August 30, 2013
No. 8 Burbank rolls Napa 35-9 with team effort; Browning leads No. 1 Folsom past Woodcreek with seven touchdown passes

Last year Burbank won a tight 14-7 decision at Napa on two long touchdown runs by Calvin Green to open the season.

That win set the stage for the best run in Titans' history.

They reeled off 11 more wins before losing to Oak Ridge in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semfinals.

August 30, 2013
High School Football: Zero Week Schedule & Results

Here are tonight's high school football results.

FRIDAY'S GAMES

The Bee's Top 20

• No. 1 Folsom 56, Woodcreek 21

• No. 3 Elk Grove 27, Lincoln-Stockton 0

• No. 4 Del Oro 27, Logan-Union City 14

• No. 5 Pleasant Grove 28, No. 6 Rocklin 14

• No. 7 Oak Ridge 38, No. 10 Vista del Lago 0

• No. 8 Burbank 35, Napa 9

• No. 9 Grant 33, Paradise 14

August 30, 2013
PREPS PLUS LIVE CHAT: Week 0, Friday night football, Aug. 30
 
August 28, 2013
Sacramento-area prep football top returning statistical leaders

As we bound into the high school football season, here's a glimpse at the top returning statistical leaders, with special thanks to our good friends at MaxPreps. See, coaches or stat keepers. You log statistics, per your responsibility, you generate interest for your programs.

2012 Passing
- Jake Browning, Folsom, 5,247 yards, 63 touchdowns
- Logan Webb, Rocklin, 2,187 yards, 29 touchdowns
- Matt Jimison, Vista del Lago, 2,592 yards, 37 touchdowns
- Michael Wilson, Colfax, 2,803 yards, 19 touchdowns
- Tyler McCombs, Antelope, 2,057 yards, 24 touchdowns
- Nolan Merker, Sheldon, 1,703 yards, 12 touchdowns
- C.J. Spencer, Inderkum, 1,673 yards and 16 touchdowns
- Peyton Wilfley, Casa Roble, 1,528 yards, 19 touchdowns
- Tyrel Anderson, Center, 1,501 yards, 15 touchdowns
- Dre Terrell, Pleasant Grove, 1,496 yards, 17 touchdowns.
- Alex Kropp, Cosumnes Oaks, 1,427 yards, 16 touchdowns
- Tim Endicott, Lindhurst, 1,320 yards, 9 touchdowns
- Kevin Williams, Bradshaw Christian, 1,230 yards, 15 touchdowns
- Ernest Jenkins, Burbank, 968 yards, 7 TDs (ran for 1,367 yards, 14 touchdowns)
- Tommy Arnold, Elk Grove, 980 yards, 8 touchdowns

2012 Rushing
- Marcel Brown, Rio Linda, 1,454 yards, 15 touchdowns
- Wadus Parker, Elk Grove, 1,373 yards, 24 touchdowns
- Leonard Skattebo, Rio Linda, 718 yards and 4 touchdowns;
- Tony Ellison, Granite Bay, 1,185 yards, 11 touchdowns
- Calvin Green, Burbank, 1,178 yards, 12 touchdowns
- Francisco Garcia, Marysville, 1,175 yards, 9 touchdowns
- Josh Pfeffer, Vista del Lago, 1,159 yards, 18 touchdowns
- Jakobe Hawkins, Bradshaw Christian, 1,168 yards, 15 touchdowns
- Christian Garcia, Mesa Verde, 1,129 yards, 8 touchdowns
- Austin Brown, Del Campo, 1,077 yards, 21 touchdowns
- Josh Wellman, Oak Ridge, 944 yards, 11 touchdowns
- Terrance White, Inderkum, 904 yards, 11 touchdowns
- Michael Layton, Woodcreek, 886 yards, 9 touchdowns
- Winfred Roberson, Davis, 803 yards, 9 touchdowns

2012 Receiving
- Troy Knox, Folsom, 104 catches, 1,249 yards, 15 touchdowns
- Kyle Brant, Colfax, 66 catches, 1,105 yards, 5 touchdowns
- Brad Rittenhouse, Vista del Lago, 48 catches, 892 yards, 14 touchdowns
- Alex Van Dyke, Cosumnes Oaks,47 catches, 864 yards, 10 touchdowns
- Kameron Arnold, Woodland Christian, 29 catches, 797 yards, 15 touchdowns
- Rodney Ellison, Folsom, 56 catches, 762 yards, 4 touchdowns
- Justin Holmes, Oakmont, 44 catches, 715 yards, 9 touchdowns
- Malik Dumentz, River City, 40 catches, 663 yards, 9 touchdowns
- Tyler Kaim, Vista del Lago, 41 catches, 627 yards, 6 touchdowns
- Tyler Mateer, Del Oro, 47 catches, 652 yards, six touchdowns
- Matt O'Brien, Foresthill, 40 catches, 650 yards, 11 touchdowns
- Tyler Kaim, Vista del Lago, 41 catches, 627 yards, 6 touchdowns
- Wyatt Demps, Pleasant Grove, 39 catches, 620 yards, 12 touchdowns
- CK Hicks, Davis, 31 catches, 623 yards, 5 touchdowns (out for season)
- Noah Letuligasenoa, Elk Grove, 49 catches, 585 yards, 8 touchdowns
- Tony Ellison, Granite Bay, 49 catches, 585 yards, 8 touchdowns

2012 Total tackles
- Cameron Smith, LB, Granite Bay, 196
- Junior Jenkins, LB, Highlands, 174
- Thomas Mahlman, LB, Oak Ridge, 149
- Aaron Soto, LB, Lincoln, 147
- Joey Banks, LB, Franklin, 135
- Spencer Sheff, LB, Elk Grove, 126
- Ngalu Tapa, DL, Burbank, 124
- Samuel Steward, LB, 116
- Trey Olsen, DE, Oakmont, 111
- Logan Snyder, LB, Christian Brothers, 110
- Colton Giorgi, LB, Oak Ridge, 105
- Eddie Flores, DB, Folsom, 104
- Elijah Jones, DB, Elk Grove, 104
- Corey Santos, LB, Rosemont, 103
- Quenton Hagen, LB, El Camino, 103
- Leonard Skattebo, LB, Rio Linda, 101
- Gareth Noxon, DB, Nevada Union, 100
- Ben Jones, LB, Burbank, 100
- Kevin Powers, DB, Burbank, 100
- Andrew Schantz, DB, Vista del Lago, 100
- Eddy Cobleigh, DB, Lincoln, 99

