Vikings earn all-league honors |

Vikings earn all-league honors

Photos & Story by Anthony Gentile
Tommy Cefalu, Sr.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

The South Tahoe football team delivered one of the best seasons in program history in 2016 — and its players gained respect along the way. The Vikings were well represented on the 3A Northern League first and second teams, with 15 players earning recognition.

Senior quarterback Tommy Cefalu was named to the all-league first team offense, one of four Vikings to earn a spot. Cefalu threw for 2,069 yards and 27 touchdowns for South Tahoe, despite missing three games due to injury.

Senior running back Jacob Bernal, senior receiver Noah Jackson and junior receiver McCallan Castles were also first-team selections. Castles led South Tahoe with 65 receptions for 1,193 yards and 15 touchdowns, while Bernal ran for a team-best 956 yards and 12 scores.

Defensively, the Vikings were honored at all three levels on the first team. The league’s first team defense included senior lineman Max Schweitzer, senior linebacker Gabriel Bueno, junior cornerback Matt Cain and senior safety Dylan Gooding — Cain set a single-season school record with 10 interceptions.

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