Greenwave rolls over South Lake Tahoe

It took a quarter for the Greenwave to warm up to a late summer night at South Lake Tahoe, but once Fallon scored its first touchdown, the No. 1 football team in the Northern 3A rolled to a 47-6 win against the Vikings.

Fallon, which rolled up 537 yards on offense, improves to 5-0 in league and overall and will host Dayton on Friday night at 7 p.m. in the annual homecoming game. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned during halftime.

Meanwhile, South Tahoe, which upset Fallon two years ago, falls to 0-6 overall, 0-5 in league.

Fallon quarterback Elijah Jackson, who decimated North Valleys last week with his offensive display, put the Wave on the scoreboard with 4:17 left in the first quarter. The Fallon junior found Brock Richardson for a 26-yard pass, capping a six-play, 51-yard drive. Richardson led Fallon in scoring with 149 yards on six receptions.

Tabbed as KOLO Sports “Stud of the Week” for his game against North Valleys, Jackson completed 19 of 26 passes and 300 yards.

Sean McCormick, who had two extra-point kicks blocked, booted the point after touchdown.

The Greenwave scored three times in the second quarter to pull away from South Tahoe.

Fallon, which had good field position, put together a four-play drive covering 35 yards ending with Richardson, who had two touchdowns in the game, scoring.

Jackson hooked up with Tommy McCormick, who snagged six catches for 97 yards, for a 26-yard pass with 4:54 left in the quarter. The Wave moved easily down the field, covering 76 yards in seven plays. On South Tahoe’s ensuing series, the Vikings gave the ball back to Fallon, and Jackson carried the ball on a quarterback keeper for a 41-yard run.

With the extra point, Fallon led 28-0 at halftime.

The Wave scored a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter.

Sean McCormick crossed the goal line on a 10-yard run after the Wave rolled over the Vikings’ defense by covering 55 yards in five plays. McCormick also scored with time winding down in the quarter on a 26-yard run. South Tahoe blocked his extra-point kick. McCormick finished the night with 77 yards on the ground.

South Tahoe’s sophomore quarterback Jake Tarwater threw a 1-yard pass to Cody Griffis for the Vikings’ only score, which was set up on a runback of a Fallon fumble. South Tahoe was unsuccessful on the conversion.

Fallon scored with less than a minute left in the conference game. Reserve running back Angelo Vann scored his second touchdown in as many games, a 55-yard run.

South Tahoe blocked the extra-point kick.

Fallon’s defense dominated the Vikings. Brenden Larsen had 10 solo tackles and one assist to led the Wave. Sean McCormick had six tackles and Richards five. Fallon recorded 52 total tackles, which included five quarterback sacks.

Tommy McCormick had two interceptions, and Sean McCormick had one.


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