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PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax, Placer notch wins

The Colfax Falcons enter their bye week on a high note after thrashing Wheatland 42-7 Friday night at James O. Marson Field.

The Falcons (2-3) got it done on the ground and through the air as the Falcons concluded their non-league schedule with a lopsided victory.

Leading the Falcons passing game was Austin Weir, who hit on 12-of-14 attempts for 187 yards and four passing touchdowns.



On the ground, senior running back Lucas Rineer topped the 100-yard mark for the fifth time in as many games, rushing for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. On the season, Rineer has 642 yards and five touchdowns on 113 carries.

Placer 42,




Vista del Lago 39

The Hillmen (5-0) held on late against a tough Eagles team to earn their fifth straight win of the season and remain unbeaten.

Placer’s Jared Halbert rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way. Senior quarterback Marcus Ante completed 8-of-16 passes for 219 yards, three touchdowns and an interception, and Owen Scott caught five balls for 185 yards and three scores in the win.

On the defensive side, Placer’s Michael Downen tallied 17 total tackles and two sacks.

Center 26, Vallejo 0

The Cougars defense proved once again they are not to be trifled with.

For the second time in three games Center shutout its opponent, and is now 4-1 overall.

On the season the Cougars have allowed just 13 points per game.

The stingy Center defense gets a week off before facing Placer’s high powered offense Oct. 9.

Union Mine 61, Lincoln 55

Union Mine’s Brody Pearman threw for 406 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Diamondbacks (3-2) past Lincoln (3-2) Friday night.

Pearman completed 17 passes to eight different receivers as the Union Mine passing attack was too much for the Fighting Zebras. Running back Austin Rigsby caught three of Pearman’s passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Rigsby also ushed for 128 yards and two ground touchdowns.

Cordova 52, Foothill 46

Cordova grabbed a 40-20 halftime lead, and then held off a late flurry by Foothill to earn the win.

After Foothill (1-3) had rallied to tie the game at 46-46 late in the fourth quarter, Cordova’s Unique Perez connected with Devin Baldwin for a 54-yard touchdown with less than a minute left in the game.

Sierra Foothill League

Folsom 27, Granite Bay 14

In a battle of unbeatens, it was the reigning Sierra Foothill League champs coming out on top as the Bulldogs went on the road and took down the Grizzlies Friday.

Folsom quarterback Jake Jeffrey completed 16-of-25 passes for 131 yards and touchdown, and also led the Bulldogs (5-0, 1-0 SFL) with 93 yards rushing and two ground touchdowns.

After falling behind 21-0, the Grizzlies (3-1, 0-1 SFL) were able to score 14 straight in the second quarter, but never scored again after that.

Oak Ridge 35, Woodcreek 28

Oak Ridge’s Notre Dame-bound quarterback Ian Book threw for 193 yards and a touchdown, and ran for another score to lead the Trojans (4-1,1-0 SFL) past Woodcreek in the league opener for both teams.

Book found Tommy Dunigan eight times for 138 yards, and got solid backing from the run game to beat a young but talented Woodcreek squad.

The Timberwolves (4-1, 0-1 SFL) were led by sophomore running back Isaiah Ajayi with 165 yards and two touchdowns.


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