Rodriguez returns punt to the house for second straight week
The game plan was to limit the damage from senior tight end/wide receiver McCallan Castles.
That will be every 3A North team’s idea this fall. Most will fail.
Castles, a 6-5 228-pound end zone resident, scored three times on Friday night as South Tahoe (1-0, 1-0) handled Sparks 53-7 at the Lake.
“He (Castles) is probably the most underrated college player in the area,” Sparks coach Brad Rose said.
Injuries suffered in the secondary in the week leading up to the game limited Sparks already dwindling hopes of containing the Pac-12 bound Castles.
The Railroaders sunk to 0-2, 0-1 in the 3A North.
For the second straight week, Sparks new spread offense was kept off the scoreboard. And for the second straight week, it was Carlos Rodriguez returning a punt for the Railroaders only touchdown of the evening.
Rose said that despite the illusive plane, the offense showed further signs of progress. Numerous turnovers were the exception.
Sparks will play its third consecutive road game to open the season next Friday at Dayton (1-1, 0-1).