Truckee Bandits run into tough Wooster squad
These Colts faired a little better than their namesake NFL team this past weekend. The Wooster Colts of the Sierra Youth Football League Bandit Division ran up a score of 40-0 on Truckee on a neutral field at Reno High School this past Saturday.
The Colts, ages 5 to 7, used only two running plays to score two touchdowns in the first quarter to lead 14-0. The only spur in their first quarter was when Truckee linebacker Jake Solberg pounced on a backward pass by the quarterback to the outside receiver.
The Wolverines failed to capitalize on a rare Colts mistake and lost a fumble on the next snap. The Colts proceeded to gallop into the end zone three more times on just five plays before the first half ended 34-0.
Despite facing a large deficit in the second half, the Wolverines’ defense stepped up and only allowed one touchdown in the third quarter and kept the Colts corralled for no score in the fourth.
Linebacker Tavin Hamilton led the Truckee defense with five tackles. Linebacker Jason Roth followed with four tackles, including the only tackle behind the line of scrimmage that branded the Colts with a fourth-and-7 situation in the final quarter. Defensive end Sean McMullen tallied his third tackle of the game on the next play and stopped the Colts running back at the line to force a turnover on downs.
Truckee running back AJ Plechner then pounded out the Wolverines’ biggest run of the day for 5 yards against the league’s stingiest defense, which has only allowed 13 points in four games. The tough run up the middle still left a fourth-and-15 situation.
Solberg then ran 8 yards behind the line of scrimmage to the left and then reversed his direction for another 9 yards to the right with only one yard gained. Truckee never got the ball back after failing to get the first down.
Plechner led the offense with 2 yards running and Solberg was second on the team with 1 yard gained.
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