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Folsom youth football recaps

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Jr. Bulldogs Mighty Mites Folsom 47, Wildcats 6 The Mighty Mites rolled to their sixth straight victory over Whitney. Will Streich connected with Cheyne Gitsham on a 65-yard touchdown pass to start the scoring. Gitsham added three more rushing TDs and threw a TD as well to Jacob Huntington. Streich and Zack Cotrell ran the ball well and both added a rushing score. Austin McMillan had an interception on defense and Adam Crandall added some bone-crushing hits. McMillan, Huntington, Crandall, Preston Shephard, Jesse Clark, McKay Diehl, Lucas Jorge, Damon Haberman and Grant Guthrie all had positive yards rushing. Jr. Peewees Folsom 36, Wildcats 0 Dylan Jorge scored twice on a 41-yard scamper and a 33-yard reception; Tanner Sims rushed 65 yards and two touchdowns and Max Simmons hauled in four passes and one touchdown. The offense racked up 300 yards. The special teams were great with fumble recoveries by Dylan Davis and Zack Brannan, while Bryan Fatooh hammered four extra points. The defense continued its impressive shutout run, stifling the Jr. Wildcats. Brady Huddlestun, Davis, Jorge, Sims and Ben Voelz led the team in tackling. Peewee Wildcats 14, Folsom 0 Both teams entered this game 5-0 and the Jr. Bulldogs Peewee’s took on a very tough and Whitney team, seeking revenge from last year’s championship game. Although the Jr. Bulldog defense played tough the whole game, giving up minimal yards, the offense could not get on track against the Jr. Wildcats. Jr. Midget Folsom 40, Wildcats 0 The Jr. Midget squad continued to play well as a team and contributions were made from a variety of players. The defense came out strong with Drake Stallworth running back an interception for six points early in the game. On offense the Jr. Midgets couldn’t be stopped. Joe Curry marched the team down the field on two long drives that ended in touchdowns by Jonathan Trott and Brad Jenner. Stallworth contributed two additional touchdowns to cap his best game of the season and send the game into controlled scrimmage after the second quarter. Midget Folsom 30, Wildcats 18 The Folsom Midgets finished their youth career at home with a 30-18 win. Folsom scored on their opening drive when Tre Green found the end zone from two yards out to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead. Whitney returned the kickoff to cut the lead to 8-6. Folsom extended the lead to 14-8 when Roger Neal scored from one-yard out. Whitney scored early in the third to cut the lead to 14-12. Folsom responded with a score when Connor Clancy found Anthony Garcia for a touchdown to extend the lead to 22-12. The Bulldogs lit up the scoreboard again when Jake Jeffery found Tre Green for a 60-yard TD pass to extend the lead to 30-12. Whitney added a 97-yard TD to finish the scoring. The Bulldog offensive line did a great job all game. Jr. Eagles Peewees Pleasant Grove 19, Vista 0 The Jr. Eagles dropped to 2-2 with the loss to Pleasant Grove, who scored two touchdowns in the first half, while Vista turned the ball over several times. Offensively, the Eagles just couldn’t find any rhythm. Bryan Tanglao had a 30-yard kickoff return, Parker Clayton made a nice catch on a pass from Josh Wisinski and Levi Burnett made a tackle to stifle Pleasant Grove’s first PAT attempt. Folsom’s defense played well at times, as Mikhail Braver, Drake Digornio and Mitchell Northcutt joined forces for a fourth-down stop. Burnett and Matthew Jenner made critical stops in the third quarter before Clayton corralled an interception of an errant Pleasant Grove pass. Jr. Midgets Pleasant Grove 38, Vista 13 Brian McPeak ran an electrifying 80-yard run back for a TD to even an early Pleasant Grove score. Adam King caught a 20-yard pass from Ryan Hicks for Vista’s second touchdown. Brent Schaffer made his presence known all over the field with multiple sacks and tackles. Also on defense, Christian Aquino, Matthew Ross, Dominick Norris, Mason Calcagno, Michael Nelson and Severin Anderson made big plays, while Thomas Reinking and Namdi Nwokobi recovered fumbles. Blake Tutor gained the hard yards at running back while receivers Trey Berman, Ryan Knapp, Brian McPeak and Vance Olives made catches in spite of a tenacious defense. Grant Jas made a heroic tackle at the end of the game to save a Pleasant Grove TD. -by Claire Thomas Midgets Pleasant Grove 30, Vista 0 It was a rough outing for the Jr. Eagles, who were held scoreless for the first time this season. However, their never-say-die attitude yielded good plays throughout. Ben Barudoni was a spark on both sides of the ball with a few nice runs on offense and a couple TD-saving tackles on defense. Nick Williams also chipped in with a sack for a huge loss and Trent Jas was his usual defensive force with several key tackles and a sack. However, one of the biggest morale boosts was at the hands of Alec Spence, who made a beautiful read on the quarterback resulting in an interception and 10-yard return. -by Kelley Butcher