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Sparks football trampled by Spring Creek
by Tribune Staff
Sep 13, 2013 | 1247 views | 5 5 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Spring Creek football team kept its winning start to the 2013 season going with a 49-14 win against Sparks Friday at Spring Creek High School. Promptly the Sparks squad kept its losing streak going.

Spartans running back Braxton Williams exploded for touchdowns of 65 and 48 yards and quarterback Dillon Draper added two rushing scores and one passing touchdown to key the rout.

"We had some explosive plays and some huge plays," Spring Creek coach Joel Jund said. "We had a good thing going."

The Spartans led wire-to-wire, scoring on a Draper run 2:26 into the game and never losing the lead from there. Spartans defensive end Chris Reyes recovered a fumble in the end zone from Sparks quarterback Mastor Sells to put Spring Creek up 16-0 before the game had gone four minutes.

Sparks put together a long possession on the following drive, and Sells plunged in for a one-yard rushing touchdown at the 2:35 mark of the first quarter. The Railroaders converted the extra point attempt to make the game 16-7, but that would be as close as Sparks would come on the evening.

Williams' 65-yard score and a 17-yard Payden Shafer receiving touchdown added to the Spring Creek lead, and the Spartans went into halftime up by a score of 30-7.

The second half was more of the same for the Spartans offense, as Braxton Williams rattled off a 48-yard run for another six points on the second play from scrimmage in the second half.

Dillon Draper earned his second rushing touchdown of the night ten minutes later following a blocked punt, putting the Spartans up 43-7.

Sparks threatened the Spring Creek red zone again, but fumbled once more. Thomas Covert added a 40-yard rushing touchdown to bring the score to 49-7 with eight minutes left in the game.

The Railroaders got the final score of the night with a touchdown with a minute left, but the following onside attempt went out of bounds, helping Spring Creek seal the 49-14 victory.

Jund said his team focused on avoiding turnovers during practice over the last week, and the Spartans responded by protecting the ball and creating several key turnovers themselves.

"Any time you can win the turnover battle, that's a big thing," Jund said.

Story is courtesy of Blake Samanas, Elko Daily Free Press
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September 14, 2013
Looks like another terrible season, AGAIN! We need a new coach!!
K. Kelly
September 14, 2013
Looks like a repeat of the last 2 years, Sparks High School needs a new football coach. He keeps doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Sparks High School has plenty of talent, But knowing how to pick and use the talent is something coach Kittrell does not know how to do. I hope the Railroaders seek a new coach next season. If they don't, you can expect another miserable season for the kids.
Mr. Insider
September 15, 2013
Where is this talent you speak of??
@Mr. Insider
September 16, 2013
Standing on the sidelines, game after game. The coaches has no idea what kind of talent they have or don't because they do the same plays to the same players over and over again.
September 16, 2013
@Mr.insider when you make the same mistakes year after year, and gain nothing. Something is wrong, And yes! Sparks football team does have the talent. They have good players. Its how you use the players. That's something this coach does not know how to do. I am sure the coach means well. But, its not working. Look at the stats.
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