Truckee JV football team routs Piedmont
The Truckee High junior varsity football team beat Piedmont, 41-14, at Surprise Stadium on Saturday.
“Offensively we dominated the game, running a total of 46 offensive plays,” said Truckee coach Steve Ames, whose team led 38-0 at the half. “We really shared the wealth with spreading the points among our players.”
CJ Ackerman rushed for 43 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and caught two passes for 38 yards. Ackerman also found the end zone for a two-point conversion.
Robert Raber gained 96 yards and scored a touchdown on 10 carries, and quarterback Steve Carter completed four of six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown.
“Steve Carter had a good game throwing the ball,” Ames said of his sophomore quarterback.
The Wolverines tacked on an additional six points on two Ryan Roberts’ field goals of 27 and 37 yards. Ames said that while the pair of kicks may have surprised some fans, they came as no surprise to a Truckee coaching staff well aware of Roberts’ potential.
“Not only is Ryan the best kicker at JV level, but he may be the best at any level,” Ames said. “He has a lot of natural talent and really gives the JV team another weapon.”
Justin Vosburgh led the Wolverines in rushing with 106 yards on 14 carries.
Truckee also had some big plays on defense, recovering four fumbles. One of the fumble recoveries was a great defensive play from Mike McNamara, who burst through two blockers, tackled and stripped the quarterback of the ball, then scooped it up and rambled 20 yards for a touchdown.
“It was a fun game for our kids; everyone got a lot of playing time,” Ames said. “Piedmont came to Truckee very confident. They were playing a team (the Wolverines) with smaller kids from a very small town. I’m proud Truckee rose to the challenge and played with a lot of emotion.
“Our goal last week was to cut down on the number of penalties against us. The first game we had 14, second game 11, and against Piedmont we had five. We were very pleased.”
It wasn’t all good news for Truckee, as Travis Dwyer injured his shoulder and is questionable for Saturday’s game against Winters. But Ames is counting on Mike Fagan and Flynn Rice returning to play against Winters. Fagan was hurt on the first day with pads and Flynn was hurt in the first scrimmage with the same knee injury that had him out all last year.
The Decleat Award for Truckee’s win over Bishop goes to Travis Dwyer and the award for Truckee’s win over Colfax goes to Brian Sipe.
The JV team plays at Surprise Statium this coming Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
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