High School Sports

Roundup: Oak Ridge stays unbeaten; Granite Bay rolls Woodcreek

FILE - Oak Ridge Trojans Marco Baldacchino (2), looks to pass the ball as the Oak Ridge High School Trojans football team host the Rocklin Thunder, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Oak Ridge remains undefeated with a 48-14 win over Nevada Union on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.
FILE - Oak Ridge Trojans Marco Baldacchino (2), looks to pass the ball as the Oak Ridge High School Trojans football team host the Rocklin Thunder, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Oak Ridge remains undefeated with a 48-14 win over Nevada Union on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Brian Baer/Special to The Bee

Marco Baldacchino rushed for two touchdowns and threw a 5-yard scoring strike to Austin Jarrard, and Braeden Anderson recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown and caught an option pass from Justin Poerio for another score as No. 2 Oak Ridge (9-0, 5-0) defeated Nevada Union 48-14 Friday night in Grass Valley to remain unbeaten on the season.

The Sierra Foothill League win sets up a showdown with No. 1 Folsom next Friday in El Dorado Hills for the league title. The Bulldogs (9-0, 5-0) defeated No. 7 Rocklin 46-3 on Friday.

Tyler Nielson and freshman Jaxon Horne had fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns for Nevada Union, which ended its season 2-8 overall, 0-6 in league play.

No. 5 Granite Bay 49, Woodcreek 7 in Granite Bay – The Grizzlies (7-2, 3-2) jumped to a 34-0 halftime lead and went on to post their second consecutive shutout in beating the Timberwolves (2-7, 1-4) in the Sierra Foothill League.

No. 6 Jesuit 34, No. 12 Monterey Trail 7 at Monterey Trail HS – Isaiah Rutherford rushed for touchdowns of 60 and 25 yards; Hank Harvego threw 50- and 5-yard touchdowns to Josh Farr and Jason Gallagher returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown to lead the Marauders (7-2, 6-0) over the Mustangs (5-4, 3-3) in the Delta League. Jesuit forced six Monterey Trail turnovers and also blocked a punt.

No. 10 Del Campo 33, Oakmont 0 in Fair Oaks – Tyler Dimino threw four touchdown passes, including two to David Joseph, Roy Johnson rushed for a touchdown and recovered a fumble and the Cougars (9-0, 6-0) exploded for 26 second-half points to roll past the Vikings (4-5, 1-5) in the Capital Valley Conference game played on Thursday.

No. 11 Antelope 55, Bella Vista 0 in Fair Oaks – Mhari Roberts rushed for two touchdowns, Nathan Lucero threw touchdown passes of 16 yards and 43 yards respectively to Gabe Thomas and Leonte Huerta-Moore and Steven Britter returned a kickoff for a touchdown as the Titans (8-1, 5-1) rolled past the Broncos (0-9, 0-6) in the Capital Valley Conference.

No. 14 Lincoln 55, Foothill 32 in Lincoln – Tommy Turner threw four touchdown passes – three to Harry Rounds – and James Sweet caught a touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score to lead the Fighting Zebras (8-1, 4-0) over the Mustangs (1-8, 0-4) in the Pioneer Valley League. Lincoln will travel to Placer next Friday to play for the league championship. William Goebell rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass and Traivion Drummer caught two touchdown passes and rushed for another for Foothill.

No. 15 Placer 34, Bear River 19 in Lake of the Pines – Anthony Kerrigan rushed for two touchdowns and Marshall Chapman rushed for a touchdown and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Michael Struck to lead the Hillmen (8-1, 4-0) over the Bruins (6-3, 1-3) in the Pioneer Valley League. Luke Baggett threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Josh Zimmer and also caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tre Maronic for the Bruins.

Yuba City 26, No. 16 River Valley 23 in Yuba City – Major Niccum rushed for two touchdowns, Bryce Rogers threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Diego Early and Erik Palmquist’s short scoring run capping an 80-yard drive iced the game with 4:38 to play to lift the Honkers (5-5, 4-2) over the Falcons (6-3, 2-3) in the 12th annual Yuba City Mayor’s Cup.

No. 18 Cordova 47, Liberty Ranch 28 in Rancho Cordova – Johnele Sanders threw three second-half touchdowns and Alvin Banks rushed for a 50-yard score and has three interceptions as the Lancers (6-3, 3-1) rallied from a 22-20 halftime deficit to beat the Hawks (2-7, 1-3) in the Sierra Valley Conference.

Cosumnes Oaks 25, No. 20 Whitney 3 in Rocklin – Larry Frierson threw touchdown passes to Marque Collins and Jeremiah Moore and Jacob Trach rushed for two touchdowns, including a 52 yarder as the Wolfpack (4-5, 4-2) kept their playoff hopes alive with the win over the Wildcats (5-4, 4-2) in the Capital Valley Conference.

Rio Linda 42, Pioneer 6 in Woodland – Tyson Ybarra rushed for touchdowns of 65, 36, 35 and 1 yards; Jett Jones ran for a 60-yard score and Cameron Skattebo for a 45-yard score – all in the first half – to lead the Knights (6-3, 3-2) over the Patriots (1-8, 0-5) in the Tri-County Conference.

Vista del Lago 50, El Camino 13 at El Camino HS – Dominick Norris rushed for five touchdowns and Grant Patterson rushed for a touchdown and threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Nate Hollingshaus to lead Vista del Lago (6-3, 4-0) over El Camino (3-6, 0-4) in the Capital Athletic League.

Capital Christian 56, Natomas 14 in Natomas – D’Marcus Ross rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns, Will Buck had five sacks and Khalil Foye returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown to lead the Cougars (6-3, 4-0) past the Nighthawks (5-4, 2-2) in the Golden Empire League. Jake Cruz hit Maurice Gaines for a 35-yard touchdown on his first pass attempt of the season. A transfer from Whitney, Cruz initially had his playing eligibility denied but won clearance through appeal.

Highlands 48, Golden Sierra 20 in North Highlands – Gerald Davis rushed for two touchdowns and passed for one, and Josh Cannon ran for three scores to power the Scots (7-2, 4-1) over the Grizzlies (3-6, 2-2) in the Sierra Delta League.

El Dorado 38, Galt 21 in Galt – Danny Bell passed for five touchdowns and ran for one as the Cougars (7-2, 4-0) beat the Warriors (3-6, 0-4) and clinched at least a share of the Sierra Valley League title.

Center 48, Colfax 34 in Antelope – Lorenzo McGill’s late interception return for a touchdown sealed the Cougars (5-4, 2-2) win over the Falcons (6-3, 1-3) in the back-and-forth Pioneer Valley League battle. Colton Reeves had a 92-yard kickoff return for Colfax and sophomore quarterback Michael Wortham had a 79-yard rushing touchdown for Center.

Ponderosa 54, Roseville 0 in Roseville – Elijah Henderson had a big night, including throwing for 51- and 28-yard touchdown passes and rushing for a 4-yard score in leading the Bruins (4-5, 3-3) past the Tigers (1-8, 1-5) in the Capital Valley Conference.

Bradshaw Christian 35, Stellar Prep 6 in South Sacramento – Gerret Robbins and Mateo Bromstead each rushed for two first-half touchdowns as the Pride (6-2) beat the visitors from Oakland (2-6) in a nonleague game.

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