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North Tahoe Rams face tough opponents

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The North Lake Tahoe Rams Pee Wee and Mitey Mites teams endured losses on Friday and Saturday at the hands of the Reno Wolfpack Mitey Mites and Truckee Pee Wees.

Highlights of the Mitey Mite game Friday night included Colton Murphy's electrifying 50-yard reverse for a touchdown that just wasn't enough to keep a well-coached Wolfpack on their heels.

Head coach Russ Levin commented on the classy organization he faced.

"I talked with the other coach for a long time after the game and they are a great group of kids and coaches. They told me how amazed they were at how, with only 14 kids on our roster, we hung in and played full speed the entire game," he said. "He's right, we have a fantastic group of players and parents and while there are few of us, the great side is everyone gets to play a ton of football on both offense and defense and larger teams like the Wolfpack don't get as much playing time.

"Our kids are out there the whole game and they're having an absolute blast at every week."

The Pee Wees took the field against Truckee and played a very physical game against a team that may be a contender for the Snow Bowl Championship.

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"We had a tough day but I'm very proud of Gage Pierce and his offensive squad of Josh Murillo, Alfredo Gomez, Enrique Harrizon, Richard Baker, EJ Leon, Jose Perez, Jack Morrison, Aiden Pretti, Patrick Gulini and Orion Barger," said Rams head coach Tim Cleary. "They really came together as a unit today. They showed that they could hold their own, even against the toughest competition we've seen this year."

The Rams return for their final home games this weekend in back-to-back contests with a bit of a twist to the usual home game schedule. The Pee Wees will take on Carson first at noon followed by the Mitey Mites taking over the field for a 2 p.m. contest against Reno Central.

"Both our squads match up very well against this week's opponents and the games should be very fun and exciting to watch," said Rams Football Commissioner Scott Wilderman. "If the Pee Wees can run the table the next two weeks at home and in South Lake Tahoe, we may be in seed position to host our first ever home playoff game."

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