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Junior Varsity beats Spring Creek

Daniel Savickas

The Truckee High School junior varsity football team came up with a 40-14 victory over Spring Creek High School junior varsity Saturday.

In the first quarter, the Wolverines’ special teams had the first score of the game. As Spring Creek tried to punt from inside the end zone, Mike Lopez had a huge hit and Chris Sundeen fell on the ball for the Truckee touchdown. The extra point was good, and Truckee jumped out to an early lead.

Truckee struck while the fire was hot and Lopez scored on a 6-yard run. The extra point was no good.

In the second quarter, Robert Jones threw to Kyle Steverman for a 20-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was good and Truckee led 20-0.

Brandon Peterson was the next Wolverine to score when he took the ball 20 yards for a touchdown. With the extra point, Truckee led by 27.

Spring Creek managed to score on a 4-yard touchdown run before half time.

In the third quarter, Micah Carbajal scored on a 15-yard run. The extra point put Truckee up 33-6.

On Spring Creek’s next offensive drive they were forced to punt. Peterson received the punt and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown. The extra point was good.

Spring Creek scored once more with a two-point conversion to make the final score 40-14.

Peterson nearly returned a kickoff in the fourth quarter, he ran it for 61 yards.

“We had a strong performance from the defense,” said head coach Dow Higginbotham. “It was good to see the special teams back. We haven’t seen them in a few weeks.”

The special teams came up with two touchdowns in Saturday’s game.

“If we want to win on Saturday against Manogue we need all three phases of our game. We’ve seen it, we know all three can score. It would be good to have all three click against Manogue.”

Both Truckee and Manogue head into Saturday’s game undefeated. Truckee sits at 7-0 and Manogue sits 5-0.


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