Jamarri Jackson caught touchdown passes of 38 and 51 yards, rushed for a 5-yard touchdown and returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown, Bee Player of the Week Tyler Vander Waal threw for a school record 484 yards and five touchdown passes, and No. 12 Christian Brothers scored 55 unanswered points to beat No. 11 Vista del Lago 74-32 and capture the Capital Athletic League championship Friday night at Hughes Stadium.
The game was delayed for 15 minutes when the lights went out.
Vista del Lago (7-3, 4-1) held a 32-19 lead after one quarter before the Falcons rallied to tie the game 32-32 at the half on Vander Waal’s 37-yard scoring strike to Matt Marengo, his second touchdown catch.
Vista del Lago quarterback Brent Schaeffer, the Sac-Joaquin Section passing leader who entered the game with just two interceptions in 289 attempts was intercepted four times by the Falcons (8-2, 5-0). Jackson, Tyler Green, Bryan Lucas and Jack O’Hearn had the picks for CBS.
Carlos Stahl also rushed for two late touchdowns for the Falcons, including a 79-yarder.
Schaeffer threw four touchdown passes, two to Blake Tuter and one each to Brenden Hall and Vance Olives.
No. 1 Sacramento 54, McClatchy 10 at Rio Linda High School – Tariq Hollandsworth rushed for three touchdowns, and Derek Shelton passed for two scores, one to DaVon Owens, who also had a punt return touchdown, as the Dragons (9-1, 7-0) rolled the rival Lions (3-7, 3-4) in the annual Bell Game to close out the Metropolitan Conference schedule. Sacramento could emerge as the top seed in the D-II playoffs.
No. 6 Antelope 42, No. 14 Whitney 21 in Rocklin – Elijah Dotson rushed for touchdowns of 75, 15 and 2 yards, Devin Dye rushed for two scores, and Brandon Sanders returned a kickoff 50 yards for a score as the Titans (10-0, 7-0) topped the Wildcats (6-4, 4-3) in the Capital Valley Conference and finished the regular season unbeaten.
No. 7 Del Oro 48, Woodcreek 14 in Loomis – Stone Smartt passed for three touchdowns and rushed 21 yards for a score, and Dalton Gee rushed for an 84-yard touchdown and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Smartt to lead the Eagles (8-2, 4-2) past the Timberwolves (4-6, 2-4) in the Sierra Foothill League game. Smartt also had 40-yard touchdown passes to Justin Pagluica and Mason Hurst. Tyler England ran for a 33-yard touchdown, and Matthew Gordon threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Matt Willford for Woodcreek.
No. 10 Roseville 41, Oakmont 21 at Roseville High School – Brendan McMinn and Jay Razzano each rushed for two touchdowns, Nick Martig threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Josh Clark, and Hayden Simpson returned a fumble 43 yards from a pitch by Jimmy Jaggers after Jaggers recovered the ball to lead the Tigers (9-1, 6-1) over the Vikings (5-5, 2-5) in the Capital Valley Conference game. The Roseville JV team also won 35-20 to finish the season 10-0.
No. 13 Cosumnes Oaks 59, Ponderosa 35 in Shingle Springs – Austin Greer ran for a touchdown and threw three touchdown passes, two to Kahlef Hailassie, Jacob Trach had a 61-yard touchdown run, and Pierre Scott returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown to lead the Wolfpack (7-3, 5-2) over the Bruins (2-8, 1-6) in the Capital Valley Conference game.
No. 16 Davis 28, No. 17 Monterey Trail 27 at Monterey Trail High School – Ish Perez caught a 32-yard touchdown catch from John Lagattuta with 5:30 remaining, then the Blue Devils (5-5, 5-2) stopped Robert Holt’s two-point conversion run in front of the goal line after the Mustangs (5-5, 2-5) had closed to within one with three minutes to play on an 11-yard touchdown pass in the Delta League battle. Ethan Iacono also had a 59-yard touchdown run for the Blue Devils. Davis qualifies for the postseason with the win.
