With top-ranked Folsom averaging 57 points a game, Del Oro coach Casey Taylor’s goal was to try to slow down the Bulldogs.
It worked to a certain extent in the first half, but it wasn’t enough to stop Maxpreps.com’s No. 4 national team in a critical Sierra Foothill League game Friday night in Loomis.
State touchdown career leader Jake Browning threw three TD passes, including two to Jake Jeffrey, and Bailey Laolagi returned an interception 54 yards for a score and had a 2-yard touchdown run as the Bulldogs topped the Golden Eagles 42-7.
Del Oro (2-4, 1-1) often rushed three players and dropped the rest back in pass coverage to try to slow Browning and a Folsom (6-0, 2-0) passing attack averaging more than 400 yards. Browning was limited to 230 yards, but Folsom rushed for 281.
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No. 4 Rocklin 59, No. 5 Oak Ridge 21 in Rocklin – Max O’Rourke threw for four touchdowns and rushed for a fifth and also booted a 34-yard field goal to lead the Thunder (5-0, 1-0) over the Trojans (4-2, 1-1) in the Sierra Foothill League contest.
No. 8 Monterey Trail 49, Pleasant Grove 21 at Sheldon – Trey Nahhas rushed for touchdowns of 10, 3, 8 and 28-yards; Andre Flury returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score; and Jermaine Bell caught an 85-yard TD pass from EJ Viacrusis to lead the Mustangs (5-0, 2-0) over the Eagles (1-4, 0-2) in the Delta Conference game.
No. 7 Jesuit 47, Davis 15 in Davis – Beau Bisharat scored on runs of 1 and 14 yards, and caught a 59-yard TD pass from Cole Brownholtz to lead the Marauders (4-1, 2-0) over the Blue Devils (1-4, 0-2) in the Delta Conference game. Brownholtz had three scoring passes, including a 15-yarder to Isaiah Bailey, who also returned a punt 65 yards for a score.
No. 9 Inderkum 69, River City 9 in Natomas – Larry Hardy rushed for two touchdowns, caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Henry and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score; Jimmie Johnson rushed for two scores and scored a third on a defensive touchdown; and Austin Thurman returned a kickoff 81 yards for a score as the Tigers (5-1, 2-0) rolled over the Raiders (1-5, 0-2) in the Tri-County Conference game.
No. 10 Granite Bay 28, Aptos 12 in Granite Bay – Justin Yeaton threw a 37-yard TD pass to Tyler Brendel and a 50-yarder to Will Strabbert, and Ren Orlando and Lucas Baiocchi rushed for scores as the Grizzlies (3-2) topped the visitors from Santa Cruz County and ended its 13-game winning streak.
No. 11 Franklin 56, Sheldon 3 – Lamar Jackson scored three times, one receiving from Jake Lopez, one rushing and one on an interception return, to lead the Wildcats (3-2, 1-1) over the Huskies (1-4, 1-1) in the Delta Conference game. Mitchell Bullough had five sacks for Franklin.
No. 12 Sacramento 45, Florin 0 in Sacramento – Caden Voges completed 18 of 23 passes for 326 yards and five touchdowns, two to Deston Garrett for the Dragons (4-1, 2-0) against the Panthers (1-4, 0-2) in the Metro Conference game. Davon Owens had 133 yards receiving and a score, and the defense had 21 tackles for loss.
No. 13 Woodcreek 42, Nevada Union 12 in Roseville – Isaiah Harborth hit Lenny Nelson for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play from scimmage and then hit him for an 11-yarder for the Timberwolves. Nelson also returned a punt 39 yards for a score. Woodcreek is a win from tying its school record for wins in a season at six.
No. 15 Rio Linda 42, Yuba City 40 in Rio Linda – Marcel Brown rushed for four touchdowns and Calvin Robinson rushed for a 77-yard touchdown as the Knights (5-1, 1-1) held off the Honkers (1-5, 0-2) in the Tri-County Conference game.
No. 16 El Dorado 51, Foothill 0 in Foothill Farms – Nick Bonniksen threw three TD passes and rushed for a score; Tyler Clanin rushed for two touchdowns and Fernando Esparza booted four field goals as the Cougars (5-0) topped the Mustangs in a nonleague game.
No. 18 Del Campo 41, Whitney 14 in Rocklin – Javone Jackson rushed for two touchdowns; Ben Purcell threw two touchdown passes; and Sam Webster returned an interception 23 yards for a score to lead the Cougars (4-1, 2-0) over the Wildcats (0-5, 0-2) in the Capital Valley Conference.
No. 20 River Valley 44, Woodland 7 in Woodland – Dante Love scored three touchdowns and Devin Cates returned an interception 95 yards for a score to lift the Falcons (4-2, 2-0) over the Wolves (1-4, 0-1) in the Tri-County Conference game.
Burbank 41, Laguna Creek 0 at Burbank HS – Harrison Anderson rushed for three touchdowns, including a 60-yarder, and threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Keshawun Ates, who also rushed 46 yards for a score as the Titans (2-3, 2-0) topped the Cardinals (1-4, 0-1) in the Metro Conference game.
Union Mine 58, Mira Loma 0 in El Dorado – Austin Rigsby rushed for TDs of 60, 36 and 5 yards; Brody Pearman threw scoring passes of 57, 25 and 39 yards; and Nate Brown had a 57-yard TD reception and returned an interception 38 yards for a score as the Diamondbacks (4-1, 1-0) topped the Matadors (0-5, 0-1) in the Sierra Valley Conference opener.
Colfax 26, Wheatland 0 in Wheatland – Tim Rawlins rushed for three touchdowns, including 96- and 71-yarders, and set school single-game and career rushing marks in finishing with 295 yards on 18 carries in leading the Falcons (4-1) over the Northern Section Pirates (3-2).