The Tigers still have a lot of snarl and bite.
Inderkum High School lost a host of senior stars to graduation but retooled as usual. On Friday night in Yuba City, the No. 5 Tigers beat No. 17 River Valley 48-21 to inch closer to the program’s eighth Tri-County Conference championship since 2007 under longtime coach Terry Stark, who relies on the wing-T and a speedy defense.
In that stretch, Inderkum (8-0, 4-0) has won 46 of its last 47 league games and has won 19 straight TCC contests. Derrick Henderson ran for three touchdowns and Raekwon Turner two, and Trajon Cotton tossed a 48-yard touchdown pass.
No. 2 Elk Grove 63, Pleasant Grove 13 in Elk Grove – Ryan Robards rushed for 227 yards and six touchdowns, five in the first half, and Jayden Machado passed for 112 yards with touchdown strikes to Jonas McMillan and Damario McLean as the Thundering Herd beat the Eagles (3-4, 2-2) in the Delta League. Elk Grove (7-0, 4-0) had 482 yards of offense in scoring 63 points for the second straight week. The Herd beat Jesuit 63-14 last week.
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No. 3 Oak Ridge 24, No. 16 Del Oro 21 in El Dorado Hills – Ian Book and Alex Voege each ran for touchdowns as the Trojans (7-1, 4-0) rallied past the Golden Eagles (2-5, 1-3) in the Sierra Foothill League. Del Oro took a 12-10 lead early in the fourth quarter on Camrion Davis’ seven-yard touchdown run. Book also threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Brock Martin, and Nick Hulsing had a 30-yard field goal for the Trojans.
No. 4 Grant 21, Monterey Trail 6 in Del Paso Heights – Deshawn Collins rushed for 185 yards and three touchdowns as the Pacers (6-1, 3-1) defeated the Mustangs (3-4, 1-3) in Delta action. Mike Green ran for 87 yards, and David Moala and Jemel Johnson combined for 19 tackles for Grant.
No. 7 Granite Bay 24, Nevada Union 14 in Grass Valley – Kyle Kraft rushed for a touchdown and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Scott Henrichs, who also booted a 30-yard field goal to lead the Grizzles (4-3, 1-2) in the SFL.
No. 8 Rocklin 38, No. 19 Woodcreek 3 in Rocklin – Evyn Holtz rushed for four touchdowns and caught a short pass from William Floyd and turned it into a 71-yard touchdown as the Thunder (5-2, 2-1) defeated the Timberwolves (5-2, 1-2) in the SFL.
No. 10 Placer 52, Foothill 26 in Foothill Farms – Jared Halbert rushed for three touchdowns, Marcus Ante threw a 46-yard scoring strike to Derek Haney, and Owen Scott had a 26-yard touchdown run as the Hillmen (7-0, 2-0) defeated the Mustangs (1-6, 0-2) in the Pioneer Valley League.
No. 11 Sacramento 67, Valley 0 at Cosumnes River College – A week after becoming the second player in Sac-Joaquin Section history to eclipse the 10,000-yard career passing mark, Caden Voges tossed four touchdown passes in a Metropolitan Conference rout of the Vikings (0-7, 0-4). Elijah Trosclair had three receiving touchdowns, Tariq Hollandsworth ran for two scores, and E.J. Larry scored twice on defense for the Dragons (4-3, 4-0).
No. 12 Bear River 41, Colfax 14 in Lake of the Pines – Austin Baze rushed for three touchdowns and Jason Voter threw touchdown passes of 47 yards to Toran Maronic and 18 yards to Dave Mastrella as the Bruins (7-0, 2-0) defeated the Falcons (2-5, 0-2) in PVL play.
No. 13 Del Campo 48, Ponderosa 13 in Shingle Springs – Ben Purcell completed 27 of 38 passes for 501 yards and six touchdowns, two each to Manny Valcarcel and Tariq Mitchell, and rushed for a touchdown as the Cougars (6-1, 4-0) belted the Bruins (1-6, 0-4) in the Capital Valley Conference.
No. 15 Whitney 56, Oakmont 25 in Roseville – Hunter Rodrigues completed 25 of 31 passes for 255 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half, and after catching a touchdown pass, backup quarterback Josh Daniels threw for four touchdowns, including three to Brandon McCarter as the Wildcats (5-2, 3-1) rolled over the Vikings (2-5, 0-4) in CVC play. Will Brochini intercepted a pass, and Royce Haight and Antonio Cassady recovered fumbles for Whitney.
No. 20 Capital Christian 47, Dixon 0 in Dixon – The Cougars piled up 445 yards of offense, including 344 rushing, in routing the Rams for first-place honors in the Golden Empire League. Freshman running back D’Marcus Ross had 79 yards and a score and Jacob Norville passed for 101 yards and two touchdowns to Julian Leslie, who also ran for a score.
Highlands 58, San Juan 0 in Citrus Heights – Isaiah Tenette passed for 228 yards and five touchdowns, and ran for 139 and three scores to spark a Sierra Delta League rout over the Spartans (3-4, 1-2). Kentrell Turner had 124 receiving yards and four touchdowns for the Scots (5-2, 2-1).
Jesuit 36, Sheldon 0 at Sheldon HS – Lorenzo Burkes rushed for 11- and one-yard touchdowns, and Dalvin Jamal-Milton, Calvin Brownholtz and Lucas Thayer added touchdown runs as the Marauders (4-3, 2-2) topped the Huskies (2-5, 0-4) in a Delta League game. Jesuit’s Beau Bisharat left the game early with an injury.
Christian Brothers 49, Rio Americano 26 at Del Campo HS – Jamarri Jackson rushed for touchdowns of 60, 44, 10 and four yards to lead the Falcons (6-1, 2-0) over the Raiders (0-7, 0-2) in a Capital Athletic League game.
Yuba City 55, Pioneer 21 in Yuba City – Jonathan Rodriguez rushed for touchdowns of 27, nine and two yards, and Alex Rowe, Brenndon Schafer-Shalowitz and Maddox Bebout had rushing touchdowns of 50 yards or more to lead the Honkers (3-5, 3-1) past the Patriots (2-5, 1-2) in TCC play.
Union Mine 70, Galt 34 in Galt – Austin Rigsby rushed for four touchdowns, and Brody Pearman rushed for two scores and threw a touchdown pass as the Miners (5-2, 2-0) defeated the Warriors (3-4, 0-2) in a Sierra Valley Conference contest
Valley Christian 34, Delta 12 in North Highlands – Tyler Stoever returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown and rushed for a two-yard score, and Casey DeMello threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Will Weiland as the Lions (1-5, 1-1) defeated the Saints (2-5, 0-1) in the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League game.