This live telecast may be seen on Comcast channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will also be streamed from AccessSacramento.org and on the NFHS Network.
The Elk Grove Thundering Herd defeated the Franklin Wildcats 30-26 during Access Sacramento‘s Hometown Sports Game of the Week, likely securing a Delta League spot in the post season CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs with just one week of regular season football remaining.
Elk Grove with a 4-2 league record moves ahead of Franklin and Monterey Trail at 3-3 each. Jesuit leads the Delta League with a 6-0 record, with Sheldon in 2nd place at 5-1.
This high scoring match up features plenty of defensive scoring along with the offense, with Elk Grove’s Brandon Grant taking two 4th quarter interceptions to close down this see-saw battle.
Access Sacramento’s Will James and Jim Dimino narrate the highlights:
A full TV replay of the Elk Grove – Franklin game can be seen Sat. Oct. 28 at 11 a.m., Sun. Oct. 29 at 3 a.m., Tues. Oct. 31 at 7pm, Wed. Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. and Thurs. Nov. 2 at 3 a.m. on Comcast and Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14 and streaming from AccessSacramento.org. Video on Demand of the games is also available from the NFHS Network.
Access Sacramento concludes regular season coverage Fri. Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. with Whitney at Antelope in the Capital Valley Conference. Playoff football will presented on cable TV, but the internet live broadcast will only be carried on the NFHS Network.
Unlike Elk Grove, Franklin has a well balanced offense that generates averages of 132 yards passing and 229 on the ground. The rushing tandem of Jalen Lampley and Daniel Ross are a formidable combo, combining this season for 1391 yards and 14 touchdowns. Sophomore QB Brandon Rundgren is maturing rapidly. He’s completed 56% of his passes for more than 1000 yards and 10 TDs, finding his favorite target, Brady Johnson, 24 times for 456 yards and four TDs.
Using homecoming energy, the Del Campo Cougars defeated the Antelope Titans 33-10 to remain the only undefeated team in the Capital Valley Conference at 8-0, while the Titans drop to 7-1 during Access Sacramento’s Hometown Sports Game of the Week.
Cougar quarterback Tyler Dimino’s offense racked up 329 yards in total offense while being on the field for just 18 minutes of the game against the Titan’s 158 yards in 30-minutes. Dimino passed for one TD and ran for another. Running back Greg Cabral had TD runs of 31 and 4 yards, with Levi Markey dashing for a 4-yard score.
Antelope quarterback Nick Lucero was 9 of 19 passing for 106 yards, but the Cougar defense also grabbed two interceptions, one on a halfback option pass by Alejandro Torres, and held the Titans’ three stellar running backs to short yardage all night. The Titans ran the ball 40 times for a net of just 52 yards where the longest single run was just 17 yards by Keith Brown.
Announcers Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights.
Full TV Replays of the Del Campo / Antelope game can be seen Sat. Oct. 21 at 11 a.m., Sun. Oct. 22 at 3 a.m., Tues. Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Wed. Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. and Thurs. Oct. 26 at 3 a.m. on Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T U-verse channel 18 or streaming from AccessSacramento.org.
Next. week, Game of the Week will broadcast Elk Grove at Franklin in the Delta League.
Almost Home 4 Ever
Almost Home 4ever is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering, and finding forever homes for companion animals. This rescue has a fun free event coming up onOctober 22nd just in time to celebrate Howlloween!! It will be at 215 14th Street from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and there is plenty of free street parking. Bring your well behaved dog and enter him/her into the costume contest!
There will be doggie games, Artist and crafters vendors, food truck, musical entertainment. Hope to see you there!
Sacramento Brain Freeze
Sacramento Brain Freeze is an event to raise awareness and much-needed resources to fund critical brain tumor-specific programs to improve the lives of all those affected by brain tumors. Hosted by the National Brain Tumor Society, the Sacramento Brain Freeze is a polar plunge style event that offers individuals and teams a chance to honor and remember loved ones, connect with others interested in the brain tumor cause, and helps to educate the local community on the diverse needs of the brain tumor community.
