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2019 TRUCKEE FOOTBALL DONORS
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A big thank you to our 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
THE 2018 FOOTBALL SEASON IN REVIEW:
The Wolverines built on the success from the 2016 and 2017 season getting Truckee back into the State Championship game for the 19th time in their history. Though they fell short against a very good Fallon team, Truckee had a record breaking season filled with lots of recognition and highlights. Their season started out by soundly beating the Fernley Vaqueros who knocked Truckee out of the playoffs in 2017. The revenge was nice and set tone for the 2018 season. Truckee went 11-2 playing in 13 games for the first time ever. The 2018 Wolverines are well represented in the Truckee Record Book, so please take a look by heading to the menu at the top of the page. This team had 7 first team All-State players and two second team All-State players. From 2013 to 2017 Truckee has only had 6 first team All-State players. So, getting 7 on the All-State team in 2018 speaks volumes about the season the Wolverines had and the respect they earned from the top 3A teams in the State of Nevada. Take a look below of who made All-State:
Marcus ranks 4th in Truckee history in passing yards, 2nd in career TD’s, and scored over 20 TD’s of his own in 2017&2018. He was the MVP of the State and it was well earned. He was major factor in every phase of the game and he is one of the best football players Truckee has had.
Drew Wingard had a monster season with 134 tackles. That’s 5th best all time and 88 solos which ranks 2nd. A lot of those tackles were behind the line of scrimmage. In a long list of great linebackers at Truckee, Wingard ranks right up in the top.
Trotter is one of the most explosive players Truckee has had. Though he had a very good season on offense, he made his biggest impact on defense. He’s 3rd All-time in Truckee History with 18.5 sacks and had 55 tackles for loss in 2017&2018. Trotter was also the team’s Offensive Player of the year.
Derek scored 11 TD’s in 2018 and recorded 97 tackles. He made many plays up at the line of scrimmage. Derek was a big time playmaker for the Wolverines and played a very physical brand of football earning himself the Wolverine Award in 2018.
Ryland Ward anchored the Red Wall in 2018. Truckee’s offensive line was one of the best in the State and likely one of the best Truckee’s had putting up rushing stats that compare with Truckee’s best teams. Ward was a huge part of that success.
Tyler Estabrook came on strong last year as a sophomore. So, there was no surprise that he had a great season this year. In 2017 he was snubbed at the All-League meeting but in 2018 Tyler made a strong case and he was voted in for 1st team All-League and All-State. Tyler made several big hits for Truckee and we are fortunate to be getting him back in 2019.
Emman had a great season in all phases of the game this season but it was his kicking abilities that caught the attention of the State. He will be most remembered his 41 yard FG at Moapa to ice the game but he also had 22 touchbacks and was 90% in P.A.T.s
Jake Bullion is one of the best o-lineman we’ve had come through the program in many years. At just 5’9 and 160 pounds Jake dominated defenses and had plenty of pancakes. He was a 1st team All-League selection and 2nd Team All-State.
Brennen Conklin had a big year on both sides of the ball and was a force for the Wolverines. He was especially dominate on the defensive side of the ball but many noticed his efforts on offense and he was elected to 1st team All-League and 2nd team All-State. Conklin will look to take his game to the next level in 2019.
Skaff was limited in 2017 with an ankle injury but came on strong in 2018 finishing with 112 tackles, 22 of those coming in the State game. His performance in the State game was one tackle short of tying Wulfe Retzlaff record. Jackson also ran the ball hard and was a load to bring down.
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!!!
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