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Folsom Jr. Bulldog youth football roundup

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This weekend the Folsom Jr. Bulldogs opened their season against the Oakmont Jr. Vikings at Livermore Field. The following are recaps of the games. The Bulldogs travel to Cosumnes Oaks next week. Mighty Mites Bulldogs 46 Vikings 6 The Mighty Mites had an explosive start to the season as they racked up 46 points en route to a 40-point win. Cheyne Gitsham led the offense, finding the end zone three times. Preston Shephard and Jaxson Hansen led a hard-hitting defense, Shephard intercepted two passes, one of which he returned for a score. Jacob Huntington and Zack Cottrell also had rushing touchdowns. Austin McMillan scooped up a fumble caused by Jaxson Hansen and ran it in for a score as well. Jr. Peewees Bulldogs 36 Vikings 0 It was a great start to a season of high expectations for the Jr. Peewee Jr. Bulldog team. The defense was outstanding in allowing no first downs for the game. In fact, the opposing offense netted zero yards. Dylan Davis, Alex Wong, Dylan Jorge, Max Simmons and Tanner Sims were the leading tacklers. “Efforts like this are going to go a long way for this team,” said coach Troy Watson. Six different players scored touchdowns on offense. Rushes by Jordan Thomas, Max Simmons, Dylan Jorge, CJ Hutton and Owen Gitsham accounted for the ground attack. A 42-yard catch by Sims summed up the scoreboard fireworks. Peewee Bulldogs 14 Vikings 0 A stifling defense that held Oakmont to only two first downs led the way for the ?Bulldogs. Sean Campeau, Noah Lunday, Andrew Nickens, Connor O’Brien, Logan Bingham, Davin Simmons, Jeffrey Skyrud and Jack Crandall were standouts on defense. Quarterback Davin Simmons led the offense, whose 26-yard gain set up a four-yard touchdown run by Mark Weldy behind a Justin Viegas block. Abbey Trengove kicked the extra point. Simmons and Bingham, behind the blocking of Will McClure, Kaden Richardson and Cole Saxen, combined to drive the ball down the field where Simmons connected with Dylan Diehl for a touchdown pass to give the Jr. Bulldogs a win. Jr. Midget Bulldogs 30 Vikings 0 A team effort with contributions coming from each side of the ball lifted the Jr. Midgets to victory. On offense, Dylan Crane, Joe Curry and Brad Jenner all contributed touchdowns and Nathan LeClair chipped in three extra-point conversions. The defense also played a big role in the success, shutting down Oakmont and coming up with a red-zone stand in the fourth quarter to leave the Vikings scoreless. Midget Bulldogs 16 Vikings 8 The Folsom defense scored first on the Vikings, earning two points for a safety in the second quarter. The offense responded on the next possession when Jake Jeffery found the end zone to give Folsom a 10-0 halftime lead. Oakmont returned the second-half kickoff to cut the lead to 10-8. Folsom scored for the final touchdown when Jeffery found Christian Huber for a touchdown to make the score 16-8. Ryan Van Saun led the defense.