Folsom Jr. Bulldog playoff game scores, Oct. 31
Del Oro 16, Folsom 8
The Jr. Bulldogs hopes for a championship ended Saturday in a hard-fought game that was exciting to the very end. On offense, the only bright spot for a usually prolific Jr. Bulldog attack was a long touchdown run by Kayden Hoang, followed by the successful PAT by the iron-legged Michael Seabourn. The rest of the game was a very tough battle fought along the line of scrimmage. The offensive line consisting of Graham Traynellis-Howell, Ike Okoye, Tristan Querry, Luke Sorensen and Issac Harder worked hard against a tough Jr. Golden Eagles defense. The Jr. Bulldog defense was just as stingy, refusing to give up any big plays until Del Oro was able to find a couple of seams that resulted in them scoring their only two touchdowns of the game. Numerous tackles by Jake Knorr, Jordan Tripplet, Sorensen, Joey Pelka, Jacob Bambino, Aric Anderson, Logan Hara and Hoang kept the Jr. Golden Eagles on their heels. Unfortunately, questionable penalty calls stalled the Jr. Bulldogs’ final drive to put the game into overtime and the Jr. Golden Eagles ended up running out the clock. It was a long and demanding season and the boys would like to thank the cheerleaders who really showed a lot of team spirit: Addyson Brown, Kenzie Brown, Madelei Letourneau, Adriana Masciovecchio, Kylie Mae Mackendrick, Sarah Newberry, Sierra Osterling, Siena Walker and Joey Ward. Your efforts throughout the year were very much appreciated by the whole team and your Bulldog jumping jacks after every game made everyone proud to be a Folsom Jr. Bulldog.
Folsom 39, Woodcreek 0
The Folsom Peewee team beat Woodcreek on Saturday 39-0 at Prairie Field. It was a great team victory. The Bulldogs will play the Rocklin Junior Thunder for the championship at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whitney. Good luck Dogs and congratulations on making it to the championship game.
Antelope 21, Folsom 20
The Jr. Midgets came up just short in their quest to reach the championship game. The Jr. Bulldogs scored on their first possession, as David Clark III caught a pass from Cheyne Gitsham and ran 44 yards for a 6-0 lead. That was the Jr. Bulldogs only score of the first half, as the Titans took a 14-6 lead into the half. The third quarter was a back-and-forth battle, as the defense from both teams dominated. The Jr. Bulldogs struck first in the fourth quarter, as David Clark III ran it in from three yards out, as Folsom cut the deficit to two, 14-12. After going down 21-12 with only 58 seconds left, the Jr. Bulldogs made it interesting. Adam Dewall caught consecutive passes (15 and 30 yards) from Gitsham and Mitchell Anderson ran the ball in from the two to make the score 21-20. The Jr. Bulldogs came up just short, as the Jr. Titans fell on the kickoff and sealed the win. Coach Troy Watson said, “It was an honor coaching you 27 young men and you all played a role in our success. Your growth as players and young men clearly shows. Keep chasing perfection in all you do.....you will catch excellence! Thank you parents for your support. I cherish every moment. God Bless!"
Folsom 46, Rocklin 8
The Folsom Jr. Bulldog punched their ticket to the championship game with the win. The Bulldog offense came out hot scoring on their opening drive, when Brady Huddlestun scored from one-yard out to lead 8-0. Folsom added to their lead on the last play before halftime, when Huddlestun found CJ Hutton from seven yards out to lead 16-0. Rocklin answered in the third quarter to cut the lead to 16-8. The Bulldog offense responded when Huddlestun connected with Hutton again, this time from 69 yards out, for a 24-8 lead. On their next possession, Chris Catalano found the end zone from 63 yards out. Catalano added a defensive touchdown two plays later on a 36-yard fumble recovery for a 40-8 lead. The Bulldogs scored their final touchdown with a minute to play when Max Simmons connected with Drake Digiorno from seven yards out for the 46-8 win. Folsom plays Del Oro next Saturday for the championship.