Roseville, Antelope to meet for Junior Pee Wee title

By: Staff reports
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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.

Junior midgets

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.