Freshman football won’t play last game |

Freshman football won’t play last game

One team’s loss is another’s win

The Truckee High School freshman football team’s last game, set for Thursday, was canceled on Monday. The Wolverines were set to take on Dayton, until Dayton had to scrap its freshman team due to a lack of players.

This was disappointing news for the freshman football team; but at the same time, it was music to the ears of the girls’ and boys’ varsity soccer teams.

For months, the varsity soccer teams had tried to move their last regular season game, against league rivals North Tahoe, from River View Sports Park to Surprise Stadium. A task that until recently seemed impossible due to a freshman football game scheduled at Surprise Stadium for the same night.

With the boys’ soccer team tied for first place with North Tahoe, and the girls’ team ahead of North Tahoe by a tie, the significance of Thursday’s game was immeasurable.

For the teams, especially the seniors, playing in Surprise Stadium is about more than just a field. It’s about the atmosphere of playing at a stadium.

“It (Surprise Stadium) feels like more like home,” said soccer player Timmy McDonald.

“It definitely pumps you up playing in a stadium,” said soccer player JC Martinez.

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