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Prep Football Primer

By: Journal Sports Staff
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WOODCREEK (2-5) AT DEL ORO (7-0) Don’t let the Timberwolves’ record fool you — they’re capable of beating top-notch teams. Woodcreek knocked off a 5-2 Oakmont team 28-6 last week and is the only team to hang a loss on Del Campo (6-1) this season. Senior running back James Nunley is averaging 166.7 rushing yards a game for Woodcreek. He’ll go up against a Del Oro defense that has given up three touchdowns in a game only twice this season. Junior defensive lineman Adrian Williams leads the Golden Eagles’ defense in tackles with 37, followed by linebackers Derrick Luque (33) and Blake Landry (32). COLFAX (5-2) AT HIGHLANDS (4-3) The Falcons come into this non-league contest having won four of their last five games, the only stumble being a 35-7 loss to reigning Pioneer Valley League champion Whitney. They’ll face a Scots team that won three straight before being blown out by Capital Christian 42-0 last week. Senior running back Pat Rawlins is averaging 160.7 rushing yards a game for Colfax and has scored a team-high 13 touchdowns. Junior linebacker Tom Baldoni is the Falcons’ leading tackler with 62. WOODLAND CHRISTIAN (1-5) AT FORESTHILL (4-3) After blazing to a 4-1 start, the Wildfires have cooled off a bit, dropping their past two games by a combined score of 97-6. Still, Foresthill’s gunning for its second straight winning season — the first in school history came last year — and can secure at least a .500 record with a win tonight. Sophomore running back Colton Rhone leads the Wildfires’ offense with 319 yards and four TDs on 98 carries. Senior linebacker Jake Henry leads the Foresthill defense with 73 tackles, followed by senior defensive end Travis Greene with 65. GOLDEN SIERRA (1-6) AT SAN JUAN (0-7) This could be the Grizzlies' best chance to pick up a victory before the season's over. They play reigning Pioneer Valley League champion Whitney (5-2) next week before wrapping up things up against Capital Christian (4-3) on Nov. 13. Junior quarterback Jordan Heines leads the Spartans with 440 rushing yards and two TDs on 98 carries. He has yet to throw for a touchdown this season, however, and has completed just 38.7 percent of his passes (12-for-31). Senior linebacker Cameron Rasouli is San Juan's defensive leader with 77 tackles.