The Titans’ desperation drive to set up the winning points followed a crazy, slapstick-like sequence of confused Antelope players scrambling on and off the field trying to determine which play to run and which formation to assemble. This gridiron comedy took nearly a full minute for the Titans to finally line-up for Gomez’ deciding field goal.
Antelope Head Coach, Matt Ray, brings his Titans into Cougar Canyon Friday evening where Homecoming Night for the Cougars will add further spice to this heated rivalry set to unfold in Fair Oaks.
On the flip side, Del Campo Head Coach, Mike Dimino, boasts an offense averaging 43 ppg. Senior QB Tyler Dimino leads the attack, connecting on a 72% completion rate good for better than 1300 yards and 21 TD. The trio of WRs Trevor Brouhns, Marshaun Hunter, and David Joseph have collected 61 receptions for more than 1700 yards and 19 TD. Standout RBs Greg Cabral and Levi Markey have combined for better than 1500 yards and 15 TD.
The Jesuit Marauders defeated the Sheldon Huskies 37-29 to remain undefeated in Delta League play take sole possession of 1st place during Access Sacramento’s Hometown Sports Game of the Week.
Announcers Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights.
Full TV replays will air Sat. Oct. 14 at 11 a.m., Sun. Oct. 15 at 3 a.m., Tues. Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., Wed. Oct. 18 at 11 am. and Thurs. Oct. 19 at 3 a.m.
The Mustangs gave up three fumbles and an interception to the Wildcats defense, twice less than 10-yards from the goal line on long marches down the field to stifle efforts by the offense.
TV Game video highlights are narrated by Access Sacramento Game of the Week announcers Will James and Jim Dimino:
Franklin sophomore quarterback Brandon Rundgren passed for three touchdowns with 10 of 18 completions and 185 yards.TD passes went to Jalen Lampley, Brady Johnson, and Nick Newton. Newton had six receptions overall for 108 yards, more than doubling his season totals.
Franklin’s ground attack was anchored by Daniel Ross who rushed for 108 yards on 12 carries including a 58-yard TD dash and Lampley who picked up 59 yards on 12 carries.
Monterey Trail’s touchdowns came on a two-yard run by quarterback Zach Larrier and a three-yard run by Aztlan Lopez. But the workhorse down the field for the Mustangs was Jeheil Badgett who carried the ball 11 times for 97 yards.
The Wildcats moved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in league action. Monterey Trail is 3-3 overall and 1-2 in League.
Full game TV replays of this match can be seen Sat. Oct. 7 at 11 a.m., Sun. Oct. 8 at 3 a.m., Tues. Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., Wed. Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. and Thurs. Oct. 12 at 3 a.m. Watch on Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14 or streaming from AccessSacramento.org.
Access Sacramento’s Hometown Sports Game of the Week resumes with live coverage Fri. Oct. 13 in a match-up between the two undefeated Delta League teams with the Jesuit Marauders traveling to the Sheldon Huskies.
by Will James
As if there wasn’t already enough storied history between two of the more recently established high schools in the Elk Grove Unified School District, Friday evening’s Delta League showdown between Monterey Trail and Franklin will surely add more heavy substance to the growing football tradition of these friendly foes who have waged famous battles since first engaging each other in 2010.
Access Sacramento‘s Game of the Week may be seen on Comcast cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will also be streamed on AccessSacramento.org and the NFHS Network.
This live telecast marks the eighth meeting between the two neighboring schools beginning in 2010; a pair of start-up programs that have been assembled and developed with a stellar sense of pride by two of the most highly regarded coaches in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.
Veteran Franklin Head Coach, Mike Johnson, and his #8 Wildcats (4-1) hold a distinct advantage in the overall series, having won five of the seven battles by decisive margins. However, T.J. Ewing’s 15th-ranked Mustangs (3-2), who won a wild 37-36 thriller in 2010’s inaugural meeting in 2010, and broke a five-game losing skid last year with a clutch effort that produced a 28-26 win.
