For the second time in as many weeks, Fallon was at the center of the Northern Nevada youth football universe.
About 60 teams from Fallon, Portola, Quincy, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City, Minden and Fernley converged for the Sagebrush Empire Pop Warner league’s annual jamboree at the Churchill County Regional Fields this past Saturday.
Players officially weighed in and participated in several scrimmages before the regular season kicks off Sept. 8.
The scrimmages allowed teams to practice against an opponent and was used as a tool for preparations still needed before the season. The Regional Fields consisted of five fields cut in half to allow 10 scrimmages at once.
Teams played for 30 minutes and split their time between offense and defense. Hundreds of youth football players roamed the fields while friends and family watched from the sidelines.
The North Tahoe Rams Mitey Mites introduced themselves to the Douglas Tigers, Sparks Steelers and Sparks Cardinals, while the Pee Wees took on the Sparks Steelers and Wolfpack teams and the Carson Senators.
With the day of scrimmages under their belt, the Rams will open their regular season with away games the weekend after Labor Day, with the Pee Wees facing the Sparks Wolfpack again in a rematch of last year's season-closing playoff game, and the Mitey Mites making the trip back to Fallon to face Fernley.
The Rams’ home openers are back-to-back games versus the Reno Wolfpack teams on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Incline High School. The Pee Wees kick off at 11 a.m. and the Mitey Mites at 1 p.m.
— Sun staff contributed to this story