Incline football: Highlanders fall short in homecoming loss to Foresthill |

Incline football: Highlanders fall short in homecoming loss to Foresthill

Staff report
The Incline football team lines up on offense against Foreshill during the Highlanders' homecoming game last Friday.
Courtesy Marlene Borgess |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Conor Nix’s 174 all-purpose yards and touchdown weren’t enough for the Incline football team in its 22-13 homecoming loss to Foresthill last Friday at Incline High School.

The Highlanders held a 13-7 edge early in the third quarter but gave up the lead after Foresthill scored a game-tying touchdown on a 70-yard pass and converted on a two-point conversion. Incline blocked the Wildfires’ extra-point attempt, but the holder caught the deflection and ran the ball past the goal line to give Foresthill a 15-13 edge.

From there, Incline marched into the red zone on numerous occasions, but couldn’t find pay dirt suffering its fourth-straight loss.

“I honestly couldn’t be more proud of the performance that we had,” said Incline coach Michael Sacci, whose team was originally slated to play Foresthill’s JV team but ended up facing the varsity. “Our kids just did a heck of a job. The kids definitely won in multiple facets of the game.”

Nix had 115 rushing yards on seven carries, highlighted by a 65-yard touchdown.

Incline quarterback Nick Barnard added an 86-yard TD run on a double-option play. He also had 27 yards passing on a 5-of-9 outing.

JJ Snyder and Eleazar Santiago tacked on 48 rushing yards apiece.

Defensively, Nix led the way with eight tackles and one sack. Andrico Mourelatos finished with seven tackles and one sack, while Blaise Bibolet and Jorge Cardiel each had seven tackles.

Incline (1-5) will look to get back on track at 7 p.m. Friday when it hosts White Pine.