BRIAN BAER / Special to The Bee

Javone Jackson (6) of No. 15 Del Campo is stuffed by No. 14 Antelope defenders on Friday night at Del Campo. The Titans defeated the Cougars 14-7.

Prep football roundup: No. 8 Burbank routs Napa

Published: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6C
Last Modified: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 - 9:08 pm

Burbank opened the season last year by defeating Napa 14-7 on two long touchdown runs by Calvin Green.

That win set the stage for the best run in Titans history.

They reeled off 11 more wins before losing to Oak Ridge in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals.

No. 8 Burbank hopes Friday's 35-9 win over visiting Napa sparks another long run. This time, the Titans didn't need a big game from Green, though the multi-talented star still excelled.

Green, who has verbally committed to Washington State, rambled 70 yards down the right sideline for an apparent touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. However, it was called back on a penalty.

Green, who rushed for 1,178 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, finished with 31 yards on six carries and caught two passes for 23 yards.

But the Titans are loaded again this season, even if the roster is smaller at 31 players.

With Sacramento State verbal commit Printess Johnson leading the way at tackle, senior quarterback Ernest Jenkins and junior running back Harrison Anderson each rushed for two touchdowns, and Ben Jones added a third on a 37-yard run.

Jenkins finished with 164 yards on 20 carries, and Anderson, the quarterback on last year's junior varsity, added 66 on four carries, including a 57-yard touchdown.

On defense, despite being double-teamed much of the night, Burbank defensive tackle and national recruit Ngalu Tapa dominated along the front line and in the Indians' backfield. He and Gerald Piman each had two sacks. The Titans also recovered three fumbles, including one by Green.

But it also was a sloppy first game that took three hours to play. Officials called 27 penalties for 265 yards, and the Titans had three touchdowns called back.

Burbank's win sets up a big game next Friday against No. 5 Pleasant Grove at Sheldon. Burbank coach John Heffernan and Pleasant Grove's Joe Cattolico are close friends who have tried to avoid playing each other for years.

No. 1 Folsom 56, Woodcreek 21 in Folsom – Jake Browning completed 31 of 38 passes for 438 yards and seven touchdowns, a year after tossing 10 touchdown passes in the opener, as the Bulldogs rolled the Timberwolves. Cole Thompson had 131 receiving yards and a touchdown, and Troy Knox caught two touchdown passes. Baily Laolagi ran for a score and caught a touchdown pass from Browning, who will lead his team against No. 2 Granite Bay next Friday. The Grizzlies did not play Friday.

No. 3 Elk Grove 27, Lincoln- Stockton 0 in Elk Grove – Wadus Parker rushed for 218 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries, and Tommy Arnold hit tight end Noah Letuligasenoa for a 49-yard touchdown for the Thundering Herd. Spencer Sheff rushed for 71 yards for Elk Grove.

No. 4 Del Oro 27, Logan-Union City 14 in Loomis – Te'Von Rhyne scored two touchdowns, and Dylan Kainrath added one as the Golden Eagles beat the Bay Area power in the Honor Bowl. The Colts scored first, but on a screen pass from quarterback Michael Moore, Rhyne came out of a pile of defenders at midfield and ran 51 yards for a score to start a 27-0 run.

No. 7 Oak Ridge 38, No. 10 Vista del Lago 0 in El Dorado Hills – Ian Book threw three touchdown passes, including 81- and 8-yard strikes to Justin Priest, as the Trojans rolled past the Eagles.

No. 9 Grant 33, Paradise 14 in Paradise – Donovan Brown threw four touchdown passes, including three to Ariyon Huff, and the Pacers' defense forced six turnovers. Grant trailed 14-0 in the first quarter.

Roseville 23, No. 11 Cosumnes Oaks 7 in Roseville – Matt Razzano returned an interception 65 yards, Kyle Downie ran 20 yards for a score and threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Lira, and Max Fereira booted a 47-yard field goal as the Tigers beat the Wolfpack.

No. 18 Center 70, Encina 0 in Antelope – Joe Swen rushed for 164 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Tyrel Anderson as the Cougars defeated the Bulldogs.

Capital Christian 48, Golden Sierra 0 in Garden Valley – Justice Shelton-Mosley accounted for 388 total yards and scored five touchdowns for the Cougars, coming off a school-record 10-2 season. The junior fly back also had an interception and forced a fumble.

Sheldon 52, McNair 14 at Sheldon – Nolan Merker accounted for four touchdowns, including a 51-yard touchdown strike to Taron Johnson on the first offensive play for the Huskies, and later for a 25-yard strike. Josiah Cammack had a 35-yard touchdown for Sheldon.

Call The Bee's Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506. The Bee's Joe Davidson and correspondent Trevor Horn contributed to this report.

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