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South Tahoe JV football edges El Dorado 22-21

South Tahoe junior varsity football player Zen Contestable celebrates the Vikings' 22-21 win over El Dorado in midair with a teammate.

South Tahoe junior varsity football player Zen Contestable celebrates the Vikings' 22-21 win over El Dorado in midair with a teammate.

The South Tahoe JV football team opened its season with a thrilling victory on Friday night.

The Vikings edged El Dorado (Placerville) 22-21, prevailing when the Cougars missed a 28-yard field goal as time expired.

South Tahoe (1-0) scored the go-ahead touchdown with 8:59 left in the fourth quarter on a 6-yard run from Dylan Gooding.

The extra point put the Vikings ahead by one, and their defense stopped El Dorado twice in the last eight minutes to secure the narrow victory.