THE 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON IN REVIEW: The year of Covid 

FRONT ROW (left to right) Junior Ibarra, Sawyer Burley, Colton Conklin, Pete Reoutt, Jairo Zarate. ROW TWO: Jason Roth, Connor O’Banion, Micah Ivens, Zac Kuch, Damon Parisi, Brandon Velazquez, Ernie Gomez, Tyler Curry, Galdino Bravo-Karvonen ROW 3: Juan Arroyo, Garrett Kirk, Jackson Kahl, Coach Healey, Coach Ivens, Coach Doughty, Coach Estabrook, Cody Flynn, Jace Hoffman, Jack Nowling ROW 4: Rocky Hogarth, Mateo Morales, Tavin Hamilton, Jackson Ellermeyer, Max Carter, Tyler Lamperti, Jamie Hogarth, Matt Tanner, Keihan Infantes TOP ROW: Parker Leftwich, Brandon Phillips, Jose Lomeli, Sam Purgason, Hector Rodriguez, Finn. Loper, Anders Norman, Alex Grosdidier

March 13th 2020 the world locked down.

A photo of the touchstone just before getting covered up for winter.

George Skaff spending some pre-game time with coach. This was before the first playoff game under the lights in Truckee. The Wolverines dominated Elko 48-7.

One of the top highlights of the 2019 season was the honoring of coach Shaffer in week 3 vs North Valleys.  The Shaffer Family, Teri Bergstrom, and host of volunteers and donors placed a Memorial Touchstone at the base of the stairs at Surprise Stadium to honor Coach Shaffer.  The idea was to start a new Tradition at Truckee as the football teams walk down the stairs to TnT they would touch the stone to honor coach.  Though Shaffer’s Legendary status was already cemented into Truckee Football History, the stone literally planted his legacy for years to come.  Shaffer impacted all students at Truckee High School and beyond.  He received the Key to the Town of Truckee in 2010 and is forever in our hearts.  We know he is looking over us and is proud of our continued pursuit of excellence.  Shaffer coached football 18 seasons at Truckee and was also a track coach for many of those years.  He loved riding horses and spending time with his family.  Shaffer is dearly missed and I am proud to be part of this new Tradition that will extend his memory for years to come.  A huge thank you to the Shaffer Family for always supporting Truckee Football.  Specifically I’d like to thank Bob Shaffer Jr. for his tireless dedication to the Truckee Football Tradition.  Thank you to all who made the Touchstone happen:  Teri Bergstrom, Lopez Excavating, Al Pombo for the stone, Andy at Truckee-Tahoe Mortuary, Bobby Jones Concrete for setting the Stone, The Village Nursery for donating plants around the stone, and to everyone who donated to pay for the plaque on GoFundMe.

Dates:  Spring practice starts May 18th, Truckee’s 39th Lift-a-Thon June 3rd, and several 7 on 7’s planned before school gets out June 24th.  Stay tuned for more details given we get back to school this year.



Advanced Asphalt
Aegis Insurance
A Step Above
Copy Center
Cutler Graphic Design
Dan Ivens/Shaemus McCrory/Ben Trustman
Greg Christian/WesPac
Hall Tree
Heavy Equipment
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Kane Construction
Kelly Brother’s Painting
Lamperti Construction Inc.
Lopez Excavating
Mark Henry HVAC INC
Mark Trotter and Sierra Sotheby’s Realty
Monte Foundation
OTMK Law (Sean Thompson)
PRD Construction
The Real Graphic Source
Sierra Integrated Systems
Sierra Mountain Pipe and Supply
Stone’s Country Tire & Auto
SunState Equipment Co.
Tahoe Dave’s Skies and Boards
Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center
Teichert Aggregates Western Nevada Materials
Truckee High School Boosters
Truckee Police Officer’s Association
Truckee Optimist Club
West End Snow Clearing
West Orthodontics
Western Nevada Supply
Bullion Construction
Lion’s Club
Robert Buccieri class of 1983
Shaffer Sealing
Truckee River Glass
Truckee Tahoe Lumber
Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe
Mark McClintock
Mountain Home Center
Plumas Bank
Precision Flooring
Tahoe Mountain Fitness
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 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!!! 

Josh Ivens


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