Marco Baldacchino rushed for two touchdowns and threw a 5-yard scoring strike to Austin Jarrard, and Braeden Anderson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and caught an option pass from Justin Poerio for another score as No. 2 Oak Ridge (9-0, 5-0) defeated Nevada Union 48-14 Friday night in Grass Valley to remain unbeaten on the season.
The Sierra Foothill League win sets up a showdown with No. 1 Folsom next Friday in El Dorado Hills for the league title. The Bulldogs (9-0, 5-0) defeated No. 7 Rocklin 46-3 on Friday.
Tyler Nielson and freshman Jaxon Horne had fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns for Nevada Union, which ended its season 2-8 overall, 0-6 in league play.
No. 5 Granite Bay 49, Woodcreek 7 in Granite Bay – The Grizzlies (7-2, 3-2) jumped to a 34-0 halftime lead and went on to post their second consecutive shutout in beating the Timberwolves (2-7, 1-4) in the Sierra Foothill League.
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No. 6 Jesuit 34, No. 12 Monterey Trail 7 at Monterey Trail HS – Isaiah Rutherford rushed for touchdowns of 60 and 25 yards; Hank Harvego threw 50- and 5-yard touchdowns to Josh Farr and Jason Gallagher returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown to lead the Marauders (7-2, 6-0) over the Mustangs (5-4, 3-3) in the Delta League. Jesuit forced six Monterey Trail turnovers and also blocked a punt.
No. 10 Del Campo 33, Oakmont 0 in Fair Oaks – Tyler Dimino threw four touchdown passes, including two to David Joseph, Roy Johnson rushed for a touchdown and recovered a fumble and the Cougars (9-0, 6-0) exploded for 26 second-half points to roll past the Vikings (4-5, 1-5) in the Capital Valley Conference game played on Thursday.
No. 11 Antelope 55, Bella Vista 0 in Fair Oaks – Mhari Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, Nathan Lucero threw touchdown passes of 16 yards and 43 yards respectively to Gabe Thomas and Leonte Huerta-Moore and Steven Britter returned a kickoff for a touchdown as the Titans (8-1, 5-1) rolled past the Broncos (0-9, 0-6) in the Capital Valley Conference.
No. 14 Lincoln 55, Foothill 32 in Lincoln – Tommy Turner threw four touchdown passes – three to Harry Rounds – and James Sweet caught a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score to lead the Fighting Zebras (8-1, 4-0) over the Mustangs (1-8, 0-4) in the Pioneer Valley League. Lincoln will travel to Placer next Friday to play for the league championship. William Goebell rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass and Traivion Drummer caught two touchdown passes and rushed for another for Foothill.
No. 15 Placer 34, Bear River 19 in Lake of the Pines – Anthony Kerrigan rushed for two touchdowns and Marshall Chapman rushed for a touchdown and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Michael Struck to lead the Hillmen (8-1, 4-0) over the Bruins (6-3, 1-3) in the Pioneer Valley League. Luke Baggett threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Josh Zimmer and also caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tre Maronic for the Bruins.
Yuba City 26, No. 16 River Valley 23 in Yuba City – Major Niccum rushed for two touchdowns, Bryce Rogers threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Diego Early and Erik Palmquist’s short scoring run capping an 80-yard drive iced the game with 4:38 to play to lift the Honkers (5-5, 4-2) over the Falcons (6-3, 2-3) in the 12th annual Yuba City Mayor’s Cup.
No. 18 Cordova 47, Liberty Ranch 28 in Rancho Cordova – Johnele Sanders threw three second-half touchdowns and Alvin Banks rushed for a 50-yard score and has three interceptions as the Lancers (6-3, 3-1) rallied from a 22-20 halftime deficit to beat the Hawks (2-7, 1-3) in the Sierra Valley Conference.
Cosumnes Oaks 25, No. 20 Whitney 3 in Rocklin – Larry Frierson threw touchdown passes to Marque Collins and Jeremiah Moore and Jacob Trach rushed for two touchdowns, including a 52 yarder as the Wolfpack (4-5, 4-2) kept their playoff hopes alive with the win over the Wildcats (5-4, 4-2) in the Capital Valley Conference.
Rio Linda 42, Pioneer 6 in Woodland – Tyson Ybarra rushed for touchdowns of 65, 36, 35 and 1 yards; Jett Jones ran for a 60-yard score and Cameron Skattebo for a 45-yard score – all in the first half – to lead the Knights (6-3, 3-2) over the Patriots (1-8, 0-5) in the Tri-County Conference.
Vista del Lago 50, El Camino 13 at El Camino HS – Dominick Norris rushed for five touchdowns and Grant Patterson rushed for a touchdown and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Nate Hollingshaus to lead Vista del Lago (6-3, 4-0) over El Camino (3-6, 0-4) in the Capital Athletic League.
Capital Christian 56, Natomas 14 in Natomas – D’Marcus Ross rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns, Will Buck had five sacks and Khalil Foye returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown to lead the Cougars (6-3, 4-0) past the Nighthawks (5-4, 2-2) in the Golden Empire League. Jake Cruz hit Maurice Gaines for a 35-yard touchdown on his first pass attempt of the season. A transfer from Whitney, Cruz initially had his playing eligibility denied but won clearance through appeal.
Highlands 48, Golden Sierra 20 in North Highlands – Gerald Davis rushed for two touchdowns and passed for one, and Josh Cannon ran for three scores to power the Scots (7-2, 4-1) over the Grizzlies (3-6, 2-2) in the Sierra Delta League.
El Dorado 38, Galt 21 in Galt – Danny Bell passed for five touchdowns and ran for one as the Cougars (7-2, 4-0) beat the Warriors (3-6, 0-4) and clinched at least a share of the Sierra Valley League title.
Center 48, Colfax 34 in Antelope – Lorenzo McGill’s late interception return for a touchdown sealed the Cougars (5-4, 2-2) win over the Falcons (6-3, 1-3) in the back-and-forth Pioneer Valley League battle. Colton Reeves had a 92-yard kickoff return for Colfax and sophomore quarterback Michael Wortham had a 79-yard rushing touchdown for Center.
Ponderosa 54, Roseville 0 in Roseville – Elijah Henderson had a big night, including throwing for 51- and 28-yard touchdown passes and rushing for a 4-yard score in leading the Bruins (4-5, 3-3) past the Tigers (1-8, 1-5) in the Capital Valley Conference.
Bradshaw Christian 35, Stellar Prep 6 in South Sacramento – Gerret Robbins and Mateo Bromstead each rushed for two first-half touchdowns as the Pride (6-2) beat the visitors from Oakland (2-6) in a nonleague game.