Sierra’s freshman football team fired on all cylinders in its crosstown confrontation at East Union last Thursday.
With help from the defense and special teams, the Timberwolves’ offense did its damage early in a 35-12 victory. Sierra (1-1, 4-1 overall), coming off its first loss at Oakdale in the Valley Oak League opener, led 28-6 at halftime and coasted to the finish.
“The defense and special teams did a great job giving the offense great field position all night,” Sierra coach Justin Muschott said. “After our loss last week, we stressed the importance of coming out and setting the tone early, and we did that with two early interceptions followed by quick scores.”
Geo Juarez sparked Sierra at the start with his interception return to the East Union 5. From there, running back Nick Oseguera (12 rushes, 72 yards) punched in the first of his two touchdowns.
Brian Terrell made an impact on both sides of the ball. Defensively, he picked off two passes while scoring Sierra’s final three touchdowns: a 21-yard run, 22-yard reception and 26-yard run. Terrell racked up 65 yards on just four carries to go with 37 receiving yards on three catches.
Quarterback Tanner Peterson completed four of six passes for 42 yards and converted all five of his point-after kicks.
“The offensive line did a great job giving our backs lanes to run,” Muschott said. “Our defense committed to the scheme and played great assignment football. Everyone did their job, (and) it was a great team win.”
Sierra hosts Manteca this Thursday, while East Union (1-1, 3-2) heads to Weston Ranch.