No. 18 Capital Christian 66, Mesa Verde 0 in Citrus Heights – Jacob Norville completed 5 of 5 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns, D’Marcus Ross rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns and had an interception, Christian Simmons had 10 tackles, a sack and scored two touchdowns, and Sean Goings recovered two fumbles as the Cougars (8-2, 6-0) defeated the Mavericks (2-8, 1-5) and won the outright Golden Empire League title Thursday night.
Lincoln 48, No. 19 Placer 34 in Lincoln – Ryan Graham rushed for four touchdowns, including 66- and 61-yarders, to lead the Fighting Zebras (6-4, 4-1) over the Hillmen (5-5, 4-1) in the Pioneer Valley League title showdown contest. Morgan Rein-Robinson scored three touchdowns for Placer.
No. 20 Bradshaw Christian 42, Highlands 7 in South Sacramento – The Pride (10-0, 5-0) celebrated its inclusion in The Bee’s top 20 by rolling past the Scots (4-5, 2-3) to capture the Sierra Delta League title and finish the regular season unbeaten.
Del Campo 69, Bella Vista 0 at Del Campo High School – David Joseph opened the scoring with a 40-yard touchdown run and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Dimino, and Dimino also threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Bice as the Cougars (5-5, 3-4) jumped to a 49-0 first-half lead in the Fair Oaks Capital Valley Conference rivalry game with the Broncos (0-10, 0-7).
Center 31, Bear River 28 in Lake of the Pines – The Cougars (7-3, 3-2) scored the winning touchdown in overtime after the Bruins (3-7, 1-4) had settled for a field goal on their first overtime possession in the Pioneer Valley League game that ended 25-25 in regulation after Bear River’s 32-yard field goal attempt hit the upright.
Colfax 41, Foothill 8 in Foothill Farms – Mason Ahrens returned an interception 35 yards for a score to lead the Falcons (7-3, 3-2) over the Mustangs (1-9, 0-5) in the Pioneer Valley League contest.
River City 21, River Valley 14 in West Sacramento – The Raiders (6-4, 4-2) completed a 53-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to break a 14-14 tie and down the Falcons (3-7, 3-3) in the Tri-County Conference game. Dylan De La Vega had 26- and 15-yard touchdown runs for River Valley. River City joins Inderkum and Yuba City in qualifying for the postseason from the TCC.
Marysville 62, West Campus 6 in Marysville – Chase Tarr threw four touchdowns, one each to Jase Weckman, Devin Edwards, Gary Cooper and Noah Childers, Leonardo Mendoza returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, and Taryn Dolan and Andrew Hoang ran for touchdowns of 55 and 40 yards, respectively, to stake the Indians (8-2, 5-1) to a 49-0 halftime lead en route to the Golden Empire League win over the Warriors (3-7, 0-6). Wilson Taulafo had a 3-yard rushing touchdown for West Campus.
Woodland 36, Pioneer 7 in Woodland – Christian Stice threw touchdown passes to Anthony Jimenez and Diego Villanueva, A.T. Triana rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, and Oscar Sanchez had a 66-yard touchdown run as the Wolves (4-6, 1-5) defeated the rival Patriots (2-8, 0-6) in the Tri-County Conference game.
Sutter 42, Wheatland 0 in Wheatland – Tyler Reynolds threw a 65-yard touchdown pass to Cason Reyes and a 2-yard scoring strike to Trever Facey and ran for a 16-yard score, and Facey had a 55-yard touchdown run, Drew Simard an 80-yard touchdown burst and Bryce Kunkle a 20-yard touchdown run as the Huskies (10-0, 5-0) jumped to a 42-0 halftime lead, then coasted past the Pirates (4-6, 3-2) to lock up the Butte View League title. Sutter had 352 total yards in the first half as the second half was played to a running clock.
East Nicolaus 36, Durham 3 in Durham – S.J. Brown rushed for a 15-yard touchdown and threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Dominic Morse and a 5-yard scoring strike to Corey Taylor to lead the Spartans (10-0, 5-0) over the Trojans (8-2, 4-1) and to the Mid-Valley League championship.