The biggest surprise from Friday’s games was McQueen rolling over Spanish Springs.
The game looked like it should have been close, on paper, but on the field the Lancers got severael big plays as they took a 55-31 win. Joey Cox passed for four touchdowns and was 18-of-25 passing for 281 yards. It was one of several games decided by large margins last week.
McQueen had several outstanding defensive highlights as well. John York played inside linebacker, in addition to running back, and rang up a team-high 17 tackles. Collin Crown had 16 tackles, seven solo, one for loss, one blocked kick and an interception as McQueen improved to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in the High Desert.
McQueen plays at North Valleys (1-5, 0-2) on Friday. The Panthers are coming off a 64-7 loss to Reed.
Reed (7-0, 2-0) had 418 yards rushing in the win, led by quarterback Matt Denn with six rushes for 112 yards. He was one of eight Reed runners. Junior Tre Bussey had 97 yards on four carries and sophomore Isaac McCoy had 72 yards on two carries.
Spanish Springs (2-4, 1-1) faces another tough test when it travels to Reno (4-2, 1-1) in a game that should determine the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds for the playoffs.
Reno took a hard-fought 24-0 win over Hug (1-5, 0-2) on Friday. Cameron Daugherty led the Huskies with 20 rushes for 96 yards and one score.
It doesn’t get any easier for Hug as it hosts Reed (6-0, 2-0) on Friday. Sophomore Caleb Tau-Tolliver led the Hawks last Friday with 19 rushes for 92 yards.
The game of the week should be Galena (4-2, 1-0) at Carson (6-1, 2-0).
Galena dominated Douglas (1-5, 0-2) in taking a 56-17 win. Junior Jake Berger ran 17 times for 126 yards and a touchdown for the Grizzlies. He also caught two passes for 46 yards. Quintin Mills rushed nine times for 111 yards and three scores in the win.
And Carson (5-1, 2-0) rolled over Bishop Manogue (1-5, 0-2) as sophomore Abel Carter ran 11 times for 99 yards and a touchdown and had a 73-yard kickoff return for a score to open the second half.
Justin Tschetter led the Senators with 10 tackles.
Manogue is at Damonte Ranch (2-4, 0-1) on Friday. The Mustangs are coming off a 49-19 loss to Cathedral Catholic from San Diego.
The Mustangs runners were held in check, but freshman quarterback Cade McNamara was 18-of-26 passing for 197 yards and a score.
Douglas (1-6, 1-1) has a bye this week.
7 p.m., McQueen at North Valleys; Reed at Hug; Spanish Springs at Reno; Bishop Manogue at Damonte Ranch; Galena at Carson; Sparks at Lowry; Dayton at Wooster. Bye: Douglas.
Football Northern Division I Standings
High Desert League
Reed 2-0 7-0
McQueen 2-0 4-2
Spanish Springs 1-1 2-4
Reno 1-1 5-2
North Valleys 0-2 1-5
Hug 0-2 1-5
Carson 2-0 6-1
Galena 1-0 4-2
Douglas 1-1 1-6
Damonte Ranch 0-1 2-5
Bishop Manogue 0-2 1-6