The outcome was hardly a surprise.
Carson is big, fast and deep. Bishop Manogue is young and does not have the size to match.
Carson sophomore Abel Carter rushed for 107 yards on 11 carries as the Senators rolled over the Miners, 44-13, on Saturday at Manogue’s annual afternoon homecoming game.
Carter also had a 70-yard kickoff return for a score to start the second half.
Getting to the game was the biggest hurdle the Senators faced. An accident in front of the school delayed the team bus, then another accident in Washoe Valley caused a further delay. Carson did not arrive at Manogue until noon.
Greg Wallace rushed 10 times for 65 yards and Asa Carter carried four times for 30 yards as Carson improved to 5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Sierra League.
Carson scored on its first possession, on a four-play drive capped by a 5-yard run by Abel Carter. The Senators scored again at the end of the first, on a 4-yard run by backup quarterback Jace Keema to make the score 14-0.
“They’ve got a young squad that’s trying to develop and we came out and kind of hit them in the mouth the first couple of series,” Carson coach Blair Roman said.
The Carson defense allowed one first down in the first half and the starters allowed one in the second half.
Manogue scored against the Senators’ backups, both times in the fourth quarter.
Carson hosts Galena on Friday, but Roman said the Senators were not looking past the Miners.
“We expended a ton of energy last week (against Damonte Ranch), I was really worried about a letdown, but for the first three quarters, we didn’t let down, we put the pedal to the metal,” Roman said.
Carson was hurt by injuries, first to Elijah Fajayan, then to starting quarterback Joe Nelson, both in the first quarter. Neither returned to the game. Fajayan was on crutches afterward, while Nelson was walking normally.
Manogue freshman quarterback Lincoln Hauck completed 14-of-21 passes for 95 yards and one score as the Miners fell to 1-5, 0-2. Hauck, who just turned 15, also ran for a score.
Manogue coach Thomas Peregrin said the Miners were trying to avoid negative plays.
“Carson is a physical football team. They’re extremely disciplined. When you watch them on film, you know exactly where they’re going to be because they’re coached very well,” Peregrin said.
Hauck will likely be the Miners’ quarterback the rest of the season.
“The kids never gave up. Obviously, Carson is a great football team,” Peregrin said. “We were trying to figure out what we could do to get some points on the board and end on a good note. The kids did a good job of driving the ball down the field.”
Manogue plays at Damonte Ranch on Friday, which also starts a freshman quarterback, Cade McNamara.