Onward Greenwave, onward Greenwave,
Fight right through that line
Never waiver, never falter
Touchdown sure this time
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Onward Greenwave, onward Greenwave
With you all the way
We’re going to fight Fallon
Fight, fight, fight,
To win this game
Those, indeed, are fighting words for the Greenwave fans. Not since the 1989 season have Greenwave football fans been fired up for the postseason.
In the then Northern AAA, the 1989 team had a banner year, knocked off McQueen, one of the area’s top teams, and advanced to the playoffs, only to lose to Wooster, the eventual state champions.
In 1988, the Wave breezed through most of the season, only to lose to Elko in the last game; however, in the playoffs Manogue slipped past the Wave to eliminate them from state contention.
Fast forward to 2013: Fallon began the year with eight straight wins before Lowry upset the Wave on Senior Night, but Fallon rebounded on Friday to upend Fernley in a first-round playoff game.
Now, the real test comes when Fallon hosts undefeated Moapa Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex. A win advances Fallon to the state championship game on Nov. 23.
This season has been a combined school effort from the cheerleaders whipping up a frenzied crowd to the Greenwave marching band playing fight songs to the Junior ROTC color guard honoring our country prior to the opening kickoff.
Behind the scenes volunteers from the Greenwave Quarterback Club and other organizations have added their touch to give every home game a community flavor.
Now, more than ever, the Greenwave players need thousands of fans decked out in green and white to support them on Saturday for the biggest game on the gridiron in a quarter of a century.
Although the Wave experienced a bump in the road late this season, Fallon found its groove again.
Coach Brooke Hill, an extremely gifted athlete for the Greenwave in the late 1980s, has molded Fallon into powerful team with the help of his coaches and a solid corps of players.
All roads to the state championship must go through Fallon, and Greenwave fans — through their support this Saturday — could be the 12th man on the field to help Fallon advance to that title game in Reno.
LVN Editorials are written by the Editorial Board and appear on Wednesdays.