PREP FOOTBALL: Lincoln, Placer remain unbeaten in league play |

PREP FOOTBALL: Lincoln, Placer remain unbeaten in league play

A season after going 1-9 overall and 0-5 in Pioneer Valley League play the Lincoln football team has turned things around in a major way.

The Lincoln Fighting Zebras (5-2, 2-0 PVL) came from behind and overtook Center (4-3, 0-2 PVL) for a 42-35 overtime win, Friday.

The Fighting Zebras’ Elijah Cunningham ran for a 10-yard touchdown on their opening possession of overtime. Lincoln’s defense then nabbed an interception on Center’s possession to seal it.

Lincoln had trailed 35-28 before tying it with four minutes left in regulation.

Lincoln hosts Foothill (1-6, 0-2 PVL) next Friday, and Center (4-3, 0-2 PVL) hosts Colfax (2-5, 0-2 PVL).

Placer 52, Foothill 26

The Hillmen remained unbeaten this season after throttling PVL opponent Foothill.

Placer (7-0, 2-0 PVL) rushed for 479 yards and six touchdowns as it earned it’s seventh-straight league win dating back to last season.

Leading the ground attack was Jared Halbert with 173 yards and three touchdowns. Owen Scott added 112 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Placer travels to Bear River (7-0, 2-0 PVL) Friday for a matchup of undefeated teams.

Sierra Foothill League

Oak Ridge 24, Del Oro 21

The Trojans from Oak Ridge held off a late surge by Del Oro to win their fourth Sierra Foothill League game of the season.

Oak Ridge’s senior quarterback Ian Book threw for 210 yard and one touchdown, and added another touchdown on the ground in the victory.

The Trojans (7-1, 4-0 SFL) will now travel to Nevada Union (1-7, 0-4 SFL) Friday.

Rocklin 38, Woodcreek 3

Rocklin scored 24 unanswered points in the second half as it ran away from Woodcreek Friday.

The Thunder were led by senior running back Evyn Holtz’s four touchdowns and 125 rush yards. Holtz also caught one pass that went for 71 yards and a touchdown.

Rocklin (5-2, 2-1 SFL) heads to Folsom (7-0, 3-0 SFL) on Friday, and Woodcreek (5-2, 1-2 SFL) heads to Granite Bay (4-3, 1-2 SFL).

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