Stone Smartt threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Mason Hurst and another scoring strike to Andrew Birch, and Camrion Davis rushed 51 yards for a touchdown as No. 2 Del Oro, the defending CIF State Division II-AA champion, defeated Pleasant Valley of Chico 29-9 Friday night in Loomis.
It marked the first time the Golden Eagles started the season 2-0 since 2009, as Del Oro is famed for playing a rugged nonleague schedule in preparation for the powerhouse Sierra Foothill League. Pleasant Valley dropped to 1-1.
Del Oro will travel to defending CIF D-I NorCal champion Bellarmine Prep of San Jose next Friday.
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No. 4 Grant 42, No. 9 Burbank 14 in Del Paso Heights – Lawrence Hardy returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown, returned a punt 64 yards for a score and caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Cam Davis as the Pacers (2-0) routed the rival Titans (0-1. Nate Thomas had two interceptions for Grant, returning one 72 yards for a touchdown. The Pacers ran the ball just 16 times and passed three times as the defense dominated.
No. 6 Rocklin 28, Napa 16 in Rocklin – Michael Nolan threw touchdown passes of 55 yards to Trey Overton and 11 yards to Kier Gibson-Adams and also rushed for an 11-yard score to lead the Thunder (1-1) over the Indians (1-1). Rocklin had two late second-quarter interceptions, including a 17-yard return for a score by Gavin Janis to go up 21-10 at halftime.
No. 7 Oak Ridge 41, Vacaville 15 in El Dorado Hills – Marco Baldacchino rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more and Cameron Stone had two interceptions that led to touchdowns as the Trojans (2-0) defeated the Bulldogs (1-1).
No. 14 Whitney 41, No. 8 Granite Bay 21 – Preston Eklund threw four touchdown passes, including a 49-yarder to David Owens and a 30-yarder to Justin Kraft, and Mark Clark rushed for a 40-yard touchdown as the Wildcats (2-0) defeated the Grizzlies (0-2). Jade Foddrill threw two touchdown passes and Drew Yeargin scored twice for Granite Bay.
No. 12 Antelope 56, Lincoln 17 in Antelope – Elijah Dotson rushed for touchdowns of 80 and five yards and caught an 88-yard touchdown pass from Nick Spagnola to lead the Titans (2-0) over the Fighting Zebras (0-2). Spagnola also threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Logan Paulson and ran three yards for another score.
No. 18 Vista del Lago 34, Ponderosa 27 in Shingle Springs – Brent Schaeffer threw five touchdown passes, three to Blake Tuter, to rally the Eagles (1-1) over the Bruins (1-1). Scott Martin threw a 70-yard scoring strike to Cole Ryan and had a 10-yard touchdown run for Ponderosa.
Nevada Union 16, No. 19 Placer 12 in Auburn – The Miners scored 16 points in a three-minute span early in the fourth quarter on 72- and 50-yard touchdown passes from Owen Dal Bon to Logan Siemers as the Miners (1-1) rallied from a 12-0 deficit to top the Hillmen (0-2). Mario Perez had two short touchdown runs for Placer.
No. 20 Roseville 42, Rio Linda 23 in Rio Linda – Brendan McMinn rushed for touchdowns of 12 and seven yards and caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and Jay Razzano rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Tigers (2-0) over the Knights (0-2).
Woodcreek 31, Davis 21 in Davis – Isaiah Ajayi scored two touchdowns, including a two-yard run early in the fourth quarter to put Woodcreek ahead 28-21, and Tyler England had a 95-yard touchdown burst as the Timberwolves (1-1) downed the Blue Devils (0-2).
Capital Christian 46, Modesto Christian 20 in Rosemont – D’Marcus Ross rushed for four touchdowns and returned an interception 39 yards for a score and Austin Alexander had a 40-yard touchdown catch from Jacob Norville and also intercepted two passes to lead the Cougars (2-0) over the Crusaders (0-2) in the sixth annual Fish Bowl.
Cosumnes Oaks 7, Pleasant Grove 0 at Cosumnes Oaks – Kahlef Hailassie returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Wolfpack (2-0) defeated the Eagles (0-2).
Sheldon 50, Casa Roble 7 at Sheldon – Alex Cook caught touchdown passes of 50, 49 and 26 yards from Greg LaChappelle and rushed for a 56-yard score to lead the Huskies (2-0) past the Rams (1-1).
Mira Loma 40, Encina 0 at El Camino – The Matadors (1-1) rolled past the Bulldogs (1-1) for their first win in four years.
Oakmont 24, Foothill 21 in Roseville – Jake Knapp threw two touchdown passes, returned a fumbled punt 41 yards for a score and booted a 30-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining, then the Vikings (2-0) blocked a field-goal attempt with 2.8 seconds left to beat the Mustangs (1-1).
Bear River 40, Union Mine 0 in Lake of the Pines – Bradley Dzioba threw three touchdown passes, including a 44-yarder to Stephen Taylor, and Austin Baze rushed for a 90-yard score as the Bruins (1-1) downed the Diamondbacks (0-2).
Colfax 39, Winters 28 in Winters – Mason Ahrens rushed for touchdowns of 75 and 40 yards and Austin Weir threw touchdown passes of 46 and 18 yards to Nick Van Doorn as the Falcons (2-0) topped the Warriors (1-1) from the Northern Section.
Pioneer 26, Fairfield 14 in Woodland – Alex Rodriguez threw two touchdown passes to Danny Byrd and rushed for a score and Isaac Michel had three sacks and blocked a punt that Lucky Bender returned for a touchdown midway in the fourth quarter as the Patriots (2-0) rallied to beat the Falcons (0-1).
Marysville 49, Wheatland 0 in Marysville – Chase Tarr rushed for touchdowns of 24 and five yards and threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Cornell Greenwood; Mikah Bernal rushed for scores of 37 and 15 yards and John Flores had a 41-yard touchdown and Taryn Dolan a 40-yard touchdown run as the Indians (2-0) rolled past the Pirates (0-2).
Highlands 24, Lindhurst 15 in North Highlands – Darion Houston passed for three touchdowns and Gerald Davis caught two touchdown passes and ran for one as the Scots topped the Blazers in the season opener for both teams.