It’s never dull when these two meet on the football field, and Friday night at Mark Macres Stadium was the latest chapter between brewing rivals.
No. 5 Grant High School staged two fourth-quarter goal-line stops in pitching a second-half shutout, and Tyree Marcelle scored the final two touchdowns on runs to power the Pacers past No. 11 Monterey Trail 29-23 in a Delta League contest.
Lawrence Hardy had a 55-yard touchdown run and Cam Davis hit Quay Mitchell for an 84-yard touchdown on the game’s second play. Robert Holt rushed for 161 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown, for Monterey Trail. Bishop Brown returned a fumble 94 yards for a score for the Mustangs.
No. 1 Sacramento 74, Valley 0 in Oak Park – Derek Shelton passed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and DaVon Owens accounted for three touchdowns in the Metropolitan Conference rout for the Dragons, who won their sixth consecutive game.
No. 2 Folsom 54, Nevada Union 7 in Grass Valley – Joe Curry completed 10 of 13 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns, two to Drake Stallworth, and the Bulldogs rushed for 360 yards and five scores, two by Brandon Rupchock, to keep the Bulldogs unbeaten in the Sierra Foothill League.
No. 3 Del Oro 26, No. 9 Rocklin 14 in Rocklin – Dalton Gee rushed for touchdowns of 10 yards and 1 yard, Stone Smartt had an 8-yard touchdown run, and Max Gallagher booted a 35-yard field goal as the Golden Eagles beat the Thunder in the SFL. Brenden Rakela rushed for 4- and 3-yard touchdowns in the second half for Rocklin.
No. 4 Elk Grove 29, Pleasant Grove 7 at Sheldon – Zion Thomas rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns and Jayden Machado passed for 179 yards and two scores to help beat the Eagles and keep the Thundering Herd in a three-way tie for first place in the Delta League.
No. 6 Antelope 35, Cosumnes Oaks 34 in Antelope – A two-point conversion pass attempt with six seconds remaining fell incomplete, and the Titans recovered the ensuing onside kick to remain just the area’s second unbeaten team, joining small-school power Bradshaw Christian.
Elijah Dotson keyed a second-half rally for Antelope, which trailed 21-7, with two touchdown runs.
No. 7 Oak Ridge 28, Granite Bay 0 in El Dorado Hills – Marco Baldacchino scored on runs of 67, 16 and 2 yards on a rainy, windy night to keep the Trojans unbeaten in the SFL entering next week’s showdown at Del Oro.
No. 10 Whitney 35, Oakmont 14 in Rocklin – Jake Cruz threw four touchdown passes as the Wildcats topped the Vikings to stay in the Capital Valley Conference title hunt.
No. 20 Davis 26, No. 12 Franklin 21 at Cosumnes Oaks – John Lagattuta rushed for three touchdowns, including the game winner on a 22-yard read option with 33.2 seconds to play, to lead the Blue Devils to their third Delta League win over a ranked team. Franklin returned the ensuing kickoff to the Davis 13 with 15 seconds left but couldn’t punch it in. Taylor King had put Franklin up 21-20 with a 6-yard touchdown run with 10:15 to play. Tariq Glenn scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass and Jaylen Lampley had a 70-yard touchdown run for the Wildcats. Chris Johnson booted 32- and 29-yard field goals for Davis, which earlier beat Elk Grove and Sheldon and seeks its third playoff berth in 17 seasons.
No. 13 Roseville 57, Bella Vista 0 in Fair Oaks – Brendan McMinn rushed for two touchdowns, scored on an 87-yard pass from Nick Martig and returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown, and Jeriah Crawley returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown to lead the Tigers in the CVC.
No. 14 Sheldon 43, No. 8 Jesuit 32 in Carmichael – Graylon Lindsey and Alex Cook each scored three touchdowns, none more dramatic than Lindsey’s game-sealing 79-yard interception return for a score with 18.6 seconds remaining in the Delta League contest. There were eight lead changes.
No. 15 Vista del Lago 47, Mira Loma 0 at Folsom – Brent Schaeffer passed for 225 yards and three touchdowns and Dominick Norris rushed for 116 and three scores for the Eagles, who remained unbeaten in the Capital Athletic League.
No. 16 Inderkum 32, Woodland 6 in Woodland – The Tigers jumped to a 22-6 halftime lead en route to a Tri-County Conference win over the Wolves. A.T. Triana had Woodland’s touchdown.
El Dorado 27, No. 17 Liberty Ranch 24 in Placerville – Aaron Golmitz hit Chris Volek for a 20-yard, one-handed game-winning touchdown with 20 seconds remaining to lift the Cougars past the Hawks in the Sierra Valley Conference.
No. 18 Christian Brothers 40, Rio Americano 7 at Hughes Stadium – Jamarri Jackson ran for touchdowns of 99 and 17 yards and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Vander Waal, and Tyler Green returned an interception 60 yards to lead the Falcons in the CAL.
No. 19 Capital Christian 42, Lindhurst 0 in Olivehurst – Jacob Norville passed for 158 yards and two touchdowns and Christen Simmons ran for two scores to keep the Cougars unbeaten in the Golden Empire League.
Bear River 27, Foothill 6 in Lake of the Pines – Peyton Turner rushed for touchdowns of 40 and 2 yards, and Stephen Taylor caught a 27-yard touchdown pass for the Bruins in the Pioneer Valley League.
Placer 16, Center 15 in Auburn – Devin Toste blocked Randy Dunn’s 36-yard field-goal attempt, and a referee waived off a roughing-the-kicker penalty on the play with 2:41 left, as the Hillmen held on in the PVL. Blake Van Dyke booted a 32-yard field goal with 11:16 to play to put Placer ahead for good. Morgan Rein-Robinson rushed for two touchdowns for the Hillmen. Robbie Donnell had a 69-yard touchdown run for Center.
River Valley 51, Pioneer 6 in Yuba City – Dylan De La Vega ran for touchdowns of 65 and 4 yards, and Dawson McPeak threw two touchdown passes, an 8-yarder to Clayton Chipcase and 17 yards to JoJo Penn, as the Falcons rolled in the TCC.
Yuba City 30, River City 6 in Yuba City – Brenndon Shalowitz ran for touchdowns of 13 and 2 yards, and Maddux Bebout made a dramatic 23-yard touchdown catch between two defenders as the Honkers prevailed in the TCC.
Del Campo 49, Ponderosa 7 in Fair Oaks – Greg Cabral rushed for three touchdowns and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Dimino as the Cougars rolled in the CVC.
Marysville 42, Natomas 0 in Marysville – Chase Tarr threw three touchdown passes, two to Cornell Greenwood, and rushed for a score, and homecoming king Ivan Gale recovered two fumbles to lead the Indians in the GEL.
Bradshaw Christian 20, Rio Vista 6 in Rio Vista – The Pride scored twice in the second half to defeat the Rams in a battle for first place in the Sierra Delta League.
Burbank 54, McClatchy 6 at Burbank – Sophomore Taniela Fisilau scored a school-record six touchdowns, five in the first half, to power the Titans to their fourth consecutive victory in overwhelming the Lions in Metropolitan Conference play.
El Camino 44, Casa Roble 8 at El Camino – Dale Armstrong rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns, and Jahari Kirkendol had 4.5 sacks to power the Eagles in CAL play.
The Bee’s Bill Paterson contributed to this report.