Running with power and speed much like his father a generation ago, Elijah Dotson powered No. 9 Antelope High School past Sheldon 28-7 in a nonleague football game on Friday night in Antelope.
Dotson, the son of early 1990s Grant star Robert Dotson, rushed for 107 yards and four touchdowns, and Garrett Chapman had an interception and a sack for the Titans (2-0). Robert Dotson was Grant’s first 2,000-yard rusher and powered the Pacers to their first Sac-Joaquin Section championship, in 1992.
No. 11 Jesuit 40, Yuba City 0 in Carmichael – Calvin Brownholtz rushed for three touchdowns and passed for two, and Beau Bisharat ran for 128 yards and caught a touchdown pass as the Marauders emphatically christened their $5.4 million renovated stadium.
Brownholtz threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Kay with 8:47 to go in the first quarter for the first touchdown on the school’s new field turf. Brownholtz then rushed for touchdowns of 15, 1 and 18 yards to stake the Marauders (1-1) to a 26-0 halftime lead. He is the younger brother of last year’s Jesuit starting quarterback, Cole Brownholtz.
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No. 2 Grant 55, Central 7 in Fresno – Deshawn Collins rushed for 175 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns, and Mike Green ran for 84 yards and two scores as the Pacers improved to 2-0.
Punahou-Hawaii 22, No. 3 Del Oro 15 in Berkeley – The Buff n’ Blue scored with five seconds left after a long interception return to stun the Golden Eagles at Cal to improve to 5-0. Christian Guerrero’s 3-yard touchdown run with 3:40 left in the third quarter had put the Golden Eagles up 15-0.
Rocklin’s William Floyd passed for 369 yards and six touchdowns.
No. 5 Rocklin 54, No. 18 Del Campo 35 in Rocklin – William Floyd passed for 369 yards and six touchdowns, and Evyn Holtz had an electrifying 77-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Thunder (2-0).
No. 6 Oak Ridge 43, Vacaville 14 in Vacaville – Ian Book threw three touchdown passes and Gabe Webb rushed for two for the Trojans (2-0).
No. 10 Granite Bay 14, Cosumnes Oaks 11 in Elk Grove – Christian Fisher and Isaiah Lewis rushed for touchdowns, and the Grizzlies used a late defensive stand to move to 2-0.
No. 12 Placer 46, Pioneer 14 in Auburn – Marcus Ante passed for 202 yards and three touchdowns – all in the first half – and Ryan Huston had three interceptions for the Hillmen (2-0).
No. 15 Bear River 28, Union Mine 14 in El Dorado – Austin Baze rushed for two touchdowns and Jason Voter and David O’Brien one each for the Bruins (2-0).
No. 17 Christian Brothers 48, Laguna Creek 8 at Hughes Stadium – Jamarri Jackson rushed for three touchdowns, caught a 36-yard score and had an interception, and Braeden Bourke accounted for 251 yards and four scores for the Falcons (2-0).
No. 19 Roseville 40, Rio Linda 21 in Roseville – Jay Razzano rushed for two touchdowns and Josh Clark caught a 64-yard touchdown pass from Blake Rayback for the Tigers (2-0).
No. 20 Capital Christian 21, Modesto Christian 12 in Modesto – Jacob Norville threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Fowler and an 8-yard score to Jack Haney as the Cougars (2-0) defeated the Crusaders (0-1) in the annual Fish Bowl. Capital Christian’s Kristopher Kern rushed for a 46-yard touchdown.
Monterey Trail 24, Merced 7 in Elk Grove – Robert Holt passed for 104 yards and a touchdown and ran for 119 yards and a score, and Pedro Pantoja rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown for the Mustangs (1-0). Neville Bood had 23 tackles for Monterey Trail.
Pleasant Grove 42, Nevada Union 15 at Sheldon – Jake Ford threw two touchdown passes and Darren Chism rushed for two touchdowns to lead the Eagles (1-1) over the Miners (0-2). Pleasant Grove’s Marco Baldacchino rushed for a 77-yard touchdown, and teammate Dom Johnson returned a fumble 30 yards for a score.
Vista del Lago 35, Ponderosa 28 in Folsom – Brent Schaeffer rushed for two scores and hit Jake Sampson for a 59-yard touchdown for the Falcons (1-1).
Natomas 42, Valley 24 at Cosumnes River College – Terrance March rushed for touchdowns of 46, 24 and 6 yards, and Keyshawn Strickland caught two touchdown passes from Adrian Leyva to lead the Nighthawks (2-0).
Whitney’s Hunter Rodrigues threw for 423 yards and six touchdowns.
Whitney 56, Enterprise-Redding 14 in Rocklin – Hunter Rodrigues passed for 423 yards and six touchdowns, three each to Devin Brochini and Justin Kraft, and rushed for a score for the Wildcats (1-1). Rodrigues has accounted for 15 scores this season.
Woodcreek 24, Casa Roble 7 in Roseville – Tyler England rushed for two scores for the Timberwolves (2-0). Luke Nichols returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown for Casa Roble.
Rosemont 16, Rio Americano 13 at Del Campo – Roy Sanders rushed for two touchdowns for the Wolverines (2-0). Blake Spencer threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Danny Miller for Rio Americano.
Bella Vista 21, Cordova 17 in Rancho Cordova – Andreas Litton rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns for the Broncos (1-1).
River Valley 43, Davis 21 in Yuba City – Clarence Pierson rushed for 129 yards in the second half and accounted for three scores as the Falcons (2-0) outscored the Blue Devils (0-1) 27-0 in the second half.
Inderkum 37, El Cerrito 34 in Natomas – Raekwon Turner rushed for 210 yards and accounted for four touchdowns, and Jimmy Johnson ran for 111 yards and returned an interception 60 yards into the end zone for the Tigers (2-0).