Streaks continued and collapsed Friday night, setting off what promises to be a twist-and-turn ride in the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs.
Granite Bay belted Tokay 58-12 in Lodi to open Division I play in extending its playoff winning streak to 11 as the Grizzlies’ Division I three-peat cry intensified. The Grizzlies, hampered by injuries with stars Tony Ellison and Marc Ellis sidelined for the season, continue to surge behind quarterback Josh Neal and returning star defenders in Luke Bussey and Cameron Smith. Neal had three touchdowns against Tokay.
Said coach Skip Albano of his group, “I’m in awe at how they keep performing.”
Next is Oak Ridge in a rematch of last season’s D-I title game.
In other games:
“Jake is incredible,” Folsom co-coach Kris Richardson said. “He executes really well and he is so accurate. Great anticipation.”
The Falcons next meet defending small-school state champion Central Catholic of Modesto.
“I have a concussion, and it hurts pretty bad, but I was just disappointed I couldn’t finish the game,” Kropp said. “I don’t remember falling down. I’m fine. It’s a minor headache now.”