Frosh football team soundly defeats Dayton
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The Truckee High freshman football team defeated Dayton, 42-6, on the road Sept. 21.
About a minute into the game, Jackson Weed ran for a 20-yard touchdown and scored on the two-point conversion. It was just the beginning of his scoring, as Weed had four more touchdowns on the day ” on an 18-yard pass reception, a 28-yard run and an eight-yard run in the first half and a four-yard run in the second half.
Luis Aguilar had a productive day on both sides of the ball, with a 53-yard touchdown run followed by a point-after kick, as well as two sacks on Dayton’s quarterback ” one with the assistance of defensive end Christopher Gallagher.
Kory Ricketts also had several big plays, including a 20-yard pass reception. The Wolverines’ offensive line gave quarterback Nate Hamill the protection he needed for the high-scoring win.
Defensively for the Wolverines, Aguilar and Ryan Zusy led the team with eight tackles apiece. Matt Meahan had a key interception while Vance Brown, Christopher Gallagher and Jonathan Ford had five tackles each.
The Wolverines led the game 28-0 at halftime, enabling coach Rick Wilson to give the running backs a rest and other players the opportunity to run the ball. Lineman Ezekial Soto ran the ball for a two-yard gain. Other running backs recruited were Alec Sahlberg, Vincent Shaffer, Alex Corral and Fernando Reza, all of whom contributed to the second-half offensive attack.
The Dust Devils’ only score came on the last play of the game.
Truckee hosts Lowry today at 3 p.m.
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