Granite Bay played at Grant on Saturday in a Pee Wee football game, a rematch of an overtime clash in last season’s playoffs. They went into the game with one loss each.
This one was no contest. The Junior Grizzlies rolled to a 36-6 victory.
Granite Bay’s defense stiffened after allowing the first score midway through the first quarter.
The Grizzlies tied the score on a 37-yard pass from Josh Farr to Evan Tattersall. A 13-yard run by Blake Peterson put Granite Bay in front late in the first half, and Peterson ran a reverse 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the second half.
Ryan Smith caught a 25-yard strike from Farr for his first touchdown, and Tattersall scored on a two-yard blast off tackle before icing the game with a late interception.
Doug Mitchell kicked three two-point conversions.
Granite Bay took a knee at the Grant 1-yard line to end the game.
“I was particularly pleased with this win because we were unable to practice all week, as most of our kids were away at Outdoor Ed,” Grizzlies coach Jeff Powers said. “Our boys showed a lot of character.”
Junior Pee Wees
Woodcreek 25, Rocklin 19 — The Junior Timberwolves (3-4) scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a comeback win over the Junior Thunder (3-4).
Christopher Osby had touchdowns of 56 and 18 yards, and Kaleb Nelson ran 40 yards for a score. Nelson scored Woodcreek’s other touchdown on a 56-yard kickoff return. Osby gained 156 yards in 11 carries, and Nelson rushed 12 times for 112 yards.
On defense, Justin Behr, Gabriel Romero, James Sacco, Chris Cornell and Ethan Astor each made six tackles. Astor, Cooper King and Brock Thawley had a fumble recovery apiece.
Roseville 28, Elk Grove 6 — The Tigers (6-1) ran for more than 230 yards, including Parker Henry’s fifth consecutive 100-yard game, to beat the Thundering Herd (3-4) in a nonleague Junior Pee Wee game.
TJ Nichols, a gunner on the kickoff team, twice beat the Elk Grove kick return team to the ball, and Roseville converted both recoveries into touchdowns.
Alex Rodriguez again led the Tigers with five tackles, and Susbilla had four stops. Roseville had five tackles behind the line of scrimmage.
Woodcreek 22, Rocklin 6 — JC Santini ran for two touchdowns, and the Timberwolves (6-1) held the Thunder (4-3) scoreless until the final minute.
Stone Smartt had a one-yard touchdown run, and Andrew Knapp had three receptions, each for a first down.