Vikings score homecoming blowout
September 22, 2012
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Outlined against an iridescent synthetic turf, the four horsemen rode again. In hyperbolic lore, they are known as famine, pestilence, Tarwater and the TRPA. These are only aliases. Their real names are Cefalu, Moreno, DiGrande and Wilson.
Sorry, but on Friday night the South Tahoe High School band played the Notre Dame fight song so often, we got carried away.
Ridiculous individual stats piled up as the Vikings decisively notched their first win of the season, defeating Wooster, 46-13, on its homecoming night.
Shortly after being named homecoming king at halftime, Kyante Wilson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown to give the South Tahoe a commanding 40-7 lead with 4 minutes 19 second left in the third quarter. Wilson also caught 10 pass for 164 yards and another touchdown and had 258 all-purpose yards.
Cefalu’s passing line also was surreal: he completed 23 or 31 throws for 415 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a rushing touchdown.
Receivers Brandon Cramer had five catches for 116 yards and Kyle Moreno had six for 118 as well as a spectacular open-field tackle on a punt return.
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Defensive back Kris DiGrande had four pass breakups.
The flogging of the Wooster Colts could have been worse but the Vikings had a run of penalties in the third quarter.
Wooster quarterback Josh Carnemolla did the best with what he had, and running backs B.J. Endrina and Foa Sofara made some nice gains. But the Vikings prevailed with a tough defense and an offense with a poised senior quarterback with enough protection to locate his speedy, athletic receivers.
South Tahoe and Wooster are both 1-4.
It was the second-ever win for South Tahoe in the lighted and newly renovated Vikings Stadium, both victories over the Colts on a homecoming night. South Tahoe blew out Wooster a year ago 41-21 as senior running back Jacob Stowell (who was in attendance Friday) put up outrageous rushing stats.
For South Tahoe, homecoming and Wooster go together like steak and Worcestershire sauce with a side of Grantland Rice.