Sacks
- Ngalu Tapa, DL, Burbank, 23.5
- Gerald Pliman, DE, Burbank, 11
- Taniela Finau, DE, Burbank, 11
- Tanner Woods, DE, Del Oro, 10
- Spencer Bracey, DL, Center, 8
- Nifae Lealao, DL, Capital Christian, 7
- Kevin Powers, DB, Burbank, 6.5
- Ian Allison, DL, Kennedy, 6
- Trey Olsen, DE, Oakmont, 6

Interceptions
- Chad Baptiste, Dixon, 7
- Kameron Williams, Rosemont, 7
- Keenan Hunt, Rio Linda, 6
- Justice Shelton-Mosley, Capital Christian, 6
- Brendan Gormley, Christian Brothers, 5
- Calvin Green, Burbank, 5
- Jason Elenberger, Jesuit, 4
- Jeremiah Romero, El Dorado, 4
- Daniel Lesher, Golden Sierra, 4
- Devin Viramontes, Cosumnes Oaks, 4
- Kyle Betts, Bradshaw Christian, 4
- Aarion McNealy, Rio Linda, 4
- Kris Edie, Bear River, 4
- Quenton Hagen, El Camino, 4
- Luke Bussey, Granite Bay, 4
- Elijah Jones, Elk Grove, 4
- Cameron Smith, Granite Bay, 4

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August 28, 2013
Bee previews all regional prep football leagues with comments, forecasts

Pass the eye black. It's football season.

We're previewing and projecting the area football leagues here with a reminder that more previews appear in Thursday's editions of The Bee and online.

Capital Athletic League
(with last year's record)
1. Antelope (10-2)
The Titans aim to win the program's third league title in four years and seek more playoff success after bouncing Rocklin in a playoff opener last season. QB Tyler McCombs (2,057 yards, 24 TDs), RB Titus Vinson (581 yards) and DB D.J. Hollingshead (86 tackles) lead the charge.
2. El Camino (8-4)
The Eagles had a resurgence of sorts last season and like their chances to take the league title behind LB Quenton Hagen (103 tackles, 4 interceptions), RB Gregg Scott (390 yards) and experienced lines.
3. Whitney (8-3) Veteran coach Mike Gimenez expects another title run, the program's fifth, and he'll lean on QB Drew Romo again (1,227 yards passing) and RB Kwane Wilkinson (734 yards, 4 TDs) and DE Geno Chiarpotti.
4. Rio Americano (4-6)
There is stability a year after early-season chaos with a coaching change that ushered in the return of the famed Max Miller, the section's all-time winningest coach, highlighted by his storied Cordova run in the 1980s. DB Auston Chastain (70 tackles) and LB Russell Patty (64 tackles)
5. Mira Loma (4-6)
The Matadors showed some promise last season and return RB Jonnie Hilliard (864 yards, 6 TDs). This was a regional super power in the 1960s, '70s and the early 1980s but with just two playoff teams since 1995.
6. Cordova (1-9)
High hopes rest on RBs Jordan Whitley (295 yards) and Michael McNeil (173) The Lancers have gone 9-41 in recent years, last tasting a measure of success in 2007 in going 5-5, Max Miller's last season. Cordova led the nation in victories in the 1970s and the area in victories in the 1980s and were formidable again last decade under Miller).

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler McCombs, QB, Antelope
Has learned the game fast after first picking up a helmet as a freshman
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Quenton Hagen, El Camino
Dominant and destructive in the right ways as a game-changing force.
2013 Coach of the Year: Adam Reinking, El Camino
Tireless worker who has inched his program ahead in a very top-heavy league.

2012 results
1. Antelope 10-2, 5-0
2. Whitney 8-3, 4-1
3. El Camino 8-4, 3-2
4. Rio Americano 4-6, 2-3
5. Mira Loma 4-6, 1-4
6. Cordova 1-9, 0-5

Capital Valley Conference
1. Rio Linda (8-3)
The Knights could have their finest team - ever. The running game will punish foes with Marcel Brown (1,454 yards, 15 TDs) and Leonard Skattebo (718, 4 TDs), and both play defense as Skattebo had 101 tackles, as does DB Keenan Hunt (6 picks), and is
also a deep threat WR and a burner on returns.
2. Del Campo (9-3)
The Cougars have six key sophomores in the mix and one determined senior RB in Austin Brown, who had 1,077 yards and 21 TDs in 9 games. LB Jaden Andrade (73 tackles) heads the D.
3. Oakmont (4-6)
The Vikings return rising-fast recruit WR Justin Holmes (715 yards, 9 TDs) and equally intriguing DE Trey Olsen (111 tackles, 6 sacks) for veteran coach Tim Moore, who has the return of other three-year starters, too.
4. Christian Brothers (6-5)
The Falcons, seeking to maintain momentum after a playoff run last season, have rising recruits in DL/OL Hayden Jones, LB Logan Snyder (110 tackles) and DB Brendan Gormley (76 tackles, 5 picks). The Holy Bowl, as always, will be quite a show against rival Jesuit.
5. Casa Roble (1-9)
The Rams took a stunning slip after so many championship seasons, but they vow to return behind QB Peyton Wilfley (1,528 yards, 19 TDs) and WRs Jake Romine (463, 6) and Angel Tenorio (405, 6).
6. Bella Vista (4-6)
The Broncos will compete behind QB Austin Harmer (808 yards) and top returning defender Justin Baser (55 tackles). Bella Vista was a power in past decades and has a championship coach in place to restore the roar.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Marcel Brown, RB, Rio Linda
Quick, durable, explosive, and perhaps the best RB in school history.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Leonard Skatebo, LB, Rio Linda
Tackling machine hits like a fork lift, and also a brutish runner.
2013 Coach of the Year: Mike Morris, Rio Linda
One of the class leaders in the section for a lot of years could have his best D yet.

