Freshmen football team heads to a 3-1 record |

Freshmen football team heads to a 3-1 record

On Friday, Sept. 28, Truckee defeated the Dayton Dust Devils in a come-from-behind 22-12 win.

A Dust Devil interception on the first play of the game resulted in the first score for Dayton, putting the Wolverines at an early deficit.

In their first drive, the Dust Devils scored another touchdown to close out the first quarter with a solid lead. In the second quarter, Paul Tierney completed a one-yard pass to Randon Nunez who ran the ball in 25 yards for a touchdown. TNT was on the board.

Tom Hill followed up the Wolverines’ first touchdown with a 5-yard run to the goal line. With the defensive blocking of Tommy Kokenge and Denver Schaffarzick, the Dust Devils were unable to regain their momentum. The Wolverine offense continued to rally with an 80-yard pass by Tierney to Gordon Nelands for Truckee’s third touchdown.

In the third quarter, an injured Ruben Martinez kicked one of the longest field goals in school history for a 42-yard field goal to secure the win.

“These kids showed a lot of heart in not giving up and coming back the way they did,” said Truckee Head Coach Steve Ames.

A fumble recovery by Nathan Wrenn and an interception by Buck Claesson kept the Dust Devils at bay, in what Coach Steve Ames called “a much improved Wolverine defensive display.”

The freshman team is now 3-1 and will take on Spring Creek at home this Friday at 11 a.m.

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