Junior varsity continues winning streak
The Truckee High School junior varsity team beat the Durham junior varsity team 40-15 on Saturday morning.
In the first quarter Robert Jones completed a three-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Steverman. The extra point was good and the Wolverines pulled ahead 7-0.
The Wolverines next score came on a Jones one-yard touchdown run. The extra point was good. At the end of the first quarter Micah Carbajal scored on a 30-yard touchdown run. The Wolverine’s extra point was good.
In the second quarter John Hooper scored on a 5-yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good, but the Wolverines lead by 27.
Durham managed to find its way into the end zone just before the end of the half.
The third quarter found Micah Carbajal with a 25-yard touchdown run. Shortly after Mike Lopez recovered a fumble to return it 23 yards for the touchdown. Durham found the end zone one more time and completed the two-point conversion to give the final score of 40-15.
“Our second string players definitely improved from last week,” said Head Coach Dow Higginbotham. “We’re improving each week and adding another block to our pyramid of success.”
Freshmen earn first win
The Truckee High School freshman football team found its first victory against Sparks last Thursday.
On the opening kick off Ryan Ferris ran 85 yards for a touchdown. Levi Russell and Mike Casey had key blocks on the play. The extra point was good.
The Wolverine’s second score came after a 70-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown run by Drew Stewart.
Ferris found the third score on a counter reverse and went 60 yards for the touchdown. The extra point attempt was good.
After a fumble recovery by Tim Curtis the Wolverines took over on offense. Brian Cordell threw a screen pass to complete to Stewart that ended in a 45-yard touchdown.
The next offensive series Cordell again found Stewart on a pass for a 60-yard touchdown. Israel Serna’s extra point was good.
Cordell found the next score on his own when he took the ball 60 yards around the end for a touchdown. Stewart scored the two-point conversion.
Sam Silver came up with a fumble recovery on a punt that lead to Cordell finding Ferris on a 20-yard touchdown throw.
Curtis came up with an interception to end the game.
The defense improved, said Head Coach Steve Ames. The defense was lead by the hard hitting of Brian Cordell, Andrew Mazzi and Juan Espinoza.
“I’m really proud of the team bouncing back after a slow start thins season,” Ames said.
Freshman game statistics contributed by Head Coach Steve Ames.
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