Truckee J.V. football team tops Colfax
The Truckee High junior varsity football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 28-14 win at Colfax on Friday.
“I was really proud of our kids,” Truckee head coach Steve Ames said. “They battled all day long.”
Ames said his team took on a very well-coached Falcons squad that was stacked with talent and abundant with players.
“(Colfax) kept fresh players on the field the entire game,” Ames said. “At halftime the score was very close. I told the kids what was going to win this game was heart and lots of big plays. We had plenty of both.”
Truckee’s offense was slow getting going in part because of a lot of penalties. But a number of big plays kept the Wolverines in the game.
Offensively, Truckee sophomore Justin Vosburgh led the way with 156 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries, averaging 19.5 yards per touch. CJ Ackerman had 39 yards and a touchdown on five carries, Robert Raber 27 yards on six carries and Travis Dwyer three yards on one carry.
Ackerman also had 18 yards receving and Vosburgh three, while quarterback Steve Carter completed two of four passes for 21 yards.
Defensively, the Wolverines came up with plenty of big plays, among them three fumble recoveries by Dwyer, Dillon Crosby and Vosburgh.
“Justin was all over the field. Offensively and defensively, he did everything for us,” Ames said, including that Vosburgh also had an interception that spoiled the day for Colfax.
“I was really happy about Kevin Decker playing defensive end. We moved him into that position last week and he did really well there,” the coach added. “Dillon Crosby continues to show his leadership on both sides of the ball.
“Ryan Cook showed that he was the best tackler on the field. We’re going to go back to tackling drills. On one play, I’ve never seen it before, but we actually had 10 missed tackles!”
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