statement after charges were filed against Fruman and Parnas, saying the governor was “disappointed in the lack of oversight and inaction from the state … including the absence of a single criminal referral by the Marijuana Enforcement Division since the inception of licensed marijuana sales in Nevada.” The governor then announced the creation of a multi-agency task force that will “investigate issues surrounding the legalized marijuana industry.”

So much for the governor’s much-ballyhooed Cannabis Compliance Board, which he has compared to the Gaming Control Board, an effective agency that enforces Nevada’s strict gambling laws without fear or favor. By contrast, the Cannabis Compliance Board appears to be a taxpayer-funded PR agency designed to make the marijuana industry look good, which is all wrong.

The federal indictment against Fruman and Parnas alleges that they conspired with Andrey Kukushkin, another Ukrainian-born defendant, to obtain Nevada pot licenses by contributing to the political campaigns of two unsuccessful politicians, both Republicans. They donated $10,000 each to 2018 gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and attorney general candidate Wes Duncan, both of whom returned the donations when they learned of the federal indictment.

The indictment leads us to a discussion of Nevada’s chaotic — and possibly corrupt — marijuana licensing procedures, which have come under increasing public scrutiny. Jon Ralston, the prize-winning editor of the online Nevada Independent, recently wrote that the FBI has declared the nationwide marijuana industry to be “a public corruption threat,” adding that Nevada’s regulatory structure “is at best inept and at worst corrupt.” Amen!

Former Tax Commission Director Deonne Contine, the state official who enthusiastically implemented ex-Gov. Brian Sandoval’s 2017 “early start” scheme to commercialize so-called “recreational” marijuana in just six months — as opposed to one year in California and 18 months in Massachusetts — resigned after a hectic, disorganized period of willy-nilly pot license issuances and denials and soon joined Kaempfer/Crowell, a high-powered statewide law firm that advertises a nine-member “Cannabis Team.” Her high-handed tenure at the Tax Commission resulted in multiple lawsuits accusing her of siding with the marijuana industry against liquor distributors in the adjudication of valuable pot distribution rights.

In June 2018, with strong backing from the marijuana industry, Contine ran unsuccessfully for the State Assembly from Washoe County. She recently resurfaced as Sisolak’s director of administration, one of the highest appointed positions in state government. At the same time, Tax Commission records list her as an officer of WSCC Inc., a company founded in 2014 that operates pot shops in Reno and Carson City.

Sisolak should follow-up on his tough talk by firing Contine, or at the very least suspending her pending a thorough investigation of her key role in the pot licensing scandal. Thanks to the Sacramento Bee, we know the FBI is already investigating alleged marijuana corruption in Sacramento, and is probably looking into dubious pot licensing procedures here in Nevada. After all, Sisolak has invited such an investigation by publicly indicting his own incompetent pot regulators.

Guy W. Farmer is the Appeal’s senior political columnist.


Today’s Clue No. 10

A lone prince sharing

A president’s name

Claimed the number

Fifteen for his fame

Friday’s Clue No. 9

For these dry kidneys

All should be grateful

They play a nurturing role

And now may be fateful

Thursday’s Clue No. 8

Eleanor V.’s husband

Gets all the fame

Her career and maturity

Deserves the same

Wednesday’s Clue No. 7

Link brick and ox

With hay and shoes

Plus medicine and education

From which you must choose

Tuesday’s Clue No. 6

East of Eden

His holdings were broad

After immigrating

The rail earned him applaud

Clue No. 5

The southeast is a match

For both your destination

And Edington so don’t let

The impact crater your elation

Clue No. 4

While there may be three

Generally they’re of no aid

Because they do not

Contain this year’s crusade

Clue No.3

Copious and researched

Join the hunt

For this dweller

And come out in front

Clue No. 2

Originally vulnerable

The Feds on a mission

Now they’re defended

As perceptions transition

Clue No. 1

Four distinct spaces

Within the division

Examine each one

Looking for your vision

Past Pages for October 19 to October 22, 2019


150 years ago

To the Public of Carson: The undersigned have been contemplating, for some time past, the feasibility of introducing a Dancing School in Carson, and have received such encouragement from many young ladies and gentlemen the they have decided to open a school. Dances to be introduced include The German, Prince Imperial, Horse Guards and Caledonians, also some fancy dances.

130 years ago

Yesterday afternoon, Hi Wong, a leading man from China of Carson came up into the Appeal office and laying down a quarter of a dollar asked for a chance at the phonograph. When he finally heard the voice speaking from the depths of the machine, a look of wonder spread over his continence that gave it nearly a square foot more of surface.

100 years ago

There has not been a positive case of rabies in Nevada for three months the coyotes that infested the state by the thousands three years ago, when the rabies epidemic was at its height, are disappearing rapidly.

