Mammoth football beats Riverside with brother-to-brother play
By Stu Bownes
Mammoth Huskies 14-Riverside Prep 7: Huskies even their season record to 2-2 and improve to 1-1 in DML
It was Lucas Underkoffler to Cody Underkoffler on an electrifying 4th quarter 30 yard pass and catch, the first ever, brother to brother hook-up for a touchdown for the Huskies, that put the Huskies up to stay Friday in the fourth quarter against Riverside Prep. Quarterback Lucas Underkoffler had a great game in the passing department going 12 for 15 attempts for 201 yards. Underkoffler has many reliable receivers to go to including the sure-handed Alex Mueller who caught 7 balls for 149 yards.
And that play wasn’t the only brother connection going on Friday as Steven Orrick had to step up and fill in for his brother David who suffered a bruised knee against Desert. Steven did a great job carrying the ball for an impressive 184 yards and a rushing touchdown. Matt Graef had 12 carries for 51 yards, Nate Liuag rushed 4 times for 22 yards. In all Coach Bubby’s Huskies Offense gained a whopping 450 yards! 450 yards of offense is typically an NFL number on a good day not a high school number.
A swarming Dawg defense led by Pedro Garcia, Lucas Underkoffler and Matt Graef was overwhelming again this week against the Silver Knights. The Huskies defense was in Riverside Prep’s offensive backfield all night making hard for RP to get going. It was a total sack attack by the Dawg D. Steve Orrick got 1, Alex Mueller got 1, Casey Haveruk got 1, Nate Liuag got 1, Van Winkle and Warden shared 1 for a total 5 sacks in the game.
Huskies Special Teams again did a great job despite having 2 kick returns for touchdowns called back.