2012 results
1. Del Campo 9-3, 5-0
2. Rio Linda 8-3, 4-1
3. Christian Brothers 6-5, 3-2
4. Oakmont 4-6, 2-3
5. Bella Vista 4-6, 1-4
6. Casa Roble 1-9, 0-5

Delta River League
1. Folsom (14-1) The Bulldogs aim to repeat the 14-0 start and take on De La Salle again in the NorCal Open, all the more seasoned and experienced from last year's setback, though the DRL is no breeze. QB Jake Browning (5,248 yards, 63 TDs) has WRs in Troy Knox (1,249 yards, 15 TDs) and Rodney Ellison (762, 4) and RB Bailey Laolago (793 yards, 13 TDs).
2. Pleasant Grove (7-5)
The Eagles have perhaps the section's top secondary, which includes a healthy Brandon Lewis, and DE in Earl Chism, and a smooth QB leader in Dre Terrell (1,496 yards, 17 TDs), who also plays DB along with Esley Simmons and Sedrick Thomas. WR Wyatt Demps (12 TDs) is a big target.
3. Oak Ridge (12-2)
It's either do-all marvel talent Jacob Sipes or impressive sophomore Ian Book at QB to man the backfield with the 1-2 rushing attack of Josh Wellman (944 yards, 11 TDs and the hard-charging Tanner Hughes. WR Justin Priest is ready for a big year as are LBs Colton Giorgi and Thomas Mahlman (254 combined tackles).
4. Jesuit (5-5)
The new QB of note for Big Red is Jason Elenberger, who played WR and DB last season and is cut in the same poised, accurate and proud passer of yesteryear. DE Austin Gates (56 tackles) leads the defense.
5. Ponderosa (6-5)
RB Jeff Martin is poised to lead the ground game, WR Josh Bist the air game and LB Jeff Martin the defense (77 tackles). The Bruins seek a playoff repeat.
6. Sheldon (3-7)
QB Nolan Merker (1,702 yards, 12 TDs) single-handedly will keep the Huskies in games, and he has a GPA that skunks most mere mortals as a leader in and out of the classroom. DB Taron Johnson (81 tackles) is a 3-year starter.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Jake Browning, QB, Folsom
In the midst of what could be a national-record breaking career, and poised.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Earl Chism, DE/LB, Pleasant Grove Take your pick on this loaded D, but Chism is the key as a rush end stopper
2013 Coaches of the Year: Kris Richardson/Troy Taylor, Folsom The humble leaders defer credit, but Folsom players point their way for team success.

2012 results
1. Folsom 14-1, 5-0
2. Oak Ridge 12-2, 4-1
3. Pleasant Grove 7-5, 3-2
4. Ponderosa 6-5, 2-3
5. Jesuit 5-5, 1-4
6. Sheldon 3-7, 0-5

Delta Valley Conference
(with last year's record)
1. Elk Grove (12-2)
The Herd has 15 starters back, including a loaded, quick defense headed by DE B'won Canada, LBs Wadus Parker, Noah Letuligasenoa and Spencer Sheff and DBs Elijah Jones. Tommy Arnold is back at QB and is 24-3 as a starter, as is RB Parker (1,373 yards, 24 TDs). Crave a playoff rematch vs Folsom.
2. Grant (5-6)
The Pacers may start 17 underclassmen, and many are from the finest 10-0 JV team coach Mike Alberghini has observed (think: MEN). DE Moses Moala and RB Deondre Grays (527 yards, 7 TDs) are the work-ethic leaders for a program seeking an on-going section record 23rd consecutive playoff berth.
3. Franklin (12-1)
The Wildcats return not a single offensive starter, but try convincing the section that guru coach Mike Johnson doesn't have a master plan. He does. The D is anchored by veterans in LB Joey Banks (135 tackles) and DBs Robert Sanders and DB Kyron O'Berry.
4. Monterey Trail (5-5)
The Mustangs could finish higher behind their veer attack, again headed by QB Donovan Robinson and RBs Elijah McGolthin (673, 5) and Trey Nahhas (517, 7).
5. Davis (5-5)
From 1-9, to 3-7 to 5-5 last season, the Blue Devils are inching forward in a muscle-bound league as Marc Hicks takes over as head coach and will look to run with RB Winfred Robinson (803 yards, 9 TDs).
6. Laguna Creek (2-8) This could be the surprise team of the lot, though injuries have crippled the quarterback position. WR/DB Shamar Richmond returns for coach Dave Morton, in his second stint with the program.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Wadus Parker, RB, Elk Grove
Monster season a year ago in shared duty and is fast and tough.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Joey Banks, LB, Franklin and B'won Canada, Elk Grove
Relentless, hard to block and emotional leaders expect title seasons.
2013 Coach of the Year: Marc Hicks, Davis
The sentimental choice for a class act battling all sorts of long odds to lead his alma mater.

2012 results
1. Franklin 12-1, 5-0
2. Elk Grove 12-2, 4-1
3. Grant 5-6, 3-2
4. Davis 5-5, 2-3
5. Monterey Trail 5-5, 1-4
6. Laguna Creek 2-8, 0-5

Golden Empire League
(with last year's record)
1. Capital Christian (10-2)
The Cougars could have their finest defense yet, if not overall team, with all-time program great DE Nifae Lealao and RB/DB Justice Shelton-Mosley (1,108 yards, 17 TDs) leading the way. Huge nonleague game vs. Bradshaw Christian early.
2. Marysville (3-7)
All of the Indians' victories were in league play, and for a program used to being at the top of this heap, that's the goal again here, certainly. RB Francisco Garcia (1,175, 9 TDs) is the leading returning rusher, flanked by Aaron Birch, for veteran coach Cullen Meyer, whose D is led by LBs Matt Ackerson (70 tackles) and Jacob Garrett (65 tackles).
3. Dixon (9-2)
The Rams return QB Nolan Williams (452 yards passing, 7 TDs, 501 yards rushing 9 TDs) to work with RB Sean Haney (374, 3) and WR Chad Baptiste (6 TDs on offense, 7 picks on D) and LB Jared Jones (8 sacks) for a program that has had great teams off and on since the 1950s.
4. Mesa Verde (3-7)
Class-act veteran coach Ron Barney is high on this team, including RB Christian Garcia (1,129 yards, 9 TDs) and LBs Ryan Alvarez (82 tackles) and Jess Roberts (55
tackles).
5. Lindhurst (1-9)
QB Tim Endicott will air it out again after going for 1,320 yards and 9 TDs, and he has WR Zach Kitchen to work with again.
6. West Campus (1-8)
The Warriors won their opener 21-14 over Cristo Rey then struggled to score . The team is to be admired for effort, in showing up, having gone 3-36 in recent years and 15-74 lifetime.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Justice Shelton-Mosley, RB, Capital Christian
Fast, durable, versatile, determined, and just a junior. Is that fair?
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Nifae Lealao, DE, Capital Christian
Dominant, drive, major recruit as an example of class and performance.
2013 Coach of the Year: Phil Grams, Capital Christian
Has elevated the Cougars in a short time, and could have a state-bowl team here

