Woodcreek Jr. Pee Wees come back in fourth quarter
Woodcreek’s Junior Pee Wee football team came back from a 10-point deficit after three quarters to beat Cosumnes Oaks 28-24 on Saturday in a Sierra Football & Cheer game at Woodcreek.
On the final drive, Woodcreek quarterback Dylan Shannon completed a 20-yard pass to Stephen Fulks on fourth and 15 with 54 seconds left. Shannon then hit Cameron Brannen on a four-yard slant for the winning touchdown with seven seconds remaining.
Caleb Nelson carried 12 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns. His 21-yard scoring run and Jr. Kyubwa’s third of four extra-point conversions pulled the Timberwolves within 24-21 in the fourth period. Kyubwa gained 44 yards in 12 carries.
Shannon led Woodcreek with 10 tackles, including a touchdown-saving stop. Brock McKinney made nine tackles, and Wyatt Barsdale had six tackles and an interception. Seth Pearce and Jack Erskine made five tackles each.
In other games, Woodcreek’s Midgets lost to Cosumnes Oaks 26-16, the Junior Midgets fell 18-6, and the Mighty Mites lost 8-6.
Roseville 28, Grant 8 — The Junior Tigers (5-1) pulled away from an 8-0 halftime lead to bury the host Junior Pacers (2-4) in a Sierra Valley USA Youth Football & Cheer game.
Jake Domer had six tackles and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown as Roseville bounced back from its first loss this season. Parker Henry rushed for 139 yards in 18 carries, including a nine-yard touchdown, and had seven tackles.
Josh Noa had a 20-yard touchdown run, and Carson Blatnick threw a nine-yard scoring pass to Cameron Jones. Blatnick also made two touchdown-saving tackles on kickoffs.
Noa, Vince Jordan, Kane Sanford, Alex Rodriguez and Jordan Susbilla had four tackles each. Noa had a sack, and Elijiah Lewis recovered a fumble.
Cosumnes Oaks 20, Woodcreek 19 — The Timberwolves (2-3) led 13-0 after one quarter and 19-13 after three but couldn’t hang on against the Wolfpack (3-2).
Matthew Fischer rushed for 104 yards, including a 30-yard touchdown, for Woodcreek, and Daniel Susac threw an 11-yard scoring pass to Matt Willford. The Timberwolves also scored on Peyton Allen’s return of a blocked punt.
Fischer and Jalen Darte each had an interception, and James Sacco had nine tackles.
Granite Bay 22, Lincoln 8 — The Grizzlies (5-1) moved into a tie for second place with the Fighting Zebras (5-1) with the win.
Working behind Granite Bay’s two-deep offensive line of Jesse Althoff, Evan Strasser, Jacob Weber, Will Craig, Owen Works, Ryan Smith, Blake D’Souza, Ryan Hunter, Josh Campo, Bryan Kraft and Michael Peach, Zachary Grable ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass from Josh Farr.
Grable also had an interception as Granite Bay took down the defending champions, and Farr returned a punt 35 yards for a touchdown.
Granite Bay linebackers Jack Powers, Noah Slate, Nolan Stabbert, Jaylon Latson and Blake Peterson helped shut down the Lincoln offense.
Granite Bay falls — The Grizzlies lost a seesaw battle to Lincoln. Granite Bay’s offensive line of Preston Fondren, Carmelo Bangs, Kevin Kelley, Austin Edwards, Zack DeRaps and Cole Bommeland paved the way for 320 total yards. James Stabbert had touchdown runs of 15 and 50 yards, and Evan Bishop rambled 95 yards for a score.
Parker Cervantes had a touchdown-saving tackle, and Leyland O’Neil also made several tackles.
Keiki Kickers 5, Star Strikers 1 — Megan Huber scored two goals for the Keiki Kickers, and Candace Henderson, Amber Hall and Gracie Harada scored one each in the U12 game. On defense, Fatma Mohamed, Kylie Nguyen, Celine Henderson and Madison Pearson helped hold the Star Strikers to one goal.
Cougars 2, Gladiators 1 — Ted Faith scored a goal, and Bret Knudsen scored on a penalty kick to lift the Cougars to victory in the Roseville Youth Soccer Club U10 match. Mason Lee and Parker Standard played great defense, and goalies Ricky Mejia and Thomas Plaskett stopped several shots by the Gladiators.
Earthquakes 3, Bobcats 1 — Trailing 1-0, the Earthquakes tied the score before halftime and pulled away in the second half of the U8 match.
Playing his first game after having a cast removed from his arm, Kaden Belton had one goal and two assists, and Timothy Bogan scored his first two goals this season. Ash Erskine’s aggressive defense helped keep the Earthquakes on the attack and led to several shots.