By Kiley Diesner, reporting intern
Coming off of a bye week, the Cougars fell 28-6 to defending Sierra League champ Carson, Friday night.
Carson first scored in the first three minutes, setting the tone for the entire game. The Senators scored twice more before the half and a final time in the fourth quarter. The Cougars’ lone touchdown came in the second quarter.
The Senators’ Asa Carter caught a 50-yard pass from Joe Nelson in the end zone to start off the game, then put the team on the board again with a 72-yard run. Almost immediately after, Greg Wallace ran a 74-yard into the end zone as well. Carter scored the final touchdown with a 4-yard run.
“I have to give all credit to Carson, they’re a very disciplined team,” Spanish Springs coach Eric Borja said. “For us we just obviously have to get better as a team at execution. The real simple things: blocking, tackling, and protecting the football.”
Though Spanish Springs lost, it still had a few bright moments with numerous combinations from quarterback Ian Check and running back Travis Vargas. Check, who didn’t play in the last game due to an injury, was 15-of-29 for 184 yards. He also rushed for 19.
“We just need to take some more practice time, get our heads together, and just work hard for the next game,” Check said.
Defensively senior Jacob Dye stood out with six tackles.
“We just didn’t execute,” Dye said. “We’re going to figure out the spots we missed and execute (those spots) next week.”
The Cougars (1-2, 0-0) will travel to California next Friday to play West Valley.
“They’re a tough football team up there so we definitely got our hands full,” Borja said.
“We’re going to have to do more than we did this week and I think there’s going to be a lot harder work this week,” Check said. “We have to change mentally and get ready for a fun game out in California.”