Roseville, Antelope to meet for Junior Pee Wee title
Roseville will meet unbeaten Antelope on Saturday for the Junior Pee Wee championship in the inaugural Sierra Valley USA Football and Cheer playoffs.
The Junior Tigers (7-2) advanced with another shutout, this one 18-0 over Lincoln last Saturday.
Leading 6-0 in the final seconds of the first half, TJ Nichols knocked down a pass on the Roseville 10-yard line that prevented Lincoln (7-2) from scoring.
Alex Rodriguez recovered the second-half kickoff, and the Tigers drove to their second touchdown and into the championship at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roseville High School. Antelope is 8-0.
Roseville rushed for 215 yards, including 154 by Parker Henry in his sixth consecutive 100-yard effort. He scored two touchdowns on runs of 44 and 13 yards. Carson Blatnick scored on a two-yard quarterback keeper, and Joshua Noaran ran for 49 yards.
Four of Colton Lieburn’s five tackles were for a loss of yardage, and Rodriguez had three tackles behind the line of scrimmage among his four stops. Rodriguez and David Chambers each had a fumble recovery.
Woodcreek 16, Folsom 14 — The Junior Timberwolves (7-2) blocked a two-point conversion kick and beat the Bulldogs (6-3) in the Sierra Football and Cheer Division I semifinals. Woodcreek will play Cosumnes Oaks at 4 p.m. Saturday at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.
Quarterback Stone Smartt threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Noah Kravich midway through the third quarter, and the two-point conversion kick gave Woodcreek a 16-8 lead.
JC Santini ran for Woodcreek’s first touchdown.
Woodcreek and Cosumnes Oaks also will meet for the Division II Pee Wee championship at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roseville High School. Woodcreek defeated Sacramento 28-6 in the semifinals.
Starfire 7, Roseville Clovers 0 — Goalie Mikayla Semenov helped preserve the shutout for the U14 Starfire with an amazing save on a penalty kick. Abby Nye scored three goals, and Camryn Franks scored off a corner kick from Jessica Yanez and off a great through ball from Lauren Bailey. Kiersten Killmer also scored two goals.
Keiki Kickers 1, Pink Roses 0 — Maya Agnew scored, and Jade Trumbull, Katelyn Fernandez and Lilly Garewal played well for the Kickers in the U10 game.
Earthquakes 1, Jedis 0 — Andrew Curtan scored the only goal in the U8 match. Ash Erskine played well on defense, and Van Anater helped distribute the ball playing mid.