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


Donor Flyer 2018

Advanced Asphalt
Aegis Insurance
ARS (Advanced Roofing solutions)
A Step Above
Bullion Construction
Copy Center
Cutler Graphic Design
Dan Ivens/Shaemus McCrory/Ben Trustman
Eichele Construction
Golden Rotisserie
Greg Christian/WesPac
Hall Tree
Heavy Equipment
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Kelly Brother’s Painting
Kindred Soul Photography
Lamperti Construction Inc.
Lighthill Equipment Group
Mark Trotter and Sierra Sotheby’s Realty
Monte Foundation
OTMK Law (Sean Thompson)
PRD Construction
Rotary Club of Truckee
Sierra Mountain Pipe and Supply
Steve Robert’s Construction
Stone’s Country Tire & Auto
SunState Equipment Co.
Tahoe Mountain Club
Tahoe Truckee Funeral Home
Teichert Aggregates Western Nevada Materials
Truckee High School Boosters
Truckee Police Officer’s Association
Truckee Optimist Club
Truckee Tahoe Medical Group
West End Snow Clearing
West Orthodontics
Western Nevada Supply
A1 Snow Removal
HVAC (Mark Henry)
Mountain Lion Concierge
Pacific Union Real Estate
Robert Buccieri class of 1983
The Reutt Family
Truckee River Glass
White Caps Pizza
Chem-Dry of Lake Tahoe
Mark McClintock
Mountain Home Center
Mountain Kids
Plumas Bank
Precision Flooring
Tahoe Mountain Fitness
Totally Board
A big thank you to our 2018 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


Truckee made it back into the playoffs this past season.  With a 7-2 league record and a 9-3 overall record, the Wolverines were tied for second place with Fallon and Spring Creek.  Truckee was 70 yards and 45 seconds away from beating Fernley and taking the division title.  Instead, Fernley drove the field and beat the Wolverines 28-21 moving Truckee from 1 seed to 4 seed within seconds.  The Wolverines then went on to win a home playoff game vs a very talented South Tahoe team.  After beating the Vikings 35-28 the Wolverines would have to take on Fernely in a rematch.  The Vaqueros took down a very Scrappy Truckee team 21-11.  The Wolverines could just get things going and the senior heavy Fernely team moved on to the Semi’s.  In 2018 Truckee will play Fernley in game one.  Come support the Wolverines under the lights in Surprise Stadium August 18th at 7pm.  It should be a great rematch of the two heated rivals.

The 2017 season was full of great highlights and the 2018 season should be full many more!  Below are some photos and highlights:

Cole Eichele is just the 4th Truckee football player to be honored 1st team ALL-STATE since 2012.

Truckee also had 4 players make 2nd Team ALL-State: Mike Doughty, James Parisi, Marcus Trotter, Andrew Parker

Marcus Bellon escapes out of the pocket early in the 2017 season at Wooster. Marcus had a big season ranking 2nd in Truckee history with 28 TD passes. the Wolverines will lean heavily on the arms and legs of Bellon in 2018.

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


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.

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