Truckee JV football remains undefeated
The Truckee High junior varsity football team improved its record to 3-0 with a comeback victory at Piedmont on Saturday.
“They were a big, physical team,” said Tom Mohun, head coach of the Wolverines. “Our kids knew it was going to be a hard-fought battle. They showed a lot of heart coming back in the second half and winning the game.”
Piedmont started the game behind a strong offense as well as a tight defense that held the Wolverines to zero offensive points in the first half.
Truckee was able to score a touchdown on an 85-yard kick return by Luis Aguilar, who ran behind Ryan Zusy and a number of Wolverine blockers to keep the game close at 15-7.
The Wolverines’ offense came to life in the second half behind the running of Aguilar and the offensive line. Aguilar scored two more touchdowns on the ground for the Wolverines, one coming off an option pitch from quarterback Vince Shaffer that went for 70 yards.
“Our blocking really came together in the second half,” said Truckee line coach Nick Santamaria. “The down-field blocking of Tyler Ferris, Ryan Zusy and Alex Corral helped spring Luis for big yardage”
Linebackers Zusy and Vance Brown helped plug the middle and shut down the Piedmont run game in the second half. Aguilar, Jon Ford, Kyle Mullen and the rest of the Wolverine defense held Piedmont to 16 total yards of offense in the second half.
Defensive tackle Andres Frutos recovered a fumble deep in Truckee territory late in the game to stop a late Piedmont threat. Jackson Weed was then able to pound the ball and help the Wolverines solidify the comeback victory and hold on to their third win of the season.
“The kids did a great job. I’m proud of every one of them,” Mohun said of the team’s effort. “It’s these type of games that really determine the character of the team.”
Ferris, Cheech Soto, Mullen, Kris Gallagher, Tanner Keese, Jordan Diero and Alex Corral all contributed on both sides of the ball.
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