Anthony Sweeney threw three touchdown passes, including a 73-yarder to Isaiah Randle, Antoine Custer had a 55-yard touchdown run, and visiting De La Salle of Concord overcame four first-half turnovers to defeat No. 5 Granite Bay 37-0 on Friday night.
Granite Bay trailed the renowned national power just 7-0 late in the first half after intercepting two De La Salle passes in the end zone and recovering a fumble to stop another Spartans drive on the Grizzlies’ 1-yard line. The game was played in front of a packed house and a number of college coaches, including Washington’s Chris Petersen and USC’s Steve Sarkisian.
De La Salle, Northern California’s top team, moved to 10-0 all-time against Sacramento-area teams.
For Granite Bay, ranked No. 16 in Northern California by Maxpreps.com, it was a challenging back-to-back.
Last week, the Grizzlies lost to Bee top-ranked and NorCal No. 2 Folsom 23-14 in their Sierra Foothill League opener.
Granite Bay entered the game against De La Salle as historic underdogs. The Spartans last lost to a Northern California team in 1991, and they are now 27-0 all-time against Sac-Joaquin Section teams.
The Spartans, winners of five CIF State Open Division titles since 2009, hold the longest winning streak of 151 games at all levels that ended in 2004. This season, De La Salle lost its opener 26-21 at No. 16 Trinity of Euless, Texas, then reeled off wins over Serra of San Mateo, Servite of Anaheim and Orange Lutheran of Orange before beating the Grizzlies.
No. 6 Inderkum 54, River City 0 in West Sacramento – The Tigers (6-0, 2-0) overwhelmed the Raiders (1-5, 0-2) in the Tri-County Conference game. Inderkum is ranked No. 20 in Northern California by Maxpreps.com.
No. 7 Oak Ridge 38, No. 9 Rocklin 22 in El Dorado Hills – Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Quinten Graves-Mercado to lead the Trojans (5-1, 2-0) over the Thunder (3-2, 0-1) in the Sierra Foothill League contest on homecoming night. Oak Ridge entered the game ranked No. 18 and Rocklin No. 17 in Northern California by Maxpreps.com.
No. 8 Antelope 59, Oakmont 13 in Antelope – Montel Aaron was 10 of 12 for 160 yards and three touchdowns and Elijah Dotson had seven carries for 155 yards and a touchdown as the Titans (5-0, 2-0) crushed the Vikings (2-3, 0-2) in a Capital Valley Conference game. Antelope’s Davaughn Silver rushed for two touchdowns, including a 58-yarder, and Davaeon Johnson scored two touchdowns, including a 55-yard punt return. The Titans also intercepted three passes.
No. 10 Franklin 24, Sheldon 7 at Sheldon High – Rahsaan York returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown after a Nike Som-Anya sack and forced fumble and Jake Lopez threw two touchdown passes to lead the Wildcats (3-2, 1-1) over the Huskies (2-3, 0-2) in a Delta League game.
No. 13 Bear River 21, Sutter 14 in Lake of the Pines – Jason Voter’s 57-yard touchdown pass to Ben O’Lena with 3:50 to play put the Bruins (5-0) over the top against the Huskies (2-3) in the nonleague matchup of small-school standouts. O’Lena also caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Voter and returned a fumble 23 yards for a score. Voter finished 9 of 12 for 203 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 14 Cosumnes Oaks 35, No. 19 Roseville 0 in Elk Grove – Christian McFarland rushed for a 10-yard touchdown and caught 35- and 23-yard touchdown passes from Austin Greer to lead the Wolfpack (4-1, 2-0) over the Tigers (2-3, 0-2) in a Capital Valley Conference game. Wesley Bennett caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Maurice Hayden Jr., and Dante Davis had a 16-yard touchdown run to cap Cosumnes Oaks’ scoring.
