Folsom 46, Lincoln 0
The Mighty Mites concluded their regular season play undefeated with another dominating performance, this time against the Jr. Zebras. Against their nine opponents this year, the Mighty Mites scored a total of 329 points while allowing just 36. Against the Jr. Zebras, the Mighty Mites scored on their first offensive play when Mason Brawley hooked up with Tariq Lofton on a 60-yard pass play. Brawley and Lofton also hooked up later in the game on another passing play good for 45 yards and another score. Brawley finished the day with a running touchdown and four good PAT's. Additional running touchdowns were also scored by Blake Nycum, Grant Martinez and EJ Coleman. The Mighty Mites set up several of their scores with great runs by Connor Maisch, Gabe Salazar, Javion Dorsett, Daniel Eagleton and Logan Hara. The offensive line that punched the holes for the running backs was led by Brandon Medina, Ayden Mackendrick, Zakary Beyersdorf, Zach Woodward, Bronson Bambino and Anthony Benavides. Defensively, the Mighty Mites kept the Jr. Zebras scoreless with strong play by Bryson Morrow, Peyton Salazar, Brooks Dupree, Jordan Callaway, Nick Wegner, Josh Forrest, Bronson Bambino and Tayden Pittman. Additionally, Hara and Josh Dennison had interceptions and Nycum had a pick-six. The Mighty Mites are now preparing for the first round of the playoffs where they will play at Antelope against the Jr. Titans.
Folsom 36, Lincoln 6
The Jr. Peewees locked up the second seed in the playoffs with a 34-6 win over Lincoln. Ayreon Smith had a 56-yard run on third-and-14. Three plays later, Richard Semenza intercepted a Jr. Zebra pass for a 57-yard TD and put the Bulldogs up 14-0 in the first quarter. Graham Treynelis came up with a fumble recovery. Titus White and Jarron Hodson had nice 20-yard receptions, but turnovers stalled the drives and the Bulldogs led 14-6 at halftime. On the first possession of the second half, Joey Pelka and Austin Mallett ran the ball well thanks to great blocking by Luke Sorensen, Landon Senico, Isaac Harder, Tristan Querry, and Ryland Geyer. Those runs set up a 24-yard touchdown from Smith to Max Ellison to make it 20-6. Isaiah Langham picked off a pass, and two plays later, Aric Anderson torched down the sideline from 51 yards out to make it 26-6. Hodson jumped a route and ran back an interception for 45 yards. Penalties were stalling the ensuing drive, but on third-and-22, Smith carved through the Jr. Zebra defense for 53 yards and the final touchdown. Titus White's PAT made it 34-6. The Jr. Bulldogs head into the playoffs with an 8-1 record and will face the Antelope Jr. Trojans on Saturday. Congrats to all five football teams for making the playoffs, and good luck to the cheerleaders in Sunday's cheer competition at the Memorial Auditorium.
Folsom 45, Lincoln 12
The Peewees squared off against a talented Lincoln squad and on their first possession went on a 10-play, 75-yard drive, capped off by a six-yard TD run by Adon Newberry. The offensive line, led by Jadon Thomson, Matthew Carte, Cavin McCord, Demetrius Brown and Payton Dupree, displayed its strength as the Bulldogs rushed for 177 yards. After the quick start, both teams settled in and played solid defensive, as the score was 8-6 at halftime. Leading the way on defense was Mason Norberg, Jake Tremain, RJ Wyrick, Gabriel Ramirez, Justin Hanzelka, and Colin Denny. Brown, McCord and Newberry had several tackles for losses. The Bulldogs’ special teams influenced the game, as McCord blocked a punt that was returned by RJ Wyrick, setting up a Carter Martinelli one-yard TD run. Kevin Lewis-Davis punched it in from 19 yards out on the ensuing drive. Martinelli then hooked up with Norberg for a 30-yard TD pass. After Dupree caused a fumble, Bryce Stockton hit Lewis-Davis for an 18-yard touchdown reception. Martinelli's 46-yard interception return made it 45-12. The Bulldogs enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed facing Granite Bay on Saturday.
Folsom 40, Lincoln 0
On parent appreciation day, the Jr. Midgets capped off a perfect 9-0 season with a 40-0 victory over the 7-1 Lincoln Zebras. Pierson Diehl got the game started with a 75-yard kickoff return to put the Dogs on the board the first. The Bulldog defense absolutely dominated the day by not allowing a first down for the Zebras. Justin Arnaz had 100 yards rushing and two touchdowns behind great blocking by Kaden Knapp, Oshay Gardner, Jackson Burgess, Kole Simon, and Hunter Masterson. Tyler Tremain rushed for a touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to Jacob Viega to make it 40-0 at halftime. Austin McMillan picked up a fumbled punt and ran it back 45 yards for the final score. Justin Arnaz was a perfect six-for-six with his point after kicks. The Bulldogs face off with a good Granite Bay Grizzlies team in round one of the playoffs next Saturday. Good luck Dogs.
Folsom 36, Lincoln 0
The Folsom Jr. Bulldog Midgets completed an 8-1 season with a shutout win over Lincoln on Saturday. The Bulldogs came out on fire as David Clark III scored from 32 yards out to lead 6-0. Folsom extended the lead to 14-0 when Clark III connected with Gui Lozada from nine yards out. The Bulldog offense kept pouring it on. On their next possession, Ian Fillion scored on an 18-yard run to give Folsom a 20-0 lead. The Bulldog offense continued to roll, as Clark III found Adam DeWall for a 12-yard touchdown to lead 28-0 at the half. On their first series of the second half, Folsom put the game into a scrimmage when Cheyne Gitsham found Clint Gullage on a five-yard touchdown pass for the 36-0 win. The Bulldog defensive front line, consisting of Jake Melander, Easton Sorenson, JJ McMahon, Jacob Huntington, Jordan Maestre, Tristan Golla, Darion Williams, Ian Fillion and Saxton Brown, played great all night. The Bulldogs will play Placer next week in the first round of playoffs.