Full Nelson: Woodcreek Junior Pee Wee has 305 total yards, six TDs
Caleb Nelson had 305 yards of total offense and scored six touchdowns to help Woodcreek roll over Ponderosa 46-18 on Saturday in a Sierra Football & Cheer Junior Pee Wee game at Woodcreek High School.
Nelson carried 12 times for 248 yards and five touchdowns and caught a 57-yard scoring pass from Dylan Shannon. Nelson averaged 20.7 yards per carry.
Aden Mack had five catches for 36 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown catch, and converted three extra points as the Junior Timberwolves (5-2) recorded their fourth consecutive victory.
Quarterback Hunter Vondrachek completed 5 of 9 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown.
Shannon led Woodcreek with 11 tackles and a forced fumble. Vincent Carter made five tackles and recovered a fumble that was forced by Sean Myles. Nico Ruggiero had three tackles and two fumble recoveries, and Seth Pearce and Brock McKinney had five tackles each.
Roseville 20, Bear River 8 — David Chambers’ interception set up the go-ahead drive in the third quarter, and the Tigers (7-1) beat the visiting Bruins (6-2) in a Sierra Valley USA Youth Football & Cheer game to move into first place in the North Division.
Roseville will play host to Lincoln (6-2) on Saturday in a game that will decide first place.
Parker Henry rushed for 104 yards in 12 carries and scored the Tigers’ first touchdown on an 18-yard run in the second quarter. Josh Noa and Alex Rodriguez scored touchdowns in the third period.
Jordan Susbilla led Roseville’s defense with eight tackles. Chambers and Tyler Price had six tackles apiece, Price with a sack. Henry made five tackles and Kane Sanford four.
Woodcreek 32, Ponderosa 16 — Healthy again, the Timberwolves (3-4) blanked the Bruins (2-5) in the second half.
Mack Vinsonhaler and James Sacco each had an interception, and Gabriel Romero had a fumble recovery for Woodcreek. Ryan Colliau had 11 tackles and Vincent Hernandez six.
Brock Thawley ran for three touchdowns and had 140 all-purpose yards for the Timberwolves. Daniel Susac passed for 80 yards and a score and ran for a touchdown, and Justin Behr scored on a 15-yard reception and a four-yard run. Matt Willford had 60 yards receiving.
Granite Bay 16, Nevada Union 8 — The Grizzlies (7-1) scored in the first half on a one-yard run by Blake Peterson and a short pass from Josh Farr to Evan Tattersall, and the defense shut out the Miners (2-6) in the second half.
Granite Bay’s Zachary Grable, Jaylen Latson and Noah Slate each came up with a Nevada Union turnover, and head coach Jeff Powers was pleased with the performances of first-year players Devon McElwain, Ryan Gonzalez and Jordan Cushard in the secondary.
Woodcreek 26, Ponderosa 13 — Josh Pontes had two touchdown runs and three interceptions for the Timberwolves (3-4) in their win over the Bruins (0-7).
Offensive linemen Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Aaron-Able, Manrose Atwal, Ryan Perry, Coleman Haynie and Brett Whitebear paved the way as Woodcreek rushed for more than 180 yards. Isaiah Ajayi and Christopher Osby each scored on a run.
Ajayi, Kody Tagert, Ethan Mulhern and Carlos German were the leading tacklers, and Carson March had a long punt return.
Woodcreek 32, Ponderosa 8 — The Timberwolves (5-2) set up one touchdown with an interception and recovered a fumble in the end zone for another score in their blowout of the Bruins (1-6).
J.C. Santini scored on a short run in the first quarter, and Woodcreek scored three touchdowns in the second period. Noah Kravich returned an interception to the Ponderosa 4-yard line to set up Stone Smartt’s scoring pass to Jake Moenning.
Brandon Davis returned an interception to the Ponderosa 5, and after the Timberwolves failed to convert, Davis recovered a Ponderosa fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
Marco Esquivel turned a screen pass into Woodcreek’s final touchdown.
Granite Bay tops NU — Playing under the lights, the Grizzlies shut out Nevada Union behind defensive linemen A.J. Riggsby, Cole Brommeland, Preston Fondren and Jayce Latson.
Evan Bishop had a 20-yard touchdown jaunt as part of a 21-point run by the Grizzlies, and Jeremy Siau converted the extra point. James Stabbert also ran 40 yards for a score.
Dynamos win Shootout — The Roseville Dynamos outscored four opponents 21-0 to win the U-14 championship in the Roseville Youth Soccer Club’s 10th annual At the Break Shootout.
The Dynamos blanked the Aftershock, Mustangs and Hot Spurs by identical 5-0 scores and rolled over Quiksilver 6-0 in the championship match.