▪ Bee-ranked No. 2, Grant breaks in its sparkling new synthetic field at Rutherford Stadium by rumbling and racing past No. 10 Burbank 50-14 on Friday night. Deshawn Collins rushes for 244 yards and four touchdowns, and the senior dazzles on an 85-yard kickoff return.
Ryan McIntosh is the epitome of Granite Bay High School football, his head coach Jeff Evans says. Though he may not seem imposing at 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, the senior middle linebacker comes up huge as he runs an interception back for a score and booms three key punts to lead the No. 12 Grizzlies to a 21-7 season-opening win at home over the Marauders.
New era, new faces, same results. Top-ranked Folsom High School rallies late to beat visiting Clayton Valley Charter 27-26 in a thrilling nonleague opener of state powerhouse programs that played for CIF State Bowl championships last December.
Rookie Kelby Tomlinson lines a bases-loaded single up the middle with one out in the ninth against previously unbeaten Kevin Siegrist, and the Giants top the Cardinals 5-4 to snap St. Louis’ five-game winning streak. Before the game, the Giants placed Matt Cain on the disabled list.
A’s ace Sonny Gray gets denied his 13th win when the A’s fall 6-4 to the host Arizona Diamondbacks, who use a four-run seventh to take control.
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The 49ers’ Tony Jerod-Eddie and Von Miller of the Broncos played high school football together in Texas. On Saturday, they’ll be on opposing teams for a preseason game between San Francisco and Denver.
▪ Ten players to keep an eye on in Saturday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos.
There will be less than 24 hours available for O.Co Coliseum’s extreme makeover from football to baseball following the Raiders’ exhibition game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night. The A’s are scheduled to host the Los Angeles Angeles on Monday evening.
The River Cats will have to wait another day to square their series with the Iowa Cubs following Friday’s postponement because of wet grounds in Des Moines. Ty Blach is scheduled to start Saturday’s first game of a scheduled doubleheader. He will go after his 12th win.
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