Youth football report

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Youth football wrap Jr. Peewees Vista 34, Elk Grove 14 The Jr. Peewees turned in an impressive performance, knocking of perennial powerhouse Elk Grove Herd, 34-14. The Eagles offensive line (Jackson McFarland, Levi Burnett, Cristofer Gore, Cole Eirstedt, Saxton Brown) set the tone early, allowing Will Carrey to hook up with Steven Ewey on a 22-yard touchdown pass on the Eagles’ first possession. Ewey also rushed for 2 TDs (29, 22) and Cheyne Gitsham rushed for 2 TDs as well. Mitchell Northcutt and Brown led another solid defensive performance holding the Herd to six points before the Eagle defense gave up a late TD. Gabe Marcki and McFarland forced fumbles with their hard hitting. Peewee Vista 30, Elk Grove 6 The Jr. Eagles Peewees dominated on both sides of the ball for an impressive win over the powerhouse Jr. Herd. The Jr. Eagle defense stopped everything the Jr. Herd brought, led by great tackles from Dominic Norris, Joey King, Patrick Snyder and Nate Trujillo. King also had a key interception and Snyder sacked the quarterback for a safety. The Eagles also recovered an on-side kick by Jason Carrey. The offense was led by the offensive line of Yosoph Abouelwafa, Jonathon Choi, Andrew Cokley, Thomas Nune and Anthony Zewe, who allowed quarterback Ryan Hicks to hook up with receiver Jason Carrey for a 40- and a 50-yard touchdown passes. Hicks also had a 70-yard touchdown run. Running back Tanner Sims provided some great rushes, including a 30-yard touchdown. The running attack also included Owen Gitsham and Mathew Ross. Ross also rushed for an extra point. Jr. Midgets Elk Grove 12, Vista 8 The Jr. Midgets played out a defensive battle against the Jr. Herd on Saturday, losing 12-8. Defensive tackle David Hull had a stellar day, stopping the Jr. Herd for losses on several plays. Trent Jas had a late game strip that provided a spark to the Jr. Eagles. From there, Jacob Norville and company moved the ball to the Elk Grove 30-yard line where Norville connected with Josh Winkler for the touchdown. Brendan Murphy made the 2-point conversion bringing Vista within four points. Midgets Elk Grove 20, Vista 0 Bradley Rittenhouse ran hard all game for the offense. Defensively, Eric Friessen and Bradley Funk had some great tackles; Mike McMahon sacked the quarterback for a loss, and Friessen also knocked down two passes. Gary Heal had some great punts. Jr. Peewees Folsom 28, Christian Brothers 6 The Bulldogs bounced back after a disappointing 32-6 loss last week versus the Rocklin Jr. Thunder with a convincing 28-6 win over the Falcons. By dominating the line of scrimmage with blocking from Kaden Richardson, Luke Wolger, Dylan Davis, Noah Lunday, Cole Saxon, Tyler Nycum, Tyler Mackey, Michael McJimsey, Nathan Martinelli, Wyatt Vacarro and Garrett McClure, Folsom scored four touchdowns. Logan Bingham, Mark Weldy and Jacob Cruz all scored rushing touchdowns, while quarterback Jack Crandall hooked up with Cruz for a score through the air. Davin Simmons ran the ball well throughout the game and also connected on some extra point kicks.