Graylon Lindsey rushed for 230 yards and four touchdowns, and Brandon Erwing caught five passes for 90 yards and a score as No. 5 Sheldon defeated Pleasant Grove 35-18 in a Delta League game Friday night at Sheldon High School.
The win sets up a showdown between the Huskies and No. 4 Elk Grove for the Delta League championship next Friday at Sheldon.
Lindsey scored on touchdown runs of 3, 34, 1 and 14 yards for Sheldon (7-2, 4-2) as it snapped Pleasant Grove’s nine-game winning streak in the series.
The Eagles (0-9, 0-6) were coached by Joe Cattolico during most of that span, but he is now Sheldon’s coach.
“We worked really hard because we haven’t beaten them in a long time,” said Lindsey, who went over the 1,000-yard mark for rushing yards (1,029). “It feels good, but we can’t linger on it. We’ve got to prepare for Elk Grove next week.”
No. 2 Folsom 47, No. 20 Rocklin 14 in Rocklin – Joe Curry was 15 of 25 for 300 yards and six touchdowns, two each to Eric Davis and Brad Jenner, and rushed for a touchdown to lead the Bulldogs (8-1, 5-0) over the Thunder (4-5, 1-4) in a Sierra Foothill League game.
Curry, whose longest scoring strike was 59 yards to Drake Stallworth, now has 36 touchdown passes this season. Cade Wyant threw touchdown passes of 9 yards to Charlie McBride and 37 yards to Brandon D’Arpa for Rocklin.
Folsom can win its third consecutive Sierra Foothill League title on Friday against No. 3 Oak Ridge at Folsom High School.
No. 3 Oak Ridge 35, Nevada Union 14 in El Dorado Hills – Marco Baldacchino rushed for touchdowns of 30 and 11 yards and threw a touchdown pass, and Devin Kemp and Sam Champlin also rushed for touchdowns as the Trojans beat the Miners in a Sierra Foothill League game.
No. 4 Elk Grove 49, Franklin 7 at Elk Grove HS – Jayden Machado passed for 181 yards and six first-half touchdowns, and sophomore Jaden Burns rushed for 180 yards on 15 carries in place of a hobbled Zion Thomas as the Thundering Herd (8-1, 5-1) rolled past the Wildcats (4-5, 1-5) in the Delta League. Machado hit Gavin Reinwald and Jonas McMillan for two touchdowns each for Elk Grove, which had 461 yards of offense.
No. 6 Antelope 42, Bella Vista 7 in Antelope – Nick Spagnola was 6 of 7 for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Devin Dye rushed for two touchdowns, and Sac-Joaquin Section rushing leader Elijah Dotson had 109 yards, including a 3-yard touchdown, on six carries as the Titans (9-0, 6-0) defeated the Broncos (0-9, 0-6) in a Capital Valley Conference contest. Antelope can complete an unbeaten regular season and claim the league title with a win at Whitney in next Friday’s regular-season finale.
No. 10 Roseville 42, Ponderosa 14 in Shingle Springs – Nick Martig threw two touchdown passes to Josh Clark, Brendan McMinn rushed for two touchdowns, and Jay Razzano also rushed for two scores, including a 22-yarder set up by a Jimmy Jaggers blocked punt, as the Tigers (8-1, 5-1) topped the Bruins (2-7, 1-5) in a Capital Valley Conference game.
Cosumnes Oaks 39, No. 11 Whitney 20 in Elk Grove – Jacob Trach rushed for three touchdowns, including a 94-yard burst, Austin Greer threw two touchdown passes, and Kahlef Hailassie returned a punt 42 yards for a score as the Wolfpack (6-3, 4-2) defeated the Wildcats (6-3, 4-2) in a Capital Valley Conference game.
No. 15 Inderkum 60, Moreau Catholic 21 in Hayward – Deo Robinson ran for a 91-yard touchdown and Victor Jones returned an interception for a score on a pass deflected by Leevi Lafaele as the Tigers (7-2) walloped the Mariners (6-3) in a nonleague game.
No. 16 Christian Brothers 48, Casa Roble 18 at Hughes Stadium – Tyler Vander Wal threw two touchdown passes to Spencer Webb, Jamarri Jackson returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and Daniel Simoes returned a blocked punt by Matt DeSimone for a score as the Falcons (7-2, 4-0) rolled over the Rams (3-6, 1-3) in a Capital Athletic League game. Christian Brothers will play No. 14 Vista del Lago, a 51-20 winner over El Camino, for the Capital Athletic League title in a regular-season finale next Friday at Hughes Stadium.
