Truckee football: Wolverines get back in win column at Wooster
Truckee 31, Wooster 20
Truckee 7 7 10 7 — 31
Wooster 14 6 0 0 — 20
Individual Stats (Truckee only)
RUSHING — T, 45-317: Acevedo 8-97; Williams 12-84; Eichele 5-66; Retzlaff 11-57; Parisi 3-20; Bokinskie 2-5; Davis 4-(-12).
PASSING — T: Davis 13-15-175-0-0.
RECEIVING — Englert 6-90; Bullion 2-36; Wingard 1-16; Bokinskie 1-13; Jepsen 1-10; Retzlaff 1-6; Eichele 1-4.
Other Northern Division I-A scores
Fallon 33, Fernley 6
Spring Creek 47, Lowry 6
Elko 49, Dayton 0
South Tahoe 63, Sparks 21
A banged-up Truckee football team got back on the winning track with a 31-20 victory at Wooster on Friday.
Coming off of consecutive losses and playing without several injured starters, the Wolverines allowed touchdowns on three of Wooster’s first four possessions before recovering to hold the Colts scoreless in the second half.
“It was a good game for us, but we also struggled to stop their offense early,” said Truckee coach Josh Ivens, whose Wolverines improved to 4-4 in league as the Colts fell to 2-6. “We were moving the ball OK but had some trouble finishing drives. Our defense shut them down in the second half, though.”
Junior quarterback Tyler Davis had his most efficient game of the season, completing 13 of his 15 pass attempts for 175 yards and no interceptions, while Junior Jack Englert caught six passes for 90 yards to lead the receiving corps.
“When he plays like that,” Ivens said of Davis, “it gets us excited about our potential as a coaching staff.”
In addition to their effective passing attack, the Wolverines gained 317 yards rushing with seven different players, including four sophomore JV call-ups.
The sophomores accounted for 267 of Truckee’s rushing yards, with Dominic Acevedo leading the way with 97 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Acevedo was named Truckee’s Offensive Player of the Game.
“They’re young, but they’re explosive and run hard,” Ivens said. They have a lot to learn yet, but we’re very pleased with how they played.”
Junior fullback and linebacker Wulfe Retzlaff scored two rushing touchdowns, and senior Sean Bokinskie rushed for one TD.
Retzlaff was named Truckee’s Overall and Defensive Player of the Game after posting a team-high 14 tackles, including 10 solo. Acevedo added 10 tackles, and Jose Araiza had nine. Quinn Cottel recorded the Wolverines’ only sack.
The Wolverines played without a handful of key starters, including senior lineman Erik Swalander (knee), junior running backs and linebackers Cole Harrity (shoulder) and Carson McCarron (illness), and sophomore linebacker Jayden Commendatore (collar bone).
Truckee will look to end its season on a winning note with a home game against a surging South Tahoe team that has won four of its last five games, and shares the Wolverines’ 4-4 league record. Both Truckee and South Tahoe were eliminated from postseason contention last week.
“Their quarterback is really good, and their new coach has them playing good football,” Ivens said. “We’re expecting a full-on battle. It’s definitely going to be a test for us. We hope to end the season on a positive.”
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