Improving by the week, much like his team, Oak Ridge High School quarterback Marco Baldacchino is doing everything he can to keep his team moving forward.
Baldacchino accounted for four touchdowns, including the winning scoring pass to Kyle Brown on fourth down with 2:37 to play, to lead the No. 7 Trojans past No. 3 Del Oro 34-32 on Friday night in a Sierra Foothill League showdown in Loomis.
Oak Ridge (7-1, 4-0) led 21-0 after the first quarter. The Golden Eagles (7-2, 3-2) pulled close on Stone Smartt’s touchdown run with 40.3 seconds to play, but the Trojans recovered the onside kick.
Oak Ridge can clinch the SFL title with wins over Nevada Union and No. 2 Folsom to close the regular season.
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No. 1 Sacramento 65, Johnson 0 in Oak Park – Tariq Hollandsworth rushed for 130 yards on 10 carries and Derek Shelton passed for two scores as the Dragons (7-1, 5-0 Metropolitan Conference) overpowered the Warriors (1-7, 1-4).
No. 4 Elk Grove 21, No. 12 Monterey Trail 14 in Elk Grove – Zion Thomas rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries, and Jayden Machado completed 12 of 15 passes for 135 yards to pace the Thundering Herd (7-1, 4-1 Delta League) past the Mustangs (5-3, 2-3). Monterey Trail led 7-0 after an opening 18-play drive that lasted all but 12 seconds of the first quarter.
No. 9 Sheldon 20, No. 5 Grant 14 at Sheldon – Graylon Lindsey scored on a 4-yard run with four seconds left to cap a 72-yard drive as the Huskies (6-2, 3-2 Delta) beat the Pacers (6-2, 3-2). Lloyd Johnson’s 45-yard interception return for a score cut Grant’s lead to 14-7.
No. 6 Antelope 31, Del Campo 29 in Antelope – Isaiah Gomez made a 43-yard field goal with 13.4 seconds to lift the Titans (8-0, 5-0 Capital Valley Conference) past the Cougars (3-5, 1-4). Greg Cabral’s 3-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion run with 1:53 to play put Del Campo ahead 29-28. Elijah Dotson’s 65- and 23-yard touchdown runs, Devin Dye’s 1-yard touchdown dive and Nick Spagnola’s 37-yard scoring pass to Khalil Curtis helped the Titans lead 28-14 entering the fourth quarter before Cabral scored twice on runs.
No. 13 Roseville 35, No. 8 Whitney 14 in Roseville – Jay Razzano rushed for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and Nick Martig threw touchdown passes to Jimmy Jaggers and Colton Borowiak to help the Tigers (7-1, 4-1 CVC) surprise the Wildcats (6-2, 4-1). Hayden Simpson had three sacks for Roseville.
No. 10 Jesuit 45, No. 15 Franklin 20 at Cosumnes Oaks – Calvin Brownholtz threw four touchdown passes, including 41- and 25-yarders to Jonathon Amadi, and Lorenzo Burkes scored on runs of 41 and 23 yards as the Marauders (5-3, 3-2 Delta) topped the Wildcats (4-4, 1-4).
Woodcreek 24, No. 11 Rocklin 14 in Roseville – Isaiah Ajayi rushed for his second touchdown, a 40-yard run, with a minute to play to carry the Timberwolves (4-4, 2-2 SFL) past the Thunder (4-4, 1-3).
No. 14 Davis 38, Pleasant Grove 21 in Davis – John Lagattuta threw touchdown passes of 18 yards to Will Smith and 11 yards to Jack Hoal and ran for a 20-yard touchdown as the Blue Devils (4-4, 4-1 Delta) beat the Eagles (0-8, 0-5).
No. 16 Vista del Lago 61, Rio Americano 7 at Del Campo – Brent Schaeffer threw six touchdown passes, three to Brenden Hall, as the Eagles (6-2, 3-0 Capital Athletic League) jumped to a 53-0 halftime lead over the Raiders (3-5, 0-3).
