Truckee Renegades blank Reno, 40-0

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Submitted PhotoConnor McMullen (54) recovers a fumble.

The Truckee Renegades wrapped up the regular season with their second consecutive shutout the Saturday before last.

The scoring barrage started on Truckeeand#8217;s second play from scrimmage when quarterback Braedy Santens swept around the left side for a 32-yard touchdown. Following a three-and-out, Truckee took possession of the ball on their own 40-yard line. A 22-yard sweep by Connor McMullen on first down was followed by a 38-yard TD run by Patrick Hogan.

On the Wolverinesand#8217; third possession, they marched down the field on three plays where Santens followed great blocking by Dillon Kane, Mason Cutler, Joey Panelli, Kai Watters and Eric Spillman into the end zone. The PAT by Owen Slusher came up short. Following an interception by Hogan, Drake Riina scored his first TD after breaking six tackles in 10 yards. Nate Bromley successfully punched in the PAT.

Reno lost the ball when McMullen pounced on a fumble and Truckee took over on Renoand#8217;s 40-yard line. Gavin Kelly-Caruthers took the first-down handoff right up the middle for 36 yards, leading to George Skaff carrying the first-down play into the end zone for his first-ever TD.

After a second interception by Hogan, Garrett Kirk took his first carry of the year 66 yards to the 4-yard line and two plays later he scored his first TD of the year. McMullen finished the drive with a PAT run.

With its unstoppable running attack, Truckee scored on all six of its offensive possessions on the day.

and#8220;The boys played their heart out today and really made play-calling simple,and#8221; said Truckee coach Chris Skaff. and#8220;Iand#8217;m so proud of these boys. Our D-lineman, Logan Ryan, Jesse Meyer, Dylan Lewis and Spilly, really played well.and#8221;

The Truckee Renegades narrowly lost to Wooster in a playoff game this past Saturday to finish 6-3 on the year.

and#8212; This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at

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