Sports Roundup: Whittell football blanks Pyramid Lake, South Tahoe boys soccer falls to league leading Sparks
WHITTELL FOOTBALL BLANKS PYRAMID LAKE 55-0, PITCHES SECOND STRAIGHT SHUTOUT
NIXON, Nev. — After just three offensive plays Thursday, Oct. 6, the Whittell football team had a five-touchdown advantage. The Warriors continued to roll at Pyramid Lake en route to a 55-0 win, pitching their second straight shutout.
Whittell (5-1, 3-1 1A West) raced out to a 35-point lead early in the first quarter, courtesy of three first-down touchdown passes from senior Dismas Womack and two punt return scores from junior Corey Huber. Those were Womack’s only three passes of the game — he finished 3-for-3 with 173 yards to go along with a 98-yard rushing touchdown.
Womack threw touchdown passes to Huber, senior Sam Berry and junior Nic Buchholz, and sophomore Trent Dingman connected with senior Kai Mangiaracina for a score in the fourth quarter. On the ground, sophomore Dalton Warswick ran for a 28-yard score against Pyramid Lake (1-5, 0-4).
The Warriors played their starters for only 10 snaps Thursday, allowing for big performances from the reserves. Sophomore Sterling Manchester had two sacks and freshman lineman Danny Barrentos finished with six tackles — senior Josh Burch, junior Alex Gonzales and sophomore Brandon Rojas also played well against Pyramid Lake.
Whittell has one loss in 1A West League play along with Mineral County and Coleville, and all three teams are a game back of first-place Virginia City. Two teams from the league will make the playoffs, making the Warriors’ last three games must-wins.
The Warriors return to action Friday, Oct. 14, at Mineral County. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
SOUTH TAHOE BOYS SOCCER FALLS TO league leading SPARKS 5-2
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe boys soccer team came up short against the 3A Northern League leaders at home Saturday, Oct. 8. The Vikings fell to Sparks 5-2 at Viking Stadium despite goals from senior Gybran Marquez and junior Andy Salazar.
With six matches left in the regular season, South Tahoe (3-8-1, 3-6-1 3A Northern) is on the outside of the postseason picture. The Vikings trail fifth-place Incline by six points for the final playoff spot.
South Tahoe hosts the Highlanders on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Viking Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.