2012 results
1. Capital Christian 10-2, 5-0
2. Dixon 9-2, 4-1
3. Marysville 3-7, 3-2
4. Mesa Verde 3-7, 2-3
5. Lindhurst 1-9, 1-4
6. West Campus 1-8, 0-5

Metropolitan Conference
(with last year's record)
1. Burbank (12-1)
The Titans are targeting more than a Metro four-peat, such as a Division I section championship and NorCal D-I Bowl bid behind QB Ernest Jenkins (968 passing, 7 TDs, 1,367 rushing, 14 TDs), RB Calvin Green (1,178, 11 TDs), a fast, quick defense led by DT Ngalu Tapa (23.5 sacks), DEs Taniela Finau (11 sacks) and Gerald Pilman (11 sacks), LB Ben Jones (101 tackles), DB Kevin Powers (100 tackles).
2. Sacramento (8-3)
The Dragons have plenty of athletes, including new QB prospect Titus Barnett and standout WR/DBs Lonny Powell (6 TDs), Damen Wheeler (554 yards, 10 TDs) and Dale Lewis (6 TDs). Few teams compete in the weight room like this one, either.
3. McClatchy (3-7)
New coach Bob Lee brings a culture of success, having won at Elk Grove and Delta over the past decades with a creative offense and discipline. He has an athlete in the versatile Kijafa Burgie, Devajia Gupton and Devontae Hicks.
4. Florin (4-6)
The Panthers, like their Metro partners, understand they need more numbers in the program to compete, though there are athletes galore here, too, such as RB Deon Johnson (419 yards, 5 TDs), LB Louis Shimoun and WRs Trevon Connerly-Smith (566 yards, 7 TDs) and Deon Johnson (382, 4).
5. Rosemont (6-5)
The Wolverines have had some good moments of late, including stunning Del Campo in the 2011 playoffs. RB D.J. Harris is back (617 yards, 9 TDs) as are WR Kameron Williams (439, 4 TDs and 7 picks as a DB) and LBs Corey Santos (103 tackles),Eddie Ortiz (75 tackles) and Sonny Yang (61 tackles).
6. Johnson (3-7)
The Warriors long for the good days of last decade and are inching back to espectability behind RB Arthur Parker (993 yards, 4 TDs) and John Xiong.
7. Kennedy (0-10)
Second-year coach Matt Costa is as tireless and dedicated as they come and he vows better days ahead for the Cougars, who return RB Floyd Hills-Cooper, LB Silencio Ratkowski (83 tackles), DL Ian Allison (73 tackles).
8. Valley (1-9)
The Vikings, once a regional super power, aim to get better every day, every month, every year, under dedicated coach Dave Filan. He has athletes in WR/DB Dean McGee, RB/LB Reuben Stephens and QB/DB Peter Castillo.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Ernest Jenkins, QB, Burbank
Devastates teams in the triple-option as a runner and passer, and has jets.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Ngalu Tapa, DL, Burbank
Unblockable, plays with fury, had 23.5 sacks, and talks about studying engineering in college.
2013 Coach of the Year: Paul Doherty, Sacramento
May not win the league, but his teams compete, are good students and citizens and the program is on the rise.

2012 results
1. Burbank 12-1, 7-0
2. Sacramento 8-3, 6-1
3. Rosemont 6-5, 5-2
4. Florin 4-6, 4-3
5. McClatchy 3-7, 3-4
6. Johnson 3-7, 2-6
7. Valley 1-9, 1-6
8. Kennedy 0-10, 0-8

Pioneer Valley League
(with last year's record)
1. Center (10-3)
The Cougars return QB Tyrel Anderson (1,500 yards passing, 889 yards rushing, 28 total TDs) and some stout stoppers on D in DL Spencer Bracey and Jason Perry.
2. Placer (11-1)
The Hillmen always compete under coach Joey Montoya, who has some big linemen to help lead the way for RB Todd Valliere (660 yards, 12 TDs) and Cameron Scott (689, 8).
3. Colfax (4-6)
The entire offense returns for veteran coach Tony Martello, headed by QB Michael Wilson (2,803 yards, 19 TDs), RB Tim Rawlins (694 yards, 10 TDs) and WR Kyle Brandt (1,105, 5).
4. Lincoln (5-6)
The Zebras will run with Eddy Cobleigh (444 yards, 3 TDs) and Davis Dykstra (391, 5). Stoppers include LBs Aaron Soto and Devin Johnson.
5. Bear River (8-3)
The Bruins are always a factor under longtime co-coaches Terry Logue and Scott Savoie, and they hit. RB Caleb Johnson (295) leads the O and DB Kris Edie the D.
6. Foothill (1-9)
The Mustangs have athletes, including QB David Carter and WR David Entwistle. Foothill needs coaching stability and greater numbers to make a surge.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Tyrel Anderson, QB, Center
Shifty, fast, elusive, tough, smart, determined.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Soto, LB, Lincoln
Averaged 13.4 tackles a game for a playoff team and returns better, hungrier.