No. 17 Capital Christian 56, Natomas 0 in Rosemont – The Cougars (7-2, 5-0) rolled over the Nighthawks (4-5, 2-3) to secure at least a Golden Empire League co-championship.
Granite Bay 10, No. 18 Woodcreek 3 in Roseville – Tristian Conde scored on a 9-yard run in the first quarter, and that was all the defensive-minded Grizzlies (3-6, 2-3) needed to beat the Timberwolves (4-5, 2-3) in a Sierra Foothill League game. Granite Bay improved to 18-0 against Woodcreek.
Placer 31, Bear River 6 in Auburn – Mario Perez rushed for three touchdowns; Anthony Kerrigan had an 80-yard touchdown run, and the Hillmen (5-4, 4-0) held the Bruins (3-6, 1-3) to 4 rushing yards in a Pioneer Valley League contest. Placer clinched at least a tie for its fifth-straight PVL title entering its regular-season finale next Friday at Lincoln. The loss also ended Bear River’s streak of 29 consecutive non-losing seasons. Bradley Dzioba threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Steven Taylor for Bear River.
Center 34, Colfax 23 in Colfax – Austin Weir threw two touchdown passes, and Garren O’Keefe caught a touchdown pass and booted a 23-yard field goal, but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons (6-3, 2-2) fell to the Cougars (6-3, 2-2) in a Pioneer Valley League contest.
Liberty Ranch 7, Cordova 6 in Galt – A first-half touchdown and PAT by the Hawks (7-2, 3-1) held up in a Sierra Valley Conference game. Cordova (6-3, 3-1) scored early in the fourth quarter, but its 2-point conversion attempt failed. The Lancers had the ball inside Liberty Ranch’s 20-yard line with under a minute to play but fumbled the ball away.
Del Campo 35, Oakmont 14 in Roseville – Tyler Dimino threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead the Cougars (4-5, 2-4) over the Vikings (5-4, 2-4) in a Capital Valley Conference contest.
Lincoln 41, Foothill 12 in Foothill Farms –The Fighting Zebras (5-4, 3-1) rushed for three touchdowns and threw for three more as they defeated the Mustangs (1-8, 0-4) in a Pioneer Valley League game. Vernon Robertson had a 79-yard touchdown run for Foothill.
Rio Linda 55, Pioneer 14 in Rio Linda – The Knights (4-5, 2-3) jumped to a 27-7 halftime lead en route to a Tri-County Conference win over the Patriots (2-7, 0-5). Danny Byrd had a 53-yard touchdown run for Pioneer.
River City 13, Woodland 12 in Woodland – The Raiders (5-4, 3-2) scored two second-half touchdowns to lead 13-6, then stopped a two-point conversion attempt by Woodland (3-6, 0-5) after the Wolves had pulled within one point on C.J. Ponce’s recovery of a blocked punt by Diego Villanueva with 2:30 to play in the Tri-County Conference game.
Yuba City 28, River Valley 7 at River Valley HS – Brenndon Schafer-Shalowitz rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to L.J. Smith, and Elijah Cisneros and Jason O’Leary had fourth-quarter interceptions as the Honkers (7-3, 5-1) defeated the Falcons (3-6, 3-2) in the Yuba City Mayors Cup trophy game. Dylan de la Vega had a 50-yard touchdown run for the River Valley.
Sutter 42, Orland 0 in Sutter – Bryce Kunkle rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns, and Trever Facey had a 60-yard touchdown run to lead the Huskies (9-0, 4-0) over the Trojans (6-3, 3-1) in a battle of Butte View League unbeatens.
California School for the Deaf 43, Woodland Christian 0 in Fremont – The Cardinals (5-4) couldn’t get much going against the Eagles (9-1), who jumped to a 22-0 first-quarter lead in a nonleague game on ESPN2 as part of its ESPN High School Football Showcase on Thursday evening. The game was a follow-up to an ESPN E:60 segment about the California School for the Deaf’s highly successful football program.
Woodland Christian coach Mark Johnson called the opportunity to play in the game “a blessing.”
“In the bucket lists of their young lives it’s like, play high school football? Check. Win a league championship, a playoff game ... but hey, play on TV? We’ve never done that before,” Johnson told the Woodland Daily Democrat’s Bruce Burton.