October 31, 2013
High School football: Week 9 schedule & results

Here are this week's results:

FRIDAY'S GAMES

The Bee's Top 20

• No. 1 Folsom 52, Ponderosa 0

• No. 4 Oak Ridge 28, No. 2 Pleasant Grove 14

• No. 3 Del Oro 70, Nevada Union 21

• No. 5 Rocklin 31, Roseville 14

• No. 6 Elk Grove 35, Monterey Trail 19

• No. 7 Rio Linda 41, Oakmont 3

• No. 8 Granite Bay 35, Woodcreek 7

• No. 9 Grant 38, Davis 0

• No. 10 Burbank 63, Valley 0

October 28, 2013
PREPS PLUS INSIDERS: Granite Bay-Del Oro, plus Week 9 preview

Joe Davidson and Mike Finnerty tackle the highlights of Week 8 high school football -- the Granite Bay-Del Oro rivalry, colossal upsets and one very big Roseville Tigers player. They also look ahead to the biggest games coming up in Week 9. See their Preps Plus Insiders video every Monday here on the Prep Blog.

October 26, 2013
No. 14 Jesuit to play host to No. 3 Pleasant Grove today

TODAY'S KEY GAME
No. 3 Pleasant Grove (7-0) at No. 14 Jesuit (6-1)
When: 1 p.m.
Outlook: The host Marauders are eager to show they are a better outfit than the one that was blasted at top-ranked Folsom 56-14 last week. Pleasant Grove needs a win here to set up a potential Week 10 showdown with Folsom for the Delta River League championship, and Jesuit needs a victory to hold onto any hopes of winning its first league title since 2004. QB Dre Terrell leads the Eagles (932 yards passing, 19 total scores), with RBs Ian Broom providing(571, 7) and Brandon Lewis (326, 6) behind superb line play. QB Jason Elenberger has 15 TDs and no interceptions for Jesuit, and Ben Parietti has rushed fror 828 yards and 12 scores.
- Joe Davidson

October 25, 2013
Football roundup: No. 8 Rio Linda tops No. 13 Casa Roble 35-21; No. 15 Franklin beats No. 2 Elk Grove 28-21 to tighten DVC race

By Bill Paterson

bpaterson@sacbee.com

Friday's Capital Valley Conference showdown between No. 13 Casa Roble at No. 8 Rio Linda offered a dramatic contrast in offensive styles.

The Rams run the spread offense; the Knights a throwback power run game combined with a dash of dangerous speed.

Power won over finesse this night as the Knights (7-1, 3-0) rallied for three consecutive touchdowns and blanked the Rams (6-2, 2-1) in the second half to post a 35-21 win and take sole possession of first place in the CVC.

Led by its talented running duo of Leonard "Thunder" Skattebo Marcel "Lightning" Brown, the Knights ran the ball for all but three offensive plays.

Brown had 224 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries and Skattebo added 76 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries. Skattebo also had a team high 13 tackles.

The Knights, led by Skattebo and James Sanchez (11 tackles, three for loss and two sacks), sacked or dropped Casa Roble quarterback Peyton Wilfley eight times for losses while also forcing a fumble and an intercepting a pass (Zak Burden).

Ron Quinn rushed for two touchdowns, the second on a two-yard that put Casa Roble ahead 21-14 with about five minutes to go in the first half.

In other games:

October 25, 2013
PREPS PLUS CHAT REPLAY: Week 8, Friday night football, Oct. 25, 2013

Replay the weekly Preps Plus Live chat that followed Friday night's high school football games.

October 24, 2013
High School football: Week 8 schedule & results

Here are Friday night's results:

FRIDAY'S GAMES

The Bee's Top 20

• No. 1 Folsom 80, Sheldon 27

• No. 15 Franklin 28, No. 2 Elk Grove 21

• No. 7 Granite Bay 28 at No. 4 Del Oro 30

• No. 5 Oak Ridge 41, Ponderosa 0

• No. 6 Rocklin 45, Woodcreek 0

• No. 8 Rio Linda 35, No. 13 Casa Roble 21

• No. 9 Grant 47, No. 16 Monterey Trail 21

• No. 10 Burbank 46, No. 20 Rosemont 6

October 23, 2013
NorCal JC quarterback sets all-levels college passing mark - and lost

All those yards and touchdowns and no rewards to show for it. Except for a place in history and some lasting memories.

