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Football: Wolverines shred Lowry, North Tahoe next

LARA MULLIN, Sierra Sun

With a larger goal looming in the not-too-distant future, the Tahoe-Truckee varsity

football team kept the home fires burning on Saturday, in its Homecoming meeting against Lowry. The Wolverines buried theformer top-ranked team in 3A play, 35-6.

After a scoreless first quarter, the game finally sparked the Wolverine team, bringing the crowd’s cheers of “TNT – dynamite” to fruition. Evan Birchard ran in the first score for Truckee on a five-yard dash, continuing to demonstrate the leadership he has displayed all season. Gary Cook followed this run with a successful extra point to put the Wolverines up 7-0. Quickly answering the call of the Wolverines, Lowry scored off a 10-yard pass to score the only six points of the game for the Buckaroos.

Closing out the first half of play, Casey Nelson scored on a six-yard run to give the Wolverines a solid lead as the two teams headed into halftime.

After the intermission, it was apparent that the Buckaroos preferred the warmth of the locker rooms to the chill of the field, as Lowry failed to appear for the rest of the game.

The third and fourth quarters served only to demonstrate the skill and ease of the Truckee bench as it scored 21 more points to end the day with a 35-6 win over Lowry. The Wolverine offense continued its imposing play with two more touchdowns for Nelson and one more to add to Birchard’s belt. The Wolverines will play the final game of the regular season this Saturday at North Tahoe.


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