September 16, 2011
Casa Roble prevails 61-58 in wild one against Placer tonight

No lead was safe tonight in Orangevale.

Not with the Placer Hillmen playing at the Casa Roble Rams, teams with two distinctive and high-powered offenses.

In the end, Casa Roble's spread attack prevailed over Placer's wing-T - but barely.

The Rams held on for a 61-58 nonleague win when the Hillmen's final attempt to win ended on the Casa Roble 25-yard line as time expired.

Casa Roble senior quarterback Mitch Samson had an impressive game. He completed 22 of 32 passes for 282 yards and six touchdowns.

That trumped the marvelous effort by Placer junior Michael Robinson, who rushed for five touchdowns.

Casa Roble's Tyler Young caught (10 catches, 129 yards) five touchdown passes and Frankie Patalano had the sixth. He also returned a first-quarter kickoff 89 yards for a score.

Quarterback Jake Callahan had two touchdown passes for Placer.

Casa Roble (2-1) held a 47-29 halftime lead but with the defense-challenged Rams, no lead has been safe this season.

Casa Roble lost its season opener 70-54 to Woodcreek, then beat Vista del Lago 50-49 last week.

Placer falls to 2-1.

Placer 8 21 15 14 - 58
Casa Roble 25 22 7 7 - 61
CR-Patalano-89 kick off return(Samson kick)
P-Robinson-55 run (Jay pass from Callahan)
CR-Jones 6 run (pass failed)
CR-Young 20 pass from Samson (kick blocked)
CR-Young 11 pass from Samson (kick failed)
CR-Young 38 pass from Samson (Young pass from Samson)
P-Brahce 20 run (Arellano kick)
CR-Young 15 pass from Samson (pass failed)
P-Tanner 21 pass from Callahan (Arellano kick)
P-Robinson 1 run (Arellano kick)
CR-Young 7 pass from Samson(Jones run)
P-Robinson 3 run (Arellano kick)
CR-Patalano 25 pass from Samson (Samson kick)
P-Robinson 1 run (Arellano kick)
P-Robinson (Brahce run)
CR-Cole 1 run (Samson kick)
P-Daniel 30 pass from Callahan(Arellano kick)

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