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.
Thank you for supporting your Wolverines!
TED POPSON HONORS TRUCKEE HIGH SCHOOL WITH GOLD FOOTBALL
On 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 played 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.
2015 TRUCKEE FOOTBALL DONORS
ARS (Advanced Roofing solutions)
A Step Above Home Care
Cutler Graphic Design
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
Ferguson Enterprises INC.
Lahontan Golf Club
Collinson and LaChance Attorneys at Law
Moon Rocks Construction
Mountain Home Center
Andy & Jennifer Smith
Steve White Construction
Tahoe Forest Hospital
Tahoe Mountain Resort
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.”