Douglas football hosts Manogue
The Douglas High football team takes on the Bishop Manogue Miners tonight at 7 p.m. at Keith Roman Field in Minden.
Manogue, after rolling through its first six games undefeated, slides in on a three-game losing streak with losses to Galena, McQueen and Reed to close out the regular season.
Douglas, on the other hand, is riding a three-game winning streak, having outscored Reno, Wooster and Carson 137-6 through its final three games.
The Tigers will attack with all-time single-season rushing leader Spike Agosta, who amassed 1,634 yards and 25 touchdowns through the regular season.
Fullback Keenan Copp has come on strong through the past three weeks with four touchdowns and quarterback Roman Davis remains a dual threat, having passed for 659 yards and nine touchdowns on the year and rushed for an additional five scores.
According to NevadaPrep.com, Manogue will be without two of its offensive stars. Joe Suder, a 350-pound offensive tackle who recently committed to Duke University to play football, is out for the year with a knee injury and starting quarterback Cody Manguso is out for the year with a broken ankle. Star running back Kenny Viser, who ran for 1,253 yard on the season, should be back after missing several games with an injury.
Douglas has outscored its opponents by an average of 34-13 through nine regular season games and has been held to less than 30 points only twice this year. The Tigers have topped the 40-point mark in four of their seven wins.
Defensively, Douglas has allowed no more than 14 points in any of their wins.
The game will be broadcast on KGVM 99.1 FM and 93.5 FM beginning at 7 p.m. with Skip Sayer doing the play-by-play.
DAYTON (6-3) AT SPRING CREEK (8-2)
In their first meeting, the Dayton showed it had plenty of heart. All it needed was a foot.
Because of that, the Dust Devils will have to travel to Spring Creek for a 1 p.m. Northern 3A playoff game on Saturday. The winner will advance to the NIAA 3A semifinals for a likely meeting at Moapa Valley on Nov. 13.
Dayton trailed 36-7 after three quarters in their regular season meeting against Spring Creek, but rallied for 28 points before falling 36-35. But Dayton couldn’t complete the comeback without its kicker, Trent Wood, who was out with an ankle injury.
The Dust Devils closed to within 36-35 when Josh Aaker caught a long touchdown pass from Travis Wood. But without Trent Wood, Dayton couldn’t kick the game-tying extra point and failed on the two-point conversion.
The Dust Devils would have been poised for a game-winning field goal on their next and last possession when Aaker’s reception gave Dayton the ball at the Spartan 9-yard line, well within field goal range. But Dayton was forced to go for the touchdown and fell short.
Travis Wood went 21-of-34 for 307 yards in the first game and will have all of his weapons, including Trent, Aaker, Erik and Danny Hopper and Zane Walker.
But Dayton will again have to deal with James Edwards, Northern Nevada’s leading rusher. In the first game, Edwards ran for 337 yards and four touchdowns. On the season, he has 2,590 yards on 312 carries.
Spring Creek also figures to be much tougher at home. Still no matter the result, it’s been an historic year for Dayton, which has set a school record for wins and clinched its first winning season in school history.