Brian Baer Special to The Bee Vista del Lago running back Josh Pfeffer, right, is tackled by Cosumnes Oaks' Devin Viramontes in the first quarter Friday night.

No. 5 Placer holds off Lincoln with a late FG

Published: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 6C
Last Modified: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 - 12:10 am

Dominic Granieri's 17-yard field goal with 7.8 seconds to play lifted No. 5 Placer to a 10-7 win over upset-minded Lincoln on Friday night in their Pioneer Valley League battle in Lincoln.

After Todd Valiere knocked down a long Lincoln pass near the goal line, the Hillmen went 71 yards to the Lincoln 1-foot line before Granieri made his kick.

The biggest play of the decisive drive was Peter Denham's 34-yard pass to Valiere.

Placer (8-0, 3-0), Cal-Hi Sports' No. 1-ranked Northern California Division II state bowl team, took a 7-0 lead on Cameron Scott's two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. But the Fighting Zebras (4-4, 1-2) tied the game on James Hubbard's two-yard run with 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

No. 3 Folsom 49, Sheldon 13 in Folsom – Jake Browning threw five touchdown passes, including three to Trace Noble, and Bailey Laolagi and Harry Lipnosky each rushed for touchdowns as the Bulldogs (8-0, 3-0) defeated the Huskies (3-5, 0-3) in a Delta River League game.

No. 4 Burbank 65, Rosemont 12 at Burbank – Ernest Jenkins rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns; Keith Marcus for 125 yards and a touchdown and Isaiah Williams 115 yards and three touchdowns; and Taniela Finau and Jarad Hill returned interceptions for touchdowns as the Titans (8-0, 5-0) coasted to the Metro Conference win over the Wolverines (4-4, 3-2).

No. 6 Granite Bay 21, No. 10 Del Oro 7 in Granite Bay – Grant Caraway threw two touchdown passes and ran 50 yards for a score to lead the Grizzlies (5-3, 3-0) over the Golden Eagles (3-5, 2-1) in the battle for first place in the Sierra Foothill League.

No. 7 Oak Ridge 20, Ponderosa 17 in El Dorado Hills – The Trojans (7-1, 2-1), trailing 17-7 in the fourth quarter, rallied to beat the Bruins (5-3, 1-2) on a five-yard scoring strike from Jason Samuels to Ross Dwelley and a 73-yard touchdown run by Blake Martin in the Delta River League game.

Martin's go-ahead score, his second touchdown of the game, came with four minutes to play.

No. 8 Pleasant Grove 38, Jesuit 21 at Sheldon – Deaundre Terrell passed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 79 yards and two scores and had an interception, and Isaiah Saunders rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles (6-2, 3-0) past the Marauders (4-4, 0-3) in the Delta River League contest. Thomas Sperbeck passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one for Jesuit.

No. 9 Del Campo 41, Christian Brothers 38 at Hughes Stadium – Josh Blumgold rushed for two touchdowns and caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Derek Rodigo, and Austin Brown rushed for two scores in leading the Cougars (6-2, 3-0) over the Falcons (4-4, 1-2) in the Capital Valley Conference game.

No. 13 Nevada Union 52, Roseville 19 in Roseville – Kyle Cota threw five touchdown passes, including three to Ian Davis as the Miners downed the Tigers in the Sierra Foothill League game.

No. 12 Rocklin 42, Woodcreek 17 in Roseville – Dominic Giampaoli caught touchdown passes of 82, 71 and 62 yards as the Thunder (4-4, 2-1) defeated the Timberwolves (2-6, 0-3) in the Sierra Foothill League game.

No. 15 Whitney 38, El Camino 21 in Rocklin – Drew Romo passed for 91 yards and two touchdowns, and Sutter Choisser rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries as the Wildcats (7-1, 3-0) topped the Eagles (5-3, 1-2) in the Capital Athletic League contest.

No. 16 Inderkum 21, River Valley 0 in Natomas – C.J. Spencer passed for two touchdowns and Tyler Dean had two of four Inderkum interceptions to lead the Tigers (6-2, 2-1) past the Falcons (5-3, 2-1) in the Tri-County Conference game. Junior varsity call-up Austin Thurman led Inderkum with 91 yards rushing in his first varsity game after senior Eric Walters was unable to play with an ankle injury.

No. 17 Rio Linda 49, Casa Roble 22 in Orangevale – Leo Skattebo rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries, had 12 tackles and an interception, and Riley Smith had three sacks as the Knights (7-1, 3-0) beat the Rams (1-7, 0-3) in the Capital Valley Conference game.

No. 18 Antelope 41, Cordova 6 in Antelope – Junior quarterback Tyler McCombs completed 10 of 13 passes for 234 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Titans (7-1, 3-0) past the Lancers (1-7, 0-3) in the Capital Athletic League game. Steven Mercado had three catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns, and Tyler Winston had four catches for 73 yards and two scores for Antelope.

No. 19 Center 36, Bear River 0 in Lake of the Pines – D'Juan Bellaire rushed for four touchdowns as the Cougars (7-1, 3-0) won their seventh consecutive game and sent the Bruins (6-2, 1-2) down to their second consecutive loss in the Pioneer Valley League contest.

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