No. 18 Del Campo 40, No. 15 Whitney 39 in Fair Oaks – Ray Griffin caught a 91-yard touchdown pass from Ben Purcell and Shea Larkin booted the extra point with 2:06 left to play as the Cougars (4-1, 2-0) rallied to defeat the Wildcats (3-2, 1-1) in another wild Capital Valley Conference game. Whitney had taken a 34-33 lead late in the third quarter on Hunter Rodrigues’ three-yard touchdown pass to Brandon McCarter after a blocked punt, then tacked on a safety and a field goal. Purcell was 18 of 26 for 337 yards and two touchdowns. Griffin finished with three catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Last week, Del Campo beat Roseville in triple overtime in a CVC opener.
No. 16 River Valley 52, Woodland 6 in Yuba City – Dante Love rushed for touchdowns of 62, 43 and 40 yards as the Falcons (5-1, 2-0) cruised past the Wolves (1-4, 0-1) in a Tri-County Conference contest. River Valley’s Sam Van Dusen returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown, and Clarence Pierson rushed for 47- and five-yard scores.
No. 17 Burbank 62, Laguna Creek 21 at Cosumnes River College – Michael Roots rushed for six touchdowns, and Erik Brown added two as the Titans (2-3, 2-0) defeated the Cardinals (2-3, 1-1) in a Metro Conference game. Calvin Spellman returned a kickoff 90 yards for Laguna Creek.
No. 20 Capital Christian 41, Aptos 13 in Rosemont – Jacob Norville threw r four touchdown passes, including three to D’Marcus Ross, and Ross rushed for a 49-yard score as the small-school Cougars (5-0) humbled the Division II Mariners (1-4) in a nonleague game.
Woodcreek 49, Nevada Union 17 in Roseville – Isaiah Ajayi and Tyler England each rushed for two touchdowns as the Timberwolves (5-1, 1-1) coasted past the Miners (1-5, 0-2) in a Sierra Foothill League game. Woodcreek’s Kenny McGloan returned a kickoff 95 yards for a score, and Matt Miller had a 22-yard touchdown run.
Bella Visa 42, Ponderosa 34 in Fair Oaks – Andreas Litton rushed for three touchdowns, including a 63-yarder, to lead the Broncos (2-3, 1-1) over the Bruins (1-4, 0-2) in a Capital Valley Conference game. Scott Martin threw two touchdown passes to Kris Charron, and Charron had a one-yard touchdown run that cut Bella Vista’s lead to 35-34 late in the third quarter. But Ponderosa missed the PAT, Litton ran for a two-yard score, and Carson Bungay booted the PAT early in the fourth quarter for the final margin of victory.
Pleasant Grove 32, Monterey Trail 26 at Monterey Trail High – Darren Chism rushed for three touchdowns and Jake Ford added two to lead the Eagles (3-2, 2-1) over the Mustangs (3-2, 1-1) in a Delta League contest.
Dixon 21, Marysville 7 in Marysville – D’Lornn McMullen scored three touchdowns, including the backbreaker on a 27-yard run with 2:03 to play, as the Rams (5-1, 2-0) topped the Indians (5-1, 1-1) in a key Golden Empire League contest. Chase Tarr threw an 18-yard scoring strike to Noah Childers for Marysville.
Yuba City 48, Rio Linda 13 in Yuba City – Alex Rowe rushed for 260 yards and five touchdowns – all in the first half – as the Honkers (1-5, 1-1) beat the Knights (0-6, 0-2) in a Tri-County Conference game. Calvin Robinson had a 58-yard touchdown run for Rio Linda.
Liberty Ranch 40, Rio Americano 21 in Galt – Ibn Frazier ran for an 86-yard touchdown, Kamil Jones had a 65-yard touchdown run, and Gavin Westlund rushed for two touchdowns as the Hawks (1-4) defeated the Raiders (0-5) in a nonleague game. Joe Perez threw two touchdown passes to Jesse Pickard, including an 80-yarder, for Rio Americano.