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Truckee defeats South Tahoe 35-28 in first round of NIAA football playoffs

Truckee Wolverines Fullback Marcus Trotter runs the ball during the team's 35-28 victory over South Tahoe on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Surprise Stadium in Truckee.

The Truckee Wolverines defeated South Tahoe 35-28 in wet and sloppy conditions at Surprise Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4, to advance to the next round of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 3A Northern Region playoffs.

The Wolverines (9-2 overall) took the lead in the third quarter on an 83-yard drive that ended when junior Marcus Bellon scored on a quarterback sneak from about 1-yard out. The successful extra point kick gave Truckee a 35-28 lead with 0:12 seconds remaining the quarter.

Truckee's defense would then hold off the South Tahoe offense, which scored 28 points in the first half on a number of big plays, for the remainder of the contest.

The No. 4 ranked Wolverines next square against No. 1 Fernley on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Fernley High School. The kick off is set for 7 p.m.