This Week In Natomas Prep Sports

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Hard to argue last Friday’s victory over Pleasant Grove was one of – if not the biggest – in the short history for Inderkum football. 

After relying on a strong run game in the first two games this season, NATOMAS BUZZ athlete-of-the-week C.J. Spencer led the Tigers with 205 passing yards as the offense scored five touchdowns in the first half. It was a breakout performance for the junior, who was humbled and smiled ear to ear with his mom right next to him after the victory.


Football: Coming off an impressive upset victory over then-3rd ranked Pleasant Grove, No. 9 Inderkum football play at Rocklin tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The Tigers (3-0) have outscored opponents 38-14, but face a Thunder team that has despite a 1-3 record, are just a few missed plays from being ranked.

All three losses to teams ranked at some point this season by a total of 24 points, which includes an opening week loss to Pleasant Grove.

Many around the area have this as the biggest possible trap game in the region.

C.J. Spencer broke out last week against that same Pleasant Grove team with a season-high 205 yards passing, relieving the run game, led by senior running back Eric Walters, that led the way the first two games this season.

Defensively, Dedric Allen has been a constant leader on the defensive line, but he got a lot of help from senior linebacker Kevin Blueford last week. Blueford led a very advantageous Tigers defense with 17 tackles last Friday.

Girl’s Volleyball: The rough start to the non-league season as come to end with a road loss at Pleasant Grove Thursday night. The Tigers (0-8) begin the Tri-County league action at Yuba City Tuesday night.

Boy’s Soccer: Under new interim head coach John Torres, the Tigers dropped the first league game at Yuba City on Wednesday. Former head coach Steve Weinandy resigned. The Tigers (2-6-1) are on the road next week at Woodland on Monday and at River Valley on Wednesday.

Girl’s Tennis: Tigers continue on an impressive start the season with a 7-2 victory over Woodland Thursday.


Football: Life won’t get easier Friday night for the Nighthawks. After three devastating losses to being the season, Natomas will have to contain a balanced Ponderosa that is averaging over 450 yards per game and have scored at least 45 points in each game.

Girl’s Volleyball: Nighthawks will open league play Tuesday at home against Woodland after a 1-9 non-league record.

Boy’s Soccer: Nighthawks (3-6) opened Tri-County play yesterday and will host Woodland on Monday.

Girl’s Tennis: Natomas also beat Woodland in tennis action, but dropped a league opener to River Valley Thursday (5-4).

Girl’s Golf: At the 9-hole course at Plumas Lake, the Nighthawks dropped a league match to River Valley, 289-314.

Coaches and players please remember to email updates and story ideas to Trevor Horn at [email protected].

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