Warriors keep offense in gear
Yerington wins Northern 2A shootout 49-26
By Steve Yingling
Tribune Sports Editor
Yerington learned on Friday night that Whittell has one of the top offenses in the Nevada 2A football.
The unbeaten Lions gave up a season high in points in a 49-26 Northern 2A victory over the Warriors.
Whittell produced more than 300 yards of offense, including junior quarterback Roberto Concha-Foley’s 58 rushing yards and 147 yards through the air. Concha-Foley rushed for a 3-yard touchdown and threw a 51-yard scoring pass to freshman Kenny Boulet. Only six of Concha-Foley’s 17 passes fell to the ground and several of those were catchable.
“It was one of the best overall games Roberto’s played for us here,” said Whittell coach John Summers of his talented quarterback, who also made an interception from his safety position.
The Warriors’ ground attack was also effective as sophomores Cody Nelson and Philip Gielow combined for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Gielow had 77 yards and a pair of 4-yard TD runs.
Summers said the Warrior defense showed improvement but was hurt by several key plays.
“We had two missed assignments on pass plays where receivers got behind the secondary and they returned a kickoff for a touchdown,” Summers said.
Summers was pleased with the line play of senior Tim Helwig. “It was his biggest game of the year,” Summer said of his two-way tackle.
Whittell (1-3) will play North Tahoe in its homecoming game Saturday in Zephyr Cove.