Insisting that his team is still a work in progress, Sheldon High School football coach Joe Cattolico on Friday celebrated his program’s biggest win in years.
The young Huskies are learning on the fly, including that no lead is safe.
Trailing 14-0 to storied Grant, No. 9 Sheldon won 20-14, scoring the winner with four seconds left on a touchdown run by Graylon Lindsey at Sheldon in a Delta League contest. Lindsey’s touchdown capped a 72-yard drive that started with 4:27 remaining.
Lloyd Johnson’s 45-yard interception return cut No. 5 Grant’s advantage to 14-7 early in the third quarter, and Graylon Lindsey tied it at 14-14 with a 7-yard touchdown run with 1:43 to go in the third.
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Grant took a 14-0 lead on a 24-yard scoring strike from Cam Davis to Lawrence Hardy and a 29-yard touchdown run by Tyree Marcelle.
Sheldon (6-2) has an earlier win this season against Monterey Trail and finishes Delta play against winless Pleasant Grove and first-place Elk Grove.
Sheldon, which opened in 1997, won its only league title in 2006. Cattolico is in his first season after a successful run at Pleasant Grove.
No. 4 Elk Grove 21, No. 12 Monterey Trail 14 in Elk Grove – Zion Thomas rushed for 128 yards on 24 carries and three touchdowns, and Jayden Machado passed for 135 yards on 12 of 15 passes to pace the Thundering Herd (7-1, 4-1) past the Mustangs (5-3, 2-3) in the Delta League.
No. 6 Antelope 31, Del Campo 29 in Antelope – Isaiah Gomez booted a 43-yard field goal with 13.4 seconds as the Titans (8-0, 5-0) rallied over the Cougars (3-5, 1-4) in the Capital Valley Conference thriller. Greg Cabral’s 3-yard touchdown run, then his two-point conversion run with 1:53 to play put Del Campo ahead 29-28. Elijah Dotson’s 65 and 23-yard touchdown runs, a 1-yard Devin Dye touchdown run and Nick Spagnola’s 37-yard touchdown pass to Khalil Curtis had enabled the Titans to build a 28-14 lead entering the fourth quarter before Cabral scored twice on running plays. Cabral, The Bee’s Player of the Week, rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries.
No. 13 Roseville 35, No. 8 Whitney 14 in Roseville – Jay Razzano rushed for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Martig threw touchdown passes to Jimmy Jaggers and Colton Borowiak to lead the Tigers (7-1, 4-1) over the Wildcats in the Capital Valley Conference game.
No. 10 Jesuit 45, No. 15 Franklin 20 at Cosumnes Oaks HS – Calvin Brownholtz threw four touchdown passes, including 41 and 25 yarders to Jonathon Amadi, and Lorenzo Burkes rushed for touchdowns of 41 and 23 yards as the Marauders (5-3, 3-2) defeated the Wildcats (4-4, 1-4) in the Delta League game.
Woodcreek 24, No. 11 Rocklin 14 in Roseville – Isaiah Ajayi rushed for two touchdowns, including 40-yarder with a minute to play, to lead the Timberwolves (4-4, 2-2) to the upset of the Thunder (4-4, 1-3) in the Sierra Foothill League game. Woodcreek took a 14-0 lead on touchdowns by Ajayi and Peyton Elmendorf before Rocklin tied the game on a pair of touchdowns before the half.
No. 14 Davis 38, Pleasant Grove 21 in Davis – John Lagattuta threw an 18-yard scoring strike to Will Smith and an 11-yarder to Jack Hoal and also rushed for a 20-yard touchdown as the Blue Devils (4-4, 4-1) topped the Eagles (0-8, 0-5) to remain in a first place Delta League tie with Elk Grove, a team the Blue Devils have already beaten.
No. 16 Vista del Lago 61, Rio Americano 7 at Del Campo HS— Brent Schaeffer threw five touchdown passes, four to Brenden Hall as the Eagles (6-2, 3-0) jumped to a 53-0 halftime lead then continued to roll over the overmatched Raiders (3-5, 0-3) in the Capital Athletic League contest. Schaeffer, who also rushed for a second-half touchdown, entered the game as the section’s No. 3 passer with 2,048 yards and 25 touchdowns and Hall was the section’s No. 6 receiver with 59 catches for 812 yards and 12 touchdowns.
No. 17 Inderkum 28, River Valley 14 in Natomas – The Tigers (6-2, 5-0) led 14-7 at the half and went on to beat the Falcons (3-5, 3-1) and extend their all-time Tri-County Conference record to 55-2.
