This week’s candidates are Montel Aaron, Antelope; Jake Jeffrey, Folsom; Alyas Kirkland, McClatchy; Jacob Lopez, Franklin; and Clarence Pierson, River Valley. Voting ends Thursday at noon.
Victory is always sweet, particularly when it is earned the hard way, rooted in effort and defense. And it’s doubly nice when a dreary streak crashes to a halt to punctuate the moment. McClatchy High School converted a late fourth-and-1 play in order to take a knee and run out the clock – and run off the sting of misery – to beat Cordova 26-24 at venerable Hughes Stadium Friday night.
Madison Bumgarner loses his bid for a perfect game on a base hit with two outs in the eighth inning, the only blemish for the Giants’ ace Saturday night in an 8-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. He retires his first 23 batters before pinch-hitter Melvin Upton Jr. sends a clean single up the middle. The big left-hander receives a warm ovation from the disappointed crowd of 41,564 and then goes right back to work.
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Former Folsom High School quarterback Jake Browning took a break from throwing touchdown passes and winning. It lasted one game. Browning throws for 326 yards and two touchdowns as Washington defeats Sacramento State 49-0 Saturday in the Huskies’ home opener.
South Dakota’s Trevor Bouma rushes for a career-high 186 yards and two touchdowns, and UC Davis can’t overcome four turnovers in falling 27-17 in its home opener Saturday night at Aggie Stadium. Aggies quarterback Ben Scott has a rough night, despite completing 21 of 39 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown, with three interceptions a fumble and getting sacked four times.
The Raiders are more compelling than the 49ers. More interesting, more intriguing, and on the surface, more daring. Why? The Bee’s Ailene Voisin explains.
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