With Folsom High’s outstanding football team, the only question these days is how long quarterback Jake Browning and the other Bulldog starters will play.
On Friday night, most were again sitting shortly after halftime as the top-ranked Bulldogs rolled to a 61-13 win over No. 15 Burbank on homecoming night at Folsom.
Browning, who holds the state career passing record, added seven more touchdowns, six in the first half when the Bulldogs led 47-0. He completed 20 of 31 passes for 362 yards.
The Washington-bound Browning now has 165 touchdowns for his career and 27 through four games this season.
Folsom (4-0) scored on eight of its 10 first-half opportunities, then the first of the third quarter before Browning took a seat for the night.
Homecoming King Cole Thompson had touchdown catches of 75, 43 and 26 yards, giving him 14 for the year.
Browning also threw two touchdown passes to Jake Morgado and one each to Jake Jeffrey (who later took over for Browning at quarterback) and Josiah Deguara, who also had a 4-yard touchdown run.
Folsom also forced three Burbank turnovers, including first-half fumble recoveries by Calvin Gardner and Sam Whittingham.
As a new member of the Sierra Foothill League, Folsom will open league play Friday by hosting Granite Bay.
Give Burbank and coach John Heffernan credit for playing an incredibly difficult schedule in preparing for the upcoming Metro Conference that begins on Friday against visiting Hiram Johnson. The 0-3 Titans have also lost to No. 3 Oak Ridge and No. 4 Grant.
No. 2 Elk Grove 7, Yuba City 0 in Elk Grove – Spencer Sheff rushed for 170 yards on 27 carries and Tyler Vander Waal hit Aidan Martinez for a 48-yard touchdown to top the Honkers in a defensive battle. Sai Taamu had two sacks and the Thundering Herd had four total in allowing Yuba City just 129 yards. “Thank God the defense played so well,” Elk Grove coach Chris Nixon said.
Vacaville 13, No. 5 Granite Bay 7 in Granite Bay – A Justin Yeaton 10-yard touchdown pass to Will Stabbert with 4:15 to play in the final quarter was too little, too late as the Grizzlies (2-1) fell to the Bulldogs (2-1).
No. 6 Rocklin 47, No. 8 Sacramento 6 in Rocklin – Max O’Rourke threw five touchdown passes, three to Blake Laurin as the Thunder (4-0) rolled over the Dragons (2-1).
De La Salle 52, No. 7 Del Oro 0 in Loomis – The state-ranked No. 2 Spartans (4-0), a longtime national power, led 31-0 at the half on two short Antoine Custer runs and had a 99-yard scoring drive to remain unbeaten in 254 games against NorCal competition since 1992 and unbeaten lifetime against the Sac-Joaquin Section. The Golden Eagles, playing a brutal nonleague schedule, are 1-3.
No. 11 Rio Linda 61, Foothill 13 in Rio Linda – Marcel Brown rushed for four touchdowns, including a 60-yarder; Zak Burden passed for two touchdowns and James Sanchez returned a punt for a touchdown as the Knights (4-0) rolled over the Mustangs (0-3).
No. 18 Nevada Union 42, Pioneer 7 in Grass Valley – Mo Nieves rushed for three first-half touchdowns to lead the Miners (3-1) over the Patriots (1-3).
No. 19 Placer 77, Rio Americano 21 at Del Campo High School – Cole Blackwell rushed for four first-half touchdowns before going out with a knee injury to lead the Hillmen (3-1) over the Raiders (0-4).
Colfax 42, Golden Sierra 21 in Colfax – Tim Rawlins scored five touchdowns, including an 83-yard kickoff return and a 48-yard run to lead the Falcons (3-1) over the Grizzlies (3-1). Golden Sierra was ranked No. 8 in the Cal-Hi state D-IV bowl rankings.
Davis 36, Edison 21 in Stockton – Cole Morse rushed for a pair of touchdowns to give rookie coach John Wylie his first victory as the Blue Devils (1-2) topped the Vikings (1-2).
Capital Christian 76, Brookside Christian 0 at Capital Christian – Jacob Norville threw three touchdown passes, Jaysson Taylor and Colin Russo each rushed for two scores and Marcus Fowler returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown as the Cougars (4-0) crushed the Knights (1-2) from Stockton.
Vista del Lago 56, Bradshaw Christian 42 in Sacramento – Colby Carrera rushed for 235 yards, 219 in the first half, and Matt Jimison accounted for three scores as the Eagles won their first game. Carrera rushed for four first-half scores.
El Dorado 42, Mesa Verde 0 in Citrus Heights – Tyler Clanin and Carter Meyers each rushed for two touchdowns as the Cougars (4-0) defeated the Mavericks (1-2).
Union Mine 50, Calaveras 14 in El Dorado – Brody Pearman threw two touchdown passes to Nate Brown and rushed for two touchdowns and Austin Rigsby had three rushing touchdowns, including a 50-yarder as the Diamondbacks (2-1) topped the Redskins (0-4).
El Camino 35, River City 18 in Sacramento – Said Webster rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns and caught a pass for another, and Maleek Stewart rushed for 158 yards and two scores for the Eagles, who moved to 3-1. Jim Carter had 12 tackles for El Camino.
Valley 28, Galt 23 in Sacramento - Keylen Newsome ran for two touchdowns and Maurice Hayden one and Torrey White returned an interception for a score to pace the Vikings (2-1).