The Douglas Tigers Varsity Football Team Is On A Season-Opening Winning Streak.
As the Tigers get set to face the Reno Huskies at home in Keith Roman stadium tonight at 7 pm, they don’t know their full identity yet, but their culture is now successful. They expect to be in the mix for the playoffs on a yearly basis now. The question is, are they bound for glory or another just-making-the-playoffs season?
They beat a Northern California team in the Sonoma Valley Dragons 35-18 two weeks ago. Every decent Northern Nevada playoff bound team does that to start the season. Then the Tigers roughed up an undermanned Hug Hawks team 63-14 last Friday. The Tigers are doing what they are supposed to do as a good team.
But now the Tigers have a true test coming to Minden with a match up of undefeated squads. Coach Ernie Monfiletto pits his 2-0 team against a Reno Huskies crew that took down the Wooster Colts last week and the North Valleys Panthers the opening weekend of the 2019 season. It is a stiff challenge the emerging Tiger program is facing.
Is young Sophomore quarterback Isaac Shaver up to executing well against a seasoned Husky secondary? His throws will need to be crisp in the early fall air. These are two teams that are causing their opponents to make mistakes. Each squad has protected the ball well on offense while having their defense cause takeaways.
Can the Tigers keep their streak alive? Something will give tonight. One team’s winning ways will end, at least for one week.
Scott Riley | Writer
Scott Riley has a Senior daughter playing for Douglas High Ladies Varsity Lacrosse and a Freshmen son on the 9th grade Football team. He is married and has 5th grade son who plays almost everything through Douglas County Recreation. Scott roots also for the Carson High Senators & the Sierra Lutheran Falcons as the Student Pastor of LifePoint Church in Minden.