Jr. Eagles Jr. Midgets Rio Linda 52, Vista 13 Quarterback Ryan Hicks led a valiant effort for the Eagles, scoring the first TD of the game with an 8-yard end-around. Adam McMahon and Matt Karp advanced the ball on multiples carries and Adam King and Jason Carrey made great catches. Trey Berman scored the second Eagles TD on a thrilling 45-yard catch and run. The Eagles’ defense worked overtime with Severin Anderson recovering a fumble and Nnamdi Nwakobi snagging an interception. David Hull, Ethan Parkert, Mike Nelson, Kason Ripp, Brent Schaffer, Robert Hughes, Christian Aquino, Matthew Ross, Hunter Corbitt and Dominick Norris made big tackles. Thomas Rienking recovered two onside kicks and Brian McPeak and Adam McMahon had big gains on kickoff returns. Jr. Eagles Midgets Vista 38, Rio Linda 0 A loss to the Jr. Knights meant the end to their season, but the Eagles would not be denied. Several players stepped up on offense in the absence of Ben Barudoni, but none bigger than Nick Williams, who ran for 138 yards on only 10 carries and scored on touchdown. He also recorded two sacks on defense. Doug Bricker completed 50 percent of his passes for 79 yards, which included a 25-yard strike to Blake Martin for a TD. Ney Vencer and Bricker also added touchdowns on the ground. The defense pitched a shutout with huge contributions from their line, led by Trent Jas, Wade Thomson, Brian Hamburg and Seth Kardasopoulos. Martin recorded a team high eight tackles, while Josh Winkler and Vencer had interceptions. Jr. Bulldogs Mighty Mites Oak Ridge 12, Folsom 6 The Mighty Mites went into overtime for the second week in a row and this time came up one play short as Oak Ridge pulled out the win. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 7-1 record and face the Jr. Trojans again Saturday in the first round of the playoffs. Jr. Peewees Folsom 20, Oak Ridge 14 Folsom finished the regular season with an 8-0 record after beating previously unbeaten Oak Ridge. Jordan Thomas threw three TD passes for 136 yards. Dylan Davis caught two TDs and Tanner Sims hauled in another. CJ Hutton and Sims led the ground attack, while Max Simmons made a game-changing catch on fourth and long. The entire defense made plays when they needed to most, led by Davis, Dylan Jorge, Sims, Simmons and Ben Voelz. “Team play and great defense wins championships. These kids compete with a lot of heart and never quit. I am very proud of their efforts; they define every essence of the word team,” said coach Troy Watson. The Jr. Bulldogs open round one of the playoffs at Folsom High School next week as the No. 1 seed. Peewees Oak Ridge 8, Folsom 6 Justin Viega, Davin Simmons and Dylan Diehl led the Folsom defense, as Diehl had a key interception. Sean Campeau had some key hits in the game. Logan Bingham scored on a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter to make it 8-6, and he recovered the ensuing onside kick. Behind the blocking of Kaden Richardson and Connor O’Brien, and running of Bingham, the Bulldogs marched down the field and finished the game on the 2-yard line, failing to convert on fourth own, the last play of the game. The Peewee’s will play Oak Ridge again Saturday in the playoffs at Folsom High. Jr. Midgets Folsom 40, Oak Ridge 14 The Jr. Midgets qualified for the playoffs with a 6-2 record. Congrats to Joe Curry, Dominic Langham, Drake Stallworth, Ryan Middlekauff, Trevor Darrow, Jarron Wade, Dylan Crane, Emilio De La Riva, Aidan Thompson, Jonathan Trott, Joshua Hodson, William Helmsin, Ethan Weiner, Frank Del Frate, Justin Ensor, Trevor Durnall, Brad Jenner, Troy Calderara, Jack Sa, Riley Wick, Jake Ericksen, Ti Lockett, Chris Wiese, Blake Christierson, Lucas Rasmussen, Austin Alvarez, Nathan LeClair, Logan Rasmussen and Austin Boswell on a great regular season. Good luck in the playoffs boys. Midgets Oak Ridge 16, Folsom 8 Folsom struck first following an interception by Ryan Van Saun. Tre Green found the end zone from six yards out to give Folsom an 8-0 lead. Oak Ridge responded in the second quarter to tie the game 8-8 at halftime. Oak Ridge added a touchdown in the third quarter to take a 16-8 lead. Both defenses stepped up to keep the offenses out of the end zone. Folsom’s Jacob Mandsager had a big game for the offense.