Freshmen win close match with Lowry
A fourth quarter two-point conversion clenched the win for the Wolverine freshman football team last Thursday, in a 27-26 nail-biting victory over Lowry.
Quarterback Paul Tierney once again led the dominant offensive fivesome of Logan Hunt, Cameron Lewis, Chris Miller, Jacob Grossman and Tommy Kokenge to glory, upping the team’s record to 2-1.
Tierney opened the first quarter with a 15-yard pass to Kevin Emberson that set up a one-yard touchdown run by Ian Casey. Randon Nunez followed up with a score on a 10-yard run to put six more points on the board for TNT. In the second quarter, Ruben Martinez rambled for a 45-yard touchdown before leaving the game with a sprained ankle.
Randon Nunez collected more yards in the third quarter with a 50-yard run that set up a one-yard touchdown by Ian Casey.
With time running down on the clock, Truckee completed a two-point conversion to pull ahead by one point and successfully thwarted Lowry’s final drive for the goal line.
“The offense is playing their hearts out and Paul Tierney is really playing well,” said Head Coach Steve Ames.
While the freshman defense struggled to find their footing in the first two games of the season, they displayed a marked improvement against Lowry. Tom Hill had two fumble recoveries and Jeff Hansen had several key tackles to hold back the Buckaroos.
The Wolverines’ next game is tomorrow at Dayton at 5 p.m.
Dayton currently sits with a 0-3 record and the TNT freshmen will be looking to collect another win, though Coach Ames noted, “every team in the league is competitive and anyone can win each time we step on the field – that is what makes the games so exciting.”
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