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WELCOME TO TRUCKEE PRIDE!

Founded by physical education teacher Jim Brehler in the fall of 1952, Truckee Football has developed into an institution in our Town that has touched the lives of countless families. Our hope is that everyone that loves Truckee Football can make a connection here at Truckee Pride. Whether it’s keeping up or reuniting with old teammates, recalling our history, or keeping up with current Wolverines!  Truckee Football is a Family and we look forward to seeing the many generations come together to be a part of the past, present, and future of Truckee Football.

Estabrook

 Coach Estabrook coined the phrase “Truckee Pride” in 1989 and he put this in the Sierra Sun the week after the State Championship loss to Boulder City in late November of that year.

On Saturday, November 18, the Truckee community pulled together for something that was not political, controversial, or self-serving.  It wasn’t about the bye-pass, a new shopping center or incorporation; it was about our kids and a community that can pull together regardless of political differences.

Over 2,000 people turned out for a local football game, the only reason being to support our high school.  The football team wasn’t able to deliver the Nevada AA State Championship to Truckee, but it did deliver a sense of pride to the Truckee Community.  It also delivered a chance to reflect on what a great place this is to live, and that the small town spirit is alive and important to us all.

Our team’s motto is “Truckee Pride.”  Think about it.  We all have it.

Thanks to everyone for your support.”

Ron Estabrook

2016 Lift-a-Thon

The 2016 football team got after it in early June in their 35th annual Lift-a-Thon.  The Lift-a-Thon has been Truckee’s top fundraiser for many years.  After losing steam in the 2000’s, the players have revived the Lift-a-Thon!  The fan support was huge and they brought a lot of energy as they watched their Wolverines throw up some serious weight.  The Truckee Football Foundation, and coaching staff want to thank each and every person who donated to the players.  All funds go directly back into the program in the form of football equipment, practice gear, uniforms, impact sensors, and new technology.  The top Power Clean of the night went to Orlander Simms who cleaned 305.  Cole Harrity was very close to putting up the same number but ended at 295!  The top Bench Press went to rising sophomore Jackson Skaff at 225lbs!

Orlander Simms became the 3rd player to Power Clean over 300 pounds at the Lift-aThon.

Orlander Simms became the 3rd player to Power Clean over 300 pounds at the Lift-aThon.

Cole Harrity had several close attempts at 305 but settled for 295. That's still a huge clean for the 180 lb DB and HB.

Cole Harrity had several close attempts at 305 but settled for 295. That’s still a huge clean for the 180 lb DB and HB.

Go here to donate: Donate to the 2016 Lift a Thon

Ben Bolton is arguably the best QB to come through Truckee. He proved why in the Red vs White game. Number 15, Mitch Nelson, looks on in the background…one of Ben's favorite targets.

Ben Bolton is arguably the best QB to come through Truckee. He proved why in the Red vs White game. Number 15, Mitch Nelson, looks on in the background…one of Ben’s favorite targets.

 On June 7th the 2016 football team played the out going senior class.  The underclassman won for the first time beating the out going seniors 14-6.  The outgoing seniors had Ben Bolton at QB and Mitch Nelson at both free-safety and receiver.  The two of them haven’t lost a step challenging next Fall’s team on every snap!

TED POPSON HONORS TRUCKEE HIGH SCHOOL WITH GOLD FOOTBALL

The 1994 49ers beat the Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX

The 1994 49ers beat the
Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX

Gold NFL FootballOn December 14th Ted Popson stopped by Truckee High School and presented a Gold Football to his Alma mater.  The Gold Football presentation is called the Super Bowl Honor Roll.  The NFL, in its Golden Super Bowl Anniversary, is honoring past Super Bowl Participants with Gold Footballs to present to their High School.  The football represents accomplishment and ties the player’s success back to where things all started.  Ted Popson graduated from Truckee in 1984.  He played for the San Francisco 49ers in the mid 90’s and was part of the 1995 Super Bowl Champions when the 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers in Super Bowl XXIX.  Popson has a very rare and unique story on his journey to the NFL as he never playedGold Football Signed by Popson High School football stating that he was a late bloomer.  As for the Gold football Truckee is one of 433 California schools to be honored.  California leads all States.  As for Popson, he is just one of 23 Northern NIAA graduates to play in the NFL.  Truckee HIgh School is part of a rare group as just 2,000 schools out of over 35,000 were honored with a Gold Football.  This is a really cool thing for our School and Community.  Popson visited the Truckee Football team in the Spring of 2014 and participated in a practice.  Helping instruct our players and most of all spoke to our players about making good decisions and being upstanding individuals on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.  This is a message that he would send again to the 100 individuals that were in the Truckee Theater December 14th.  Truckee High School wants to Thank Ted Popson again for honoring and presenting us with the Football.

Popson with the Truckee Kids.

Popson with the Truckee Kids.

2015 TRUCKEE FOOTBALL DONORS

Advanced Asphalt
Aegis Insurance
ARS (Advanced Roofing solutions)
A Step Above Home Care
Bullion Construction
Copy Center
Cutler Graphic Design
Golden Rotisserie
Greg Christian
Jacci Buccieri
Marty’s Cafe
Mobo Law
Optimist Club
Sean Thompson (OTMK LAW)
Stone’s Country Tire & Auto
Teichert Aggregates Western Nevada Materials
Truckee Police Officer’s Association
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Truckee Tahoe Lumber Company
Truckee Tahoe Medical Group
Waltman Construction
West Orthodontics
Eichele Construction
Ferguson Enterprises INC.
Lahontan Golf Club
Lion’s Club
Robert Buccieri
Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe
Collinson and LaChance Attorneys at Law
Moon Rocks Construction
Mountain Hardware
Mountain Home Center
Andy & Jennifer Smith
Steve White Construction
Tahoe Forest Hospital
Tahoe Mountain Resort
A big thank you to our 2015 Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors for their contribution to the Football Program.  All proceeds go directly back into the program and players in the form of Equipment upgrades, travel expenses, practice gear, uniform needs, technology needs, camps, and the on going costs of running a first class program.  If you are interested in donating to the Truckee Football program please contact us at truckeepride@gmail.com for the details or you can contact us via US Mail at PO Box 8252, Truckee Ca 96162.