Woodcreek’s Pee Wee shutout streak now at three
It’s three games and three goose eggs for Woodcreek’s Pee Wee Junior Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves (3-0) recorded their third shutout in a row with a 14-0 victory over Ponderosa (0-4) in a Sierra Football and Cheer game Saturday in Shingle Springs.
Isaiah Ajayi had five solo tackles, one for a loss, and C.J. German had four solo stops and a forced fumble. Sean Wilton and Kody Tagert each had several tackles and a sack apiece. Armando Angulo had three tackles, Ethan Mulhern two, and Teague Dilbeck helped clinch the shutout by intercepting a tipped ball.
Greg Rotteveel’s kickoffs and punts pinned Ponderosa deep in its territory.
The Timberwolves scored twice in the fourth quarter on runs of 16 and 32 yards by Carson March, who rushed for 124 yards in 18 carries behind linemen Tagert, Brett Whitebear, Kyle Mills, Coleman Haynie, Jason Costa and Sedrick Luke.
Connor Maurizzio kicked Woodcreek’s first two-point conversion.
Granite Bay 22, Laguna Creek 0 — Blake Peterson recovered two fumbles, his second game in a row with two turnovers, and the Grizzlies recorded their second consecutive shutout.
Jade Foddrill scampered 52 yards on a fake punt for the first touchdown with 4:22 left in the first quarter, and Doug Mitchell kicked the two-point conversion.
Jack Powers scored on a one-yard run up the middle early in the second quarter, and Mitchell’s kick made it 16-0.
Quarterback Josh Farr scrambled 56 yards for Granite Bay’s final touchdown.
Ryan Smith sacked the quarterback on fourth and eight to end Laguna Creek’s final possession of the first half.
“Our defense played really well, and I was once again very proud of the effort that we received from our offensive linemen,” head coach Jeff Powers said of Smith, Mitchell, Jacob Weber, Jack Crabtree, Evan Strasser, William Craig, Ryan Christner, A.J. Mason, Blake D’Souza, Bryan Kraft, Grant Gonzalez, R.J. Dumke, Michael Peach and Bryce Cassidy.
Junior Pee Wees
Woodcreek 32, Ponderosa 6 — Kaleb Nelson and Christopher Osby ran for two touchdowns each, and the Timberwolves (1-2) allowed only four first downs against the Bruins (1-2).
Nelson had touchdown runs of 35 and 44 yards on his way to a 97-yard day, and Osby had scoring runs of 24 and eight yards. Daniel Susac threw a 67-yard touchdown pass to Matt Willford, who had three catches for 122 yards.
Nathan Riffie had 11 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery for the Woodcreek defense. Cooper King and Mack Vinsonhaler each recovered a fumble, and James Sacco had an interception.
Hunter Silva had six tackles and two sacks, Osby had five tackles, and Chris Cornell-Richards had four tackles and a sack.
Roseville 38, Capital Christian 0 — Parker Henry returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown, and the Junior Tigers (3-1) built a 26-0 halftime lead on their way to a shutout of the Cougars (0-3).
Roseville rushed for more than 360 yards, led by Henry with 163 yards. T.J. Nichols scored on a 55-yard screen pass, and Carson Blatnick had a 36-yard touchdown. Blatnick also made his first two-point conversion kick.
Roseville’s special teams recovered a kickoff in the second half that set up a touchdown two plays later.
Greg Nichols led the defensive charge with a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. Joshua Noa had five tackles and Alex Rodriguez four. Noa, Rodriguez, Christian Cornes, Jordan Susbilla and Christian Marrero combined for five tackles for negative yardage.
Henry and Trajan Davis each had three tackles, and Tyler Price and John Separovich made a downfield sideline tackle that prevented a touchdown.
Woodcreek 38, Ponderosa 0 — Camerion Davis scored on a run and a punt return, and Tyler England had two touchdown receptions as the Timberwolves (3-0) blanked the Bruins (2-2).