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  • Grant head coach Mike Alberghini, center, assistants and players observe a moment of silence for coach Ed Coleman and his girlfriend, Luv C. Land, who died in an apparent murder-suicide. Brian Baer Special to The Bee

  • Brian Baer Special to The Bee Grant High players celebrate after a field goal with one second remaining gave the Pacers a 31-30 victory Friday against Del Oro.

Last-second field goal lifts Grant over Del Oro

Published: Saturday, Sep. 22, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 6C
Last Modified: Friday, Sep. 6, 2013 - 6:20 pm

It was a roller coaster game on an emotional night in Del Paso Heights on Friday between No. 16 Del Oro and No. 17 Grant.

And it ended on Jorge Vega's 32-yard field goal with one second left for a 31-30 win over the Golden Eagles in which the Grant fans stormed the field afterward in celebration.

Marquise Carter-Petit rushed for 263 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries for the Pacers (2-3), who snapped a three-game skid.

Before the game, Grant players and coaches had a moment of silence for assistant coach Ed Coleman and his girlfiend, Luv C. Land, who died last weekend in what Sacramento police believe was a murder-suicide.

Dylan Kainrath scored three touchdowns for Del Oro (0-4), which played without star running back Brandon Monroe, sidelined with a knee strain.

No. 2 Franklin 28, No. 13 Jesuit 7 in Elk Grove – The Wildcats (5-0) scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to break open a close game against the Marauders (4-1). Ben Parietti rushed for 133 yards and scored Jesuit's lone touchdown.

Pittsburg 28, No. 4 Granite Bay 27 in Granite Bay – Despite two touchdown runs by Tony Ellison, the Grizzlies (1-3) fell to the Pirates (3-2) in overtime.

No. 8 Folsom 56, Casa Roble 7 in Folsom – Josiah Deguara and Bailey Laolagi each rushed for two touchdowns and Phillip Carter caught scoring strikes of 25 and 10 yards from Jake Browning as the Bulldogs (5-0) cruised past the Rams (1-4). Folsom led 42-0 at halftime.

No. 7 Placer 42, No. 20 Yuba City 33 in Auburn – The Hillmen (4-0) jumped to a 21-0 first-quarter lead, then had to hang on to win over the Honkers (4-1), trying to to match their best start since 1998. Cal-Hi Sports has Placer top-ranked in its State Bowl NorCal Division II rankings.

Rocklin 31, No. 9 Inderkum 22 in Rocklin – Logan Webb threw four touchdown passes to lead the Thunder (2-3) to an upset of the Tigers (3-1).

No. 10 Pleasant Grove 48, Roseville 14 in Roseville – Deaundre Terrell rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns, and Isaiah Saunders had 123 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries as the Eagles (3-2) defeated the Tigers.

Center 16, No. 14 Rio Linda 14 in Antelope – D'Juan Bellaire rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown, and Tyrel Anderson completed 7 of 9 passes for 115 yards and rushed for a touchdown. The Cougars (3-1) scored the winning points when the Knights' quarterback was forced out of bounds in the end zone for a safety in the fourth quarter.

Marcel Brown rushed for 228 yards and scored on a 32-yard run for Rio Linda (3-1).

No. 15 Antelope 35, Armijo 6 in Fairfield – Tyler Winston returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score to lead the Titans (4-1).

Sacramento 42, Florin 2 at Cosumnes River College – Josiah Johnson completed 13 of 19 passes for 379 yards and five touchdowns, and Lonnie Powell had a touchdown catch, rushed for a touchdown, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble to lead the Dragons past the Panthers in Metro Conference play.

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