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Truckee Midgets play like giants in Pop Warner Football action

Staff reports

Truckee 16, Lassen 6

Truckee 41, North Tahoe 24

The Truckee Midgets continued its winning streak, defeating Lassen 13-6 on Oct. 14. Truckee’s offense, led by linemen Ventre, Baird, Grossman, Clauser, Kokenge and Casey enabled Tierney to complete passes to Nunez, Williams and a touchdown pass to Hoopingarner. Jimmy Williams ran for a touchdown, giving Truckee a 13-0 lead at halftime. Wideout Matt Marks had several key blocks.

The second half became a defensive battle. Defensive lineman Bosco, Johnson, Ventre and Chappell, along with linebackers Riley, Casey, Neelands, Wrenn and Hunt stopped Lassen’s running game. Defensive backs Costa, Lipnosky, Williams and Nunez shut down Lassen’s passing game. Late in the fourth quarter Jimmy Williams’ interception enabled Truckee to runout the clock.

Last Saturday the Midgets won its last home game of the season, defeating North Tahoe 41-24. Truckee scored on the opening kickoff with a 60-yard return by Jimmy Williams. Truckee’s offensive line, anchored by Grossman, Ventre, Baird, Casey and Clauser enabled Williams, Nunez and Wrenn to run for touchdowns. Costa ran for two conversions and Tierney’s passes to Hoopingarner and Marks set up the running game.

After North Tahoe scored several touchdowns, Truckee’s defense came alive. Led by linemen Ventre, Bosco, Johnson, Chappell and with the support of linebackers Hunt, Neelands, Riley, Casey and Wrenn, the Midgets defense shut down North Tahoe’s running game. Defensive backs Costa, Lipnosky, Williams and Nunez held North Tahoe to one passing touchdown.


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