No. 7 Granite Bay rallied to defeat No. 4 Rocklin 28-21 after trailing 21-0 late in the second quarter on Friday night in a key Sierra Foothill League matchup in the driving rain in Granite Bay.
A 43-yard pass from Justin Yeaton to Tyler Brendel just before the end of the first half started the comeback for the Grizzlies (7-2, 4-1), and Yeaton later had a game-winning 26-yard touchdown pass to Brian Graber in the fourth quarter. Sandwiched between those throws were a two-yard touchdown run by Mike Gemulla and a 13-yard touchdown run by Lucas Baiocchi, both in the third quarter.
Granite Bay moves into sole possession of second place behind Folsom. The Thunder, having lost last week to Folsom, is 7-2 overall and 3-2 in league.
No. 1 Folsom 42, No. 14 Oak Ridge 7 in Folsom – Jake Browning passed for 230 yards and three touchdowns – all to Josiah Deguara who had 147 receiving yards; Bailey Laolagi rushed for two touchdowns; Tre Green rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown; and Sam Whitney had two sacks as the Bulldogs (9-0, 5-0), ranked No. 3 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports, secured their first Sierra Foothill League title with the win over the rival Trojans (5-5, 2-4).
No. 2 Grant 66, Davis 6 in Del Paso Heights – Donovan Brown passed for 176 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third, Mike Green had 89 rushing yards and ran for three touchdowns, and DeShawn Collins rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns as the Pacers (9-0, 6-0) rolled past the Blue Devils (2-7, 1-5) and set up a likely Delta League title showdown against Jesuit next Saturday. The No. 3 Marauders host No. 11 Monterey Trail today.
No. 5 Elk Grove 35, No. 8 Franklin 6 in Elk Grove – Eltoro Allen rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, Manny Scott-Anderson went for 135 and two scores on nine carries, and Spencer Sheff ran for 81 and a touchdown for the Thundering Herd (7-2, 4-2) , which snapped a two-game losing streak to the rival Wildcats (5-4, 3-3) in Delta League play.
No. 9 Del Oro 42, Woodcreek 10 in Loomis – Ben Hart had a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown and Dalton Gee a 40-yard interception for a score, and Logan Hurst threw a 40-yard scoring strike to Mason Hurst and rushed for a 38-yard score as the Golden Eagles (4-5, 3-2) kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over the reeling Timberwolves (5-4, 1-4).
No. 12 Christian Brothers 33, Casa Roble 24 at Hughes Stadium – Chris Guillen passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns and Jalen Swanigan had six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown as the Falcons (8-1, 4-0) beat the Rams (3-6, 1-3) to remain unbeaten in the Capital Athletic League. Jake Ericksen rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns and also had 61 receiving yards for Casa Roble. CBS will play host to Vista del Lago (6-3, 4-0) at Hughes Stadium on Friday for the league title.
No. 16 Cosumnes Oaks 55, Whitney 7 in Elk Grove – Jaaron Stallworth threw four first-half touchdown passes, including an 81-yarder to Sammy Gray, and rushed for two scores, and the Wolfpack (7-2, 6-0) had 357 total yards through the first two quarters as they rolled over the Wildcats (1-8, 1-5) and secured the Capital Valley Conference title.
No. 19 Placer 52, Lincoln 7 in Lincoln – Clark Pietromonaco threw four touchdown passes and Jared Halbert rushed for two scores as the Hillmen (7-2, 4-0) jumped to a 45-0 first-half lead and coasted over the Figthing Zebras (1-8, 0-4) in a Pioneer Valley League game. Hillmen coach Joey Montoya secured a third consecutive PVL title. That matches the accomplishment of his grandfather Bill Miller, who, along with Placer co-coach Tom Johnson, twice three-peated in 1975-77 and again in 1979-81.
