Folsom Jr. Bulldogs vs. Whitney
Folsom 38, Whitney 0
The Mighty Mites continued their dominating ways with a 38-0 win over Whitney to improve to 6-0 on the season and to remain on top in the tough Sierra Athletic League. The offense included big passing plays by QB Mason Brawley and receiving TD's by Tariq Lofton and Aiden Lopez. There was also very impressive rushing TDs by Lofton, Brawley and EJ Coleman off outstanding lead blocks by Blake Nycum. The defense stuffed the Whitney offense all day long with hard hits and positional discipline displayed by Jordan Triplett, Max Norberg, August Dupree, Brooks Dupree, Daniel Eagleton, Logan Hara, Nick Wegner, Bronson Bambino, Nycum and Brawley. The team travels to Del Oro next week for another heavyweight battle.
Folsom 37, Whitney 0
The Jr. Peewees got back on track with a 37-0 win. Midway through the first quarter, Ayreon Smith connected with Max Ellison on a 20-yard pass and led to Smith finding the end zone from seven yards out on the next play. On the next possession, Smith again found the end zone on a 39-yard run set up by great blocks from the offensive line, led by Elijah Gulewich, Luke Sorensen, Austin Mallett, Richard Semenza and Landon Jorge. Smith wasn't done, and intercepted a Wildcat pass and ran it back 41 yards for his third touchdown of the half. In the third quarter, Smith and Ellison connected again, this time for 27 yards, and on the next play, Aric Anderson scampered into the end zone from 30 yards out. The final touchdown of the game was a broken play and Smith got around the edge from four yards out, set up by another great 24-yard run from Anderson. Titus White was clutch on his extra points going 4-of-5 on the day. The Jr. Bulldogs were able to get 15 kids touches on the ball to spread some love, including linemen Isaac Harder and Gavin Carver running for 12 yards each. The defense again was solid, Gulewich and Logan Hutton led the team in tackles, and Isaiah Langham added an interception. It was a great team win, allowing all kids well deserved playing time for their hard work. The Jr. Bulldogs will face the 6-0 Del Oro Jr. Golden Eagles next week in a battle of playoff positioning.
Folsom 36, Whitney 0
For the fourth time in six games, the Peewee defense held their opponents scoreless as the Bulldogs took home the victory over Whitney. The defense was spectacular - holding the Wildcats to minimal yards all day and producing three interceptions, a fumble recovery, a touchdown and a safety. Leading the defense was Cavin McCord, who recorded numerous tackles and had a fantastic interception. Additionally, Adon Newberry recorded several tackles for losses. Gabe Ramirez, Demetrius Brown, RJ Wyrick, Mason Norberg and Payton Dupree caused the Wildcat offense havoc all day. The Bulldogs got on the board early, as Bryce Stockton punched it in from 10 yards out, with great blocking. After Dupree recorded a sack in the end zone, Brown returned the ensuing kickoff 50 yards for a touchdown. Jake Tremain's onside kick was recovered by Kyle Hara, setting up the Bulldog offense once again. Colin Denny and Dupree ran the ball well, putting the Bulldogs deep in Wildcat territory, setting up Stockton to Norberg for a 9-yard TD. Carter Martinelli followed that with a good ball to Norberg on a halfback pass for a 13-yard TD. Then Martinelli threw a strike to Lewis-Davis for an 18-yard TD pass. Closing out the scoring was Drake Harder, who made a great read and intercepted the pass en route to a 40-yard pick six.
Folsom 8, Whitney 0
The undefeated Bulldogs played a gritty 4-1 Whitney Wildcat team on Saturday and prevailed 8-0 to improve to 6-0 on the season. It was a defensive battle all day, as neither offense could really get going. Field position played a major factor in the fourth quarter with the score 0-0. A great Justin Arnaz punt pinned the Wildcats down inside their 15-yard line. The Bulldog defense settled in with a huge stop and forced the Wildcats to punt. The Bulldogs lined up in block formation and forced the Wildcats punter to scramble. He was eventually stopped short of the first down, turning the ball over to the Bulldogs on the 10-yard line. The powerful Bulldog offensive line took over with great blocking by Jackson Burgess, Kole Simon, Oshay Gardner, Hunter Masterson, and McKay Diehl, which allowed Lucas Wolfe to score the winning touchdown from seven yards out with 40 seconds on the clock. Arnaz point after made it 8-0 Bulldogs. It was great team win as the Bulldogs showed a lot of heart and character in the heat of the battle and never gave up. The Bulldogs face another challenge this week, as they travel to Loomis to take on a good Del Oro team. Good luck boys.
Folsom 42, Whitney 12
The Jr. Bulldog Midgets improved to 5-1 with the win. The Bulldog offense came out hot, as David Clark III connected with Gui Lozada from 25 yards out to take an 8-0 lead. Whitney responded to cut the Bulldog lead to 8-6. Folsom extended the lead early in the second quarter when Clark III found Darrion Williams from five yards out to lead 16-6. The Bulldogs extended their lead on a 30-yard touchdown run by Josh Callaway to lead 24-6. The Bulldog offense kept pouring in on when Cheyne Gitsham scored from one yard out for a 32-6 halftime lead. Whitney cut the lead to 32-12 in the third quarter. Folsom scored for the final time on a 18-yard pass from Gitsham to Malik Rose to extend the score to 40-12. Ian Fillion, Mitch Anderson and Josh Callaway led the offense on the ground. JJ McMahon, Easton Sorenson, Jake Melander, Cy Watson and Saxton Brown led the defense. The Bulldogs travel to Del Oro next Saturday at 6 p.m.