Rocklin, Whitney to hit road for playoff openers

By: Staff Report
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Rocklin High School will travel to River City and Whitney will pay a visit to Pioneer in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoffs. The brackets were released Saturday evening. Rocklin (7-3) was seeded 10th in the Division II playoffs. The Thunder finished the regular season with a 26-14 win at Nevada Union to improve to 3-2 in the Sierra Foothill League. Jimmy Laughrea passed for 201 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Dominic Giampaoli, in the victory. Looming in the second round for Rocklin is No. 2 seed Grant, which will face Will C. Wood of Vacaville. Whitney (6-4)finished second in the Capital Athletic League at 4-1 with Friday's 28-19 loss to Antelope.