Following is a roundup of action from Saturday’s season-opening day of the Little Guy Football season at the Copper Mountain Complex.
Lisac’s Tire Raiders 60, Subway Steelers 0
Christian Hansen picked off a pair of passes, returning one for a touchdown to highlight the Raider victory. Tanner Huff scored on a run and a punt return, while Banner Cetraro, Cole Schutte and Jager Trumnell all registered rushing TDs, while Tanner Compton anchored the defense.
Brady Anderson made a couple nice catches for the Steelers. Rylan Richards threw and ran the ball well, while Christopher Sanchez and Nick Hennesey anchored the offensive line. Billy Kelly made some great tackles from his free safety spot.
Casagranda’s Cowboys 19, Papa Murphy’s Jets 0
Kenley Leary ran for a touchdown and returned a punt for a score for the Cowboys. Connor Conda also scored on a rushing TD in the win. Eric Hart, Kadyn Lester and Eyston Lakkala led the defense in the shutout.
Rylan Mulcahy recorded four solo tackles and a sack to lead the Jets. Kyle Hoffert played tough defense at nose guard, while Makile Clark ran the ball tough in the middle.
Rainbow Photo Colts 24, Universal Athletic Dolphins 6
Jace Stenson scored by air and by ground, while Kale McDonald scored two touchdowns to lead the Colts to the win. Cameron Gurnsey racked up yards on the ground, scoring a touchdown. Andrew Dillon, Wyatt Mullaney and John Sullivan shored up a tough Colts defense.
Joe Schrader made some very nice tackles, while Dougy Peoples showed some promise at quarterback for the Dolphins. Kyle Holter scored the team’s lone touchdown. Jacob Rowe played strong on both sides of the ball.
First Citizens Saints 22, American Federal Vikings 0
Gavin Vetter scored on a kick return and a running play to highlight the win. Kooper Klobucar kicked two interceptions, picked off a pass and was a force on defense. Cole Stewart picked off two passes, and Brady Shannon was a beast on defense. Devon Cook was a tackling machine.
Bryson Sestrick stood out at running back for the Vikings. The Vikings defense played well as a team.
Western States Insurance/Les Schwab Packers 40, Thompson’s Giants 0
Jake Humphrey led the offense at quarterback, while Isaac Sholey kicked the ball well for the Packers. Amy Cunningham and Grant Smith were great team players, while Austin Ellis and Cale Stillwagon anchored the offensive line.
Christian Vetter and Cael Stenson were the work horses on offense for the Giants. John Crossman and Jacob Olsen led the defense.
Thriftway 49ers 35, John’s Pork Chop Broncos 18
Ethan Cunningham score four touchdowns to lead the 49ers in the victory. Kadyn Fultz scored on a long run, while Eli Rand and Cameron Tobiness played great on both sides of the ball. Myles Maciag played great defense in the backfield.
Running back Rye Doherty scored all three Bronco TDs, including a long run and a reception. Tight end Wiley Dallaserra caught a long pass from quarterback “Might” Casey Merrifield. Trent Harrison sprung long runs with great blocking. Wyatt O’Neil also played tough.
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