The Railroaders came into Friday’s game against Lowry looking to start the season 2-0, something it hadn’t done in over 10 years. The Buckaroos had other plans, however, and came away with a 25-7 win.
After opening the season with a 34-0 shutout of Hug, the Sparks defense was on display again in the first half of Friday’s game. Both teams went scoreless in the first two quarters after a series of big plays and a late missed field goal by Lowry at the end of the half.
The Railroaders got on the board first and took a 7-0 lead midway through the third after Tyler Green hooked up with Trezell Patterson on a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Lowry’s Chance Huitt answered on the next drive with a short touchdown run, and the Buckaroos scored again on their next possession to lead 13-7 after three quarters. Huitt and Anthony Peterson both had rushing touchdowns in the fourth to put the game away for Lowry.
Sparks (1-1) will travel to South Tahoe to take on the Vikings (1-1) Friday night at 7 p.m. South Tahoe is coming off a 36-12 loss at Elko last week.
Spanish Springs fell to a team from California on Friday for the second straight week. This week, however, was in different fashion as the Cougs were pounded 47-7 by Monterey Trail out of Elk Grove.
The lone touchdown for the visitors came in the second quarter, but the game was already nearly out of reach after as the Mustangs led 27-7 at the half.
Monterey Trail’s quarterback only threw the ball nine times in the game, but they ran the ball 43 times for a total of 395 yards. They were led by Otha Williams who had 219 yards and four touchdowns on the night.
The Cougars (0-2) will look to get on track Friday when they host Del Oro (Loomis, Calif.) at 7:30 p.m. for their first home game of the season.