Sierra Lutheran falls in final home game to Smith Valley |

Sierra Lutheran falls in final home game to Smith Valley

Staff Reports

The Sierra Lutheran Falcons closed out their home schedule on Saturday with a 44-20 Western 1A 8-man football loss against Smith Valley.

Sierra Lutheran (1-5 league, 1-6 overall) scored all of its points in the first half, as Shane Burkett and John Miles caught touchdown passes from Alex Bernhard, while Nathan White scored on a 15-yard run.

Bernhard completed four of six passes for 78 yards, plus he rushed for 62 yards on 12 carries. Miles caught four passes for 90 yards and Waite ran for 45 yards on 11 carries.

Miles, a sophomore, converted two of three PAT kick attempts.

Senior safety Ethan Brough led the Falcons defensively with 15 tackles (seven solo), while Waite added 12 (seven solo). Rocky Dimartino and Quinn Cummings each had a fumble recovery.

Quarterback Yoni Covarrubias rushed for 240 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs, who improved their third-place league record to 4-2 (6-2 overall).

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The Falcons close out their season Friday with a 1 p.m. game at Virginia City.