Let the second season begin.
The high school football regular season ended Friday night, leading to Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin Section selection meeting to decide the brackets and seedings.
Folsom seeks a section title four-peat, and looked the part as Jake Jeffrey threw five touchdown passes to five different receivers and rushed for a 20-yard touchdown to lead the top-ranked Bulldogs to a 48-10 win over Woodcreek and the Sierra Foothill League championship in Roseville.
Folsom (10-0, 6-0) has won a state-leading 41 consecutive regular-season games, and its 26-game winning streak also leads the state.
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No. 2 Elk Grove 55, Sheldon 6 at Elk Grove – Ryan Robards rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns, Jayden Machado passed for two scores, and Julius Fullah rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Thundering Herd (10-0, 7-0) rolled past the Huskies (2-8, 0-7) in the Delta League. Demario McLean had a 30-yard interception return for a score, and Austin Archuleta, Jake Blum and Blake McBeth also had interceptions for Elk Grove.
No. 4 Grant 42, Jesuit 16 in Del Paso Heights – Lawrence Hardy scored on a 72-yard touchdown run on the first play and caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from Mike Cook as the Pacers (9-1, 6-1) ran over the Marauders (5-5, 3-4) on Senior Night in the Delta League. Deshawn Collins rushed for 232 yards and three scores, and David Moala had 13 tackles and Jemel Johnson 18 for Grant.
No. 5 Inderkum 55, Pioneer 3 in Natomas – The Tigers (10-0, 6-0) jumped out to a 49-0 halftime lead against the Patriots (3-7, 2-4) in a Tri-County Conference finale. Raekwon Turner, Jimmie Johnson and Trajon Cotton combined for six scores for Inderkum.
No. 6 Antelope 42, No. 13 Whitney 27 in Antelope – DeVaughn Silver rushed for an insurance touchdown with two minutes to play to lead the Titans (10-0, 7-0) over the Wildcats (6-4, 4-3) and give them the Capital Valley Conference title and their first perfect regular season.
No. 7 Rocklin 42, Nevada Union 13 in Grass Valley – Evyn Holtz rushed for three touchdowns and caught a 49-yard touchdown pass from William Floyd to lead the Thunder (7-3, 4-2) over the Miners (1-9, 0-6) in the Sierra Foothill League.
No. 8 Placer 53, Colfax 19 in Auburn – Owen Scott rushed for four touchdowns, including from 66 and 62 yards, Jared Halbert rushed for two scores, and Derek Haney made an acrobatic 35-yard touchdown catch as the Hillmen (10-0, 5-0) defeated the Falcons (3-7, 1-4) in the Pioneer Valley League. The Hillmen have won four consecutive PVL titles.
No. 9 Sacramento 76, McClatchy 0 at Hughes Stadium – Caden Voges completed all four of his passes for 120 yards and four touchdowns, three to Bryan Sarente, as the Dragons (7-3, 7-0) locked up the Metropolitan League for the first time since 1992 and just the third time since 1972 in beating the Lions (3-7, 2-5) in the annual Bell Game.
4 Touchdown passes in four attempts by Sacramento’s Caden Voges against rival McClatchy
Del Oro 17, No. 10 Granite Bay 14 in Loomis – Dalton Gee scored on a one-yard dive with 1:56 to play as the Golden Eagles (4-6, 3-3) edged the Grizzlies (5-5, 2-4) to secure the fourth playoff spot in the powerful Sierra Foothill League.
No. 12 Cosumnes Oaks 42, Ponderosa 21 in Elk Grove – Dante Davis rushed for 328 yards, a school record, and five touchdowns to lead the Wolfpack (7-3, 5-2) over the Bruins (2-8, 1-6) in the CVC.
No. 15 Franklin 42, Pleasant Grove 0 at Sheldon – Lamar Jackson, starting his second game at quarterback in place of injured Jacob Lopez, rushed 12 times for 184 yards and four touchdowns, and threw for 121 yards and a 35-yard touchdown to Tariq Glenn to lead the Wildcats (6-4, 4-3) over the Eagles (5-5, 4-3) in the Delta League.
No. 17 Vista del Lago 38, No. 16 Christian Brothers 28 at Folsom High School – Colby Carrera had a season-high 35 carries for 256 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles (8-2, 5-0) defeated the Falcons (8-2, 4-1) for the Capital Athletic League title. Christian Brothers’ Braeden Bourke threw for 452 yards and four touchdowns, and Malcolm Anderson had 14 receptions for 295 yards and two touchdowns.
452Passing yards by Christian Brothers’ Braeden Bourke against Vista del Lago
No. 18 Capital Christian 40, Marysville 20 in Marysville – D’Marcus Ross rushed for three touchdowns, including a 68-yarder, to lead the Cougars (10-0, 6-0) over the Indians (8-2, 4-2) in the Golden Empire League. It marked the Cougars’ fourth consecutive GEL title.
Lincoln 49, No. 19 Bear River 35 in Lincoln – Elijah Garcia passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, and Elijah Cunningham rushed for two scores and threw a touchdown pass as the Fighting Zebras (6-4, 3-2) defeated the Bruins (7-3, 2-3) in the PVL. David Mastrella rushed for two touchdowns and returned the opening kickoff of the second half 95 yards for a touchdown for Bear River.
Burbank 65, No. 20 Kennedy 12 in Greenhaven – Erik Brown rushed for three touchdowns, including a 70-yarder, as the Titans (6-4, 6-1) defeated the Cougars (9-1, 6-1) in a battle for second place in the Metro League. Terrell Barron Jr. had a 57-yard touchdown run and Sean Allison threw a 65-yard scoring strike to Avery Runner for the Cougars.
Monterey Trail 36, Davis 29 in Davis – Sam Williams scored the game winner on an 18-yard run, and the Mustangs (5-5, 3-4) intercepted Jack Beckman’s Hail Mary to prevail over the Blue Devils (3-7, 1-6) in the wild, emotional Delta contest.
Laguna Creek 41, Johnson 0 at Cosumnes River College – Nicholas Henderson rushed for a 55-yard touchdown and passed for a 35-yard score, and James Budgett had an 87-yard touchdown run as the Cardinals (5-5, 4-3) defeated the Warriors (1-9, 0-7) in the Metro to send retiring coach Dave Morton out a winner.
Highlands 57, Vacaville Christian 35 in Vacaville – Isaiah Tennette rushed for three touchdowns, passed for two and had defensive touchdowns of 65 and 60 yards as the Scots (6-4, 3-3) scored 30 fourth-quarter points to beat the Falcons (5-5, 2-4) in the Sierra Delta League.
Dixon 31, Natomas 0 in Natomas – Ben Nefzger threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead the Rams (8-2, 5-1) over the Nighthawks (5-5, 2-4) in the GEL.
Casa Roble 44, Rio Americano 37 at Del Campo High School – Matt Johnson rushed for 149 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries, Ryan Rafferty had two interceptions, and the Rams (3-7, 2-3) scored 30 fourth-quarter points to top the Raiders (1-9, 1-4) in the CAL.