Truckee JVs rout Fernley
The Truckee High junior varsity football team started off slowly before picking up its intensity to defeat Fernley, 35-6, on the road Friday.
Quarterback Steve Carter completed 6 of 7 passes for 40 yards in the win, and Truckee’s offense gained 495 yards on the ground.
Justin Vosburgh rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, C.J. Ackerman ran for 132 yards and one touchdown wand Robert Raber picked up 125 yards and one TD.
The Wolverines began the game by turning the ball over three times inside their own 20-yard line. But the defense, led by Kevin Decker, Robert Raber, Justin Vosburgh, Dylan Crosby and Chris Knez, held each time.
“I felt Kevin Decker had his best game of the year, making big plays, including a sack, and getting a fumble recovery,” said Truckee coach Steve Ames.
Truckee’s “razor linebacker,” Ryan Cook, also proved that he is a special kid to watch, the coach said.
“Ryan’s probably one of the smallest football players in the league, but is one of the best tacklers you’ll see,” Ames said. “He hit one of Fernley’s biggest receivers, and it took three coaches to get the Fernley player off the field.”
The coach was impressed overall with his team’s effort.
“Defensively, I can’t say enough. I was really proud of them,” he said. “Every week a player comes up big for us. This week it was Justin Vosburgh, with three touchdowns, a fumble recovery that went for a touchdown and an interception.
“I was really happy with our offense once we got on track in the second quarter.”
Getting back a couple injured players also helped in the win.
“It was really good to see Chris Raymer back on the field,” Ames said. “Travis Dwyer is playing with a brace on his shoulder. Having these two kids out there really improves our game.”
Unfortunately for Truckee, another player suffered an injury on Friday. Ben Westmoreland, who was filling in for the injured Brian Sipe and was doing an excellent job, injured his knee during an offensive play.
“Hopefully this injury isn’t serious,” Ames said. “Ben’s a tough kid. He’s been playing on an injured ankle that needs surgery at the end of the season. He’s a great skier, so I hope he’s back 100 percent for his ski season.
Last week’s decleat award went to CJ Ackerman, who is in the lead with two awards so far this season.
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Students from North Tahoe and Truckee recently made the trip to Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley to compete in the annual Kays Ostrom Invitational.