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Folsom youth football wrap

By: Staff Report
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Folsom Vista Jr. Eagles Jr. Peewee Davis, 20, Vista 18 The Eagles were humbled as the Blue Devils handed them their first loss of the season. The Eagles didn't get in sync until the fourth quarter and it was too late. Tanner Sims rushed for two touchdowns and Josh Wisinski rushed for one. The Eagle defensive shutout streak was snapped at six games. Brady Huddlestun and Levi Burnett turned in a solid defensive performance. The Eagles will face the Cordova Lancers at 11 a.m. Saturday at Livermore Field in the first round of playoffs. Peewee Davis 32, Vista 14 Down 26-14 with just under a minute to go, the Eagles Peewees drove to the Davis goal line, only to have their hopes shattered by an interception returned for a touchdown off what appeared to be blatant pass interference on the Blue Devils -- although it was not called by the officials. Falling behind 20-0 early in the second half, the Eagles finally found their footing with a “cover 2” defense and a prolific one-step-drop passing attack led by quarterback Jake Norville, as he repeatedly hit receivers Kyle Dumple, Joe Curry, and Josh Winkler -- the latter of who scored both Folsom touchdowns. The Vista offensive line, led by Severin Anderson, Jarron Wade, Branden Funk, Josh Nielson and Quinn Russell and the Vista defense, led by Dominic Norris, Jeff Skyrud, and Andrew Cokley, tightened up considerably in the second half. But although the Eagles fought tenaciously until the end, they ultimately ran out of time in their comeback bid in what turned out to be a 32-14 heartbreaker. Midgets Vista 12, Davis 6 The Midgets clinched a spot in the playoff with a big win over Davis. The Blue Devils came out early and scored in the first quarter, but missed the extra point kick. In the third quarter, Davis pulled off a successful hook and ladder play that looked like a touchdown until Austin McGuire tripped up the Davis player at the 20-yard line. The Eagle defense then snuffed them from scoring. McGuire then scored on a 10 yard run. Running back Austin Wertens also had strong yards carrying the ball. In the fourth quarter Kevin Wentz threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Kaim. Davis had four minutes to score, but once against the Eagles defense kept them out of the end zone. Ryan Kuzinich, McGuire, Kaim, Michael Majeski, Ryan Thompson, Jacob Winkler, Nick Fiegener, Thomas Gust, Andrew Schantz, Wentz and John Hester led the Eagle defense. Folsom Jr. Bulldogs Jr. Midgets Folsom 30, American River 8 The Jr. Bulldogs got after the Jr. Raiders, as Cole Thompson took a Josiah Deguara pass on the first offensive play of the game and broke tackles for a 30-yard gain, setting up a five-yard touchdown by Tyler Crandall on fourth down with key blocks from Jacob Bienvenue and Jeffrey Smith. The defense, led by Will McClure, Conner Saxen, Cody Creason, Nick Brown, Tristan Botts and Kevin Gough, held the Jr. Raiders to no first downs for the first three quarters. The Jr. Bulldogs scored on a 15-yard pass from Deguara to Sam Whitney with three seconds left in the first half, giving them a 14-0 halftime lead. The Bulldogs received the second half kick and went 55 yards in five plays, as Sam Whittingham ran wild behind the blocking of Bryan Weldy and Grayson Jones and scored from 13 yards out. Creason forced and recovered a fumble, giving the Jr. Bulldogs a short field and two plays later Crandall went in from six yards out to put the Bulldogs up 30-0. Gough had a fumble recovery and Deguara an interception to add to the Jr. Bulldogs strong defensive play.