Wolverines drop first league game to Spring Creek | SierraSun.com

Wolverines drop first league game to Spring Creek

The Truckee High varsity football team lost its first game in league play last Friday 35-19 to Spring Creek on the road.

The Wolverines ” now 1-1 in league and 1-2 overall ” trailed 21-13 at the half after a bad sequence late in the second quarter in which Truckee failed to score from the Spartans’ 5-yard line on fourth-and-goal. On Spring Creek’s ensuing possession, James Edwards broke away for a 95-yard touchdown run.

Truckee bounced back with its own touchdown in the third quarter to bring the score to 21-19. But the Wolverines could not keep Edwards out of the end zone.

Facing fourth-down-and-6 at the Truckee 30-yard line late in the fourth quarter, Spring Creek quarterback Kaycee Robinson hooked up with Edwards for a touchdown, bringing the score to 28-19.

Spring Creek’s Jason Cox delivered the final blow when he intercepted a pass from Truckee quarterback Robert Jones and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown with 2:35 left in the game.

Finishing the game with 298 yards on 30 carries (1,052 yards for the season and a Nevada state record 6,327 yards for his career), Edwards scored four times ” once receiving, twice rushing and once on a 25-yard interception return.

The win marked Spring Creek’s first ever at home against Truckee, the defending state champs and winners of six state championships since 1990. Spring Creek had beaten the Wolverines only twice prior to Friday, both times in Truckee in 2000. The Spartans are now 2-0 in league and 5-0 overall.

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