Folsom Jr. Bulldogs vs. Placer
Folsom 51, Placer 0
Windy and rainy conditions did not stop the Jr. Bulldog Mighty Mites, as they put on a dominating performance against the Jr. Hillmen. EJ Coleman led the offensive onslaught scoring multiple touchdowns. Tariq Lofton, Blake Nycum, Jordan Triplett and Aiden Lopez also scored running touchdowns. Good PAT's were kicked by Nycum and Mason Brawley. Other great running gains came from Nick Andriotti, Brooks Dupree, Logan Hara and Max Norberg. Great blocking by Tristan Pangilinan and Aiden Harris also helped pave the way for the offense. Defensively, the Mighty Mites were led by the hard hitting and tackling of Brawley, Anthony Benavides, Bryson Morrow and Nick Wegner. Chase Wyhlidko, Lofton and Hara also had key fumble recoveries. The 8-0 Mighty Mites now look to finish their regular season play Saturday at home against the Lincoln Jr. Fighting Zebras.
Bulldogs 40, Placer 0
On a day limited to running the ball due to rain and wind, the Jr. Peewees were able to almost score at will. The scoring started after Ayreon Smith returned a punt for 30 yards, and on the first offensive play, Smith found the end zone from 20 yards out. On the next possession, Austin Mallett had a great 30-yard run, setting up a Joey Pelka 19-yard touchdown run on fourth down. After a fumble from both teams, Aric Anderson carved through the Jr. Hillmen for a 14-yard TD run. With two minutes left before the half, Ike Okoye came up big and recovered another fumble, setting up another TD run by Smith, this time from 16 yards out, as the buzzer sounded. In the second half, Logan Hutton ran through would-be tacklers for big gains, setting up a 16-yard TD run for Hutton. To put the game in a scrimmage, Aric Anderson had a great 50-yard run, and two plays later, found the end zone from four yards out to finish out the scoring. The defense was again solid, holding their opponents scoreless for the seventh time in eight games, and the Bulldogs are now 7-1 on the season. The boys did an excellent job fighting through the wind and rain, protecting the ball and forcing turnovers. Solid line and receiver blocking were key to opening big holes for our ball carriers. These boys continue to work hard each week and continue to get better. The Jr. Peewees finish off their regular season at home next week against Lincoln before starting their playoff run. A huge shout out and thank you to our Jr. Peewee cheerleaders for coming out and supporting these boys in the weather.
Bulldogs 29, Placer 12
The Peewee team overcame the windy, rainy conditions on Sunday and defeated the Hillman 29-12. Demetrius Brown took the opening kickoff 60 yards where he was pushed out at the 9-yard line, setting up Bryce Stockton’s rushing touchdown. Payton Dupree scampered for a 20-yard TD run with credit to the blocking of Luke Rens, Edwin Hedrik, Jameson Yule, Ronnie Henslee, Giuseppe Masciovecchio, Micah Gunthner, and Jadon Thomson. Despite the weather conditions, Stockton hit Carter Martinelli on a 15-yard scoring strike. After Jake Tremain’s second PAT, the Bulldogs led 23-0 at halftime. The Hillmen scored twice in the second half to close the gap to 23-12. The Bulldogs didn’t relent and marched 49 yards on five plays as Adon Newberry punched it in from 10 yards out. The PewWees improved to 7-1 on the year and face Lincoln on Saturday.
Bulldogs 52, Placer 14
The Folsom Jr. Midgets battled through the weather on Sunday and beat the Jr. Hillmen 52-14 at Folsom High School. The offense started out quickly when Lucas Wolfe ran in for his first of four touchdowns. The Bulldog offensive line won the battle up front all day as the Folsom offense racked up more than 400 yards. Tyler Tremain connected on touchdown passes of 55 yards to Wolfe and then 15 yards to Pierson Diehl. The highlight of the game came right after the Hillmen returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Justin Arnaz returned the ensuing kickoff for the Bulldogs 75 yards for a touchdown to put game away for good. Folsom hosts a tough 7-1 Lincoln Zebras on Saturday. Good luck Dogs.
Bulldogs 51, Placer 14
The Folsom Jr. Bulldog Midgets improved to 7-1 with a dominating 44-6 win over Placer on Sunday. The Bulldog offense game out strong scoring on the opening drive when David Clark III found Darrion Williams from nine yards out for an 8-0 lead. On their next series, Folsom extended the lead to 16-0 on a 59-yard touchdown from Clark III to Gui Lozada. The Bulldogs kept pouring it on early in the second quarter when Cheyne Gitsham connected with Cy Watson on a six-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 22-0. Placer responded with a touchdown to cut the lead to 22-6. On the ensuing kickoff, Josh Callaway returned it 65 yards for a 30-6 halftime lead. Halftime did not slow down the Bulldog offense. In the third quarter, Clark III connected with Lozada again, this time from 46 yards out, to extend the lead to 38-6. Folsom put the game in a scrimmage early in the fourth quarter when Gitsham found Malik Rose from five yards out. Jaxon Montazeri had a 38-yard catch and Clint Gullage added a 10-yard reception late in the game. Malik Rose had an interception for the Bulldog defense. The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season next week at Livermore against Lincoln at 6 p.m.