Truckee junior varsity pulls off close home win
It came down to the final seconds for the Tahoe-Truckee High School junior varsity football team, but it was able to pull off a 15-7 win against Las Plumas’ JV squad Saturday at Surprise Stadium.
Earning a win
Coming off a stunning 27-0 loss to Bishop-Manogue the previous week, head coach Avon York knew his team needed a win, but didn’t have any idea it would come with such difficulty.
In the second half, freshman halfback Eric Detwiler made a sweep to the left and scored the first touchdown of the season.
Down to the wire
In the fourth quarter, the score at 7-7, Las Plumas punted to Truckee, putting the Wolverines on their own 35-yard line with 1:48 left to play.
Truckee quarterback Danny Tohlen threw a deep pass to Kyle Hunt for 60 yards, putting the home team on the Las Plumas 15.
York called a time out, after which Truckee threw a couple of incomplete passes.
Truckee then shifted to the ground game. York said the offensive line is the best part of the Truckee game.
Truckee eventually got a first down on excessive Las Plumas penalties, putting the Wolverines on the five-yard line.
Halfback David Larson ran a sweep, putting Truckee on the one-yard line and stopping the clock because he had taken a helmet to the lower back and could not get up for a moment.
After Larson was helped off the field by medics, play resumed and Tohlen ran a quarterback sweep, bringing the score to 13-7.
“Jacob McCauley did a great job a center,” York said.
Truckee went into a “mud huddle,” a play York said he had gone over with the referees before the game, but a penalty was called. Truckee then tried to fake a kick, but again a penalty was called.
The Wolverines eventually managed to make the two-point conversion, winning the game 15-7.
York blamed the confusion at the end on the inexperience of the referees.
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