Sierra ground attack runs behind Peterson

Tackles tend to get the most recognition when it comes to offensive lineman, but the guys who do the dirty work on the inside are what make running attacks go. Sierra OG David Peterson (6-3, 295) played some left tackle as a freshman, but the Wolverine coaches moved him inside this season and he's helped pave the way for a rushing attack that is averaging 192 yards per game.

"Blocking for a guy like (Lamon Muldrow) is easy because I trust him," Peterson told "Some backs, you aren't sure where they are going to go, but a guy like Lamon, you know you can block your guy and he'll make the right cut at the right time and that makes you that much more aggressive in taking out your guy."

So far, Sierra is putting up huge offensive numbers and they are a perfect 6-0 on the season and ranked number one in northern California and number five nationally by JCGridwire.

"Our goal all season was to play hard and work toward winning a championship," Peterson said. "We're on our way, but we still have four games left, so we're just going to focus on our next opponent and just go from there."

Focus has never been a problem for Peterson. He was a good student and a solid football player at Sheldon High School near Sacramento, but he didn't garner much in the way of recruiting attention.

"San Jose State wanted me to walk-on, but I thought it was better for me to go JC and see how things worked out," Peterson acknowledged. "I don't think anyone can argue that it hasn't been a good decision on my part."

Even though he doesn't sport any offers, schools from California have taken notice of his efforts and skills.

"UCLA has been in contact with me a lot," Peterson said. "They send me stuff and they are a school I'm definitely interested in.

"San Diego State sends me stuff all the time and San Jose State and Sacramento State are both after me too."

Peterson will be able to sign with a school in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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