The season opener displayed firepower, an opportunistic defense and a speical teams breakout.
The result for the Fallon football team was a 61-12 thumping over Wooster on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Complex.
Sophomore Cameron Matzen, making his first varsity start, scored four touchdowns including two punt returns, an interception return and one receiving. Matzen scored on two punt returns in the first quarter and on an 18-yard pass from senior quarterback Morgan Dirickson as the Greenwave (1-0) raced out to a 21-0 lead.
Senior linebacker Dakota Schelling got in on the scoring in the second quarter, as he picked off a pass from Colts sophomore quarterback Hunter Triplett and raced 50 yards for the score.
Fallon went up 34-0 after Dirickson connected with junior Tyler Bagby for a 48-yard TD with 3 minutes, 27 seconds left in the first half. Dirickson tossed his second TD of the game when he found senior receiver Beau Marshall from 19-yards out with 3 seconds left in the half.
The third quarter, meanwhile, was a showcase of Fallon’s superior talent. The Greenwave ran only five offensive plays and scored three TDs. The first came on a 58-yard jaunt by senior running back Trent Tarner and was followed by Matzen’s 50-yard pick six.
Backup quarterback Joe Pyle capped the scoring with a 49-yard TD run to put Fallon up 61-6 with 1:20 left in the period.
Tarner finished with a game-high 113 yards on 12 carries for Fallon, while Dirickson completed 4 of 11 passes for 97 yards and two TDs.
For Wooster (0-1), Triplett completed 14 of 23 passes for 161 with two TDs and three interceptions. Running back Austin Chipman led the Colts with 44 yards on 11 carries.
Next week the Wave visits South Tahoe, while Wooster hosts Lowry.