The Ramona Mitey Dawgs remain undefeated after their eighth game with a 33-7 win against Vista.
Despite a bone-chilling injury to Dawgs’ quarterback Brayden Nungesser, the Mitey Dawgs rallied together, pumped up by Brayden’s twin brother Colin Nungesser, and Peyton Silva and Josiah Bowman, and fought hard to overcome the loss of their leader, reported the team.
Before Brayden’s injury, he tackled and secured a fourth down turnover to give the Dawgs the ball. After a pass off and small run, the ball was stripped by Vista. As the runner was heading for the in-zone, Brayden caught up and tackled the player, preventing the touchdown. The intense impact of the players colliding into the ground, left Brayden holding a mangled forearm. He was rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital and treated for broken bones in his forearm. The team dedicated its win to him.
Coaches said the defense had a phenomenal game holding Vista to only one touchdown. Mitey Dawg touchdowns were made by Josiah Bowman (3), and Gabriel Lutz (2). This was an emotional and intense game for the Mitey Dawgs’ team, which has an amazing chemistry and commitment to one another, said parent Melodie Nungesser.
Noting that Brayden’s leadership and position will be missed as he recovers, Coach Manny Lutz said, “Those are some big shoes to fill and we are asking Brayden to come and help coach whoever fills in for him for the remaining two games.”