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Pee Wees finish first in league

Courtesy of Sean Griffis The South Tahoe Junior Pee Wee football and cheerleading teams are all smiles after the boys took first in the Sagebrush League championship game Sunday at University of Nevada, Reno. Players are Zach Pexa (99), James Knudson (24), Tyler Wattanachina (16),  Henry Vacakis (7), Colby Lyle (56),  Kody Griffis (84) Colby Glaze (34), Giovanni Fena (21), Gunnar Barnwell (58), Troy Gerrard (13), Logan Field (5), Kyle Stoker (88), Trent Dingman (52), Conner Brown (51), Russell Degischer (75), Evan Dion (12), Zachary Johns (8), Drake Lathrop (20), Pearce Tanner (80). Junior Pee Wee Cheerleaders: Alyssa Flynn, Maile McDaniel, Hailey Hughes, Jackie Baustista, Andrea Smith, Lexington Fena and Vanessa Rojas.

Courtesy of Sean Griffis The South Tahoe Junior Pee Wee football and cheerleading teams are all smiles after the boys took first in the Sagebrush League championship game Sunday at University of Nevada, Reno. Players are Zach Pexa (99), James Knudson (24), Tyler Wattanachina (16), Henry Vacakis (7), Colby Lyle (56), Kody Griffis (84) Colby Glaze (34), Giovanni Fena (21), Gunnar Barnwell (58), Troy Gerrard (13), Logan Field (5), Kyle Stoker (88), Trent Dingman (52), Conner Brown (51), Russell Degischer (75), Evan Dion (12), Zachary Johns (8), Drake Lathrop (20), Pearce Tanner (80). Junior Pee Wee Cheerleaders: Alyssa Flynn, Maile McDaniel, Hailey Hughes, Jackie Baustista, Andrea Smith, Lexington Fena and Vanessa Rojas.

The Jr. Pee Wees hard work paid off big last weekend.

The Vikings took first in the Sagebrush League championship game Sunday. The boys had an explosive second half to claim a 31-6 win against the Sparks Steelers 31-6 at University of Nevada, Reno.

The first half was close. The score was stalled at 6-6 as South Tahoe started to warm up. The Vikings added a score just before halftime to go up 12-6.

The Vikings came out with a purpose in the seconded half. They scored on their first play back on the field. The South Tahoe defense then held tough and shut the Steelers down.

“Our defense gave up a few big plays, but was able to stop them with a couple of goal line stands and never allowed them into the end zone in the second half,” head coach Sean Griffis said in email.

The offence was firing on all cylinders. The Vikings running and passing kept the Steelers off balance.

“This was a great team game all the boys played great,” Griffis said in email.

The win will advance the Vikings to the regional championship in Santa Clara Saturday.