Nevada Middle School Tigers fall to visiting Lamar

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Nevada Middle School seventh-grade quarterback Gabe Smith fakes a hand-off to tailback Jack Cheaney during Thursday evening's clash with the visiting Lamar Tigers. Smith had a monster performance, throwing for more than 300 yards through the air, to go along with four touchdown passes on the night.
Matt Resnick | Daily Mail

The Nevada Middle School seventh and eighth-grade football teams were upended by visiting Lamar, on a crisp evening at Logan Field Thursday.

Nevada's seventh-grade A-team was defeated in a high-scoring affair, 62-26, while the eighth-grade NMS Tigers fell 14-0, in a two-quarter clash.

In the seventh-grade game, Nevada quarterback Gabe Smith threw for a school-record 307 yards, to go along with four touchdowns of 70 yards or more. Smith linked up with Caden Klumpp on three of his TD strikes, and Jack Cheaney on the other passing bomb. Lamar, however, was too much, as the visitors held an insurmountable 48-20 halftime advantage.

"The kids continue to work hard in practice, and we're getting better every week," said NMS head coach, Toby Thorp.

Said Thorp of the eighth-grade contest: "We played hard and physical, just struggled to stay on schedule because of small mistakes."

Nevada's seventh and eighth-grade teams return to the gridiron Oct. 10 for home matchups with Granby Junior high.

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