Folsom Jr. Bulldogs vs. Jr. Trojans
Folsom 20, Jr. Trojans 14 (OT)
The Mighty Mites faced a previously unbeaten Jr. Trojans squad and prevailed with a hard earned come-from-behind overtime victory. Trailing 14-0 at the half, the Jr. Bulldogs scored 20 unanswered points in the second half. The defining moment came when Mason Brawley hit August Dupree with a pass in the end zone in the Bulldogs first OT possession that sealed the deal. Brawley had also thrown a 45-yard touchdown pass to Tariq Lofton earlier in the game. Blake Nycum and Jordan Triplett also contributed with great runs. Great blocking by Anthony Benavides and Zach Woodward on the line also helped pave the way for the offense. The defense featured great tackling by EJ Coleman, Max Norberg, Logan Hara, Daniel Eagleton, Chase Wyhlidko, Nick Wegner, Josh Dennison, Dupree, Brawley, Triplett and Lofton. The Mighty Mites are now 5-0 and will play at Whitney against the Jr. Wildcats this Saturday.
Jr. Trojans 11, Folsom 8
The Jr. Peewees lost for the first time this season in a battle between two 4-0 teams. After a scoreless first half, the Jr. Trojans got into the end zone. The Jr. Bulldogs bounced back and scored late in the fourth quarter when Ayreon Smith found Jaron Hodson for a 44-yard touchdown reception. Titus White added the extra point to tie it up at eight. In overtime, the defense held the Jr. Trojans, and on fourth down, the 26-yard field goal was successful to give them the win 11-8. The entire team continued to fight until the end, holding a high-scoring Jr. Trojan team to only eight points in regulation. The Jr. Bulldogs are looking to bounce back next week when they face Whitney. We are all very proud with the team’s poise and effort.
Folsom 39, Jr. Trojans 0
The Bulldog Peewee team racked up 408 yards on offense and dominated the Oak Ridge Jr. Trojans on defense en route to a 39-0 victory. Bryce Stockton had a stellar day, as he connected with three different receivers for touchdowns. The Bulldogs got on the board early, as Carter Martinelli ran it in from 32 yards out with great blocking by Jadon Thomson, Matthew Carte, Cavin McCord, Demetrius Brown and Payton Dupree. On Oak Ridge's next possession, Justin Hanzelka jumped the route and made a great interception. Stockton then hit Kevin Lewis-Davis for a 59-yard touchdown. On the point after touchdown, Martinelli threw to RJ Wyrick for a successful PAT. After Colin Denny forced a fumble, Stockton connected with Jake Tremain over the middle for a 67-yard catch and run. After another defensive stop, Stockton hit Mason Norberg for a 25-yard touchdown. After Lewis-Davis intercepted the Oak Ridge pass, Stockton connected with Martinelli for a 19-yard TD. To cap off the scoring and put Oak Ridge in a controlled scrimmage, Martinelli hit Hanzelka for a 31-yard TD pass.
Folsom 40, Jr. Trojans 0
The Folsom Bulldogs remained undefeated and improved to 5-0 with the win. The Bulldog offense opened the game with an impressive 11-play touchdown drive behind great blocking from Oshay Gardner, Jackson Burgess, Kaden Knapp and Hunter Masterson, when Josh Tremain found the end zone from eight yards out. The Bulldog defense played an incredible game; shutting down the Trojan offense all day. Big plays on defense by Jacob Viega, Ethan Cox, Evan Treynellis, Preston Hopkins, and a nice pick-six by Pierson Diehl kept the Trojans out of the end zone. Lucas Wolfe had two touchdown receptions and 125 yards in receiving. Pierson Diehl had a touchdown run and Kole Simon finished off the day with two big touchdown runs behind great blocking of Tyson DeWall, Triston Jennings, McKay Diehl and Ryan Sisson. Justin Arnaz made all five of his point after attempts. The Bulldogs play the 4-1 Whitney Wildcats next Saturday.
Folsom 24, Jr. Trojans 8
The Midgets improved to 4-1 with a 24-8 win over rival Oak Ridge. The Jr. Trojan offense came out hot, scoring on their first play from scrimmage to lead 8-0. The Bulldog defense then picked up the heat, putting constant pressure on the Trojan quarterback. The game remained 8-0 until the third quarter when David Clark III scored from 25 yards out to tie the game. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs took the lead for good when Clark III found Gui Lozada on a seven-yard touchdown pass to lead 16-8. Folsom added another touchdown late in the fourth on a 34-yard run by Josh Callaway to lead 24-8. The defense for the Bulldogs played a great game, led by JJ McMahon, Jake Melander, Tristen Golla, Saxton Brown, Adam Crandall, Tyler McIntyre, Josh Callaway, Ian Fillion and Lucas Jorge. Folsom travels to Whitney next Saturday for a game at 6 p.m.