Carson High defensive end Noa Tuia (56) goes in for the tackle against Bishop Mannogue running back Ryan Rutherford.
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Carson High School ran into a Bishop Manogue team that continued its winning streak Friday night, taking down the Senators, 41-10.
Both times Carson scored gave the Senators a fighting chance to get back into things, but the Miners were able to put up points in most of their offensive series.
Trailing 34-3, the Senators put together a seven-play drive, spanning 63 yards for six.
Vinny Ferretti hit Gio Arce-Garcia for a 16-yard completion on a screen pass before going deep three plays later.
Ferretti’s deep ball fell into the hands of Parker Story, who cut back at the 1-yard line to make the snag before stomping the final three feet into the end zone.
Carson’s touchdown cut the gap to 34-10 with 2:13 left in the third quarter, but Manogue was able to move the ball back down field.
The Miners hit the Senators’ 1-yard line when Ben Heaton planted the backup quarterback, forcing a fumble that Zane Ferguson was able to recover.
Heaton, a senior, once again led the Senators with 12 tackles, including three sacks.
Ferguson recorded eight tackles, a fumble recovery and two quarterback hurries.
Carson deposited a 17-yard completion between Ferretti and Story once again to get the next drive rolling, but the Senators were forced to punt as Bishop Manogue wound out the clock.
“We gave a good effort. We just played against a team that executed really well tonight,” said Carson High head coach Blair Roman. “They played championship-level football and we weren’t up to the challenge tonight.”
(Carson running back Gio Arce-Garcia gets by Bishop Manogue linebacker Ryan Rutherford with a block from Carson Lineman Franco Munoz
/ Jeff Mulvihill, Jr. | InstaImage)Miners too much in opening half
With the exception of a fourth down stop, the Miners were able to put the ball in the end zone each time they gained possession in the opening half.
Carson’s lone stop came on a fourth down sack by Ferguson with the Miners in Carson territory.
After Ferguson’s sack, the Senators put together a 52-yard screen pass on the legs of Jacob Campbell, who scampered down the Senator sideline after Ferretti bought time in the pocket with his own legs.
A holding penalty pushed the Senators back to Bishop Manogue’s 31.
The Senators gained 19 of the 26 yards they needed to get a fresh set of downs, resulting in a field goal try.
“Jacob and Vinny made a really nice play there. Then we kind of just imploded,” said Roman. “We just have to regroup for next week.”
Isaac Avina kicked through the only points of the opening half for Carson with a 29-yard field goal with 5:21 left to go in the half.
The Miners responded with a 65-yard touchdown connection between Howren and Dom Marconato, putting Bishop Manogue in front 20-3 less than two minutes later.
Senior Night celebration
Prior to kickoff, Carson celebrated Senior Night for its 19 seniors donning the royal blue and white this season.
Roman has been outspoken about how much he enjoys coaching this particular group of players, but the seniors have meant something special to the longtime head coach.
“They’ve helped me as much as I’ve tried to help them. There is a lot of mutual respect,” said Roman. “It’s been a long haul and I’m very thankful for what I’ve been able to experience with them.”
UP NEXT: Carson (2-4, 2-3 in league play) will head south to take on its rival in Douglas (1-5, 1-4) for The Rivalry Trophy. The Tigers have won the last three meetings between the two schools.
“Douglas had a bye this week so they will be nice and rested,” said Roman. “We have to come back Monday and get back to work. It’s going to be a very hard fought game next week.”Friday night scores
McQueen 13, Reed 9Damonte Ranch 21, Spanish Springs 14 – Mustang head coach Shawn Dupris' 100th winReno 42, Galena 8
Sparks 47, Hug 8
North Valleys 48, South Tahoe 6
Spring Creek 54, Dayton 0
Yerington 42, Battle Mountain 12
Fernley 45, Lowry 19
Trucke 47, Wooster 7