The Cougs couldn’t be stopped in the first half of their game with Galena Friday night. After scoring a touchdown in the first quarter, Spanish Springs scored 33 points in the second quarter and cruised to a 40-0 shutout victory.
It was the Tristan Szabo and Jordan Dudick show for much of the first half as the two hooked up for three touchdowns. Dudick finished with 10 catches for 137 yards and the three scores while Colby Melton was responsible for the other touchdown reception on a 46 yard pass from his sophomore quarterback. Szabo threw for 241 yards and four touchdowns in the win.
Colby Preston carried the ball five times for Spanish Springs for 37 yards and a touchdown run.
The Cougs (2-3) travel to Carson (1-3) Friday night before their bye week Sept. 28.
The Raiders turned in their best performance of the young season and improved to 2-2 in the process after a convincing 55-21 win at home over Carson Friday night.
After racing out to a 21-7 in the first quarter, Reed came out swinging early in the second and pulled out their bag of tricks when receiver Alex Casarez took the handoff and connected with Trevor Kibala on a 75-yard touchdown pass. The Raiders would take a 41-14 lead into the half and cruise the rest of the way.
Quarterback Baylor Horning was an efficient 7-for-9 passing for 55 yards and a touchdown to Demarea Johnson-Cooper, and the running game took care of the rest. Elijah Tau Tolliver led both teams with three touchdowns on just seven carries and 80 yards. Both Tyler Curry and Christian Richer also ran one into the end zone to give the Raiders five rushing touchdowns on the night.
On the other side of the ball, Champ Robertson led the team in tackles with 11 and Ezra Belingheri recorded two of the Raiders six sacks.
Next up, Reed (2-2) will play at Wooster (2-2) Friday night at 7 p.m.
After making the long trek to Elko from Sparks, the Railroaders were outscored 34-0 in the first half on the way to their worst loss of the season, 44-6.
Sparks couldn’t get much going in the air all game, but did manage 314 rushing yards despite the low scoring output. Aleki Po’oi led both teams with 22 carries for 146 yards while quarterback Tyler Green racked up 126 yards on 15 carries.
Indians quarterback Carter Alvarado completed just four passes but three of them were for touchdowns.
The Railroaders (2-3, 2-2) continue league play Friday night at home when they host Spring Creek (3-1, 3-1) at 7 p.m.