Jr. Bulldogs 13, Rocklin 0
The Jr. Bulldogs remained undefeated with the win. Austin McMillan opened the scoring with a 45-yard touchdown run. On the next series, McMillan ripped off a 40-yard run. Two plays later, Jake Kelley broke several tackles and reversed his field to score the Bulldogs’ second touchdown. McMillan ran in the extra-point conversion to complete the scoring. The Bulldog defense took over from there, allowing no points for ninth time this season and for the sixth straight game. The dominant defense was led by Kole Simon, Caden Bienvenue, Kyle Campbell, Jacob Viega, Evan Traynelis Howell, Payton Dupree, Grant Guthrie, Josh Tremain, McKay Diehl, Tyler Tremain, Kelley and McMillan. The Bulldogs will face the Sacramento Jr. Dragons Saturday for the league championship.
Jr. Bulldogs 44, Woodcreek 21
The Jr. Peewee Jr. Bulldogs won their 10th game in a row. Very much like their older varsity Bulldog Nation brothers, the Jr. Dogs steamed through round one. Thirteen different players caught or ran the ball for 412 yards of offense. Touchdowns were recorded by Chris Catalano (2), CJ Hutton (2), Cheyne Gitsham, and Luke “Nacho” Simmons. The defense once again was outstanding, stuffing the run and pass. "I am so proud of how our 9- and 10-year old young men execute the spread offense so well. They play hard, but are more than willing to offer a hand to help you up after the play. We have one more to go and we will be hungrier than ever to bring home another championship next Saturday," said Coach Watson.
Jr. Bulldogs 16, Rocklin 14
It was a defensive battle. The Rocklin Jr. Thunder scored first in the second quarter and led 6-0 at halftime. In the third quarter, running back Tanner Sims had a big run for 50 yards and then quarterback Max Simmons hit Robby Wong for a 20-yard touchdown. Van Ackeren kicked the extra point to give Folsom an 8-6 lead. In the fourth quarter, Simmons hit Wong with another 25-yard gain. Simmons then ran a quarterback keeper for a five-yard touchdown. Van Ackeren kicked the extra point to make the score 16-6. Rocklin scored once more to tighten the score. Running back Dylan Jorge, who had big gains all day, came up big in the fourth quarter with a 15-yard run that took the entire Rocklin team to tackle him. With the home crowd going wild, the defense made some big stops to secure the win. Tyler Nycum, Kaden Richardson, Sims, Ben Voelz and Brooks Mitchell led the defense with strong tackling.
Jr. Bulldogs 35, Woodcreek 0
Quarterbacks Davin Simmons and Logan Stern were able to put five touchdowns on the board with Stern scoring once and Simmons scoring four times behind fantastic blocking from offensive linemen Noah Lunday, Conner OBrien, Cade Posner, Cole Saxen and Justin Viega. Receivers Eric Cederstrom, Richard Cornelius, Gavin Davis-Smith, Nathan Martinelli, Michael McJimsey, Anthony Nicolai, and Jonathan Siller also had key blocks that led to a great offensive day. On defense, Dylan Diehl, Bryan Fatooh, Zachary Galiata, Garret McClure, Lunday, Andrew Nickens, OBrien, Posner, Andrew Richardson, Saxen, Dylan Several, Simmons, Stern, Nathan Torres, Viega, Mark Weldy and Justin Youn held Woodcreek scoreless. Both Richardson and Weldy were able to come up with big turnovers. On special teams, Davis-Smith and Weldy came up with onside kick recoveries to help the Jr. Midgets keep control of the game. The Jr. Midgets face Rocklin in the championship game on Saturday.
Jr. Bulldogs 16, Del Oro 0
The game was a defensive battle and ended the first half with a 0-0 score. Folsom scored in the third quarter when Micah Iverson found the end zone to give the Bulldogs an 8-0 lead. Folsom scored again in the fourth when Dylan Crane scored to seal the win. "Our defense stepped up and played a great game,” said the coach. “Brad Jenner led the defense with two interceptions. Folsom will play Consumes Oaks Saturday for the championship.
The first round of the Division II playoffs proved to be an exciting game with strong play on both sides. Momentum built in the first half as the Jr. Eagles and Jr. Trojans attacked each other relentlessly. Tackles by Gavin Green, Kai James Wallen, Jadon Wallen, Michael Dias, Max McClintic and Dominick Pallari put Oak Ridge on their heels and set the stage for the Vista blitzkrieg. The crowd rose to their feet as the Eagles offense, led by QBs Jakob Hollingshaus and Bryce Stockton began their attack. Pierson Diehl zoomed into the end zone twice and with minutes left, scored the game-winning touchdown.