Grizzlies battle past Amador

By: Journal Sports Staff
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The Golden Sierra High football team picked up an impressive road victory in coach Terry Cox’s return to the Grizzlies sideline. Golden Sierra dropped Amador 21-14, rallying from a 14-7 halftime deficit to win the season opener. The Grizzlies rolled up 359 yards of offense and sophomore quarterback Nigh Highberger threw two touchdown passes in the win. Jason Triola ran for one touchdown while C.J. Laundrie and Cole Frey each had touchdown receptions. Alan Stark had a monster game defensively, collecting 11 tackles and two sacks to lead the Grizzlies. Jason Triola added 10 tackles and recovered two fumbles. Senior Shae Vanommen rushed for 138 yards on 14 carries while Triola added 60 yards on 12 carries. Terry Cox won in his first game at Golden Sierra since 1998. Cox took over as coach from Kevin Ahern, who retired in the offseason. The Grizzlies will host Argonaut next Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Mustangs beat Bear Creek 41-6 on Friday.