Video/Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week: East Union Running Game Built on Strong Offensive Line

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East Union High celebrated a record-setting performance Friday night, with running back Raylan Carter and a talented offensive line throwing their weight around during a 47-14 win over Ceres.

With a line featuring Left Tackle Jaysen Reindel (SR), Left Guard- Gabe Herrera (JR), Center- Anthony “Froggy” Anaya (JR), Right Guard- Nick Sims (SR), Right Tackle- Kyle Stengel (SR) and Tight End- Cruz Padilla (SR), EU ran for a modern-era record 542 yards in their opener.

That explains why East Union is the Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week, and has earned five cases of refreshment. The 24-ounce aluminum cans at re-usable due to their lid and recyclable because they’re aluminum.

East Union also got a big boost from Lathrop transfer Raylan Carter, whose first performance in the Lancers’ red, white and blue uniform was an historic one. Master of the big play, Carter had just six carries – but turned those into a school-record 272 yards and four TDs.

The Lancers’ running game also benefit from having depth on the line with Orlando Piddok (SR), Thomas Cann (JR), Garrett Simons (SR) getting reps.

Coach Willie Herrera noted on Friday that the Lancers have developed a solid program on all three levels. Having a freshman team is a huge asset in itself, and the Lancers’ frosh beat Johansen 50-14 to raise their to 2-0.

That depth in the program and additional time in the weight room have created consistency and generated excitement. That’s something the Lancers hope to continue when they host Johansen of Modesto Friday night at 7 pm, following completion of the JV game.



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Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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