South Tahoe football | Vikings fall to Lowry |

South Tahoe football | Vikings fall to Lowry

Becky Regan
The offensive line crouches in front of quarterback Jared Fajman during an away game at Lowry on Friday.
Courtesy of Viking Quarterback Club |

Northern Division I-A Football Standings

Team League Overall

Lowry 3-0 4-0

Fallon 3-0 3-0

Elko 3-0 3-0

Spring Creek 2-1 2-1

Fernley 2-1 2-1

Dayton 1-2 1-3

Wooster 1-2 1-2

Truckee 0-3 0-3

Sparks 0-3 0-3

South Tahoe 0-3 0-4

Friday’s games

Elko at Fallon, 7 p.m.

Lowry at Dayton, 7 p.m.

Spring Creek at Fernley, 7 p.m.

South Tahoe at Wooster, 7 p.m.

Truckee at Sparks, 7 p.m.

Last week’s results

Fallon 54, Dayton 7

Elko 48, Truckee 14

Fernley 41, Sparks 0

Lowry 57, South Tahoe 0

Wooster 31, Spring Creek 0

Top 4 advance to playoffs

The only thing to do after a 57-0 loss is get back on the field and practice until the sting fades away.

The Vikings hit the practice field hard on Monday to shake off Friday’s loss in Lowry.

“We’re just trying to be positive every day, and we’re battling in practice,” head coach Kevin Hennessee said. “We had a great practice today, and we’re going to do it again tomorrow. We’re going to stay positive, keep trying until we have some success.”

And although a 57-0 score may not suggest it, the Vikings did have some sublet successes on Friday. The biggest success was in how South Tahoe handled the deficit.

“We were battling. We didn’t have what happened with the Fallon game. We didn’t disappear this time,” Hennessee said.

The Vikings seemed to unravel when they fell behind during the Fallon game the previous week. This time, the boys kept fighting.

“We were inside there 30 four times and we just made some mistakes,” Hennessee said, “but guys were hitting so it was just much better.”

The Buckaroos were still able to bust through South Tahoe’s defense for some long runs, mainly a 90-yard conversion on their own recovered fumbled in the second quarter, but those moments were fewer and further between than the previous week.

Jared Fajman continued to look good in his relatively new QB role, and South Tahoe’s running game, led by Tylor Nickerson and Dylan Gardner, picked up the offensive intensity. The Vikings rushed for more than 100 yards.

UP NEXT: This week, the Vikings returned several players who were out with injury, and hope it will be a difference maker in Wooster on Friday. South Tahoe returns home to play Dayton on Oct. 4.

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