Pee Wees upset South Tahoe |

Pee Wees upset South Tahoe

The Truckee Junior Wolverine Pop Warner Pee Wee team put together back-to-back hard-fought victories with a 7-0 win over visiting South Lake Tahoe this past Saturday.

The Vikings brought with them a record of 5-1 while the Truckee Pee Wees carried a 3-3 mark into the contest.

“From the onset, we controlled the game,” said offensive coach Frank Ritchie. “Assignment breakdowns is what kept us from scoring more.”

Truckee’s offense moved the ball up and down the field, but each drive ended short of a touchdown, leading to a scoreless first half.

“Our defense did a great job of limiting their offense,” said defensive coach Gregg Keese. “They were able to put together one drive in the first half, which stalled well short of the end zone.”

The second half started with the South Tahoe Vikings taking the kickoff only to face more stifling defense.

Truckee’s offense continued to move the ball down the field before falling short again of a score.

That would change at the start of the fourth quarter, as Tyler Collins-Curtis scored from the 7-yard line. Graham Mille scored the extra point to put Truckee on top 7-0.

The Wolverines’ defense continued its dominance, stopping each Viking attempt to move the ball while Truckee’s offense did a good job of keeping the ball away from its opponent.

Quarterback Graham Mille threw a nice 15-yard pass to Brian Ritchie, while Collins-Curtis and Justin Carter had good runs with great blocking from the offensive line.

On defense, Chris Towle had a key quarterback sack to shut down one Viking possession.

The Pee Wees travel to South Tahoe for the first round of playoffs on Saturday, where they will again square off against the Vikings. Kickoff is 2 p.m.

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