Roseville rips and Woodcreek nips in youth football finals
Parker Henry took a handoff and ran up the middle 58 yards for a touchdown on the second play of the game, and Roseville went on to defeat Antelope 32-0 in the inaugural Sierra Valley USA Junior Pee Wee championship game Saturday at Roseville High School.
The Junior Tigers (8-2) led 18-0 at halftime and tacked on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to avenge a 26-0 loss to the top-seeded Titans (8-1) in week two.
“We were hoping it would come down to them and us for this game. I believed we prepared our boys as best we could for this game,” Roseville coach Dave Sorgman said. “We challenged them, and they delivered.”
Henry ran 49 yards for a touchdown on Roseville’s next possession against an Antelope defense that went into the game having allowed 14 points all season.
Henry added scoring runs of 40 and two yards en route to 264 yards, his first 200-yard effort and seventh game in a row with more than 100 yards.
On defense, David Chambers stripped the ball from an Antelope receiver, and Greg Nichols ended the Titans’ final possession with a late interception.
Alex Rodriguez led Roseville with nine tackles. Colten Lieburn made seven tackles, Henry six and Christian Cornes four. They combined for eight tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
“I have been coaching for almost 15 years, and I would have to say, pound for pound, this is the best group of athletes I have ever seen,” Sorgman said.
Woodcreek 8, Cosumnes Oaks 6 — Carson March ran 55 yards for a touchdown, and Connor Maurizzio added the two-point conversion kick to help the Junior Timberwolves win the Sierra Football & Cheer Division II Pee Wee championship game at Cosumnes Oaks in Elk Grove.
Woodcreek (6-4) blanked the Wolfpack (5-5) until the fourth quarter, but Cosumnes Oaks couldn’t convert its extra point.
March gained 93 yards in nine carries, and Isaiah Ajayi carried nine times for 55 yards.
Ajayi had nine assisted tackles, three solo stops and one of the Timberwolves’ seven sacks. Carlos German had six assisted tackles, two solo tackles, a forced fumble and a half sack. Teague Dilbeck totaled seven tackles, including four solo, Armando Angulo had five tackles and 1½ sacks, Ethan Mulhern had seven tackles, and Kyle Mills and Sean Wilton each had three assisted tackles and a sack. Kody Tagert had two sacks.