Frosh Roundup: Placer Slips Past Lincoln, 14-13

Hillmen rally from 13-0 deficit; BR routs Mesa
By: Mike Ray Gold Country News Services
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Hayden Goodwin’s successful extra point boot after a 10-yard scoring run by Casey Sabins in the third quarter provided Placer’s freshman with the margin of victory in a 14-13 Pioneer Valley League football win over Lincoln Thursday. Playing on the road, the Hillmen trailed 13-7 at halftime but took the second half kickoff and behind quarterback Jacob Callahan and the running of Sabins and Goodwin, marched into the end zone with Sabins’ touchdown run tying the game. Lincoln, 2-2 in PVL games, had taken an early 13-0 lead before Goodwin broke free on a 20-yard scoring run and added the point after kick to bring the Hillmen to within, 13-7. Placer, now 4-4 overall on the season and 3-1 in PVL games, also received sturdy defensive play in the game according to coach Jim Gray from D.J. Rodriguez, Colton Davenport, Lou Esway and Sabins and Goodwin. Goodwin also added a pass interception, the ninth by the Hillmen secondary this season. Placer will play at Colfax (5-2, 3-1) next Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in a PVL game. Bear River 41 Mesa Verde 8 at Lake of the Pines – The Bruins dominated both sides of the ball in the one-sided Pioneer Valley League romp over the visiting Mavericks. Bruins quarterback James Harris and running backs Jimmy Bamburg and Garret Jensen all ran for first half touchdowns has the hosts built a big 41-0 halftime lead. Bear River, now 6-2 overall and 2-2 in PVL games, received strong defensive games from Bamburg and Josh Bentacourt. Bear River plays at Lincoln next Thursday. Del Oro 40 Woodcreek 6 at Loomis – The visiting Timber Wolves stunned the Golden Eagles with an early touchdown before the hosts reeled off 40 unanswered points for their eighth straight win of the season. “They came out with some razzle-dazzle, some reverses and a fake punt but then we settled down and played a good game,” said Del Oro assistant coach Mark Jeter. Del Oro’s Nick O’Sullivan helped spark the Del Oro comeback with a pair of long first half scoring runs and quarterback Bobby Heatherington connected with Tnner Huber and Daniel Thomas, the latter coming on the last play of the half which gave Del Oro a 28-6 lead. Huber and Jake Jackson led the defense for Del Oro which hosts Rocklin next Thursday at 5:30 p.m.