Truckee JV football team wins season opener
The Truckee High junior varsity football team beat Bishop, 29-9, at Surprise Stadium in its first game of the season Saturday.
“This year’s team is one of the most talented JV teams we’ve had,” said Truckee head coach Steve Ames. “Our biggest problem is that we don’t have a lot of numbers. With only 25 kids, a lot of kids have to go both ways playing ‘ironman’ football.”
Offensively, the Wolverines averaged almost 10 yards per carry, with Robert Raber leading the way with 109 rushing yards.
Truckee’s Justin Vosburgh had 89 yards rushing and another 49 yards on special teams returns. Vosburgh also had a spectacular 79-yard touchdown run, Ames said.
C.J. Ackerman had 47 yards on three carries and scored a touchdown. Ryan Roberts had 22 yards and Travis Dwyer had 17.
Quarterback Steve Carter completed 2 of 3 passes for 35 yards, and Vosburgh was 1 for 2 for 10 yards and an interception.
The offensive line did an excellent job blocking with returning linemen Dylan Crosby, Brian Sipe, Josh Johnson and Chris Raymer opening the holes, Ames said.
First-year players Mason Laird and Lupe Solis also did an excellent job, the coach added, while Ryan Roberts did a great job kicking the ball ” he made a 28-yard field goal.
“It was a typical first game with a lot of errors,” Ames said. “Truckee had 14 penalties. That’s something we’re going to try and improve on this next week. Averaging 10 yards per carry was great. I think we can score more once we get over the mental mistakes.”
Defensively, Ames said Truckee played a great game, holding Bishop to less than two yards per carry.
Raber, Chris Raymer and Ryan Cook made big plays at their linebacker positions, while Dylan Crosby, Josh Johnson, Solis and Chris Collier all played well at their defensive tackle.
Second-year player Mike McNamara didn’t allow anything to the outside, Ames said, and Ben Westmoreland, Eric Richner and Anthony Smith held down the other side. Chris Knez, Vosburgh and Uriel Malo also made big plays all day, according to the coach.
The JV team gives a weekly award for the best hit of the game. This week’s Decleat Award went out to Dylan Crosby.
Truckee’s JV squad plays at Colfax Friday at 5 p.m.
“Come support your JV team,” Ames said. “I hope a lot of fans can make it.
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