Golden Eagles Matt Smart (31) scores the game's final touchdown to put the Golden Eagles ahead 57-16 during the NorCal Regional Division I-A game between the Del Oro Golden Eagles and the Bakersfield Drillers at Del Oro in Loomis on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Golden Eagles won the game 57-16.
Golden Eagles Matt Smart (31) scores the game's final touchdown to put the Golden Eagles ahead 57-16 during the NorCal Regional Division I-A game between the Del Oro Golden Eagles and the Bakersfield Drillers at Del Oro in Loomis on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Golden Eagles won the game 57-16. Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
Golden Eagles Matt Smart (31) scores the game's final touchdown to put the Golden Eagles ahead 57-16 during the NorCal Regional Division I-A game between the Del Oro Golden Eagles and the Bakersfield Drillers at Del Oro in Loomis on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The Golden Eagles won the game 57-16. Randall Benton The Sacramento Bee
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