Week four football results, scores around the region: Placer outlasts Vista del Lago while Bear River downs EscalonBy: Ike Dodson and Mike Ray of the Auburn Journal
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Placer 42, Vista del Lago 39
The Hillmen (5-0) avenged last year’s loss at LeFebvre Stadium by spoiling Vista del Lago’s Homecoming with a late surge and terrific execution on special teams.
Placer went up 16 points in the fourth quarter after Marcus Ante touchdown pass to Owen Scott. Then Andres Prieto booted a 56-yard punt with two minutes to play and Vista (2-3) wasted nearly all of the remaining clock on their final drive to score with 22 seconds to go (Brent Schaeffer pass to Blake Martin).
Xavier Lovelace grabbed the onside kick and Placer finally breathed easy, kneeling to end the game.
Del Oro 52, Nevada Union 10
The Golden Eagles set the tone with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown by Christian Guerrero and cruised to a one-sided Homecoming rout. Del Oro intercepted Nevada Union passes on the Miners first three drives. Camrion Davis returned one for a score before the first quarter could end with a 38-0 lead. Dalton Gee (fumble recovery) also had a defensive touchdown.
Colfax 42, Wheatland 7
In a game where Colfax (2-3) appeared evenly matched on paper, it was anything but. The Falcons jumped ahead 42-0 in an impressive Homecoming Night blowout. Austin Weir tossed four touchdown passes as Colfax easily played their best football of 2015 against Wheatland (1-4).
Bear River 28, Escalon 13
Playing on the road, the Bruins (4-0) led just 21-13 until David O’Brien bolted for a 59-yard touchdown to seal a terrific win over a quality Escalon program (3-2).
Livermore Valley Prep 52, Foresthill 42
Playing without playmakers Marcus Quintanilla and Ben Holbrook, Foresthill got good offensive production from Benji Nieves, Emerson miles, Nick Dorer and Joey Misuraca, among others.
Pioneer Valley League
Center 26, Vallejo 0
Union Mine 61, Lincoln 55
Cordova 52, Foothill 46
Sierra Foothill League
Folsom 27, Granite Bay 14
Oak Ridge 35, Woodcreek 28 (OT)
Capital Valley Conference
Cosumnes Oaks 35, Oakmont 6
Del Campo 64, Roseville 57 (0T)
Whitney 76, Bella Vista 14
Antelope 55, Ponderosa 21