Trevor Taylor of Mendocino College passed for an all-levels college record 796 yards on Saturday night against College of the Redwoods in Ukiah. Redwoods won 69-66 late in a Bay Valley Conference opener when Will Hissong hit Caleb Lomboy-Chavez with a 6-yard touchdown with five seconds remaining.

Some of the data collected by Fred Baer, the noted statistician and historian guru with the California Community College Athletic Association, and superb Santa Rosa Press Democrat reporter Phil Barber, is remarkable.

Taylor, a sophomore out of Ukiah, completed 38 of 52 passes and nine touchdowns. Hissong, a freshman from Oregon, completed 39 of 54 passes for five touchdowns. The short math shows they combined for 1,369 yads, which in itself could be an all-levels record.

What is known is Taylor's 796 is an all-levels mark.

Here's a closer look:

- 796: Trevor Taylor, Mendocino College vs. Redwoods, Saturday (JC)
- 781: Geary Davenport, College of Marin vs. Solano College, 2002 (JC)
- 731: Zamir Amin, Menlo College vs. Cal Lutheran, 2002 (Division III)
- 730 yards: Taylor Heincke, Old Dominion vs. New Hampshire, 2012 (Division I)
- 716 yards: David Klinger, Houston, vs. Eastern Washington, 1990. (Division I)

The best postseason passing effort for a community JC effort was the 645 yards Steve Sarkisian of El Camino College in Southern California unleashed on College of the Desert in a 59-48 loss in 1994. Sarkisian, now the Washington Huskies coach, set an all-time junior college efficiency season mark of 203.8, and he later broke records at BYU.

Just when you thought the aerial assault in college football started in recent years, consider this nugget unearthed by Fred Baer. The all-levels passing mark for a single game in 1970 was the 619 yards Bill August had for Chabot College in Hayward against Foothill College of Los Altos Hills.

All told, Mendocino on Saturday had 1,041 yards of offense and Redwoods 915. Mendocino running back Jakorian Graves ran for 257 yads on 30 carries and a score. All for naught, however, though the memories are sure to last. For one thing, Taylor wasn't even the clear-cut starter going in. He is now.

"It was a blast," Taylor told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. "It was one of the funnest experiences ever, just to see the guys out there playing hard. Our stadium was rocking, my whole family was there, my high school friends were there. It was one of best days you could ever ask for."

- Joe Davidson
- On Twitter: @SacBee_JoeD
- Online: Sacbee.com/preps
- On podcast: ESPN1320.net

October 21, 2013
PREPS PLUS INSIDERS: Elk Grove defense, Week 8 preview

This week's Preps Plus Insiders video commentary with Joe Davidson and Mike Finnerty includes discussion of the Elk Grove defense, the end of the Casa Roble-Del Campo rivalry, social media trash talk, plus a Week 8 preview of top area games: Casa Roble-Rio Linda, Granite Bay-Del Oro, Pleasant Grove-Jesuit and more.


October 19, 2013
Voges throws six touchdowns in Sac's 63-0 win over Kennedy

Sophomore quarterback Caden Voges completed 24 of 32 passes for 425 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown on eight carries - all in the first half - in leading Sacramento High to a 63-0 Metro Conference football win over Kennedy today in Oak Park.

Kyree Stephens had eight catches for 158 yards and three touchdowns and Lonny Powell scored three touchdowns, one by interception return, one on a 67-yard run and the other on a 28-yard reception.

Voges has passed for 2,278 yards and 26 touchdowns this season in helping the Dragons to a 5-2 overall record and 3-1 mark in the Metro Conference. Kennedy falls to 0-7, 0-4 in league.

October 18, 2013
Prep football roundup: No. 1 Folsom clobbers No. 11 Jesuit; No. 9 Rocklin tops No. 4 Granite Bay; Capital Christian's Shelton-Mosley and Center's Anderson have monster games

By Bill Paterson

bpaterson@sacbee.com

In a 35-0 win last Friday over No. 6 Oak Ridge, Folsom quarterback Jake Browning had an off night - for him.

The talented junior and state touchdown leader passed for 362 yards and three touchdowns, but he also was intercepted four times.