Roseville 39, Ponderosa 7 in Shingle Springs – Michael Dobler threw two 10-yard touchdown strikes to Bryce Crouch, then ran for a 12-yard score, and Ben Zahniser ran for touchdowns of 73 and 20 yards as the Tigers (5-4, 4-2) jumped all over the Bruins (5-4, 3-3) in a Capital Valley Conference game with playoff implications. It was Roseville’s fourth consecutive win.
Laguna Creek 42, McClatchy 0 at Cosumnes River College – Chris Williams returned a kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown, caught two touchdown passes and rushed for a 4-yard touchdown – all in the first half – to help the Cardinals (4-5, 4-2) beat the Lions (3-6, 3-3) in a Metro Conference game to secure their first playoff berth since 2008.
Rosemont 26, Liberty Ranch 20 in Galt – Buddy Enriquez threw three touchdown passes, two to Daniel Tveretinov who had eight catches for 220 yards and Eric Davis had two interceptions as the Wolverines (5-4, 3-1) topped the Hawks (4-5, 1-3) in a Sierra Valley Conference contest. Liberty Ranch, despite making six turnovers, did not go down without without a fight, battling back from a 26-7 deficit at halftime, and having a shot to win with 33 seconds left on the clock before Davis made his second pick.
Kennedy 54, Florin 41 in Greenhaven – Johnathan Simmons rushed for three touchdowns of 50 yards or more to lead the Cougars over the Panthers in a Metro Conference game.
Del Campo 48, Oakmont 12 in Roseville – Lance Harris rushed for two touchdowns for , and Maceo Clinton caught a touchdown pass and rushed for a touchdown as the Cougars (6-3, 4-2) topped the Vikings (1-8, 0-6) in a Capital Valley Conference contest.
Bear River 7, Center 6 in Lake of the Pines – Ryan Wagner caught a 21-yard fourth-quarter pass from David O’Brien and Ben O’Lena booted the winning PAT as the Bruins (7-2, 3-1) rallied to beat the Cougars (5-4, 2-2) in the Pioneer Valley League contest.
Antelope 35, Bella Vista 0 in Antelope – Montel Aaron threw three touchdown passes, two to Mister Harriel, as the Titans (6-3, 4-2) downed the Broncos (3-6, 2-4) in the Capital Valley Conference game.
Union Mine 35, Cordova 0 in El Dorado – Austin Rigsby scored three touchdowns, including an 82-yard kickoff return, as the Diamondbacks (5-4, 3-1) beat the Lancers (6-3, 1-3) in the Sierra Valley Conference game.
No. 15 El Dorado 62, Galt 13 in Placerville – Nick Bonniksen and Tyler Clanin combined for six touchdowns as the Cougars (9-0, 4-0) rolled the Warriors (3-6, 0-4) to lock up the Sierra Valley Conference, the program's first since 1983 when they last won a Sac-Joaquin Section.
No. 17 Burbank 48, Sacramento 12 at Burbank HS – Harrison Anderson accounted for four touchdowns and Shawn Franklin had two interceptions as the Titans (9-0, 5-0) topped the Dragons (9-0, 5-0) and won their fifth consecutive Metro Conference title while extending their league unbeaten streak to 29 games, dating back to 2010. Sac High’s Caden Voges, under intense press throughout, passed for 232 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Kevin Basped, who had five catches for 151 yards.
Capital Christian 55, Mesa Verde 12 in Citrus Heights – Edward Ware returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown and had a 25-yard interception return for a score and Justice Shelton-Mosley scored two touchdowns, including a 69-yard punt return, to lead the Cougars (9-0, 5-0) to the Golden Empire League championship. The Cougars rank No. 3 behind Central Catholic of Modesto and McClymonds of Oakland in Cal-Hi’s State Division IV Bowl rankings.
Colfax 45, Foothill 12 in Foothill Farms – Lukas Rineer rushed for 181 yards and Tim Rawlins went for 127 and three touchdowns for the Falcons in Pioneer Valley play to become playoff eligible at 6-3 and 2-2 in league. Marcus Jackson passed for two touchdowns and Jakob Nored returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown for the Falcons.
The Bee’s Joe Davidson contributed to this report.