Truckee shuts out Mammoth
After surviving a close game at White Pine the previous week, the Tahoe-Truckee High School varsity football team enjoyed a wider margin of victory Saturday at Mammoth High School, as the Wolverines routed the Huskies 41-0 in Mammoth.
The Truckee offense ran roughshod over the Mammoth defense, gaining 569 yards, including 407 on the ground.
“We have to give credit to the offensive line – they were opening holes for every runner and they also prevented quarterback Chris Gerdin from being sacked in the game,” said Wolverine coach Bob Shaffer.
Truckee took a 21-0 lead into halftime on the strength of a 35-yard field goal by Spencer Archer, a 22-yard touchdown reception by tight end Mike Detwiler from Gerdin and touchdown runs of four and three yards by Rudy Cross. Cross would finish the game as Truckee’s leading ballcarrier, with 139 yards on 15 carries.
The Wolverines continued to put points on the board in the second half, as Kevin Kikawa scored on an 11-yard run, Gerdin reached paydirt on a three-yard run and Josh Wilson found the end zone on a 12-yard run. Gerdin finished the game nine for 17 with 144 yards.
League season Saturday
The Wolverines begin their “real” season Saturday with a home league game against Fernley High School set to begin at 1:30 p.m.
Shaffer said the Vaqueros 2-2 early season record might be deceiving and that Truckee will have to play well to win.
“There’s always been a good rivalry between the two schools,” Shaffer said. “They have good skill players who can score quickly and I’ve noticed that their line is getting better as the season progress. As their line gets better, it’s only going to make their skill players more effective.”
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