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. CHECK OUT CHASING TRADITION


Advanced Asphalt
Aegis Insurance
ARS (Advanced Roofing solutions)
Bullion Construction
Copy Center
Cutler Graphic Design
Dan Ivens/Shaemus McCrory/Ben Trustman
Eichele Construction
Elements Mountain Co.
Golden Rotisserie
Greg Christian/WesPac
Hall Tree
Heavy Equipment
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Monte Foundation
Optimist Club
PRD Construction
Rotary Club of Truckee
Sean Thompson (OTMK LAW)
Stone’s Country Tire & Auto
Tahoe Forest Health Systems and Wellness Neighborhood
Teichert Aggregates Western Nevada Materials
TnT Pest Control Inc.
Truckee High School Boosters
Truckee Police Officer’s Association
Truckee Tahoe Medical Group
West Orthodontics
Ferguson Enterprises INC.
Law office of Brent P. Collinson
Light Hill Equipment Group
Robert Buccieri class of 1983
Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe
Mark McClintock
Mountain Home Center
Plumas Bank
Precision Flooring
Steve White Construction
Tahoe Mountain Fitness
Western Nevada Supply
A big thank you to our 2017 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


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

April 1st 2017 the Truckee community was turned upside down and more specifically so was my life. We all lost a great person, great teacher, and great coach. Words can’t express how much gratitude, respect, and love that I have for Coach. We talked daily and I am going to miss him a great deal. Coach was an amazing mentor but an even better friend. He was the ultimate family man making us all feel like we were part of his family! He saw things in me (and everyone) that I never saw in myself. Shaffer brought the best out in all of us, giving us a sense of confidence that is unmatched. Coach had opponents but never had enemies. He was always gracious in victory and humble in defeat. That’s not to say he accepted a loss. He was the ultimate competitor and the master of preparation. I am honored to have been part of it all. He set a clear path and we all followed. I will do my very best to continue down that path. Thank you coach for entrusting me with the Pride and Tradition of the Truckee Wolverines!!! RIP THE 2017 WOLVERINES DEDICATE OUR SEASON TO COACH SHAFFER.


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.