Folsom cruises by Rocklin, 47-14

By: Matt Long of the Telegraph
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Folsom’s 47-14 win over Rocklin Friday night has set the stage for the season finale at home against Oak Ridge.

Both Folsom and Oak Ridge enter the game with perfect 5-0 records in the Sierra Foothill League and 8-1 records overall, as Oak Ridge defeated Nevada Union 35-14 on Friday night. Rocklin’s loss drops them to 1-4 in the SFL and 4-5 overall, as they finish up the regular season at Granite Bay next week with a playoff spot to fight for.

Folsom quarterback Joe Curry led the Bulldog offense over the Thunder, as he threw for six touchdowns and ran for another, as he was involved with all seven touchdowns. Curry threw two scores to Eric Davis (43 and 74 yards) and two more to Brad Jenner (2 and 34 yards), while also hooking up with Drake Stallworth (59 yards) and Jack Sa (nine yards). Curry’s four-yard rushing touchdown early in the second quarter gave Folsom a commanding 27-0 lead, as Folsom went on to lead 40-0 at halftime.

“It was a great first half,” Folsom Coach Kris Richardson said. “Joe played great and was very accurate again. We’ve got explosive guys with Eric and Drake and then you have guys like Brad and Davin, who didn’t get a lot of carries tonight, but it was a great first half. The second half wasn’t so good, but part of that was the score.”

Rocklin managed two scored in the second half to provide some highlights of their fourth straight loss. Quarterback Cade Wyant threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Charlie McBride to get the team on the board late in the third quarter. Near the midpoint of the fourth quarter, Wyant hooked up with Brandon D’arpa for a 37-yard touchdown pass.

“The guys rallied and fought at the end and that showed great team character,” Rocklin Coach Greg Benzel said. “We were still fighting when others would have shut it down. We’ve got to continue to bring it together and try to finish what we said we were going to do and that was to go to the playoffs and make a run. We have this week to do that as we prepare for Granite Bay.”

Folsom won the junior varsity game, 27-0.