Both Monterey Trail victories against Franklin have come on its home field; an advantage the Mustangs will not enjoy Friday evening. Franklin has already registered an impressive win over Grant in Week-4, before being edged 28-24 last week in the final seconds at Sheldon for its first loss of the season.
Monterey Trail executes the deceptive, run-heavy Veer Offense as well as any team in the SJS. Though rather one-dimensional with minimal passing production, the Mustangs create frustration and virtual havoc against opposing teams with it’s ball/clock control capability that remains one of the most impressive features of the Veer.
Junior QB, Zach Larrier is the trigger man for the Mustangs’ Veer. He has rushed and passed for better than 600 yards and 7 TD. Junior RB, Jehiel Budgett, has rushed and received for more than 600 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Mustangs’ defensive line is sparked by Wayne Doroen whose 34 tackles include six for losses. The linebacker trio of Aztlan Lopez, Andrew Almonte, and Marcus Jones are excellent run-stoppers who have combined for 165 tackles.
The Wildcats also feature a run-dominated offense, which sophomore QB, Brandon Rundgren, has capably engineered thus far. Rundgren has fully utilized the outstanding rushing combo of seniors Daniel Ross and Jalen Lampley who have combined for 743 yards and 11 touchdowns. Despite drawing heavy coverage as the only notable Wildcats’ receiver, senior WR Brady Johnson is having an excellent season, averaging 18.5 on 13 receptions for 241 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Much of the attraction of this game is the unpredictability factor that generally produces generous portions of suspense, intrigue, and crowd-pleasing Delta league drama. This match-up easily falls into the don’t-miss-it category.
by Will James
Access Sacramento‘s live television coverage of the Roseville Tigers vs. Cosumnes Oaks high school Wolfpack football game on the Hometown Sports Game-of-the-Week, presented a solid Capital Valley Conference match-up of some importance, and a wonderful reminder that some long-standing traditions have indeed, remained intact as the Pack triumphed 36-21.
Access Sacramento’s Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights:
Long before the King and Queen were crowned in the midst of Cosumnes Oaks High School’s halftime Homecoming ceremonies Friday night in Elk Grove, the host Wolfpack had already dealt three crowning blows onto visiting Roseville, as the quick-striking Pack led 13-0 at the quarter break, and 22-6 at the half.
Roseville Head Coach, Larry Cunha, steadied his injury riddled Tigers, who fought back into contention at 29-14. But Wolfpack Head Coach, Derick Milgrim countered with a typical response from his explosive, big-play offense.
Wolfpack WR and Kick Return Specialist, Marque Collins took center stage, and despite several attempts to upstage him, Collins held onto his starring role with a firm, steady grip.
Collins hauled in a pair of 34-yard scoring passes, and returned a kickoff 70-yards for another touchdown to put the game beyond recall at 36-14 and ensure the Wolfpack of victory on Homecoming Night. A late window dressing touchdown on a 13-yard blast by Alex Evans, accounted for the final 36-21 measurement, and capped a distinguished performance by the senior fullback.
With the setback, Larry Cunha’s Tigers slip to 0-5 and face the daunting challenge of games remaining with Whitney and 3-time defending CVC champion, Antelope.
With the victory, Cosumnes Oaks improves to 2-3 overall, but elevates to 2-0 in CVC play and maintains a share of first place along with Del Campo, and 3-time defending conference champion, Antelope. Things are warming up fast in the CVC, while some fierce showdown games loom on the near horizon.
Next up, Access Sacramento’s Hometown Sports Game of the Week travels to Elk Grove again, this time for cross-town competition with Monterey Trail vs. Franklin Live Fri. Oct. 6 at 7pm on Comcast and Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T channel 14 and streaming from both AccessSacramento.org and the NFHS Network.