2012 results
1. Placer 11-1, 5-0
2. Center 10-3, 4-1
3. Bear River 8-3, 3-2
4. Lincoln 5-6, 2-3
5. Colfax 4-6, 1-4
6. Foothill 1-9, 0-5

Sierra Delta
(with last year's records)
1. Bradshaw Christian (5-6)
Traditon abounds for the Pride in all sports, with coach Drew Rickert leading a juggernaut here, too. QB Kevin Williams (1,230 yards, passing, 15 TDs and 774 yards rushing) and RBs Jakobe Hawkins (1,168, 17), Kyle Betts 352, 3) and Grant Dragmire (330, 5) lead the way.
2. Highlands (7-5)
LB ace Junior Jenkins (174 tackles) leads a quick D and WRs Jonathan Altamirano (326 yards receiving) and Iszir Prince (221) the O for a program steeped in tradition that goes back to the 1970s.
3. Golden Sierra (7-4)
The Grizzlies had a spirited playoff march last season as league champions in one of the great small-town football-fun communities in the section. With a small roster (19 players), everyone gets involved, none more than QB Daniel Lesher (449 yards rushing). He also plays LB (86 tackles).
4. Rio Vista (5-6)
The Rams had some dominant teams in recent years, then dipped a bit and now look to surge again as they return the league's top RB in Chace Marlowe (1,584 yards, 28 touchdowns) to go with Tanner Layton (558, 5).
5. Vacaville Christian (5-5)
The Falcons welcome new coaches in longtime Sacramento City College assistant coach Booker Guyton and former NFL linebacker Michael Merriweather. QB Nathanial Short (494 yards, 4 touchdowns), FB Rafael Gallegos (434 yards rushing, 7 TDs) and LB Cameron Botkin (74 tackles) lead the way.
6. Encina Prep (4-6)
The Bulldogs usher in their sixth coach in nine seasons and third in as many capaigns in the spirited and fun Tim Garrison. There is talent in RB Tyvon Hunt (401, 4 TDs) and LB Daquan Bryant (50 tackles).
6. San Juan (3-7)
The Spartans are led by one of the class acts in coaching in Russ Hibbard, who has had his share of highs and lows. RB Deandre Stroughter (336, 7) is the offensive leader and top tackler along with LB Mika Lomano (72 stops) and LB Davion Johnson (66 stops)

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Chace Marlowe, RB, Rio Vista
Diminutive and dominant in the wing-T after rushing for 1,584 yards and 28 TDs in 2012)
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Junior Jenkins, LB, Highlands
A supberb student and a hidden-gem recruit with size and power, he's a tackling machine.
2013 Coach of the Year: John Hilton, Golden Sierra
To succeed in any league with such small rosters means you have a great leader.

2012 results
1. Golden Sierra 7-4, 6-0
2. Highlands 7-5, 5-1
3. Bradshaw Christian 5-6, 4-1
4. Rio Vista 5-6, 3-2
5. Vacaville Christian 5-5, 2-3
6. Encina Prep 4-6, 1-4
7. San Juan 3-7, 0-5

Sacramento Metro
(with last year's record)
1. Woodland Christian (8-3)
The Cardinals return a ton of talent on offense, headed by linebacker big QB Anthony Castaneda (6-foot-5, 225), who did not play last season. In his place, Josh Truesdell (1,425 yards, 21 TDs) impressed. Also back: WRs Kameron Arnold (797 yards, 15 TDs), Walker Perry and Chase Canevari and RBs Carter Winn (750, 9 TDs), Chance Stocking (813, 4) and Paul Vithayaveroj (426 yards, 7 TDs).
2. Foresthill (10-2)
The Wildfires have rolled in recent seasons with seemingly the entire community in tow for every game, twist and turn. New RB Kevin Heater takes the heat, so to speak, and embraces the challenge, as is WRs Matt O'Brien (11 TDs) and Connor McCann (3 TDs)
and Ryan Corkrean (4 TDs) and DE Casey Perez (8 sacks).
3. Valley Christian (3-7)
The Lions of Roseville are trying to figure out a way to excel in this sport much like they have in basketball and baseball, and it starts with numbers. DB Cameron Woodside returns on D.
4. Cristo Rey (3-7)
The newer program returns backfield mates in QB Spencer Avis (577 yards passing, 4 TDs), RB Luis Villagran 960 yards, 10 TDs) and DL Alex Aguilar and Oscar Lopez.
5. Delta (0-10)
The Saints tumbled to an all-time program worst season, and this from a program that has had some monstrous teams in the 1970s, '80s, '90s, last decade and in recent years under previous coach Bob Lee, including a 10-1 showing in 2010. Delta allowed 50 or more points six times while averaging just over 10.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Anthony Castaneda, QB, Woodland Christian
A hard-throwing baseball pitching prospect who can also rocket a football.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Casey Perez, DE, Foresthill
A three-year starter who has been paramount in the title drives, Perez had 8 sacks in 2012.
2013 Coach of the Year: Bruce Pielstick, Woodland Christian
The former offensive coordinator for Sacramento State is an offensive guru who is most inspired by his wife Lisa, who has waged a courageous battle with cancer.

2012 results
1. Foresthill 10-2, 8-0
2. Woodland Christian 8-3, 6-2
3. Cristo Rey 3-7, 3-5
4. Valley Christian 3-7, 3-5
5. Delta 0-10, 0-8

Sierra Foothill
(with last year's record)
1. Del Oro (7-6)
The Golden Eagles seek their third section title and second bowl berth since 2010 behind superb lines, LB Tyler Mateer and a bevy of backs. DE Tanner Woods is as good a stopper as there is in the section.
2. Granite Bay (13-3)
The Grizzlies must replace a ton on offense for first-year coach Skip Albano, though Flyback guru Tony Ellison is back (1,185 yards, including Dylan Kainrath.rushing). The D is stacked with LB's Dylan Keeney and Cameron Smith.
3. Rocklin (5-6)
The Thunder will thunder with QB Logan Webb (2,187 yards, 29 TDs), and the defense is again strong for a program used to playoff success.
4. Roseville (2-8)
The darkhorse in a loaded top-heavy league, the Tigers have OL Kolton Miller, RB Bryce Crouch and QB Kyle Downie (1,023 yards) to make it a race under longtime coach Larry Cunha.
5. Nevada Union (5-6)
The Miners usher in a new coach in Dennis Houlihan, a star RB a generation ago, and welcome back DB Gareth Noxon (9.1 tackles a game). Grant in Week 1 is always fun.
6. Woodcreek (2-8)
The Stowers brothers take over as coaches with high hopes, especially with RB Mitchel Layton (886 yards, 9 TDs) and DB Dylan Stacy.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Logan Webb, QB, Rocklin
The most experienced passer in the SFL and one of the best in the
section is poised for monster season.
2013 Defensive Players of the Year: Cameron Smith, LB, Granite Bay and DE Tanner Woods, Del Oro
Both are fierce competitors, dominant leaders seeking section titles and more.
Coach of the Year: Caey Taylor, Del Oro
You win this league and you've earned it.

