Folsom Jr. Bulldogs vs. Whitney Wildcats
Folsom 41, Whitney 0
The Mighty Mite air raid attack was on full display Saturday morning at Whitney Wildcat Stadium. Quarterback Isaiah Abila finished the day with 200-plus yards passing with big strikes to Jameson Farrar, Marcel Davis, and Zane Grabowski. Whitney's defense, looking for the pass all game, also allowed two big runs from Luke Taber and Ryan Mallett. The hungry junkyard dog defense came to eat, shutting out Whitney's offense, and putting this one into controlled scrimmage in the second quarter, 41-0. This allowed lil’ dogs Trystan McIntyre, Brady Silva, Ben Turner, Issac Abila, Bo & Brody Laird a chance to lead their team in the second half.
Folsom 39, Whitney 0
The Jr. Peewee team turned in a dominating performance against the Whitney Jr. Wildcats. With a final score of 39-0, the Bulldogs got off to a hot start in regular season play. The Bulldog offense scored on the ground and in the air. All three Jr. Bulldog QBs (Mason Brawley, Blake Nycum and Aidan Lopez) scored on running plays, with Brawley and Lopez adding touchdown passes to Tariq Lofton and Vlad Dyakanov, respectively. Other WRs making catches included Nick Andreotti and August and Brooks Dupree, both with leaping catches over defenders. The passing attack was complemented by a host of long runs by Jordan Triplett, Logan Hara, Daniel Eagleton, Tariq Lofton, Blake Nycum and Chase Wydlikto, with Wydlitko getting an additional TD in the first quarter. The Jr. Bulldog offensive line opened holes for runners and protected the QBs all game. The Jr. Bulldog defense was again stout and did not allow the Jr. Wildcats to cross mid-field. The attacking defense turned in numerous tackles for loss by defensive linemen lsiah Williams, Troy Taber, Mason Brawley, August Dupree, and Max Norberg. This group was complemented by a linebacker corps that was all over the field, turning in turnovers for the day. Jordan Triplett led the way with a forced fumble and interception, followed by additional interceptions by Chase Wydlitko, Blake Nycum, and Aidan Lopez. Nick Wegner and Jayden Arfa all contributed several tackles against Wildcat runners. The defensive backs (Daniel Eagleton, Tariq Lofton, Brooks Dupree, Logan Hara, Jax Kelley and Nick Andreotti) secured the back end further by not allowing any downfield throws, along with an additional interception by free safety Tariq Lofton. The Jr. Bulldogs rounded out the game with a strong effort on special teams. The Bulldogs went 5-for-5 on point after FG attempts, with one conversion on a bad snap for one point. The kick-off team swarmed the Jr. Wildcat returners and forced one additional fumble on the game’s opening kick-off. Punt returns by Blake Nycum put the Bulldogs in good field position. The Jr. Bulldogs are off for Labor Day weekend and next play Granite Bay at Livermore Field on September 8.
Folsom 32, South Sacramento Vikings 6
The Peewees continued to dominate on the gridiron by soundly defeating a very talented South Sacramento Vikings team at Whitney High School. The Jr. Bulldog offense was able to move the ball at will by utilizing a complex mix of passes and runs to keep the Viking’s defense confused all game. On the first Jr. Bulldogs’ offensive series, QB Nick Harris connected with Aric Anderson on a beautiful 36-yard pitch and catch, which was followed up by a 12-yard TD run by Carter Jackson. Iron Leg Michael Seabourn added the extra point. Behind the offensive line of Zack Woodward, Ike Okoye, Tristan Querry, Colin Redhead, and Luke Sorensen, Harris was able to pick the Vikings’ defense apart at will. With a 45-yard touchdown pass to Anderson and a 6-yd touchdown pass to X.J. Williams, the Bulldog offense seemed unstoppable. Titus White was also able to get in on the kicking game by adding an extra point of his own. Long receptions by Joey Pelka and Brandon Highley added to the passing yardage. On the defensive side of the ball, the Jr. Bulldogs were able to keep the Vikings’ offense contained throughout much of the game. A pick-six interception by Jackson added to the scoring and an interception by Anderson was able to end any hopes the Vikings had of scoring another touchdown. Textbook defensive end play by Graham Traynelis and Pelka was a contributing factor, as well as great tackling by Mason Fears, Redhead, Sorensen, Woodward, and Anderson. Tyler Mayne, Jackson, Querry, and Williams were solid for the linebacker corps and solid play at the safety position by Jacob Noel helped seal the deal. The special teams units were busy on the day. Cody D Templeman, Seamus Templeman, Jaden Lovelace, Carter Eathorne, and Timothy Brand kept the kickoff and kick return teams running smoothly and efficiently. The Jr. Bulldogs have a bye week next Saturday for the holiday and will return to Livermore field at 2 p.m. on September 8 for a match up against Granite Bay.
Folsom 36, Whitney 0
The Jr. Midgets dominated the Wildcats Saturday. The game started off with a big play on special teams, as Austin Mallett recovered an onside kick. The Bulldogs lost the ball, but quickly took possession back, as Lucas Hardeman caused a fumble and Brian Ray was quick to pick the ball up, giving the Bulldogs great field position. Landon Jorge ran in the first score, giving the Jr. Midgets a 6-0 lead. Under pressure, the Jr. Wildcats attempted to throw the ball up the middle and Ray came up with an interception, setting up a 25-yard run by Phoenix Hester, putting the Dogs up 14-0 after the PAT from Jayden Morse. Quarterback DC Leven tossed a 25-yard pass to Ray, setting himself up for a 40-yard touchdown run to put the Bulldogs up 22-0 after the PAT conversion by Morse. The Jr. Midgets kept the ball moving down the field on a big run from Jaron Hodson that set up a great catch from Mallett on another Leven pass. A quick run from Mallett and another run by Leven put the Jr. Midgets up 28-0. Two big runs by Chicago Turner and a run by Hester set up a third Leven touchdown run. With another Morse PAT conversion, the Dogs went up 36-0 and sent the game into a controlled scrimmage early in the third quarter. A quick 50-yard pass from Leven to Hodson rounded out the Bulldog offense. Defensively, the Jr. Midgets dominated for a second week, allowing no points and living in the Whitney backfield all game. Pressure and big tackles from Hardeman and Elijah Gulewich proved to be disruptive all game and Gary Burt ended the day with an interception. The Jr. Midgets head into the bye week looking to prepare for a big game home against Granite Bay on September 8.
Folsom 38, Whitney 0
The Bulldogs dominated on both sides of the ball, as they racked up 357 yards of offense and allowed very few first downs en route to a 38-0 victory over the Whitney Wildcats. The relentless defense pressured the Wildcats all evening, as Tyler Walker, Cavin McCord, Mason Starkey, Payton Dupree, DJ Brown and Kevin Lewis-Davis made several tackles. The Bulldogs had 13 different rushers combining for over 200 yards and four TDs on the ground, set up by great blocking up-front by Starkey, Dupree, McCord, Tyler Sandy, Ronnie Henslee, Ian Walsh, and Jayden Burrows. On the ground, Jaden Rashada (7 yards), Carter Martinelli (3 yards), Lewis-Davis (1 yard) and Brown (22 yards) all found the end zone, while Donovan Parlar ripped of a couple of big gains of 32 yards and 40 yards. Martinelli was efficient through the air, completing 8-of-11 for a 121 yards and two TDs to Ayreon Smith and Brown. The Bulldogs have a bye week and will face Granite Bay on Sept. 8.