FALLON, Nev. (KOLO) - “We really want to win and we’ll do everything we can to do that,” said senior offensive lineman Ben Dooley.
Simply put, that mantra is the secret behind the Fallon Greenwave football team’s success.
But reaching the 6-0 mark through the first six weeks of the season and blowing out virtually every opponent in the 3A North didn’t happen overnight.
“We have an experienced team that got a lot of playing time last year and so we have high goals,” said head coach Brooke Hill.
The Greenwave worked out most of the kinks in 2017. Fallon played a lot of sophomores and juniors which put them in a position to be that much better in 2018.
The group also got healthy. Junior quarterback Elijah Jackson is back on the field after missing part of the season a year ago. And Idaho commit Sean McCormick is toting the pigskin after breaking an ankle this offseason.
“We have a lot of athletes on this team, a lot of talent, so if we keep healthy and stay focused we should make it to the postseason,” Dooley added.
Perhaps no moment was bigger for Fallon than a 32-29 win over Truckee in early September.
“It definitely was a step in the right direction for us,” Hill said.
While some teams would be satisfied with the result, Fallon went back to work, because the Greenwave are never entirely satisfied.
Dooley said “everything you can improve on all the time. We’re nowhere near perfection but if we keep taking little steps here we’ll be a better football team at the end of the season.”
“It’s going to take focus every week and dedication and looking at the end goal, not looking past teams, and striving for that ultimate goal,” senior running back Sean McCormick said.
The team has one simple goal.
“Go all the way and win a state championship," answered McCormick