Browning was back on target on Friday night at home in leading the Bulldogs (7-0, 2-0) to a 56-14 Delta River League homecoming win against No. 11 Jesuit (6-1, 1-1).

The junior threw for five touchdowns, giving him 38 for the season, rushed for another and did not throw an interception as the Bulldogs beat an undefeated team for the second week in a row. Oak Ridge was 5-0 coming into last week's league opener.

Browning completed 15 of 16 passes in leading Folsom (7-0, 2-0) to a 42-14 halftime lead. He finished 29 of 36 for 443 yards.

October 18, 2013
PREPS PLUS LIVE: Week 7, Friday night football, Oct. 18, 2013

Join our weekly live chat for Friday night high school football with host Trevor Horn and reporters at games around the region. The Bee's Joe Davidson will be reporting from the Grant-Elk Grove game. Share your game updates and comments.

 
October 17, 2013
High school football: Week 7 schedule & results

Here are this weeks results:

THURSDAY'S GAMES

No. 16 Monterey Trail 35, Laguna Creek 28

Vista del Lago 71, Galt 14

FRIDAY'S GAMES

The Bee's Top 20

• No. 1 Folsom 56, No. 11 Jesuit 14

• No. 2 Elk Grove 7, No. 7 Grant 3

• No. 3 Pleasant Grove 46, Ponderosa 0

• No. 9 Rocklin 31, No. 4 Granite Bay 14

• No. 5 Del Oro 35, No. 17 Roseville 21

• No. 6 Oak Ridge 56, Sheldon 7

• No. 8 Burbank 63, McClatchy 0

• No. 10 Rio Linda 40, Christian Brothers 13

October 14, 2013
PREPS PLUS INSIDERS: Folsom D, unsung heroes and Week 7 preview

Watch Preps Plus Insiders, the weekly take on high school football action by The Sacramento Bee's Joe Davidson and SureWest Sports' Mike Finnerty. This week, the insiders discuss hot topics such as the Folsom defense, unsung players from El Dorado, Highlands, Casa Roble, Christian Brothers and others and preview top games for Week 7. See Preps Plus Insiders every Monday at noon.

October 12, 2013
Sac High's Voges throws 7 touchdowns in win over Johnson

Sophomore Caden Voges completed 22 of 31 passes for 388 yards and seven touchdowns , two each to Kyree Stephens and Damen Wheeler, and Lonny Powell rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns on four carries, had a receiving touchdown and also had a fumble recovery for a touchdown as Sacramento beat Hiram Johnson 70-6 in a Metro Conference football game Saturday in Oak Park.

Sacramento is 4-2, 2-1 in league; Johnson 1-5, 0-3.

October 12, 2013
VIDEO: Week 6 high school football highlights

See highlights from Friday night high school football games around the Sacramento region, from FOX40:

Oak Ridge at Folsom

Granite Bay at Roseville

October 12, 2013
Prep round-up: Granite Bay overcomes penalties to beat Roseville; Wilfley helps Casa Roble slip by rival Del Campo

By Bill Paterson

bpaterson@sacbee.com

No. 5 Granite Bay had a season for the ages last year.

The Grizzlies repeated as Sac-Joaquin Section Division I champions by topping No. 4 Oak Ridge 35-23; beat St. Ignatius of San Francisco 45-17 in the first CIF Northern California Regional championship, then trimmed Long Beach Poly 21-20 for the D-I State Bowl title in Carson.

But the Grizzlies have suffered a couple of sizeable blows since. Ernie Cooper, Granite Bay's only coach in school history, abruptly resigned early in June, citing burnout.

Then in the fourth game of the season against Pittsburg, Arizona-bound star running back Tony Ellison went down with a season-ending knee injury.

Still, Granite Bay keeps moving along even while battling adversity.

On Friday the Grizzlies overcame 210 yards in penalties and rallied to defeat No. 16 Roseville 40-28 in the Sierra Foothill League opener in Roseville.

The win was the fifth in a row for Granite Bay (5-1, 1-0) under interim coach Skip Albano.

Granite Bay, ranked No. 8 in Northern California, trailed the Tigers (3-3, 0-1) by a point at the half, but battled back on a pair of Ben Smith rushing touchdowns; a 22-yard touchdown run by Kirk McKeon and a Luke Bussey interception return for a touchdown. It was Bussey's second interception of the game.

