Woodcreek Pee Wees come up 10 yards short in comeback bid

Cal Blues Force soccer wins Boo Fest; national hoop shoot slated for Dec. 8
By: Staff Reports
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Woodcreek’s Pee Wee Junior Timberwolves made a comeback in the fourth quarter but came up one point — and 10 yards — short in a 13-12 loss to Natomas in the first round of the Sierra Football and Cheer Division 2 playoffs Saturday at Whitney High School in Rocklin.

Woodcreek quarterback Daniel Susac sustained a broken wrist in the second quarter, but while the defense — led by Ryan Colliau, James Sacco, Cooper King, Matt Willford, Mack Vinsonhaler and Elijah Maxwell — was shutting out the Nighthawks (5-4) in the second half, the Timberwolves (5-4) came back.

Matthew Fischer had a 55-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and quarterback Ethan Astor and Brock Thawley combined on a 45-yard halfback pass to Justin Behr for another score.

Woodcreek failed on the two-point conversion try but then recovered an onside kick with 10 seconds remaining. The Timberwolves went for it all and completed a pass to Peyton Allen, but he was tackled at the 10-yard line on the final play.

In other Division 2 games, Woodcreek’s Mighty Mites lost to Whitney 20-0, and the Junior Midgets were beaten by Folsom 35-0.

In Division 1, the Junior Pee Wee Timberwolves lost to Folsom 44-21, and the Midgets fell to Cosumnes Oaks 26-8.


Junior Timberwolves picked for Youth Shrine Bowl


Five players on Woodcreek’s Midget team were selected to play in the Youth Shrine Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 17. Kickoff is scheduled for noon at Hughes Stadium at Sacramento City College.

Playing on Saturday will be Woodcreek’s Cameron Davis, Marco Esquivel, Noah Kravich, Stone Smartt and Ray Thomas.

Junior Timberwolves Midget head coach Marco Esquivel will serve as coach and will be assisted by other coaches from Woodcreek, Rocklin, Del Oro, Colfax, Rio Linda and Woodland.


Cal Blues Force wins Boo Fest


Cal Blues Force 04 went undefeated in winning the Sac United Boo Fest on Oct. 27 and 28 at Granite Regional Park in Sacramento.

Cal Blues Force defeated Novato United 03B 6-1, the Vacaville United Rebels 4-1, Sac United White 3-0 and the El Dorado Hills Force 3-1. The tournament championship netted the Force a large gold pumpkin trophy.

With each dressed in costumes for the Halloween weekend event, the Force dressed as military men with camo shirts and beanies.


Hoop Shoot free throw contest is Dec. 8


Roseville Elks Lodge No. 2248 has scheduled its annual Hoop Shoot free throw contest for Saturday, Dec. 8, in the gym at Kaseberg Elementary School, 1040 Main Street, in Roseville.

Sponsored by the Elks National Foundation, this is the first stop in the national competition. Winners in Roseville will advance to the district competition. State, regional and national tournaments follow.

The contest begins at 3 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Age groups will be 8-9, 10-11 and 12-13. Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each age group.

There is no cost to enter. For information, contact Gary Platz at or (916) 204-5663.