Folsom quarterback Jake Browning set a new state high school record for touchdowns last week.
Now the national record may be in jeopardy the way the Washington-bound Browning and the top-ranked Bulldogs continue to roll up the touchdowns.
Browning threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another – all in the first half – as Folsom rolled past No. 16 and former league rival Pleasant Grove 56-6 Friday night at Sheldon High School.
Browning didn’t waste any time in helping Folsom (3-0) score 56 first-half points against the Eagles (1-2).
He threw an 80-yard pass to Cole Thompson on the first play from scrimmage, then hit Thompson again with a 63-yarder on the next series. He hit Thompson two more times, the 10th and 11th TDs for the senior wide receiver who finished with six receptions for 279 yards. Josiah Deguara also had seven catches for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Browning has now thrown for 158 touchdown passes in his career. He has 20 through his first three games this year. The national record of 210 was set by Marty Mauk of Kenton, Ohio, in 2011.
This was the first game against an area team for Folsom, which is ranked No. 6 nationally by MaxPreps.com and No. 5 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports.
The Bulldogs opened the season with a 55-10 win over San Diego Section power Cathedral Catholic in San Diego in Zero Week, then topped Clovis North of Fresno 49-13 last week in Folsom.
No. 2 Elk Grove 29, Lincoln 7 at Elk Grove – Spencer Sheff rushed for 116 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns and recorded a safety against the Trojans of Stockton. Eltoro Allen had a 70-yard kickoff return for a score as the Thundering Herd overcame three first-quarter turnovers.
No. 4 Grant 28, Bullard 14 in Del Paso Heights – DeShawn Collins rushed for 269 yards and four touchdowns and the Pacers (3-0) had six sacks in handing the Fresno visitors (2-1) their first loss of the season. It was the Pacers’ second consecutive win over a Fresno school. Grant defeated Central of Fresno 36-13 last week.
No. 5 Granite Bay 27, Freedom 13 in Oakley – Cameron Smith returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown and Cedric Johnson had a game-sealing fumble recovery as the Grizzles (2-0) beat the Falcons (1-2).
No. 6 Rocklin 62, Whitney 14 in Rocklin – In front of a Quarry Bowl crowd of more than 6,000, Riley Clark rushed for four touchdowns and Max O’Rourke passed for 52- and 26-yard scores and had a 29-yard scoring run to lead the Thunder (3-0) over the Rocklin-rival Wildcats (0-3).
No. 10 Franklin 43, Casa Grande 3 in Petaluma – Lamar Jackson rushed for three touchdowns as the Wildcats (2-1) topped the Gauchos (0-3).
No. 11 Rio Linda 38, Cosumnes Oaks 35 at Cosumnes Oaks – After giving up a touchdown with 30 seconds to go, the Knights countered with a wheel-route short pass to tailback Marcel Brown, who raced untouched 70 yards to score just before the horn. Zak Burden had 220 passing yards and four touchdowns for Rio Linda, off to a 3-0 start. Brown finished with 135 rushing yards and two scores.
No. 17 Woodcreek 34, Oakmont 7 at Oakmont – Malcolm Thomas returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and caught two touchdown passes from Isaiah Harborth as the Timberwolves (3-0) rolled over the Vikings (1-1) to remain unbeaten.
No. 18 Nevada Union 26, Lincoln 20 at Lincoln – Mo Nieves had three first-half touchdowns and Travis Owens scored on a 97-yard run as the Miners (2-1) edged the Fighting Zebras (0-3).
Bear River 35, Argonaut 7 in Jackson – Bruins co-head coach Terry Logue, battling Parkison’s disease, joined Grant’s Mike Alberghini and Christian Brothers Dan Carmazzi in the active 200-win club as the Bruins (2-1) topped the Mustangs (0-3).
Yuba City 47, Foothill-Palo Cedro 29 in Yuba City – The Honkers (1-2) jumped to a 33-7 halftime lead on two John Horn interceptions for touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns, including a 65-yarder, by Taylor Wullschleger in beating the Cougars (0-2).
Capital Christian 28, Amador 7 at Capital Christian – Justice Shelton-Mosley caught a 69-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 1-yard run to lead the Cougars (3-0) over the Buffaloes (0-3).
Highlands 44, Kennedy 26 in North Highlands – Antonious Turner rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns and Erik Elder had two touchdown catches for the Scots (2-1).
Antelope 42, Laguna Creek 13 in Antelope – Devaun Welch rushed for four touchdowns, including an 86-yarder, and Mister Harriel added two rushing scores to lead the Titans (2-1) over the Cardinals (0-2).
Del Campo 35, Rosemont 0 in Fair Oaks – Trevin Wilson rushed for three touchdowns and Lance Harris returned a fumble 2 yards for a score and also rushed for a 1-yard touchdown as the Cougars (2-1) topped the Wolverines (1-2).