70 years ago

The 1949 fire season, considered a ‘rough’ one in the Carson district of the Toiyabe national forest, is now considered over. Carson City residents got the second taste of wintry weather today. Big wet snow flakes began falling about 5:15 this morning with the snow melting as it hit the ground.

50 years ago

Local Democrats voted overwhelmingly last night to lower the state voting age to 18 and to adopt a state presidential primary.

30 years ago

Anxiety, frustration and in many cases relief were expressed this morning by Carson City residents who have families and loved ones in an earthquake that battered areas of California.


150 years ago

The County Boundary Dispute — It will be remembered that the State Legislature of last winter ordered a survey made of the county lines of Washoe and Lyon Counties. Such survey has been made but it does not correspond with the ideas of the Washoe people, hence the Central Pacific Railroad town of Wadsworth belongs to Washoe or Lyon? By consent the case has been sent to the district for trial with Judge Berry of Humboldt presiding.

130 years ago

All Sorts. Carson has the best brass band in the state. Football is the craze at the public school. People don’t realize how valuable the electric lights are until they go out.

100 years ago

Shantung Party. A new party, known as the Shantung party is being formed. The head Shantungites are Johnson, Borah and other smaller fry. Those disruptionists got an awful drubbing in the Senate yesterday, when their pet amendments to the peace treaty were heartily defeated.

70 years ago

Five heavily armed youths were captured in Ely late yesterday and were held by deputies on suspicion of being escapees from Whittier reform school in California. The five were apprehended when Deputy Sheriff D.H. Anderson fired a shot into their car during a spectacular pursuit over desert roads.

50 years ago

A sit-down strike of all 337 inmates at the maximum security prison here Friday was halted by guards who fired tear gas and escorted the prisoners back to their cells in groups of three. The prisoners were protesting prison conditions.

30 years ago

Spurred by Tuesday’s earthquake catastrophe in California, Nevada Department of Transportation Director Garth Dull has called a quick meeting today with state bridge and structural engineers to review highway bridges in Nevada.


150 years ago

The Overland wires being out of kilter and the Gold Hill News of last evening not containing any late dispatches we are unable to present our readers with anything startling in the news department of our paper this morning.

130 years ago

The Eureka Sentinel says that young Jim Fair is going to be the next U.S. senator, the old man being willing to spend a million, etc., to get him in. Rats.

100 years ago

Plans for the extension by the post office department of aerial mail service now in operation between New York and Washington, etc., are now to include a transcontinental route from New York to San Francisco. Chicago, Omaha, Salt Lake, Carson City and San Francisco will be served. An emergency stop will be in Battle Mountain.

70 years ago

The Appeal reporter did not have to go far this morning to cover Carson City’s latest fire. The alarm was turned in shortly before noon when a small fire broke out in a garbage can in the Capital City Laundry right across the street. Warren Engine firemen reported no damage.

50 years ago

Three Carson City teenagers were booked in Carson City Jail Friday night on charges of drinking alcoholic beverages at the teen dance at the Civic Auditorium.

30 years ago

A grass roots uprising in Lyon County has taken the form of organized citizen action to circulate a petition to call a grand jury, Mound House residents were told at their monthly town board meeting last night.

Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.

Carson City Road Report for October 21 to 27, 2019

The following information applies to the period of Oct. 21-27:

Road closures expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

Washington Street and intersecting side streets will have intermittent block closures between Phillips Street and Ormsby Blvd., all week, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated

Phillips Street will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Elizabeth Street will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Mountain Street at Washington Street will be closed, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., may have traffic holds, possible 10 minute delays

Sunset Way will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Richmond Avenue will be closed at Washington Street, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated

Bulette Drive will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Bunker Hill Drive will be closed at Washington Street, all week

Lane restrictions are expected at the following locations due to road/utility work:

College Parkway will have reduced lanes between Carson Street and Northgate Lane, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Washington Street will have narrowed lanes with possible holds on traffic between Ormsby Blvd. and Division Street, all week, travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated

Ormsby Blvd. will have reduced lanes and holds on traffic between Comstock Circle and Newman Place, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saliman Road will have reduced lanes between Fairview Drive and Fifth Street, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

S. Carson Street will have reduced lanes for southbound traffic between Rhodes Street and Sonoma Street, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Longview Way will have narrowed lanes with possible holds on traffic between Waterford Place and Washington Street, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., travel delays up to 10 minutes should be anticipated

I-580 will have day and night-time lane closures and periodic ramp closures between East Lake Blvd. and Fairview Drive, through next year

US 50 will have 24-hour single lane closures between Tahoe Golf Drive and Spooner summit, Monday-Saturday, travel delays between 10 and 30 minutes should be anticipated – lane closures expected through late November

