PREP FOOTBALL: Folsom cruises past Nevada Union, 56-7
Bulldogs 56, Miners 7
F: Tre Green 15-yard run (8:08) Troy Calderara kick
F: Eric Davis 29-yard pass from Jake Jeffrey (5:!1) Calderara kick
F: Green 38-yard run (1:47) Calderara kick
F: Eric Davis 65-yard pass from Jeffrey (9:06) Calderara kick
F: Green 36-yard run (5:56) Calderara kick
F: Ariel Ngata 53-yard pass from Jeffrey (1:46)
F: Green 80-yard run (11:21) Calderara kick
F: Davin Simmons 5-yard run (0:00) Calderara kick
NU: Kase Scott 2-yard run (4:51) Logan Siemers kick
FOLSOM — On the blue turf at Prairie City Stadium, the Folsom Bulldogs bulldozed the Nevada Union Miners, 56-7, Friday night.
The Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0 SFL) scored at will against the Miners (1-6, 0-3 SFL), who have now lost 16 straight SFL games. On the other side, Folsom has now won nine straight SFL games since joining the league a year ago.
Folsom’s senior running back Tre Green had a monster game, rushing for 184 yards and four touchdowns on just five carries. Green scored on runs of 15, 38, 36 and 80 yards. After scoring from 80-yards out on the first play from scrimmage in the second half, Green took the rest of the night off.
The Folsom passing attack was on point as well with senior quarterback Jake Jeffrey connecting on 8-of-11 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. Jeffrey connected with Eric Davis for scores of 29 and 65 yards, and hit Ariel Ngata for a 47-yard touchdown.
The bright spot for the Miners offense was senior running back Kase Scott, who topped the century mark for the first time this season with 117 rush yards and scored NU’s lone touchdown. Scott ran hard all night and capped it with a 2-yard plunge across the goal line in the fourth quarter.
“Kase, the last two games, showed that he is a senior that wants to keep playing really hard and so we gave him some more touches tonight,” Nevada Union head coach Dennis Houlihan said.
Also contributing to the Miners offensive attack was Brandon Mrzowski with 48 yards, and Drew Heaps with 27 yards. On the night, 11 different Miners carried the ball.
“I actually thought we ran the ball really well,” said Houlihan. “We don’t have much of a passing game right now. We’re struggling there, but we ran well, got 4 or 5 yards a pop.”
Nevada Union’s passing game struggled throughout the game, totaling just 18 yards on three completions.
Against the mighty Folsom offense, the Miners we’re blitz happy in the first half, much to the detriment of their defense.
“We didn’t have any other choices,” Houlihan said. “We were hoping that would disrupt their timing a bit.”
The bright spot on defense came from Ryan Elkins, who tallied a sack on Jeffrey in the first half. Justin Houlihan led the Miners defense with nine tackles, (four solo), and Scott wrapped up seven tackles in the game.
The Miners will regroup and set their sights on Granite Bay who comes to town Oct. 16.
To contact Sports Editor Walter Ford, call 530-477-4232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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