Monday, November 19, 2012


The 2012 High school football season has come to a close for all of our area teams which got me reflecting about the boys who showed great talent in their senior season. I would like to mention a few who stood out for me from Nevada Union, Bear River and Placer High Schools.

Nevada Union's senior quarterback Kyle Cota was the backbone, signal caller and leader for Dave Humpher's football team. Not only did he throw 21 touchdowns with only five interceptions while completing over 50% of his passes he did this for a team who traditionally runs the ball out of the Wing-T. The Miner's play caller will be missed as he will graduate leaving a huge hole for NU next season.
Bear River was led by it's defense all season so when I started to think about the team's standout it was Zach Winter who I remember making the big when when needed. Winter compiled 95 tackles on the season to lead his team to an 8-3 season and a playoff birth. Many wondered at the onset of the season who was going to step up and lead the team. Winter did just that.
Placer who lost last week in a last second heart breaker to Escalon in the second round of the playoffs had many choices for standout but the one player I enjoyed to watching was Isaiah Pineiro. He led the Pioneer Valley League in interceptions with 9 while playing safety as well as his team's deep treat at wide receiver. Pineiro is 6'3" with good hands and is very athletic.

Bear River was the team that overachieved this season, the Miners finished about right but I felt Placer was stopped a little before it's time. All in all great job, players, coaches, parents, cheerleaders, bands and fans. I hope to see you on the gridiron for another great season of high school football in 2013.

1 comment:

  1. Kyle took over where his dad Chris left off back in 82 for the Miners! His dad was a great leader in 78-82 for NU.


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