Tre Green returns an interception 18 yards for a touchdown on the second snap of the game, and Jake Jeffrey is again steady and spectacular as Folsom races past Franklin 49-21 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I quarterfinal at Prairie City Stadium.
The Antelope Titans advance into the third round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs for the first time with a 31-24 victory over the Sacramento Dragons. Not bad for a school that opened in 2008.
Willie Cauley-Stein has made some spectacular plays to start his career. He’s also looked like the rookie he is at times. Nevertheless, Kings coach George Karl would like to give the young center more playing time.
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Blaine Gabbert’s performance in the 49ers’ victory over the Atlanta Falcons was a good first step in proving himself as a starting quarterback. Sunday’s game at the Seattle Seahawks, however, will be a different story. Gabbert has little experience in hushing hostile crowds.
The Raiders are moving into deep November having lost two straight and Aldon Smith, their second-best pass rusher. A victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday is crucial to their playoff hopes.
In the wake of the shooting death of Grant cornerback Jaulon “JJ” Clavo, gestures of comfort and goodwill continue Saturday at 6 p.m. when the Pacers host Granite Bay in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinal, with numerous teams expected to turn out again to pay their respects.
Fifth-year senior safety Stefan McClure has never seen The Axe, the trophy that goes to the winner of the annual Big Game between Cal and Stanford. That’s because the Bears last won the Big Game in 2009.
The poor seasons of Sacramento State (2-8) and UC Davis (1-9) have some observers calling this year’s game the “Lost Causeway Classic.” Don’t tell that to Aggies coach Ron Gould or his Hornets counterpart Jody Sears, though. “It’s going to be a bloodbath – it’s going to be very physical,” says Gould.
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