Placer frosh rough up Zebras, go to 7-1

Freshman Football Roundup
By: Mike Ray Gold Country News Service
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The Placer frosh football team remained undefeated in Pioneer Valley League play Thursday night by handing visiting Lincoln a 49-7 drubbing at LeFebvre Stadium. The Hillmen used their punishing ground game and an effective passing attack to jump out to a 28-0 halftime lead before extending it to 49-0 at the end of three quarters. “The kids were pretty fired up tonight,” said Placer coach Jim Gray. “I don’t know if it had anything to do with the varsity’s big game but our kids were ready tonight.” Placer fullback Michael Robinson scored three touchdowns and picked up 142 yards on the ground while teammate Isaac Brahce added a pair of scores, 67 yards on the ground and was a perfect 7 of 7 on extra point kicks. Quarterback Casey Yunk was 6 of 9 through the air, which included a 26-yard touchdown pass to Alex Graziano. Providing excellent blocking on the offensive line for the winners were Brian Sabins and James Hubbard. On defense the Hillmen were led by Jake Lewis’ eight tackles and an interception from Isaiah Pineiro. The win moved Placer’s season record to 7-1 and its PVL slate to 4-0. The Hillmen, who host Colfax —which had a bye Thursday — next week, trail Whitney (8-0, 5-0) by a half-game in the league standings. Whitney defeated El Dorado, 70-6, Thursday night in Placerville. Bear River 37 Mesa Verde 12 – Cody Heard rushed for 145 yards and scored three touchdowns to help pace the Bear River frosh past Mesa Verde Thursday at San Juan. Heard scored on runs of 15, 54, and 10 yards and was joined in the scoring parade by Austin Dowling who added a 12-yard scoring rush and Hayden Macklin who caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Dillon Smith. Bear River (2-5, 1-3) hosts Lincoln next week. Del Oro 27 Woodcreek 0 – The Golden Eagles improved to 6-2 overall on the season with the Sierra Foothill League road win over the Timberwolves. Zach LaBar and Brandt Eller both had touchdowns for the winners while LaBar and Josh Krieger each added pass interceptions. Mark Leveron also had a strong game on defense with a long return after a fumble strip.