Truckee football | Wolverines rout Sparks on the road |

Truckee football | Wolverines rout Sparks on the road

The Wolverines cruised to a 48-0 win at Sparks on Friday to improve to 3-0 on the season.

Truckee has now defeated its first three opponents by a combined score of 126-0, while handing the Railroaders (3-1) their first loss of the year.

Friday’s contest was never close, as the Wolverines built a quick 13-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and a 34-0 lead by the half. After Morgan Nevin intercepted a pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, Truckee head coach Bob Shaffer put in the Wolverines’ second-string offense, which added a final touchdown early in the fourth to round out the scoring.

Senior Colin Christian put Truckee on the board with a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and Cole Roberts extended the led to 13-0 after he recovered a blocked punt and ran it into the end zone. The Wolverines scored three times in the second quarter, with Mitch Nelson rushing for a 3-yard TD, quarterback Ben Bolton running for a 10-yard TD and Roberts again recovering a blocked punt and returning it to the end zone.

Nevin pushed the lead to 41-0 with his 72-yard interception return in the third quarter, and Ty Englert rushed for a 3-yard touchdown at the start of the fourth. Austin Ferreira made six of his seven point-after kicks, missing only his first attempt.

In posting its third straight shutout to start the year, Truckee’s defense held two quarterbacks to a combined 5-of-19 passing for 30 yards, and the Railroaders’ leading rusher, Henry Banks, to 56 yards on 16 carries.

Ethan Manseau recorded two sacks and Dillon Sheedy had one sack to lead the Truckee defense, while Nevin had a team-high eight tackles. Roberts, Tony Rodriguez and Manseau all had seven tackles. Nevin and Cory Ackerman each had a blocked punt.

On offense, Bolton finished 7-of-14 for 96 yards. He had two would-be touchdown passes to James DePew called back on penalties on the same drive in the second quarter.

and#8212; Information for this article was used from the Daily Sparks Tribune.

Truckee plays at Spring Creek on Friday before returning home to host Fernley on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m.

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