PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive players to keep an eye on in the upcoming season – California News

PREP FOOTBALL: Offensive players to keep an eye on in the upcoming season – California News

Friday Night football is right around the corner.

The “dead” period for high school football teams is over, and with just 15 days left until the regular season kicks off, the Nevada Union Miners and Bear River Bruins are back to work prepping for their 2017 campaigns.

“No doubt we’re excited,” said Bear River co-head coach Scott Savoie. “It’s time to get busy.”

Even though the season doesn’t get started until Aug. 25, there are a couple events leading up to it that will help fans get acquainted with this year’s squads. Nevada Union will be hosting the annual “Meet the Miners” Blue/Gold Scrimmage Saturday. The Miners will then head to Bear River High School Aug. 19 for a scrimmage against the Bruins.

“It’s a great warm up and a great test for us early,” Savoie said of the annual pre-season scrimmage with the Miners. “We like it. It’s been a good thing. Dennis (Houlihan) and his staff are first class. A classy group, and we get along well with them. The other thing is Nevada Union plays great defense, so that’s good for us offensively.”

The upcoming scrimmage will mark the fourth straight year the two Nevada County teams have matched up with each other ahead of the start of the regular season.

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“It’s gone well,” Nevada Union head coach Dennis Houlihan said of the scrimmages with Bear River. “We try to keep it short. Get a good look at our ones and let our twos and threes get some experience as well.”

As the Miners and Bruins barrel toward their season openers, here is a list of players on the offensive side of the ball to keep an eye on.

Tyler Nielson, Nevada Union, Senior, Running back

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