Fallon pulls away for 34-14 win over Wooster

Connor Nelson picks up some yardage in the first quarter.

Connor Nelson picks up some yardage in the first quarter.

Fallon broke open a close game in the second half with three touchdowns to down visiting Wooster 34-14 Friday night at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Fallon improves to 2-1 in the Northern 3A and travels to South Tahoe next Friday.

Both teams struggled on offense in the opening quarter until the Wave’s Cade Vercellotti punished the Wooster defensive line with his bruising running game. He scored Fallon’s first touchdown with 2:33 left in the opening quarter to give Fallon a 6-0 lead. The point after touchdown was no good.

Wooster surprised Fallon with a touchdown in the second quarter when a secondary breakdown resulted in a 31-yard pass from Wooster quarterback Hunter Vetter to Justin Waters. Ricardo Garcia’s kick gave the Colts a short-lived 7-6 lead.

Fallon regained the lead late in the first half. After two incomplete passes, Fallon quarterback Christian Nemeth hooked up with Sean McCormick for a 38-yard strike that found the Greenwave receiver just inside the end zone. A two-point conversion — a pass from Nemeth to Brock Uptain — put Fallon on top, 14-7.

Fallon added three touchdowns in the second half, the first one coming at 10:58 in the third quarter on Vercellotti’s 5-yard run Trey Rooks PAT made the score 2-17.

Connor Nelson’s keeper led to the Wave’s fourth touchdown of the night early in the fourth quarter, and he scored again on an 18-yard run.

A 31-yard pass from Vetter to Waters accounted for Wooster’s second and final touchdown.


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