No. 1 Folsom makes a smart adjustment against No. 8 Rocklin, improves to 8-0 and wins its 24th game in a row, currently the most by any team in the state.
▪ Football roundup: No. 4 Grant survives unranked Sheldon, but barely. How did your team do?
▪ Vote for the Player of the Week – you have until noon Thursday, so don’t procrastinate.
True, the circumstances differ from that season, when the 49ers went 2-14. Salary cap bungling was the primary cause of the 2004 meltdown, writes The Bee’s Matt Barrows. But that season and this one are the result of failed strategies and the inability to build a bridge from a winning, but fading, era.
▪ Raiders rookie linebacker Neiron Ball, who beat the same rare blood vessel disease afflicting a young fan, extends a helping hand.
The foundation for back-to-back World Series appearances by the Royals began in December of 2010 when the team traded Zack Greinke to Milwaukee. Kansas City received two pitchers, and Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar. Five years later, both are All-Stars. The Series begins Tuesday as Kansas City hosts the New York Mets.
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▪ True freshman Nathan Ketteringham, making only his second collegiate start, helps Sacramento State end its losing streak at six games. He completes 20 of 26 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns and rushes 15 times for 51 yards, leading the Hornets to a 38-13 homecoming victory over Idaho State.
▪ It was a big day for kicker Brady Stuart, but little else goes right for UC Davis in a 34-6 loss to Southern Utah. Aggies quarterback Ben Scott leaves with an injury early in the fourth quarter.
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