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Midgets, Junior Midgets stay unbeaten

Appeal Staff Report

The Carson Senators Midget football team rolled to a 40-6 win over the Sparks Cardinals last week at Governor’s Field.

Carson would spread the wealth having Connor Beattie, Austin Pacheco, and Logan Peternell each scoring a touchdown and Dylan Sawyers scoring two. Beattie, Patrick Craugh, T. J. Menning, Pacheco, Peternell and Jordan Siembida would accumulate 296 yards on the ground and Menning would pass for 55 yards, 44 of those yards coming on a touchdown pass to Sawyers.

Chance Quilling would relieve Menning at quarterback and orchestrate several successful drives. The Senators offensive attack was due to the great blocking of Keegan Aiazzi, Tim Baylor, Colby Blueberg, Craugh, Chris Fernandez, Nick Garcia, Taylor Gregorich, Chance Harmon, Rafe King, Jake Myers, Pacheco, Peternell, Gabriel Pongasi, Siembida, Mike Walters, Ben Wendell and Zach White. Pacheco would go 5 for 6 on kicking the two-point conversions.

“This is the kind of game we needed with playoffs right around the corner,” offensive coordinator Leonard Lee said.

With the win, Carson has clinched first in the league and a possible bye in the first round of the playoffs.

The Senators defense continued its dominating ways as it didn’t give up a touchdown. The Cardinals only score came when the Senators fumbled on their 10 yard line, which Sparks scooped up and ran it into the end zone for their only score.

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“Each week I ask these young men to step it up a notch and try and better themselves from the week previous. The way (they) have answered is fantastic,” defensive coordinator Steve Sawyers said.

Baylor, Beattie, Blueberg, Craugh, Fernandez, Harmon, Patrick Hesse, King, Menning, Myers, Pacheco, Peternell, Pongasi, Quilling, Sawyers and Siembida all played well defensively. Defensive highlights were Baylor’s blocked punt, Peternell’s blocked field goal and two stops for losses. Pacheco and Sawyers both had an interception, Siembida had three stops for losses, Quilling had a sack and a stop for a loss and Pongasi and Craugh both had a stop for a loss.

The Senators will travel to Fallon on Saturday where they will face the Green Wave in their final regular season game at 1 p.m. at Churchill County Regional Park.

JUNIOR MIDGETS 6-0

The Carson Senators Junior Midget youth football team improved to 6-0 with a 36-6 win over the South Tahoe Vikings.

Defensively Cody Scarlett had a great game supported by Clint Page, Austin Barraza, Zach Kinder, Brock Pradere, Luis Pastrana, Brendon Steinmeyer, Sage Smith, Michael Bass, Brandon Akers and Marc Tincup.

The Senators offense was equally impressive with Cole Dufresne, Andrew Johnson, A. Barraza, Z. Kinder, C. Page, S. Smith, Matt Buscay, Gunnar Harper, Austin Brown, Cameron Arnold and Alex Crathers. Brock Pradere also went 3-for-5 on kicking the two-point conversions.

Carson will next face its biggest game of the year, renewing its rivalry with Douglas Tigers. Both teams will put their 6-0 records on the line. The game will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Governor’s Field.