Truckee Pee Wee team wins its opener at Carson
Truckees Pee Wee Pop Warner football team opened its season with a 14-0 win at Carson City last weekend.The game started out with the offenses struggling as both defenses established themselves. In the second quarter, Carson City put together an impressive drive all the way down to the Truckee 9-yard line. The drive ended when Zach Pettit stripped a Carson City runner of the ball as if it was a hand off to him then sprinted the other direction for a 43-yard return and first down inCarson territory.Running back Graham Christian put Truckee on the board the same quarter when he broke loose through Carsons defense and ran 48 yards into the end zone. Two second-quarter interceptions, one by Sawyer Ballister and the other by Chase Eichele, ended Carson City drives. Both defenses shined again in the second half. Truckees Christian, Zach and Jake Pettit, Brooks Hudson, Tyler Curtis and Luke Theis had key sacks for the Truckee Pee Wee.In the fourth quarter, Truckees offense mounted a drive led by runs by quarterback Ty Englert and Ballister and aided by excellent blocking from Calvin Skvoboda, Hansi Stull, Niko Duner and Zach Clauser.Ballister ended the drive with a 38-yard touchdown. The Carson City squad did not give up, mounting a drive of its own until Christian ended it with an interception to keep the shutout intact. Truckee Pop Warner games this Saturday (all games are played at River View Sports Park, near the airport):Junior Pee Wee10 a.m.Pee Wees12 p.m.Junior Midgets2 p.m. Midgets4 p.m.
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