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Pee Wees finally fall; Mitey Mites score in Fallon

Special to the Bonanza

The North Tahoe Rams Pee Wees suffered their first loss at the hands of defending Snow Bowl Champions Reno South on Saturday at Bishop Manogue. Meanwhile out in Fallon, the Mitey Mites got on top of Hawthorne early.

A 60-yard sweep by Indy Pata set up a 10-yard score by Michael Perez, and a 50-yard reverse by Colton Murphy had the Rams celebrating a 14-0 lead at halftime, only to see the lead, and more, vanish in the second half.

“Both teams played hard and the coaches were extremely positive in supporting the boys through two tough struggles,” said Rams Football Commissioner Scott Wilderman. “I think all the kids learned a valuable lesson, that the past is the past, whether it’s a winning streak or the first half. Football a four-quarter, all-season sport, and what you have to focus on is what is in front of you the next play and the next day. 

“We have a great bunch of kids and our coaches are excellent at keeping them enthusiastic. I’m sure when we come home this weekend both teams will be ready to play their best and parent volunteers provide a great day. I also hope the community will come out to support us. It’s amazing what having full stands does for our boys’ courage and confidence. 

“We’re building a program, and a winning tradition among kids who are very shortly going to be wearing Highlander and Laker uniforms. So with only two remaining home games, we hope to see the North Shore come out and support the Rams.” 

The Rams play this Saturday at Incline High. The Mitey Mites take on the Sparks Cardinals at noon and the Pee Wees play the Sparks Saints at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, marks the last chance to see the Rams at home this season when the Pee Wees play the early game at noon against Carson’s Senators and the Mitey Mites kick off at 2 p.m. against Reno Central. 

For more information about the Rams, go to http://www.northtahoepopwarner.com.