Snow can’t stop TTHS win streak |

Snow can’t stop TTHS win streak

The map said Elko, but it felt more like Green Bay during winter for the Wolverines Friday night, as the Tahoe-Truckee High School varsity football team overcame a snowstorm and the Spring Creek Spartans 12-0 to move into first place in the Division 1 standings with a 2-0 record.

“It was probably the worst conditions I had ever played in,” said Wolverine running back Rudy Cross of the weather which was so bad that it forced Spring Creek’s Homecoming ceremonies at halftime to be postponed. “There was about an inch of snow on the field and every time I took a step, snow would collect in my cleats and I couldn’t do anything.”

“We’ve played in more snow before, but the weather definitely affected the game,” said Wolverine coach Bob Shaffer, who saw his team fumble 13 times during the course of the game.

Jeff Andrs caused the fumble, knocking the ball out of Spartan running back ???? hands.

“No one really saw the ball, except for me,” Detwiler said. “I came close to being tackled twice, but I was so soaking wet, no one could hold on.”

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