Granite Bay wins three in Mighty Mite Bowl
Granite Bay went 3-2 in the Woody Watkins Memorial Mighty Mite Bowl last weekend in Lincoln.
The Junior Grizzlies tied for fifth place in the 14-team double-elimination tournament. Granite Bay defeated Grant in its first game behind the strong running of season-long stalwart James Stabbert, lost to eventual champion Capital Christian and then beat Del Campo and Roseville before losing to eventual runner-up Elk Grove.
Evan Bishop’s touchdown highlighted the Grizzlies’ effort against Roseville. The teams played to a tie through regulation and overtime, and Granite Bay advanced by winning a coin toss.
Cole Brommeland and McCade Long also played well for the Grizzlies on the day.
The only other local squad to win a game Saturday was Granite Bay’s Pee Wees, who beat Elk Grove 20-14 at Grant.
The Grizzlies will play Antelope at 11 a.m. Saturday in the second of four championship games at Granite Bay. Other games will be played at 9 a.m., 11 and 3 p.m. Roseville will be host to championship games at 9:30 a.m., 11:30, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30.
In other Sierra Valley USA Youth Football & Cheer playoff games, Roseville’s fourth-seeded Junior Midgets lost to No. 3 Franklin 24-6 at Bear River, and at Nevada Union, Roseville’s Midgets lost to Woodland 16-14 and the Roseville Pee Wees fell to Woodland 33-8. Both Roseville teams were seeded No. 1.
At Antelope, Granite Bay’s Midgets lost to top-seeded Elk Grove 22-0, and the Junior Midget Grizzlies fell to No. 1 Elk Grove 26-8. Both Granite Bay teams were seeded No. 2. At Nevada Union, No. 2 Granite Bay lost to No. 1 Franklin 26-14.
Keiki Kickers 2, Rowdies 0 — Goalies for the Kickers seldom were challenged in the U12 match because of the defense of Alexia Garcia, Celine Henderson, Katelyn Fernandez, Makenzie Towle, Elliana Meyling and Kylie Nguyen. Amber Hall and Madison Pearson scored the goals.
Earthquakes 7, Sidewinders 2 — Camden Ferro, Parker Hellekson and Kaden Belton scored two goals each to lift the Earthquakes over the Sidewinders in a Roseville Youth Soccer Club U8 match. Tim Bogan also scored for the Earthquakes, and Andrew Curtan had great through balls and played great defense.