By Bill Paterson
Folsom High School has had a spirited rivalry with San Ramon Valley of Danville the last three years.
The Wolves have a potent offense and play in the highest division of the North Coast Section. Among their rivals is national powerhouse De La Salle of Concord.
So Bee top-ranked Folsom, the defending Sac-Joaquin Section Division II champions and CIF Northern California Open Division Bowl runners-up, were put to the test Friday night in Danville - at least during the first half.
The Bulldogs, ranked No. 2 behind De La Salle in Northern California by Maxpreps.com, needed another strong game by junior Jake Browning to overcome the Wolves 67-36.
Leading 22-21 late in the second quarter, San Ramon Valley couldn't keep pace with the Bulldogs's fast-paced, no huddle spread offense.
Browning finished with eight touchdowns and completed 37 of 48 passes for 596 yards.
Will McClure had eight catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Bailey Laolagi caught two touchdown passes and also rushed for a score. Ben Trumm added a 40-yard field goal.
In other games:
No. 2 Elk Grove 55, Sheldon 0 at Elk Grove HS - The Thundering Herd (4-0) rolled up 646 total yards on homecoming night even with leading rusher Wadus Parker slowed with an ankle strain. Parker rushed seven times for 82 yards and two scores; Eltoro Allen rushed for 96 yards and two scores; Julius Fullah 148 yards and a score; and Scott Anderson 121 yards and a score and Spencer Sheff 114 yards and a score in rolling past the Huskies (2-2).
No. 3 Pleasant Grove 33, No. 8 Inderkum 19 at Sheldon High School - Dre Terrell threw touchdown passes to Wyatt Demps and Esley Simmons and ran 34 yards for a score; Demaree Morris rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown; and Brandon Lewis added 96 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Eagles (4-0) over the Tigers (3-1). CJ Spencer threw for over 200 yards and two touchdowns for Inderkum. Terrence White rushed for 123 yards and Khalil Hudson caught six passes for 163 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown. Inderkum beat Pleasant Grove 42-28 last year in Natomas.
No. 6 Granite Bay 46, Vacaville 28 in Vacaville - Led by Tony Ellison's 71- and 28-yard touchdown bursts, the Grizzlies (2-1) defeated the Bulldogs (2-1).
De La Salle 41, No. 7 Del Oro 3 in Concord - The Golden Eagles (1-2) couldn't slow down the Spartans' ground-churning veer as John Velasco had rushing touchdowns of 20 and 3 yards, Antoine Custer a 25-yard score and Chris Williams a 15-yard score to put the Spartans (4-0) ahead 28-3 at the half. After De La Salle drove 80 yards in 1:12 seconds to open the game, the Golden Eagles had a 66-yard drive that ended with Mason Humes' 31-yard field goal. There was a consolation prize for Del Oro. The JVs rallied to beat the Spartans 28-21.
No. 10 Franklin 28, No. 16 Cosumnes Oaks 7 at Cosumnes Oaks - Sophomore Lamar Jackson threw an 11-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to Donavan Vernon and a 10-yard third-quarter strike to Jabari Johnson then ran for a one-yard score to lift the Wildcats (3-1) over the Wolfpack (1-2). Joey Banks added a nine-yard touchdown run for Franklin, which finished with 280 rushing yards. Jackson finished with 112 yards passing and 97 yards rushing.
No. 11 Rocklin 31, Del Campo 6 in Rocklin - Sophomore Evan Holtz rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries and Ryan Durgarian had a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Thunder (2-2) topped the Cougars (1-3).
No. 13 Rio Linda 54, Foothill 7 in Foothill Farms - Defensive lineman Vaughn Hingano had 12 tackles, four for losses, two sacks and caused a fumble and Brandon Longo rushed for 112 yards as the Knights (2-1) topped the Mustangs (0-4).
No. 15 Monterery Trail 40, Florin 6 at Monterey Trail - Donovan Robinson rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead the Mustangs (3-1) over the Panthers (1-2).
No. 17 Vista del Lago 46, Bradshaw Christian 34 in Folsom - Matt Jimison threw five touchdown passes and Austin McGuire rushed for two as the Eagles (3-1) defeated the Pride (2-2). Kyle Betts scored four touchdowns for Bradshaw Christian, including a 77-yard scoring strike from Kevin Williams and a 55-yard rushing touchdown.
No. 20 Yuba City 33, Bella Vista 20 in Fair Oaks - Behind quarterback Isaac Lessard's leadership, the Honkers moved to 4-0 on the season with the win over the Broncos. Austin Harmer completed 17 of 35 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 53 yards to lead Bella Vista (2-2). Alex Skondras had five catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. also for Bella Vista.
Antelope 27, Woodcreek 24 in Antelope - Joe Estrada booted two field goals, including the game-winning 34 yarder with under a minute to play to lead the Titans (2-2) over the Timberwolves (1-3). Anthony Baumgart had eight tackles and three sacks for the Titans.
Casa Roble 40, Golden Sierra 0 in Orangevale - Peyton Wilfley completed 17 of 20 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another score to lead the Rams (3-1) over the Grizzlies (0-4).
Sacramento 14, River City 6 in West Sacramento - The Dragons, led by defenders Kalen McDonald, Lonny Powell and Jimmy Hatch, had five goal-line stands and Caden Voges completed 19 of 32 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns as the Dragons (2-1) topped the Raiders (1-3).
Bear River 51, Highlands 14 in North Highlands - Fullback Brad Botsford rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bruins (3-0) over the Scots (0-4).
Capital Christian 48, Brookside Christian 14 at Capital Christian - Zach Melgoza threw three touchdown passes, two to Jack Haney and a 47-yarder to Justice Shelton-Mosley as the Cougars (4-0) defeated the Knights (0-3).
El Dorado 61, McClatchy 28 at Hughes Stadium - Logan Kirby rushed for 227 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries; Derek Delfino had 116 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and Bradley Schmidt had 108 rushing yards on seven carries and also caught five passes for 58 yards as the Cougars (3-1) defeated the Lions (0-3). El Dorado finished with 663 total yards.
El Camino 63, Mesa Verde 0 at El Camino - Greg Scott rushed for 76 yards and three touchdowns on four carries and Kijana Zigler had an interception and a fumble recovery to lead the Eagles (2-2) past the Mavericks (1-2).
Call The Bee's Bill Paterson, (916) 326-5506. The Bee's Joe Davidson and correspondent Trevor Horn contributed to this report.