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High school roundup: No. 2 Del Oro rolls past Pleasant Valley

The Del Campo Cougas football team takes the field as they host the Monterey Trail Mustangs Friday Sept. 2, 2016.
The Del Campo Cougas football team takes the field as they host the Monterey Trail Mustangs Friday Sept. 2, 2016. Brian Baer/Special to The Bee

Stone Smartt threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Mason Hurst and another scoring strike to Andrew Birch, and Camrion Davis rushed 51 yards for a touchdown as No. 2 Del Oro, the defending CIF State Division II-AA champion, defeated Pleasant Valley of Chico 29-9 Friday night in Loomis.

It marked the first time the Golden Eagles started the season 2-0 since 2009, as Del Oro is famed for playing a rugged nonleague schedule in preparation for the powerhouse Sierra Foothill League. Pleasant Valley dropped to 1-1.

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Del Oro will travel to defending CIF D-I NorCal champion Bellarmine Prep of San Jose next Friday.

No. 4 Grant 42, No. 9 Burbank 14 in Del Paso Heights – Lawrence Hardy returned an interception 15 yards for a touchdown, returned a punt 64 yards for a score and caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Cam Davis as the Pacers (2-0) routed the rival Titans (0-1. Nate Thomas had two interceptions for Grant, returning one 72 yards for a touchdown. The Pacers ran the ball just 16 times and passed three times as the defense dominated.

No. 6 Rocklin 28, Napa 16 in Rocklin – Michael Nolan threw touchdown passes of 55 yards to Trey Overton and 11 yards to Kier Gibson-Adams and also rushed for an 11-yard score to lead the Thunder (1-1) over the Indians (1-1). Rocklin had two late second-quarter interceptions, including a 17-yard return for a score by Gavin Janis to go up 21-10 at halftime.

No. 7 Oak Ridge 41, Vacaville 15 in El Dorado Hills – Marco Baldacchino rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more and Cameron Stone had two interceptions that led to touchdowns as the Trojans (2-0) defeated the Bulldogs (1-1).

No. 14 Whitney 41, No. 8 Granite Bay 21 – Preston Eklund threw four touchdown passes, including a 49-yarder to David Owens and a 30-yarder to Justin Kraft, and Mark Clark rushed for a 40-yard touchdown as the Wildcats (2-0) defeated the Grizzlies (0-2). Jade Foddrill threw two touchdown passes and Drew Yeargin scored twice for Granite Bay.

No. 12 Antelope 56, Lincoln 17 in Antelope – Elijah Dotson rushed for touchdowns of 80 and five yards and caught an 88-yard touchdown pass from Nick Spagnola to lead the Titans (2-0) over the Fighting Zebras (0-2). Spagnola also threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Logan Paulson and ran three yards for another score.

No. 18 Vista del Lago 34, Ponderosa 27 in Shingle Springs – Brent Schaeffer threw five touchdown passes, three to Blake Tuter, to rally the Eagles (1-1) over the Bruins (1-1). Scott Martin threw a 70-yard scoring strike to Cole Ryan and had a 10-yard touchdown run for Ponderosa.

Nevada Union 16, No. 19 Placer 12 in Auburn – The Miners scored 16 points in a three-minute span early in the fourth quarter on 72- and 50-yard touchdown passes from Owen Dal Bon to Logan Siemers as the Miners (1-1) rallied from a 12-0 deficit to top the Hillmen (0-2). Mario Perez had two short touchdown runs for Placer.

No. 20 Roseville 42, Rio Linda 23 in Rio Linda – Brendan McMinn rushed for touchdowns of 12 and seven yards and caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and Jay Razzano rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Tigers (2-0) over the Knights (0-2).

Woodcreek 31, Davis 21 in Davis – Isaiah Ajayi scored two touchdowns, including a two-yard run early in the fourth quarter to put Woodcreek ahead 28-21, and Tyler England had a 95-yard touchdown burst as the Timberwolves (1-1) downed the Blue Devils (0-2).

Capital Christian 46, Modesto Christian 20 in Rosemont – D’Marcus Ross rushed for four touchdowns and returned an interception 39 yards for a score and Austin Alexander had a 40-yard touchdown catch from Jacob Norville and also intercepted two passes to lead the Cougars (2-0) over the Crusaders (0-2) in the sixth annual Fish Bowl.

Cosumnes Oaks 7, Pleasant Grove 0 at Cosumnes Oaks – Kahlef Hailassie returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Wolfpack (2-0) defeated the Eagles (0-2).

Sheldon 50, Casa Roble 7 at Sheldon – Alex Cook caught touchdown passes of 50, 49 and 26 yards from Greg LaChappelle and rushed for a 56-yard score to lead the Huskies (2-0) past the Rams (1-1).

Mira Loma 40, Encina 0 at El Camino – The Matadors (1-1) rolled past the Bulldogs (1-1) for their first win in four years.

Oakmont 24, Foothill 21 in Roseville – Jake Knapp threw two touchdown passes, returned a fumbled punt 41 yards for a score and booted a 30-yard field goal with 37 seconds remaining, then the Vikings (2-0) blocked a field-goal attempt with 2.8 seconds left to beat the Mustangs (1-1).

Bear River 40, Union Mine 0 in Lake of the Pines – Bradley Dzioba threw three touchdown passes, including a 44-yarder to Stephen Taylor, and Austin Baze rushed for a 90-yard score as the Bruins (1-1) downed the Diamondbacks (0-2).

Colfax 39, Winters 28 in Winters – Mason Ahrens rushed for touchdowns of 75 and 40 yards and Austin Weir threw touchdown passes of 46 and 18 yards to Nick Van Doorn as the Falcons (2-0) topped the Warriors (1-1) from the Northern Section.

Pioneer 26, Fairfield 14 in Woodland – Alex Rodriguez threw two touchdown passes to Danny Byrd and rushed for a score and Isaac Michel had three sacks and blocked a punt that Lucky Bender returned for a touchdown midway in the fourth quarter as the Patriots (2-0) rallied to beat the Falcons (0-1).

Marysville 49, Wheatland 0 in Marysville – Chase Tarr rushed for touchdowns of 24 and five yards and threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Cornell Greenwood; Mikah Bernal rushed for scores of 37 and 15 yards and John Flores had a 41-yard touchdown and Taryn Dolan a 40-yard touchdown run as the Indians (2-0) rolled past the Pirates (0-2).

Highlands 24, Lindhurst 15 in North Highlands – Darion Houston passed for three touchdowns and Gerald Davis caught two touchdown passes and ran for one as the Scots topped the Blazers in the season opener for both teams.

Bill Paterson: 916-326-5506, @SacBee_BillP The Bee’s Joe Davidson contributed to this report.

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