No. 17 Inderkum 28, River Valley 14 in Natomas – The Tigers (6-2, 5-0) pulled away from the Falcons (3-5, 3-1) in the second half to clinch their 10th Tri-County Conference title and improve their all-time TCC record to 55-2.
No. 18 Christian Brothers 37, El Camino 27 at El Camino – Tyler Vander Waal hit Jack O’Hearn for a 59-yard touchdown, and Jamarri Jackson scored on two runs, including a 76-yarder, as the Falcons (6-2, 3-0 CAL) defeated the Eagles (5-3, 2-1) for their sixth consecutive win. . Aarmon Euwing had a 22-yard touchdown for Christian Brothers. El Camino’s William Horne scored two touchdowns, including an 95-yard kickoff return.
No. 19 Capital Christian 41, Dixon 6 in Rosemont – Jacob Norville passed for 120 yards and two touchdowns, Christen Simmons rushed for 107 yards and made 10 tackles, and Julian Leslie ran for 113 yards and two scores as the Cougars (6-2, 4-0 Golden Empire League) rolled past the Rams (5-3, 3-2).
Colfax 31, Bear River 14 in Colfax – Ryland Heimann completed 23 of 33 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns, Garren O’Keefe had eight catches for 105 yards, Mason Ahrens returned an interception 92 yards for a score, and Marc Avila rushed for 91 yards to help the Falcons (6-2, 2-1 Pioneer Valley League) down the Bruins (3-5, 1-2).
Cosumnes Oaks 55, Bella Vista 6 in Fair Oaks – Austin Greer threw touchdown passes of 47 yards to Kahlef Hailassie, 38 yards to Jeremiah Moore and 3 yards to Jakari Jenkins on successive drives as the Wolfpack (5-3, 3-2 CVC) dominated the Broncos (0-8, 0-5). Jacob Trach scored on a 58-yard run and Marque Collins returned a punt 47 yards for a touchdown to help Cosumnes Oaks take a 41-0 halftime lead.
Placer 34, Foothill 14 in Auburn – Mario Perez rushed for two second-half touchdowns to help the Hillmen (4-4, 3-0 PVL) beat the Mustangs (1-7, 0-3).
Bradshaw Christian 35, Golden Sierra 0 in South Sacramento – Mateo Bromstead ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the Pride (9-0, 4-0 Sierra Delta League) christened its field and defeated the Grizzlies (3-5, 2-1).
Lincoln 23, Center 12 in Antelope – Ryan Graham rushed for two touchdowns and caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Adams to lead the Zebras (4-4, 2-1 PVL) over the Cougars (5-3, 1-2). Robbie Donnell rushed for two touchdowns for Center.
Granite Bay 34, Nevada Union 21 in Granite Bay – Evan Tattersall rushed for two touchdowns and Jade Foddrill threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Blake Peterson to lead the Grizzlies (2-6, 1-3 SFL) over the Miners (2-7, 0-5).
Oakmont 36, Ponderosa 28 in Roseville – Connor Gagain scored on a 1-yard run and Jake Knapp passed for the two-point conversion to break a 28-28 tie with four minutes to play and lift the Vikings (5-3, 2-3 CVC) over the Bruins (2-6, 1-4).
Galt 33, Union Mine 30 (2 OT) in Galt – All-time school rushing leader Zach Orman scored on a 10-yard run in the second overtime to lead the Warriors (5-3, 2-1 Sierra Valley Conference) over the Diamondbacks (1-7, 0-3).
Yuba City 55, Pioneer 7 in Woodland – Bryce Rogers threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Maddux Bebout and a 2-yard scoring pass to LJ Smith and ran for a 9-yard score as the Honkers (6-3, 4-1 TCC) routed the Patriots (2-6, 0-4). Yuba City’s Brenndon Shalowitz had a 35-yard touchdown run.