Sophomore Jake Browning showed few jitters in is Delta River League debut for No. 5 Folsom on Friday night against No. 4 Oak Ridge in El Dorado Hills.
The tall, slender Browning, the state passing yardage leader coming in, threw six touchdown passes, five in the first half, as the Bulldogs defeated the Trojans 49-21 in the battle of neighboring rivals.
Browning completed scoring strikes of 10 and 26 yards to Harry Lipnosky in the first quarter, and seven, five and seven yards to Phillip Carter, Bailey Laolagi and Troy Knox, respectively, in the second quarter. Browning also threw a touchdown pass to Carter in the fourth quarter.
Jason Samuels threw three touchdown passes for the Trojans.
No. 1 Elk Grove 52, Laguna Creek 7 at Elk Grove Wadus Parker had 128 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Robert Frazier rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Tommy Arnold tossed two touchdown passes as the Thundering Herd (6-0) beat the Cardinals (2-4) in the Delta Valley Conference opener. It was Elk Grove's 17th consecutive regular-season win.
No. 6 Placer 68, Foothill 14 in Auburn Peter Denham threw touchdown passes of 41 yards to Stone Sander and six yards to Issac Brahce; Brahce and Michael Robinson rushed for five- and 15-yard touchdowns, respectively; and Tony Suverkopp returned an interception 43 yards all in the first quarter as the Hillmen (6-0) coasted past the Mustangs (1-5) in the Pioneer Valley League opener.
Placer is Cal-Hi Sports' Northern California Division II state bowl front-runner.
No. 14 Rocklin 35, No. 7 Nevada Union 9 in Grass ValleyM The Thunder (3-3) defense stifled the Miners' (3-3) usually potent wing-T in the Sierra Foothill League opener.
Yuba City 49, No. 9 Inderkum 42 in Natomas Nate Van Dusen rushed for four touchdowns, and the Honkers rallied to beat the Tigers and snap their 26-game Tri-County Conference winning streak in the league opener.
Inderkum, which led 35-21 at the half, last loss in league to Pioneer in 2006.
No. 10 Pleasant Grove 55, Sheldon 20 at Sheldon Isaiah Saunders rushed for 268 yards and six touchdowns on 31 carries as the Eagles (4-2) defeated the Huskies (3-3) in the Delta River League opener.
No. 11 Del Campo 49, Casa Roble 6 in Fair Oaks Austin Brown rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, and Josh Blumgold had 133 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries as the Cougars (4-2) rolled past their perennial rivals in a Capital Valley Conference opener.
No. 12 Cosumnes Oaks 55, Galt 17 in Elk Grove Michael Coleman rushed for touchdowns of 54 and 55 yards and had a 90-yard kickoff return, and Ryan Lewis had 13 tackles, including three for losses, as the Wolfpack (5-1) defeated the Warriors (0-6) in a Sierra Valley Conference game.
No. 16 Rio Linda 35, Bella Vista 14 in Fair Oaks Marcel Brown rushed for 134 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, and Leo Skattebo had 111 yards on 13 carries, seven tackles and an interception as the Knights (5-1) defeated the Broncos (3-3) in a Capital Valley Conference opener.
Bella Vista's Joe Anderson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.
Capital Christian 34, Dixon 20 at Capital Christian Justice Shelton-Mosley rushed for touchdowns of 60 and 23 yards, and Quinton Kirk also had two rushing touchdowns as the Cougars (5-1) beat the Rams (5-1) in a Golden Empire League opener.
Whitney 63, Mira Loma 14 in Rocklin Sutter Choisser rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, Drew Romo rushed for a touchdown and passed for another score, and JR Robinson had a one-yard touchdown run as the Wildcats (5-1) jumped to a 42-13 first-half lead en route to an easy win over the Matadors (3-3) in a Capital Athletic League opener.
River Valley 49, Pioneer 28 in Yuba City T.J. Dove scored the Falcons' first three touchdowns on 55- and 10-yard runs and a 65-yard punt return to lead River Valley (4-2) over the Patriots (3-3) in a Tri-County Conference opener.
Liberty Ranch 54, Union Mine 6 in El Dorado Matt Thomas rushed for four touchdowns, and Vincent Trejo had 86- and 80-yard touchdowns as the Hawks (4-3, 2-1) defeated the Diamondbacks (0-7, 0-3) in a Sierra Valley Conference game.
Vista del Lago 49, River City 28 at Folsom HS Matt Jimison threw four touchdown passes to lead the Eagles (6-1) past the Raiders (2-5) in a Sierra Valley Conference contest.
Rio Americano 30, Cordova 6 in Rancho Cordova Jordan Vinson rushed for three touchdowns to make coach Max Miller a winner in his debut for the Raiders (3-3) in a Capital Athletic League opener against the Lancers (1-5).