PREP FOOTBALL: Placer cruises past Colfax; Folsom dominates Del Oro
Placer came into its matchup with Colfax with a 1-4 record in non-league play, but the reigning Pioneer Valley League champs showed just how dominant they can be in league play.
Facing the 4-1 Falcons, the Hillmen ran for more than 300 yards and five ground scores as they topped Colfax, 49-21.
Leading Placer was junior running back Anthony Kerrigan with 115 rush yards, 110 receiving yards and five total touchdowns. Junior Mario Perez added 107 rushing yards and Morgan Rein-Robinson added two rushing touchdowns.
For Colfax, junior quarterback Ryland Heimann threw for 179 yards and a touchdown.
Placer (2-4, 1-0 PVL) faces Center next. Colfax (4-2, 0-1 PVL) heads to Lincoln next.
Center 29, Foothill 21
The Foothill Mustangs raced out to a 21-7 halftime lead, but the Center Cougars figured things out in the second half.
Center scored 22 unanswered points in the final two quarters to grab victory in the PVL opener for both teams.
For Center, it was only the second time this season it has allowed more than 20 points on a game.
Center (5-1, 1-0 PVL) travels to Placer next. Foothill (1-5, 0-1 PVL) makes its way to Bear River to face the Bruins next.
SIERRA FOOTHILL LEAGUE
Folsom 42, Del Oro 7
In a matchup of two of the top teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section, the Folsom Bulldogs showed why they are the two-time reigning Sierra Foothill League champions by handing the Del Oro Golden Eagles their first loss of the season.
Folsom’s senior quarterback Joe Curry passed for 322 yards and six touchdowns to lead the way. Curry completed passes to eight different receivers and five different Bulldog receivers caught touchdown passes.
Folsom was also strong defensively, holding Del Oro’s high powered offense to just 234 yards of total offense and seven points.
Folsom (6-1, 3-0 SFL) heads to Nevada Union next. Del Oro (6-1, 2-1 SFL) travels to Rocklin next.
Oak Ridge 27, Rocklin 15
The Oak Ridge Trojans rushed for 390 yards and three ground scores as they charged past the Rocklin Thunder in both teams SFL opener.
Oak Ridge’s junior quarterback Marco Baldacchino rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns as well as throwing for 87 yards. Senior running back Michael Pittman was a beast with 207 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries.
Oak Ridge’s defense was stout, holding Rocklin to just 25 yards rushing 175 passing. Oak Ridge also tallied seven sacks in the game.
Oak Ridge (5-1, 2-0 SFL) will now host Granite Bay. Rocklin (4-2, 1-1 SFL) will look to bounce back when it hosts Del Oro.
All statistics courtesy of MaxPreps.com
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