2012 results
1. Granite Bay 13-3, 5-0
2. Del Oro 7-6, 4-1
3. Rocklin 5-6, 3-2
4. Nevada Union 5-6, 2-3
5. Roseville 2-8, 1-4
6. Woodcreek 2-8, 0-5

Sierra Valley Conference
(with last year's record)
1. Cosumnes Oaks (9-3)
The Wolfpack ooze of talent, headed by QB Alex Kropp (1,427 yards, 16 TDs) and WRs Alex Van Dyke and L.J. Reed, DL Josh Davis The run game is key, and CO wants a Vista rematch.
2. Vista del Lago 12-2
QB Matt Jimison (2,592 yards, 37 TDs) looks better than ever, as does RB Josh Pfeffer (1,159 yards, 18 TDs) and the D is strong with J.T. Winkler, Austin McGuire and Kevin Wentz.
3. River City (4-6)
QB Elijah Thomas (1,030, 10 TDs), WR Malik Dumentz, River City (663, 9 TDs) and DB Alex Morales returns for coach Steve DaPrato, who won a section D-I title at Elk Grove in 1984 (and no, he doesn't feel old).
4. El Dorado (3-7)
High hopes for continued progress in Placerville behind QBs Nick Bonniksen (1,318 yards, 10 TDs) and Bradley Schmidt (392, 3), RB Derek Delfino (813, 5) and DB Jeremiah Romero.
5. Liberty Ranch (5-5)
RBs Trevon Windley (621, 10 TDs) and Willie Holman lead the offense for a program that won the league two years ago as a rising factor in Galt.
6. Union Mine (2-8)
Veteran coach Dave Johnson has had dominant teams and rebuilding ones. He has to replace RB great Sean Tow and has an eager Jake Horn (426, 3) and LB Anthony Beck.
7. Galt (0-10)
Tough times have hit the proud Warriors program and the team is eager to halt a 20-game losing streak. Coach J.J. Woodard vows improvement.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Jimison, QB, Vista del Lago
Poised, prolific, a leader and eager to win a section title.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: Josh Davis, DL, Cosumnes Oaks
Had great moments as a junior and plays inspired for family and teammates.

2012 results
1. Vista del Lago 12-2, 6-0
2. Cosumnes Oaks 9-3, 5-1
3. River City 4-6, 4-2
4. Liberty Ranch 5-5, 3-3
5. Union Mine 2-8, 2-4
6. El Dorado 3-7, 1-5
7. Galt 0-10, 0-6

Tri-County League
1. Inderkum (10-2)
Once again the Tigers are loaded and fast. Led by QB CJ Spencer and RB/CB Terrence White, Inderkum expects to win the league title for the sixth time in seven seasons under wing-T guru coach Terry Stark, who has implemented some Pistol looks.
2. Yuba City (9-3)
A year after winning their first league title since 1987, the Honkers crave more. RB Omar Herrera and company will push to stay atop TCC after issuing Inderkum first league loss in five season in 2012. Deep squad that some say is better than last season.
3. River Valley (6-5)
New coach Bill Sherman, a former Bee Defensive Player of the Year from Del Oro who played at Sacramento State, takes over as head coach after working on the Del Oro staff. RB/DB T.J. Dove will be the focal point this season for the Falcons after a playoff berth last season.
4. Woodland (2-8)
Expect a strong senior campaign from all-purpose threat Devin Jones, whom head coach Bert Salinas said is every bit the player his brother Dalen was. Dalen is now at Fresno State.
5. Pioneer (4-6)
Former late 1980s Woodland lineman great David Collinsworth takes over as head coach, replacing Matt Bryson, who helped with the transition. Collinsworth had coaching success at Sheldon and Esparto.
6. Natomas (0-10)
The Nighthawks are eager to end a 23-game losing streak that includes back-to-back 0-10 seasons as new coach Ryan Battle becomes the program's third leader in as many seasons.

The Bee's Pick:
2013 Offensive Player of the Year: CJ Spencer, Inderkum
Dangerous as a passer, a runner, a kicker and a leader.
2013 Defensive Player of the Year: T.J. Dove, River Valley
To make the playoffs, you need a stopper, and Dove does the trick.
2013 Coach of the Year: Bert Salinas, Woodland
Sometimes it's not the league champion that earns the nod but rather the team that improves the most.

2012 results
1. Yuba City 9-2, 5-0
2. Inderkum 10-3, 4-1
3. Woodland 2-8, 2-3
4. River Valley 6-5, 3-2
5. Pionner 4-6, 1-4
6. Natomas 0-10, 0-5

- Joe Davidson
- On Twitter: @SacBee_JoeD
- On Bee TV: sacbee.com/preps
- On prep podcasts: ESPN1320.net
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August 26, 2013
Friday night live chats kickoff: High school football preview

August 26, 2013
SureWest Sports Show to debut on Comcast SportsNet; Bee TV Prep Insiders launches and Bee football chat tonight

High school sports is hitting all forms of the media - print, TV, online and radio.

Prep TV - The SureWest Sports Show, Sacramento's only program dedicated solely to high school sports, will premiere on Comcast SportsNet starting Tuesday.

The 30-minute weekly program with host Mike Finnerty offers an inside look to area teams, players, coaches and trends. It will air live each Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. (the debut show airs at 3 p.m.) with re-airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The program will run throughout the academic year.

The show previously ran online at www.surewestsports.com, where past shows are still linked.

I will be a regular contributor to the program as Finnerty and I will break down games and themes.