Special Event: Nevada Day Parade (Oct. 26), Saturday between 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the following roads will be closed:

Carson Street between Winnie Street and Fairview Drive

Bath Street between Division Street and Carson Street

Adaline Street between Division Street and Carson Street

Fleischmann Way between Division Street and Carson Street

Long Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

Adam Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

Park Street between Division Street and Stewart Street

John Street between Carson Street and Stewart Street

William Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

Musser Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

Fifth Street between Nevada Street and Stewart Street

Stewart Street between Carson Street and Fifth Street

Other Roadway News: I-580 exit numbers are being changed per federal requirements which ensure consistent nationwide freeway signs and mileposts to convey a clear message and help guide, warn, and regulate traffic. Current I-580 exit numbers reflect U.S. 395 mileage beginning at the Nevada-California state line near Topaz Lake. Exit numbers are being changed to reflect interstate mileage beginning at the I-580 junction with South Carson Street. All roadway names will remain the same.

First half showing leads Damonte Ranch to win over Carson

RENO – There was plenty of positive takeaways for Carson High football and head coach Blair Roman in a 40-0 loss to Sierra League-leading Damonte Ranch on Friday.

The biggest takeaway for Roman was the fight of his guys in padded blue, who continued to grind away against the Mustang offense even after trailing 33-0 at halftime.

Carson had plenty of chances to let the game dictate the story, but the Senators didn’t allow a few big plays and a few calls change their outlook.

The Senator defense opened the contest by holding Damonte Ranch to a three-and-out and forced a punt from the Mustangs’ 13-yard line.

Facing a third-and-3, Carson turned to Jonny Laplante for a snap at quarterback. Laplante tossed a pass on an out route to get to the sticks, but a Damonte Ranch defender got there first and batted the ball away.

After Carson punted, running back Ashton Hayes took Damonte Ranch 53 yards on two plays, including a 52-yard touchdown run in which he shed a few tackles and high-stepped in the opening score of the game midway through the first quarter.

Carson went three-and-out on its next drive, but the Senator defense held strong again and forced a turnover on downs.

Late in the first quarter down 13-0 and facing a second-and-1, Will Breeding lofted a ball down the Carson sideline, but heavy contact prevented a completion.

The Senator sideline erupted looking for a pass interference call that never came and the drive eventually stalled.

“It’s frustrating. It just didn’t go our way,” said Roman. “Credit Damonte, they’re a heck of a team and they’ll make a deep run this year, I’m sure.”

Damonte Ranch went on to score touchdowns on each of its next three possessions to take a 33-0 lead into the halftime intermission.

After the first few possessions, Carson’s offense slowed as the Senators managed five first downs throughout the contest.

Hayes ended the opening half with three rushing touchdowns and a 47-yard receiving touchdown in which he snuck behind the Senator defense and caught a ball from Mustang quarterback Ethan Kurpin for an easy score.

The Mustangs finished with 282 yards passing and 177 yards rushing, unofficially.

“The score was not indicative of the effort the kids gave,” said Roman. “They really played hard and they had a good attitude. … We gave up a couple big plays, but they’re a good team.”

Defensive line push

Though the Senator defense allowed a few big plays to get behind them, the Carson defensive line pushed around the Mustangs O-line for portions of the night.

When Damonte Ranch went to the air, the Senators were getting in the face of Kurpin and forcing him to scramble.

Carson ended the night with a minimum of two sacks, including a strip sack in the fourth quarter that resulted in an 18-yard loss.

“I feel like our D-line has actually come of age the last couple weeks and you started to see that tonight,” Roman said. “I was real proud of how those kids played.”

Carson was without running back Bradley Maffei for the second time this season due to injury. In response, Roman rotated carries between several backs including Gilbert Polanco-Vasquez, Ivan Villegas and Eric Hickson.

UP NEXT: Carson (2-6, 0-3) has entered must-win territory for its final two games of the regular season.

The Senators get Wooster on a short week at home Thursday in need of a win to keep its postseason hopes alive. The Colts defeated Galena 31-7 Friday night and sit at 1-2 in conference play. Galena is 2-1. Douglas is 1-2.

“We need to heal up a little bit, but when you get to this part of the season so much of it is motivation,” said Roman. “I’m hoping tonight the positives stepped forward for them. I feel real positive walking off the field tonight.”

Yoshiko Johnson

Yoshiko Johnson Oct 5, 2019

Yoshiko Johnson was 92 years old when she died at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond.

She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (David) Adams; her granddaughter Staci (Chris) Leija and great-grandchildren David, Anabelle, and Madison; her granddaughter Stephanie (Peter) Sadabseng and great-grandchildren Sage and Peter; and granddaughter Tabitha (Jonathan) Silva and great-granddaughters Kennedi, Charlee, and Dylan.

A private celebration of life will be held.