Pee Wees dominate North Tahoe

Tribune staff report
Jake Tarwater (11), prepares to handoff to Mason Hage (10) behind the offensive line led by Derek Robbins (99) on their way to a 36-6 victory Saturday.
Gina Tarwater / Provided to the Tribune |

The South Tahoe Jr. Pee Wees continued their winning ways with a victory Saturday over North Lake Tahoe 36-6.

The team dominated the game from beginning to end.

Derek Robbins opened up the scoring for South Tahoe with a punishing run of 5 yards up the middle.

“Derek is the No. 1 blocking back and doesn’t run the ball very often. But when the team needs some tough yards, Derek is the player the Jr. Pee Wees count on,” assistant coach Thomas O’Keefe stated.

Mason Hage added another touchdown, on a long run, breaking several tackles on his way to the end zone. Jake Tarwater put the game out of reach with a touchdown run down the sideline.

The special teams played a huge role in the South Tahoe victory. Mason Hage returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown. Mason used some fancy moves and a lot of speed to break free for the touchdown, O’Keefe said. Jake Tarwater opened the second half with a kickoff return for a touchdown. Jake managed to find an opening behind crushing blocks from Reece O’Keefe, Derek Robbins, Mason Hage and Zack Klug.

The South Tahoe defense only allowed North Lake Tahoe 1 touchdown and only 2 first downs the entire game.

On offense, the offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage and opened huge holes for the backs to run through. Head Coach Ken Robbins encouraged the offensive line to attack the defense and the boys did just that. The offensive line kept the defense on their heels all day allowing our backs to run for big gains. Great blocking came from Jack Forvilly, Giovanni Morales, Drake Lathrope, Reece O’Keefe, Van Branch and Logan Field.

Outstanding efforts came from Gavyn Montell, Dylan Adams, Jaden Martin, Jack White, Hayden Waters, Erik Toner, Dylan Wade, Jeremy Smiley and John Burgess.

With a record of 5-2, the South Tahoe Jr. Pee Wees will enter the playoffs this Saturday at home against the Sparks Steelers at 4pm.

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