That sounds like the makings of a great team, but wait. This week they travel to Sacramento where they will go toe to toe with archival Grant.
Touchdown Productions NU vs McQueen 2012 replay
The Pacers are ranked at #9, four positions better than Nevada Union and the Miners will be required to play in a very hostile environment. Grant's head coach Mike Alberghini will be looking for revenge as the Miners defeated the Pacers for the City Championship as well as in the Section Final game in 2005. The teams have not played since there was a realignment in league play. The Miners now play in the Sierra Foothill League and Grant plays in the Delta Valley League.
I went back and viewed the 2005 game, thank you to Touchdown Productions. The game was held at Hooper Stadium prior to the turf and it was a mud pit. The Miners won the game due to their line of scrimmage play.
This season the front line is not as dominating but their line-backing core is just as good if not better. The Miner's running game is diverse and the quarter back is very consistent.
|Dave Humphers breaking down a play - Photo Clifford Oto|
|Mike Alberghini - photo news10|
If either team plans to be in the discussion for a state championship, this is a must win game! While coaches always talk one game at a time. We all know their is a temptation to look ahead, this is one game that cliche holds water.
Prediction - NU 14 GRANT 10