No. 18 Christian Brothers 37, El Camino 27 at El Camino – Tyler Vander Waal hit Jack O’Hearn for a 59-yard touchdown and Jamarri Jackson scored on two runs, including a 76-yarder, to power the Falcons (6-2, 3-0) to their sixth consecutive win in downing the Eagles (5-3, 2-1) in the Capital Athletic League contest played Thursday night. Aaron Euwing had a 22-yard touchdown, and Will Horn scored two touchdowns for the Eagles, including an 85-yard kickoff return.
No. 19 Capital Christian 41, Dixon 6 in Rosemont – Jacob Norville threw 16- and 7-yard touchdown passes to Austin Alexander and also ran for 3-yard score and Julian Leslie ran for touchdowns of 71 and 2 yards as the Cougars (6-2, 4-0) downed the Rams (5-3, 3-2) in the Golden Empire League game.
Colfax 31, Bear River 14 in Colfax – Ryland Heimann completed 23 of 33 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns; Garren O’Keefe had eight catches for 105 yards; Mason Ahrens returned an interception 92 yards for a touchdown and Marc Avila rushed for 91 yards on 22 carries as the Falcons (6-2, 2-1) beat the Bruins (3-5, 1-2) in the Pioneer Valley League game. Stephen Taylor had 27 and 28-yard touchdown runs for Bear River.
Cosumnes Oaks 55, Bella Vista 6 in Fair Oaks – Austin Greer threw touchdown passes of 47, 38 and 3 yards, respectively, to Kahlef Hailassie, Jeremiah Moore and Jakari Jenkins; Jacob Trach rushed for a 58-yard touchdown and Marque Collins had a 47-yard punt return for a touchdown as the Wolfpack (5-3, 3-2) built a 41-0 halftime lead them continued to coast past the Broncos (0-8, 0-5) in the Capital Valley Conference game.
Placer 34, Foothill 14 in Auburn – Mario Perez rushed for two second half touchdowns to lead the Hillmen (4-4, 3-0) over the Mustangs (1-7, 0-3) in the Pioneer Valley League game.
Bradshaw Christian 35, Golden Sierra 0 in South Sacramento – Mateo Bromstead scored the first two touchdowns, one by rush the other by a pass, as the Pride (9-0, 4-0) christened its new field and defeated the Grizzlies (3-5, 2-1) on homecoming in a battle of Sierra Delta League unbeatens.
Liberty Ranch 14, Rosemont 0 in Rosemont – The Hawks (6-2, 2-1) scored two second half touchdowns to top the Timberwolves (1-7, 0-3) in the Sierra Valley League game.
Lincoln 23, Center 12 in Antelope – Ryan Graham rushed for two touchdowns and also caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Adams to lead the Fighting Zebras (4-4, 2-1) over the Cougars (5-3, 1-2) in the Pioneer Valley League contest. Robbie Donnell rushed for two touchdowns for Center.
Granite Bay 34, Nevada Union 21 in Granite Bay – Evan Tattersall rushed for two touchdowns and Jade Foddrill threw a 25-yard touchdown to Blake Petersen to lead the Grizzlies (2-6, 1-3) over the Miners (2-7, 0-5) on homecoming and extend Nevada Union’s Sierra Foothill League losing streak to 22 games.
Oakmont 36, Ponderosa 28 in Roseville – Connor Gagan scored on a 1-yard run and Jake Knapp passed for the 2-point conversion to break a 28-28 tie with four minutes to play and lift the Vikings (5-3, 2-3) over the Bruins (2-6, 1-4) in the Capital Valley Conference contest.
Galt 33, Union Mine 30 in Galt – All-time rushing leader Zach Orman rushed for a 10-yard touchdown in the second overtime to lead the Warriors (5-3, 2-1) over the Diamondbacks (1-7, 0-3) in the Sierra Valley Conference game. Union Mine had taken a 30-27 lead with a 24-yard field goal during his second overtime possession. Orman also scored in the first overtime on a 10-yard run, but the PAT was missed. Then Justin Beckham rushed for a 10-yard touchdown, but the Diamondbacks also missed the PAT.
Rio Linda 31, Woodland 16 in Rio Linda – The Knights (3-5, 1-3) built a 24-0 halftime lead then held off the Wolves (3-5, 0-4) in getting their first Tri-County Conference win.
Yuba City 55, Pioneer 7 in Woodland – Bryce Rogers threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Maddux Bebout and 2-yard pass to LJ Smith and also ran for a 9-yard score; Alex Rodriguez threw a 51-yard scoring strike to Chris Irby and Brenndan Shalowitz had a 35-yard touchdown run as the Honkers (6-3, 4-1) downed the Patriots (2-6, 0-4) in the Tri-County Conference game. Pioneer committed five turnovers, including four fumbles.