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Fallon football rips Sparks
by Tribune Staff
Oct 04, 2013 | 1052 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Fallon Greenwave ripped off 26 unanswered points in the second quarter and blew open a tight game early in a Div. I-A North League prep football battle at Sparks Friday night.

The end result was a 47-6 Fallon triumph.

Fallon led 7-0 after the first quarter, but then the Greenwave found its offensive rhythm and blew its lead out to 33-0 at halftime, nixing any hopes the host Railroaders had of hanging around.

Sparks, which got the ball first, drove inside the Fallon 25-yard line on its first two possessions of the game but saw the drives stall out and it came away with no points on both trips.

On Fallon's second possession, the Greenwave nearly fumbled a second time but officials ruled a Greenwave player was already down. Instead of Sparks getting the ball deep in Fallon territory, the Churchill County school regrouped and marched down the field for the game's first touchdown, a 6-yard run by Trent Tarner.

The second quarter began shortly after that and the route was on. Fallon sophomore Cameron Matzen, had two big punt returns, one he took the distance for a score, keying a pair of Greenwave scores in the quarter.

"We just fell apart in the second quarter," Sparks coach Rob Kittrell said. "They did a good job stretching us vertically and throwing the ball some and they had a couple big plays with the punt returns.

"If you take away the second quarter, I'm very proud of our guys. In that second quarter, we let momentum get the best of us and that just killed us. Don't take anything away from Fallon. They're good and they have athletes, but we didn't give ourselves a chance."

Fallon tacked on two touchdowns in the third quarter, extending its edge to 47-0.

Sparks mustered its one scoring drive late in the fourth quarter. Railroaders quarterback Mastor Sells got into the end zone from a yard out with 3:08 remaining on the game clock to wipe the goose egg off the SHS side of the scoreboard.

Sparks' Cedric Sanchez finished with six rushes for 40 yards while Jervontae Churchill chipped in 36 rushing yards on six carries and Zach Hicks added 32 yards on seven rushes.

Sparks, which fell to 0-5, all league losses, returns to the gridiron next Friday when it goes to Winnemucca for a 7 p.m. showdown against Lowry.

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