Roseville Football Wrap: Woodcreek stays hot, Oakmont rebounds and Roseville’s slide continuesBy: Nick Pecoraro
Woodcreek continues ferocious start, rolls Bella Vista
Woodcreek 69, Bella Vista 22
The best start to a season in program history continued Friday as the Timberwolves made quick work of the visiting Bella Vista Broncos, 69-22.
Woodcreek scored 27 first-quarter points and added 28 more in the second for a 55-7 cushion at the half. The first-half lopsidedness allowed co-coaches Kyle Stowers and Brad Hunkins to rest their starters for most of the second half.
Woodcreek got scoring contributions from Hudson Habermehl, Matt Willford, Grant Dinger, Tyler Panlilio, Jake Domer, Marcel Lewis, Carter Krupp and Peyton Allen, who returned a kickoff for a long third-quarter touchdown, all helping push the Timberwolves to 6-0 on the season.
“We’re clicking on all cylinders,” said Hunkins. “There’s a good vibe on campus right now. People are excited to watch our football games.”
The Timberwolves now prepare for their toughest test to date in 2018, a Capital Valley Conference showdown with 5-0 Inderkum at home. Both teams enter the coming week averaging more than 50 points per game offensively. On defense, Woodcreek allows 12.5 points to opponents while Inderkum has limited its challengers to just over six a game.
“We need to contain their athletes,” said Hunkins of the Inderkum challenge. “They have a really good defensive skill set, and they have three good running backs that we need to try to slow down. We need to win up front and get some push so Carter can take off with the football.”
Vikings victorious in fourth-quarter flurry
Oakmont 29, Cordova 26
Oakmont scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of Friday’s game, completing an 11-point fourth-quarter comeback to down the Cordova Lancers, 29-26, on the road to improve to 3-2 on the season.
Sean Myles had a huge say in the Vikings’ victory. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound sophomore scored a 5-yard rushing TD that brought Oakmont within three points late in the fourth. He intercepted a Cordova pass on the ensuing Lancer drive to get the ball back to Oakmont and then scored the game-winning touchdown with around 40 seconds to play.
“(Myles) is becoming our most valuable player,” said Oakmont head coach Tim Moore. “He’s an animal. He’s our go-to guy in our heavy package. He’s hard to tackle. He knows where the first-down marker is, and he gets there.”
The Vikings struck on their opening drive on a Joseph Mintmier read, but Cordova scored three consecutive touchdowns, going into halftime up 20-8.
Seth Miller pushed across a 1-yard score to open the third quarter for the Vikings, but the Lancers answered with a 60-yard touchdown pass to re-up their lead to 26-15.
“It was ridiculous,” said Moore. “We had no business having to play catch-up all night, but we had two good things, then three bad things… Our boys didn’t give up, and they got the job done.”
Oakmont (3-2) opens up Foothill Valley League action this Friday against Lincoln (2-3) for homecoming week.
Injury-plagued Tigers drop fourth straight
Antelope 41, Roseville 18
After starting the season with two big wins, the injury-stricken Tigers have since dropped four straight, falling to Antelope, 41-18, Friday night.
Roseville head coach Larry Cunha said his team dominated possession time, first downs and overall plays run, but Antelope (3-3) had just a handful of big plays that were enough to tame the Tigers.
“We were often in long fields, and there were many times where we were one block away,” Cunha said. “We had good plays, just not great plays. We had a lot of bright spots. We just needed to be a little crisper.”
Roseville (2-4) went into halftime Friday within striking distance of the host Titans, but Antelope quickly scored two third-quarter touchdowns, extending its lead to 28-6 heading into the fourth. Two more Titan touchdowns in the fourth put Roseville away for good.
Terrell Williams caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tomas Robles in the first quarter, which would be Roseville’s only score until Jackson Shedd pushed a 1-yarder across in the fourth. Robles followed with a 1-yarder of his own later in the fourth.
Ben Baker caught eight balls for 112 yards for the Tigers, who continue CVC play at home against River Valley (3-2) this Friday.