Folsom Jr. Bulldogs
Oak Ridge 28, Folsom 8
Folsom 22, Oak Ridge 0
The defense of Jake Melander, Jacob Huntington, Tyler Dukes, Dylan Wolger, Zach Cottrell, Josh Tremain, Adam Crandall, Jake Kelley, Cheyne Gitsham, Austin McMillan and Logan Siller led the way by giving up only two first downs. Cottrell started the scoring with a two-yard run in the first quarter. Then it was McMillan time, as he broke two long runs for touchdowns, a 38-yard burst up the middle and another 83-yard long run down the sidelines.
Folsom 38, Jr. Trojans 8
Folsom won it’ seventh straight game. The Jr. Bulldogs scored their first touchdown when Brady Huddlestun threw a 13-yard pass to Christopher Catalano. Later, Cole Tremain recovered a Jr. Trojan fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. Tremain scored two more times in the third quarter on passes from Huddlestun. The team’s final touchdown came on a pass from Huddlestun to Drake Digiorno. The defense played tough again. Fumbles were recovered by Tremain and Catalano, while Mitchell Anderson recovered an onside kick. Tackles for a loss were made by Drake Digiorno, Tremain, Catalano, Dylan Richard, Alex Wong and Mitchell Northcutt. Drake Digiorno kicked four-of-five extra points.
Oak Ridge 48, Folsom 6
The lone bright spot for the Bulldogs was a 74-yard TD screen pass from Jordan Thomas to Tanner Sims.
Folsom 24, Oak Ridge 16
Folsom started the scoring when Davin Simmons found Mark Weldy for a touchdown to give Folsom a 6-0 lead. Oak Ridge took the lead on an interception return, 8-6. Folsom responded when Brandon Rupchock scored to give Folsom a 12-8 lead. Oak Ridge took a 16-12 lead at half. Folsom’s defense came out tough in the second half and shut down the Trojan offense. The Bulldogs took the lead for good when Simmons scored making it 18-16. Folsom added a late touchdown for the 24-16 win. “The defense played very well tonight. Our offensive line played their best game of the year as well.”
Jr. Eagles vs. Rocklin
Jr. Eagles 26, Rocklin 18
The Mighty Mites pulled off a dramatic victory in double overtime. This battle was won in the trenches. Big gaps were opened by Ramirez, Thomson and Zan to permit Dominick Pallari and Gavin Green to score. Jaw-dropping hits by RJ Wyrick and Logan Goldsmith crushed the Thunder’s backfield. Lyam Edwards’ interception and 34-yard return set the stage for OT. Wyrick and Pallari answered the call with touchdowns and Evan Hromanik scored the game winning kick.
Rocklin 6, Jr. Eagles 2
The first quarter was highlighted with a fumble recovery made by Jaxson Hansen, and a 35-yard carry by Ethan Menezes. In the second quarter, the Jr. Thunder’s fake extra point was stopped short with a tackle by Nate Zan. With seconds left in second quarter, the Eagle defense forced a fumble in the end zone, giving the Eagles a safety. Great tackles where made throughout the game by Nate Larsen, Blake Harville, Jacob Vencer, Jaxson Hansen and a QB sack by Nate Zan. With seven seconds left on the clock, Ayden Edwards threw an exciting pass to Davin Griffin for a 40-yard gain, unfortunately the play ended short of a game-winning touchdown.
Rocklin 38, Jr. Eagles 0
The Vista defense played strong and aggressive throughout the game. This included multiple tackles by Dylan Duncan, Collin Homer, Scott Peres, Josh Morris, Donovan Cokley, Cristofer Gore and Blake Griffin. One of Griffin’s tackles was a touchdown-saving tackle at the goal line. Levi Burnett also had multiple tackles; one of which was an aerobatic sack in the first half. The Vista offense was able to move the ball through the air and had several big catches that were thrown by Mason Dillman to Shawn Brinson, Carter King and Griffin. However, Dillman’s favorite target was Ryan Tung, who had five receptions with two of them for more than 30 yards each.
Rocklin 20, Jr. Eagles 16
Quarterback Grant Patterson led a valiant effort against the Rocklin Thunder. Early in the game, Seth Larsen brilliantly ran 55 yards for the Eagles’ first touchdown. Later, Patterson threw to Chad Wilson who ran 44 yards for another touchdown. Other outstanding offensive plays were made by Justin Moura, Mason Beck, Nate Hollingshaus and Harrison Stone. Defensively, Garet Homer made a great sack. Branden Funk recovered a fumble, and Harrison Stone blocked an extra point. Daniel Dias, Mike Braver and Justin Ramos also made some excellent defensive plays.
Rocklin 24, Jr. Eagles 8
Grant Jas scored a touchdown that was called back due to a questionable call of pass interference. Nick Ellis had a sack and Cristian Aquino made an interception. In the fourth quarter, Andrew Cokley blocked a punt that was recovered and ran into the end zone by Nathan Cromwell to give the Eagles their only touchdown of the game. Charles made the kick to give the Eagles two more points. Tough tackles by Nick Ellis, Tucker Dunbar, Brendan Pugh and Andrew Guillen held the Thunder to three touchdowns.