MINDEN, Nev. — Spanish Springs fought back from an early deficit and then held off a late Douglas rally to defeat the Tigers 26-20 Friday evening in Minden.
Douglas got on the board first on a touchdown pass from Hunter Hickey to Devon Ryan.
Spanish Springs cut the score to 7-6 on its drive, scoring on a 23-yard run.
Hickey later scored on a 40-yard run before halftime, putting Douglas up 13-6, but a pair of third quarter scores vaulted Spanish Springs into the lead.
The Cougars capped their scoring with a fumble return for a touchdown with less than five minutes remaining in the game.
Hickey later punched in his second rushing touchdown of the game and Douglas had the ball for a chance to tie or go-ahead in the final minutes, but Spanish Springs came up with a stop to preserve the win.
Douglas dropped to 0-3 on the season and will travel to North Valleys this coming Friday.
CVT contributing photographer Ron Harpin sent in the photos below from the game. You can view more of his work or purchase digital downloads or prints at www.rahphotosnv.com.