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Folsom youth football wrap

By: Staff Report
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Jr. Peewees Vista 44, Cordova 6 The Eagles thumped the Cordova Jr. Lancers behind great blocking from the offensive linemen Jackson McFarland, Liam Shelnutt, Shadrach Madrigal, Drew Gouveia, Tommy Nune and tight end Spencer Fitzgerald. Eagle receivers Gabe Marcki, Cheyne Gitsham, Daniel Dias and Cole Eirstedt came up with some key blocks as well. The blocking opened up holes for Owen Gitsham and Tanner Sims, who both ran for three touchdowns. Brady Huddlestun rushed for a score as well. Quarterback Josh Wisinski rushed for two extra points. Defensively, Brenden Boone, Anthony Zewe, Saxton Brown and Levi Burnett turned in strong performances. The Jr. Peewees will be taking on the Rio Linda Knights in the championship game at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Rio Linda High School. Midgets Colfax 12, Vista 0 The Midget squad lost a hard-fought defensive game against Colfax. The game was dominated by several long drives by the Falcons that consumed time on the clock and only allowed the Eagles to run seven plays in the first half. The Eagles defense stopped the Falcons on every possession until the Falcons scored when the Eagles gave up contain on the outside making 6-0 at halftime. The second half got more exciting offensively for the Eagles when they opened up with a 50-yard drive to take the ball within eight yards scoring. The Falcons stopped the Eagles when they sacked the quarterback, as he threw the ball, which caused the ball to pop out of his hand. The referees ruled the sack as a fumble instead of an incomplete pass and turned the ball over to the Falcons. The Falcons scored their last touchdown in the fourth quarter making the final score 12-0. Folsom Jr. Bulldogs The Folsom Jr. Bulldogs Mighty Mites defeated Roseville 12-6 in overtime to advance to the championship game Saturday against Oak Ridge at 9 a.m. at Roseville High School. Jr. Midgets Folsom 30, Oak Ridge 8 Oak Ridge jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Jr. Bulldogs came fighting back, as Josiah Deguara hooked up on a five-yard touchdown pass to Matt Jimison. John Bender’s PAT kick was good, tying the score at eight. The Bulldogs got the ball to start the second half and drove 65 yards behind the blocking of Jacob Bienvenue, Bryan Weldy and Jeffrey Smith with Cole Thompson capping the drive from one yard out behind the blocks of Tristan Botts, Cody Creason and Wayde Luddy. In the fourth, Tyler Crandall scored on a six-yard run thanks to blocking of Sam Whitney and Sam Whittingham. The next Bulldog touchdown was another Deguara to Jimison connection, giving the Bulldogs a 30-8 lead. Highlights of the game included EJ Turner’ interception return and a pancake block by Jack Fondale. The Jr. Midget play Roseville for the championship at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Roseville High School.