North Tahoe football | Starting QB Arnold injures knee in loss |

North Tahoe football | Starting QB Arnold injures knee in loss

Sun Staff report

The North Tahoe football team opened its season with a 54-13 league loss against visiting West Wendover this past Saturday.

The Lakers, who started the game with 18 players suited up, lost starting quarterback Brendon Arnold in the first quarter to a knee injury, sending sophomore backup Omar Vargas in to take over.

Vargas went on to account for two North Tahoe touchdowns. At the end of the first quarter, the second string quarterback hooked up with senior receiver Oakley Keeler for a 50-yard touchdown reception.

Bishop Baird kicked through the extra point as the Lakers entered halftime trailing 18-7. Late in the third quarter, Vargas scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak.

The Wolverines pulled away in the second half, however, aided by the loss of Arnold, who was marching the Lakers down the field before injuring his knee, said North Tahoe head coach Scott Everist. The coach said he expects Arnold to miss the next two games.

The Lakers also lost Bishop and Connor Altick to injuries, leaving them with just 15 players at the end of the game.

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