In other games:

October 11, 2013
PREPS PLUS LIVE: Week 6 Friday night football, Oct. 11, 2013
 
October 11, 2013
McClatchy to induct new hall of fame members tonight

Some 40 athletes and coaches plus five exceptional teams will be inducted at tonight's McClatchy High School Hall of Fame dinner at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation Hall.

The 2013 class includes many outstanding athletes and coaches primarily from 1963 to 1979, six athletes from 1944-59, and women athletes who were sports pioneers at McClatchy in the 1970s.

The class also includes three of McClatchy's greatest coaches in the 1960s and 1970s: Stan Dison (basketball, soccer), Scotty Bingham (track, cross country) and Jan Olmsted, who was instrumental in starting the women's sports program at the school.

Outstanding teams chosen for induction this year include the 1954 boys basketball team that went 19-2; the 1970-71 championship baseball teams; the 1970 Girls Sports Club that established girls sports at the school; and the undefeated 1975 boys soccer Metro League title team.

For the complete list of inductees, go to www.restoretheroar.org

October 10, 2013
High school football: Week 6 schedule & results

Here are results for this weekend's area high school football games:


THURSDAY'S GAME

Highlands 13, San Juan 7

FRIDAY'S GAMES

The Bee's Top 20

• No. 1 Folsom 35, No. 4 Oak Ridge 0

• No. 2 Elk Grove 46, Laguna Creek 6

• No. 3 Pleasant Grove 63, Sheldon 21

• No. 5 Granite Bay 40, No. 16 Roseville 28

• No. 6 Del Oro 41, Woodcreek 6

• No. 7 Grant 30, No. 15 Franklin 20

• No. 8 Burbank 63, Florin 6

• No. 9 Rocklin 55, Nevada Union 7

• No. 10 Rio Linda 41, Bella Vista 7

• No. 11 Jesuit 35, Ponderosa 7

• No. 13 Inderkum 27, No. 12 Yuba City 18

• No. 14 Casa Roble 35, Del Campo 32

• No. 17 Monterey Trail 21, No. 18 Davis 14

• No. 19 Colfax 28, No. 20 Bear River 21

October 8, 2013
Capital Christian forward D.J. Wilson makes verbal commitment to Michigan

Capital Christian senior forward D.J. Wilson has given a verbal commitment to play basketball next season at Michigan, reports Cougars coach Devon Jones.

The 6-foot-9 forward has helped Capital Christian win the last two Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championships. Last season, he averaged 9.7 points and 4.6 rebounds for the 26-5 Cougars.

Because of a back injury, Wilson missed the team's final four playoff games, including a 50-36 loss to St. Joseph's Notre Dame of Alameda in the CIF D-V Northern California Regional finals.

October 7, 2013
PREPS PLUS INSIDERS: Del Oro's running game, plus Week 6 preview

Watch Preps Plus Insiders, the weekly take on high school football action by The Sacramento Bee's Joe Davidson and SureWest Sports' Mike Finnerty. This week for hot topics, the insiders break away from football to look at the firing of Roseville High baseball coach Hank DeMello. Switching back to football, they look at Del Oro's impressive running team and preview Week 6. See Preps Plus Insiders every Monday at noon.

October 5, 2013
No. 8 Burbank holds off Sac High 34-32 in Metro duel

Twice Sacramento High closed to within two points of No. 8 Burbank in the fourth quarter but the Titans twice stopped the Dragons on two-point conversion attempts to hold on for a 34-32 victory today in Oak Park.

Lonny Powell ran 11 yards for a touchdown with 8:28 to play to close to 28-26, but Burbank's Harrison Anderson broke up Sac High's two-point passing attempt.

The Titans (3-2, 2-0) climbed to 34-26 when Burbank's Calvin Green took the ensuing kickoff and returned it 95 yards for a score (Green earlier had a 60-yard touchdown catch); then Kevin Powers broke up another Sac scoring attempt by intercepting Sac's Caden Voges on the Burbank 5 with 4:25 to play.

The Dragons (3-2, 1-1) weren't done, however.

