Football: Bishop Manogue, Douglas get wins Friday night

Football: Bishop Manogue, Douglas get wins Friday night
  1. Football: Bishop Manogue, Douglas get wins Friday night
    Three Northern 4A teams were in action FRiday. Douglas downed Hug, 32-18, for the Tigers second win. Douglas quarterback Hunter Hickey had three touchdown…
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Most of the Northern 4A football teams should be well rested and ready to tackle the final four weeks of the season.

Most teams used the fall break to take a bye on Friday night.

Three Northern 4A teams were in action. Douglas downed Hug, 32-18, for the Tigers second win. Douglas quarterback Hunter Hickey had two touchdown throws.

And Bishop Manogue traveled to Sacramento where the Miners took down Capital Christian, 40-13. Manogue running back Peyton Dixon scored three times and Angelo Reviglio scored twice as Manogue improved to 5-2 overall.

Manogue has just three more games, starting at Carson on Friday night.

Manogue coach Ernie Howren said getting a home playoff game would be huge for his first season coaching there. The Miners are in good shape to do that. Their home game Oct. 20 against Galena will likely decide who gets that No. 2 seed.

Defending Northern 4A champion Damonte Ranch is 6-0 overall, but has not played a league game. The Mustangs host Douglas on Friday.

The best game of the week looks to be Reed (5-1) at Reno (6-0), which will likely decide the High Desert League. It is also the Friday Night Rivals TV game ion Friday night night (KAME-21).

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Reed plays at Reno on Friday. (Photo: Andy Barron/RGJ)



All the Northern 3A teams played Friday night Fernley getting a big win over Spring Creek, 32-22, to move into sole possession of first place at 6-0.

Three teams are tied for second at 5-1, Truckee, Spring Creek and Fallon.

Truckee got off to a fast start in a 50-7 win over Sparks. The Wolverines have a tough road with three games to close out the regular season, hosting Spring Creek, at Fernley then hosting South Tahoe.

The Wolverines opened the game with a squib kick, that hit off a player, and the Wolverines recovered, then scored.

“We never hit him, in practice,” Truckee coach Josh Ivens said of the kick hitting the player. “I’m real proud of our effort, all around  A lot of guys got to play. These are very good teams we’re going to face. We have to put in some great weeks of practice.”

Sparks coach Brad Rose said the Railroaders are still young and learning, but he took the blame for not being ready for Truckee.

Truckee's Marcus Bellon (28) dives for a score against Sparks during their football game in Sparks on Oct. 6. (Photo: Jason Bean, Reno Gazette-Journal-USA TODAY N)


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