Here are the channels for The SureWest Sports Show on Comcast:
* SureWest channels 99, 699
* AT&T channels 767, 1767
* DirecTV chanel 698
* DISH Network channel 409
* Comcast channel 34
* Wave Broadband (Rocklin) channel 23, 723
* Wave Broadband (West Sacramento) channel 63, 798

SacBee TV launches - Each Monday, I will co-host with Finnerty the "Preps Plus Insider" on www.sacbee.com/preps
The first show is linked now. We'll explore issues, talk about players and teams and provide highlights galore. It will post by noon each week.

Bee Live chat discussion - Tonight from 7-8 p.m., The Bee will kickoff the high school season with a live chat with fans and other regional media members on www.sacbee.com/preps
We will discuss the league contenders and pretenders, the top players and the opening-night action.

Preps on radio - Finnerty and I previewed the high school season on ESPN1320.net. We air live each Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. on ESPN1320 (linked later online) with recaps, previews and coach interviews.

August 26, 2013
Video: Preps Plus Insider high school football preview

Watch the debut Preps Plus Insider high school football video preview with The Sacramento Bee's Joe Davidson and SureWest Sports' Mike Finnerty. Catch their show here on the Prep Blog every Monday at noon. (Join our live high school football chat tonight at 7 p.m.)

Have a question for Joe or Mike? Add it in the comments field. They may ask your question in next week's show.

August 23, 2013
Area prep football teams kickoff seasons with Saturday scrimmages; a run-down of each one

Football is here, or almost.

Regional high school teams can scrimmage opponents starting Saturday, and there's a full menu of game-like meetings that include a game clock and referees to ponder.

Teams may be able to disguise plays and coaches will surely downplay potential, but you cannot disguise effort, and teams will either have it, or they won't.

In an attempt to game-face prepare for the season, I'll be co-hosting with guru partner in media coverage crime Mike Finnerty the SureWest Sports Radio Show on Saturday from 9-10 a.m. on ESPN1320 (linked later to ESPN1320.net for podcast). We'll break down the top teams, the top players, the upstart teams and the unsung players and also look into the coaching burnout concerns and other themes and trends.

Here's a closer peek of Saturday scrimmages, with Bee rankings if applicable:
* No. 6 Rocklin at No. 1 Folsom, 6 p.m.
Expect a few passes with Rocklin's Logan Webb facing off against Folsom's Jake Browning. Both programs will score, but how will the defenses do overall
* Bella Vista at No. 2 Granite Bay, 10 a.m.
The Broncos brace for another scrimmage showdown with Granite Bay and hitters such as Cameron Smith and Flyback flash in Tony Ellison.
* No. 3 Elk Grove at No. 4 Del Oro, 7 p.m.
The teams face off each year in a spirited scrimmage, and EG beat DO in the 2012 playoffs. Both are loaded again and could face off in D-II - again.
* No. 5 Pleasant Grove at No. 8 Burbank, 9 a.m.
Speed vs. speed, and the teams face off for real fun and games on Sept. 6.
* No. 7 Oak Ridge at Colfax, 8:30 a.m.
Oak Ridge has LB hitters such as Thomas Mahlman taking on a unit with 11 returning offensive starters. How will OR sophomore QB Ian Book fare?
* No. 11 Cosumnes Oaks at No. 16 Rio Linda, 7 p.m.
Skill and power against power and skill in a meeting of league and section title hopefuls. One nice matchup: WR Alex Van Dyke vs. DB Keenan Hunt.
* Rodriguez at No. 12 Inderkum, 10 a.m.
The Fairfield school, always fast, takes on a team that could be even faster, headed by steady QB C.J. Spencer and a stout defense.
* No. 15 Del Campo at Woodland, 10 a.m.
The Cougars will run smash mouth plays with RB Austin Brown, and Woodland features all-purpose threat Devin Jones.
* No. 17 Placer at El Dorado, 10 a.m.
The wing-T heavy Hillmen will also face Rosemont. El Dorado could have its best team in years.
* No. 20 El Camino at Oakmont, 9 a.m.
The Eagles have experienced lines and LB brute Quenton Hagen after winning 1st playoff game in 20 years. Oakmont has WR Justin Holmes and DE/TE Trey Olsen.
* Grant jamboree, 9:30 a.m.
The No. 9 Pacers and their wealth of speed and ferocity takes on St. Mary's of Stockton, Whitney, Sacramento and Chavez. St. Mary's has another championship caliber team.
* Lincoln jamboree, 8 a.m.
No. 10 Vista del Lago, No. 14 Antelope, Nevada Union and Lincoln each seek league titles, or the playoffs at the very least. NU has new coach Dennis Houlihan.
* Center jamboree, 7 p.m.
The No. 18 Cougars, quick and experiened, welcome Galt, Mira Loma, Highlands, Ponderosa and Elliot Christian. Highlands has LB Junior Jenkins.
* Roseville jamboree, 7 p.m.
The host Tigers with OL star Kolton Miller face fellow playoff hopefuls in Yuba City and Monterey Trail.
* Pioneer at Christian Brothers, 11 a.m.
The host Falcons could have their fastest team in years.
* Kennedy at Casa Roble, 9 a.m.
The teams went a combined 1-19 last season. Don't think they have something to prove?
* Foresthill at Golden Sierra, 6 p.m.
Small-school programs with playoff pasts face off in a true road trip.
* Laguna Creek at River City, 10 a.m.
The Cardinals will unleash QB Cecil Williams II against a quick Raiders defense.
* Davis/Florin at Natomas, 11 a.m.
The Blue Devils went 5-5 last season, returning RB Winfred Robinson. Florin/Natomas seek .500 or better.
* Tokay at Sheldon, 11 a.m.
The Huskies are never short of speed or talent, a group headed by scholar QB Nolan Merker.
* Marysville at Delta, 6 p.m.
Traditional powers are coming off off seasons.
* Amador at Union Mine, 10 a.m.
The host Diamondbacks yearn for a title team of yesteryear.
* Capital Christian at Cordova, 9 a.m.
The Cougars and DE Nifae Lealao and RB/Flyback Justice Shelton-Mosely face a Lancers team eager to get off to a good start.
* Woodcreek at River Valley, 8 a.m.
The Stowers era starts for Woodcreek after coaching stops at Colfax and Del Oro.
* West Campus at Johnson, 9:30 a.m.
Once all on the same campus, the programs seek success after trying seasons.
- Joe Davidson
- On Twitter: @SacBee_JoeD
- Online daily: www.sacbee.com
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/sacbeepreps
- On radio: ESPN1320, Saturdays 9-10 a.m.
- On SacBee.com: each Monday Preps Plus Insider with Mike Finnerty, breaking down games, players, trends

August 22, 2013
Yuba City teen to play German in U.S. Open Tennis opener

Yuba City's Collin Altamirano will play Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the opening round of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships that start on Monday in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

The time and date for Altamirano's match is still to be determined.

