ELK GROVE — It was a tough evening for Union Mine High’s varsity football program Friday as host Cosumnes Oaks routed the Diamondbacks 45-6 in Sierra Valley Conference action.
Matching up against a Wolfpack squad with more speed, size and numbers, Union Mine struggled to find footing on both sides of the ball.
“We have a team that’s very young,” D’back head coach Dave Johnson said. “And we just don’t have the size or comparable speed to keep up with them. We told the guys to go out there and just play as hard as you can, play the best you can — it’s just a difficult way to play, they (Cosumnes Oaks) have great size, great speed and a lot of talent — we did what we could, you just have to try and make it work with what you have out there.”
The ‘Pack punched in a 2-yard run midway through the first quarter for the first score and from there, the offense kept coming. Cosumnes Oaks led 28-0 at half.
Union Mine managed a touchdown late in the fourth as Jake Horn found a lane and pushed through with 3:50 remaining in the game. Though hardly a dent in the deficit, it allowed Union Mine to escape a shutout as the D’backs have scored at least once in all of their matchups this year.