PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax tops Winters on the road |

PREP FOOTBALL: Colfax tops Winters on the road

The Colfax football team is off to a 2-0 start after knocking off Winters on the road, 39-28.

The Colfax Falcons came out strong, outscoring the Winters Warriors, 33-7, in the first half. The Warriors would rally in the second half, but their comeback attempt came up short.

Leading the Falcons was junior running back Mason Ahrens with 216 rush yards and three touchdowns. Marc Avila added 46 rush yards, a ground score and also caught a touchdown. Senior quarterback Austin Weir was solid, going 11-for-18 for 194 yards and two touchdown passes. Weir’s favorite target was Nick Van Doorn who had six receptions for 138 yards and a touchdown.

The Falcons will stay on the road next Friday when they face Argonaut (2-0).

In other action from Pioneer Valley League teams, Oakmont beat Foothill 24-21, Bear River topped Union Mine 40-0, Placer lost to Nevada Union 16-12, Lincoln got crushed by Antelope 56-17, and Center beat Rio American 28-7. Center has allowed just 14 points through two games this season.

Over in the Sierra Foothill League, six of the seven teams earned wins in the second week of action.

Folsom 42, Jesuit 28

The Folsom Bulldogs took a bite out of Jesuit Friday, racking up more than 600 yards of offense on their way to victory.

Folsom’s senior quarterback Joe Curry was 18-for-28 for 249 yards and three passing scores. Curry hit junior Brandon Rupchock for two touchdowns. Rupchock also ran six times for 91 yards and a touchdown. Leading Folsom’s ground game, which tallied 330 yards, was Davin Simmons with 200 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries.

Oak Ridge 41, Vacaville 15

Oak Ridge quarterback Marco Baldacchino led the Trojans past Vacaville Friday, throwing for 106 yards and two touchdowns as well as running for 52 yards and three touchdowns. After two games, the Oak Ridge Trojans are averaging 45.5 points per game, while allowing just 16.5 points per game.

Rocklin 28, Napa 16

The Rocklin Thunder earned their first win of the season, taking down the Napa Indians.

Leading the Thunder was senior quarterback Michael Nolen, who went 16-for-25 for 180 yards and two touchdowns. Nolan also rushed for a touchdown.

Woodcreek 31, Davis 21

The Timberwolves from Woodcreek used its ground attack to knock off Davis and grab their first win of the season Friday.

Leading the Woodcreek rush was senior Tyler England with 202 yards and a touchdown. Junior Isaiah Ajayi added 99 yards and two touchdowns.

In other action from SFL teams, Del Oro beat Pleasant Valley, 29-9, to improve to 2-0, and Granite Bay dropped to 0-2 after losing to Whitney, 41-21.

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