Granite Bay’s Brenden Pettingill (6) battles for possession of the ball with McClatchy’s Brian Grove (3) during Thursday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division II semifinal. The Grizzlies rolled into the final with a 5-0 victory.
Granite Bay sophomore Tanner Thompson (16) and McClatchy’s Thomas Murray (5) define soccer’s meaning of a jump ball.
Junior Tyler Thompson, the oldest of Granite Bay’s soccer-playing Thompson brothers, goes for the ball against Norman Angeles (4) of McClatchy.
Granite Bay’s Kyle Howarth (14) has his eyes on the ball as he sets up a kick while McClatchy’s Ryan Uda (11) defends.
Granite Bay’s Connor Hallisey and a McClatchy player go up for a loose ball.
Nico Mamone (17) of Granite Bay and McClatchy freshman Jesus Gomez (2) use their heads to go for the ball.
Two dominant victories in the postseason have landed the Granite Bay High School boys soccer team in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship match today.
The Grizzlies (24-0-2) started with a 9-0 victory over Rio Linda on Tuesday and added a 5-0 trouncing of McClatchy on Thursday in the semifinals.
Granite Bay will play Bella Vista, a 3-1 winner over Rocklin in the other semifinal, at either 2 or 4 p.m. at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.
For a more in-depth version of this story, read Saturday's edition of the Roseville Press Tribune.
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