After holding Burbank on downs and forcing a punt, Voges, a sophomore, hit Damen Wheeler over the middle for a 19-yard touchdown with 1:51 to go. But the Titans stuffed Powell at the one on the Dragons' two-point run attempt.

Burbank recovered the onside kick, then ran out the clock.

Voges finished 24 of 32 for 265 yards and two touchdowns and also threw two interceptions and Wheeler had eight catches for 100 yards and two scores.

Powell rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries. Jimmy Hatch had a nine-yard touchdown that enabled the Dragons to close to 28-20 in the third quarter.

West Simpson led Sac's defensive with six tackles for losses and a fumble recovery.

"We had our chances but didn't finish the job," said Sac High coach Paul Doherty. "The kids feel good about how they played. We're close, but we still got to get better."

Burbank now has won 18 league games in a row.

October 5, 2013
American River College football routs state-ranked No. 1 San Francisco

By Joe Davidson
jdavidson@sacbee.com

With defense the trademark, state-ranked No. 5 American River College belted national powerhouse and state. No. 1 San Francisco City College 34-13 on Saturday afternoon in the Bay Area, scoring one for every underdog program in the land that had been itching to topple a giant.

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"We got one for the little people," ARC coach Jerry Haflich cracked on a jubilant bus ride home. "It's a really big win. This is what we've been working for. It's a pecking order, and a lot of work. San Francisco has been on top for a long time. I'm as proud as I can be. It was one of those victories where you just go, 'Wow!'"

The Beavers (5-0) delivered a "wow" first half, storming to a 31-6 lead to stun the 4-0 Rams, who topped the Beavers 41-36 in the Northern California Community College championship game last December, a contest that ended in controversy.

That unsettling 2012 finish was ancient history heading home on Saturday, though it surely motivated the Beavers heading in.

Jake Bist hit Adonis Griffin for a 17-yard touchdown to give ARC a 14-3 lead and he found Tyler Trosin for a 5-yard touchdown to make it 28-6. Matthew Rashad returned a fumble 39 yards for ARC to make it 21-3 for the Beavers, who also received a 37-yard touchdown run by Drake Tofi.

Malcolm Scott had two of ARC's interceptions. Jordan Carrell and Jacoby Carter also had interceptions for the Beavers, whose defense has been superb all season and recorded six sacks of the Rams.

ARC opened the season with a 40-2 victory over Monterey Peninsula and followed with wins over Sacramento City (34-7), Chabot (33-13) and Santa Rosa (55-21).

In his 14th year with the Beavers and seventh as head coach, the tireless Haflich has steadily improved his team's fortunes. There was the school-record best 11-0 showing n 2011 with a No. 7 final national finish. That followed the 2010 season in which the Beavers went 10-1.

But Saturday marked the breakthrough milestone Haflich and his crew had been aiming for. The key, the coach said, is maintaining the momentum ARC has a bye before entering Valley Conference play.

How storied is San Francisco? The Rams have won six state championships since 1999 and finished No. 1 in the country nine times total with 12 NorCal titles since 1997.
The teams could face off again in the NorCal title game, only this time, the Beavers know for certain they can beat anyone.

2012 file photo by Paul Kitagaki Jr.: Veteran American River College coach Jerry Haflich called Saturday's win over national power San Francisco a "wow" moment.

- Joe Davidson
- On Twitter: @SacBee_JoeD

October 4, 2013
Prep football roundup: No. 10 Rio Linda tops Ponderosa 21-7; Granite Bay beats Lincoln of Stockton; Bear River is 5-0

By Bill Paterson

bpaterson@sacbee.com

It's a given that if you want to see old-fashioned football and a fast-paced game, Rio Linda is the place to go.

The Knights have been a traditional power-run team through the years.

So where games involving high-tech spread teams can drag on for three hours or more, the Knights often are done in two hours or less, running mostly through the tackles.

The No. 10 Knights didn't disappoint Friday night. They polished off previously unbeaten Ponderosa 21-7 in 1 hour and 55 minutes, which also included a 20-minute halftime break for homecoming.

October 4, 2013
PREPS PLUS LIVE: Week 5, Friday night football, Oct. 4

Welcome to this week's Preps Plus Live chat, featuring our regular team of contributors and hosted by Trevor Horn.


 



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