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Eight Wolverines to compete in Sertoma Classic

Staff report

The three-time defending 3A state champions will be well represented this weekend in the annual Sertoma Classic all-star football game.

Eight Truckee players were selected to suit up one final time in their high school careers for the 31st edition of the showcase game, which kicks off at Damonte Ranch High School on Friday at 7 p.m.

In addition to the eight Truckee players and#8212; which is the most of any school except Northern 4A champion Reed, which has 12 and#8212; longtime Truckee head coach Bob Shaffer will coach the Silver team. Shaffer, who led the Silver all-stars to a 21-0 win over the Blue squad in 2010, will coach opposite Ernie Howren of Reed.

The game features the best senior players only from 30 participating high schools in Northern Nevada, for a total of 90 (45 on each team).

Participating Wolverines, all on the Silver squad, include quarterback Patrick Shaffer, receiver and defensive back Trevor Auldridge, linebacker Cole Roberts, defensive back Luke Theis, offensive linemen Stein Retzlaff and Sam Schroeder, defensive end Max Collinson, and tight end Braden Waters.

Theyand#8217;ll be joined on the Silver team by plenty of familiar league foes, including standout players from Fallon (Shawntrell Hubbard and Frank de Braga), Dayton (Tyler Firestone), Elko (Francisco Lievanos, Hernan Garcia, Matt Rigby, Austin Carithers and Khuzaymah Perez), Spring Creek (Grant Cunningham) and South Tahoe (Tyler Nesbitt and Jacob Stowell).

Other schools representing the Silver team include 4A members Carson, Spanish Springs, Douglas and North Valleys, and 2A members Pershing County, Whittell and White Pine.

The Blue all-stars are anchored by the 12 Reed players, as well as seniors from 4A schools Hug, McQueen, Reno, Bishop Manogue, Damonte Ranch and Galena, 3A schools Fernley, Lowry and Sparks, and 2A members Battle Mountain and Yerington.

The game, which is sponsored by the Sparks Sertoma Club, first began in 1981. Tickets are $10; children under 5 are free.


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