Altamirano, 17, earned a wild card into the Grand Slam event by winning the United States Tennis Association's Boys 18 Nationals title Aug. 11 in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Kohlschreiber, 29, is ranked No. 25 in the world and reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in 2012. He is seeded No. 22 for the tournament.

August 21, 2013
Ten more teams to ponder in breaking down The Bee's prep football Top 20

We unveiled our Sacramento Bee Top 20 football rankings on Tuesday, with football preview material galore next week.

Here's a peek at that Top 20 and 10 others ready to break into the mix in the coming weeks...

The Bee's Top 20
(With last season's records)

1 Folsom (14-1)
2. Granite Bay (13-3)
3. Elk Grove (12-2)
4. Del Oro (7-6)
5. Pleasant Grove (7-5)
6. Rocklin (5-6)
7. Oak Ridge (12-2)
8. Burbank (12-1)
9. Grant (5-6)
10. Vista del Lago (11-2)
11. Cosumnes Oaks (9-3)
12. Inderkum (10-3)
13. Franklin (12-1)
14. Antelope (10-2)
15. Del Campo (9-3)
16. Rio Linda (8-3)
17. Placer (11-1)
18. Center (10-3)
19. Jesuit (5-5)
20. El Camino (8-4)

The Ready to Pounce 10
1. Whitney (8-3)
Veteran coach Mike Gimenez seeks a 5th league title and has QB Drew Romo and RB Kwane Wilkinson to lead the way. Early games include Oakmont, No. 6 Rocklin, Buhach Colony and CBS.

2. Christian Brothers (6-5)
The Falcons have rising recruits in OL/DL Hayden Jones and LB Logan Snyder. Early gauge game is No. 19 Jesuit in the Holy Bowl in another showdown.

3. Monterey Trail (5-5)
The Mustangs are veer masters and return Elijah McGolthin and Donovan Robinson for veteran coach T.J. Ewing. Play No. 12 Inderkum in a track-meet opener

4. Yuba City (9-2)
The Honkers in 2012 won their first league title since 1987 and want a repeat behind DB Jaylon Deas. Open against equally dangerous Davis.

5. Colfax (4-6)
The Falcons return all 11 offensive starters, including prolific QB Michael Wilson, for longtime coach Tony Martello. Scrimmage Oak Ridge this week.

6. Capital Christian 10-2
The small-school Cougars have two big-time talents in RB/DB Justice Shelton-Moseley and DL Nifae Lealao, a national recruit with strong interest from Stanford. Biggest early game is Bradshaw Christian.

7. Oakmont (4-6)
The Vikings will hurt teams with the efforts of WR Justin Holmes and DE/TE Trey Olsen. Classy coach Tim Moore finds out a lot vs. Whitney early.

8. Sacramento (8-3)
The Dragons will score with QB Titus Barnett and WRs Lonny Powell and Damen Wheeler with an opening-night gauge game against No. 11 Cosumnes Oaks.

9. Nevada Union 5-6
New coach Dennis Houlihan (and former NU star back) takes over for all-time program winner Dave Humphers with tradition and talent still the foundation. Face No. 9 Grant in Week 1 major test.

10. Ponderosa (6-5)
The Bruins made the playoffs in 2007 and 2012 under coach Jason Tenner and return WR Josh Bist. Bruins could get off to a 4-0 start before facing No. 16 Rio Linda then taking on No. 19 Jesuit.

August 20, 2013
Olympic medal winner to coach St. Francis water polo

Heather Moody, who has won four Olympic medals as a player and coach, will coach the St. Francis water polo team this season.

"We are excited to have Heather join our coaching staff and look forward to the impact she will have on the girls in our program," said St. Francis athletic director Mark McGreevy in a press release.

Moody brings an international resume to the Troubadour program.

She is a two-time Olympic medalist, winning a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games. She also captained the USA Water Polo team to a bronze medal finish in 2004.

She led the Americans to gold medals at the 2003 FINA World Championships in Barcelona and at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic.

After her playing career, Moody served on the USA coaching staff as an assistant for the 2008 Olympic team, helping lead them to a silver medal in Beijing. She also was a member of the gold medal staff in 2012 in London.

"The position at St. Francis High School is very exciting for me," Moody said. "I hope to build on the success of the program and add a twist based on my own experiences."

St. Francis has won three Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championships and been runners-up to rival Davis the last four years.

She replaces Chris Borasi.

Moody recently stepped down from her post as assistant coach of the USA Women's Senior National Team and head coach of the USA Women's Junior National Team to join the Sacramento-based American River Water Polo Club as its performance director.

Moody, who played at San Diego State, will make her coaching debut when the Troubadours open the season at Mountain View on Sept. 13.

August 16, 2013
Former Bella Vista wrestler takes third at junior world finals

Orangevale's Jennifer Page won a women's freestyle bronze medal at today's Junior World Wrestling Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The former Bella Vista High School standout defeated Nyamgerel Burneebaatar of Mongolia, 6-3 in the 138.5-pound division.

Page led 3-1 at the end of the first period, with a two-point takedown to help take the lead.

In the second period, when Burneebaatar was pushing the action, Page got another key two-point takedown in a scramble. A late Burneebaatar takedown was not enough to close the gap.

In the evening session, Page was defeated in the semifinals by 2013 European Junior champion Buse Tosun of Turkey in a technical fall.

Page easily won her first three matches against opponents from India, Norway and the Ukraine.

Last year, Page was fifth at 147.5 pounds at the Junior World Championships, but has dropped down to her normal weight on the senior level.

She competed to Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma, where she won a national title, then became a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete.

"Jennifer is understanding the ropes better," said world team coach Marcie Van Dusen. "She is getting more and more confident in her abilities."



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