This live telecast called by Access Sacramento announcers Will James and Jim Dimino beginning at 7:00 pm, may be seen on Comcast channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will only be streamed on the NFHS Network.
CIF Sac-Joaquin Section
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by Will James
With semi-final round games highlighting the local post-season football menu, the Sacramento area high school playoffs are rounding the far turn and charging down the home stretch.
In the bottom end of the rugged Division II bracket, the undefeated 2nd-seed Antelope Titans will host 3rd-seed Rocklin Thunder Friday evening in a highly anticipated battle with a ticket to the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section championship game at stake.
Access Sacramento’s live telecast of this game may be seen on Comcast channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14; and through its playoff partnership with the NFHS Network.
Head Coach Greg Benzel‘s Thunder (9-3, 4-2) arrive in the semi-finals after pounding an excellent Del Campo team, 42-6. All three Rocklin losses have come against highly ranked Whitney, Oak Ridge, and #1 Folsom; and all three losses have been on the road.
The Thunder’s potent offense is guided by QB William Floyd who’s passed for better than 2,000 yards and 22 TDs including seven of them to his favorite target, TE Wesley Preece. Three-year starter Evyn Holtz has rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and 26 TDs.
Temple-bound QB Montel Aaron has also passed for more than 2,000 yards along with 26 TDs, finding WRs Ryan McCombs, Davaeon Johnson, and Logan Paulson for 91 receptions and 22 scores. The tandem of Devaughn Silver and Elijah Dotson have collectively rushed for better than 2,500 yards and 27 TDs.
Full replays of the game can be seen Sat. Nov. 21 at 11 a.m., Sun., Nov. 22 at 3 a.m., Tues. Nov. 24 at 7 p.m., Wed. Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. and Thursday, Nov. 26 at 3 a.m.
Although the stats were relatively even, Sac High turnovers made the difference, giving Antelope great field position or ending long Dragon marches down the field, yielding no points, but burning up valuable time on the clock.
Antelope’s DeVaughn Silver earned Access Sacramento Player of the Game honors, scoring two TD’s and carrying the ball 21 times for 146 yards.
Sacramento High’s Tariq Hollandsworth was named Player of the Game for the Dragons, with two TD’s on runs of eight-yards and one-yard, and carrying the ball 14 times for 128 yards including a 68 yard dash down the sidelines.
The Titans move into a semi-final game with Rocklin next week.
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by Will James
Two of the region’s most highly regarded quarterbacks will lead their teams into the quarter-final round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division-2 football playoffs on Friday evening in a confrontation of two extremely talented and explosive teams.Seventh-seed Sacramento is led by 3-year starting QB Caden Voges who surpassed the 10,000-yards passing milestone earlier this season, while second-seed Antelope counters with Temple-bound QB Montel Aaron who’s guided the Titans to an 11-0 mark this season. This headliner game is arguably the premiere match-up throughout the entire section and is the focal point of Access Sacramento‘s Hometown Sports Game of the Week. This live telecast may be seen Friday evening at 7:00 pm on Comcast channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14.
In conjunction with Access Sacramento’s playoff partnership with the NFHS Network, the game may also be seen live on the Internet at www.nfhsnetwork.com.
Voges has led Head Coach Justin Reber‘s Dragons (8-3, 7-0) to eight straight victories and a Metropolitan League championship for Sacramento for the first time in 23 years. This season alone, Voges has passed for 2600 yards and 37 TDs for an imposing offense that averages 59 points per game.
A rampaging Sacramento defense is led by linebackers E.J. Larry, Lawrence Attaway, and Leon Haynes; a trio of run-stoppers who together have registered nearly 300 tackles, 18 sacks, 3 interceptions, and 10 fumble recoveries.
Head Coach Matt Ray‘s undefeated Titans (11-0, 7-0) will counter with Aaron, who’s passed for more than 2000 yards and 25 touchdowns. Antelope’s versatile receiving corps of Daveon Johnson, Ryan McCombs, and Logan Paulson have accounted for 31 touchdown receptions.
With such abundant explosive firepower in both arsenals, versus quick, hard-hitting defenses, it’s anyone’s guess how this flammable match-up will play out.
One thing that is predictable is the certainty of a wild and exciting football game that is ideally considered a fan’s delight. Mark this one on your calendar … in ink.
Access Sacramento‘s Hometown Sports Game of the Week reentered the world of CIF-SJS football playoff broadcasts with an opening round in the Division 2 bracket, where Del Campo defeated Pitman 28-20 and advancing into a quarterfinal game against Rocklin.
Access Sacramento announcers Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights:
Full TV replay of the game in Sacramento County can be seen on Comcast or Consolidated Communications channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14 and streaming from AccessSacramento.org on the following schedule: Sat. Nov. 14 11 a.m., Sun. Nov. 15 3 a.m., Tues. Nov. 17 7 p.m., Wed. Nov. 18 11 a.m. and Thurs. Nov. 19 at 3 a.m.
Access Sacramento’s Hometown Sports Game of the Week will feature a quarter-final game live football broadcast Nov. 20.
By Will James
Non-league and regular season games have been completed and the third phase of the 2015 high school football season is upon us with the usual fervor and anticipation associated with games that involve championship drama.
Among them is the Division-2 Pitman (Turlock) Pride vs. Del Campo Cougars match-up being televised by Access Sacramento at 7:00 pm Friday evening on the Hometown Sports Game of the Week. The game may be seen on cab le TV on Comcast channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17 and AT&T channel 14. The Internet stream of this Access Sacramento produced game can be found at the NFHS Network website in a partnership deal new to the playoffs this football season.
Del Campo fields one of the most explosive offenses in the area averaging close to 50 points per game.
QB Ben Purcell ranks among the elite passers in the area, and RB Javon Jackson, despite an injury-interrupted season, remains one of the best and most underrated RBs in the CIF-SJS. LB Tito Rocha and DB Ray Griffin anchor the defense.
Playoff excitement and high energy will be bristling at Cougar Canyon in Fair Oaks. Join the fun in-person under Friday night lights, set your DVR and catch Game-of-the-Week on the tube. Both modes will yield a tantalizing treat.
by Will James
Great conference football races are inevitably destined to reach a breaking point with a head-to-head confrontation between the leading teams as they come down the stretch toward the finish line. That’s precisely the exciting scenario swirling around Antelope and Del Campo as they prepare to collide Friday evening in Fair Oaks in a game of paramount importance.The two teams are tied atop the Capital Valley Conference at 4-0, amid abundant speculation in this make-or-break game. The winner is likely to capture the CVC crown. Fourth-ranked Antelope is undefeated at 7-0 on the season, while No. 8 Del Campo is 6-1 overall.
The most notable common opponent of the two squads is No. 10 Cosumnes Oaks, last week falling to Antelope in a wild 42-41 overtime thriller. The week before, Del Campo outlasted the Wolfpack 21-14 in another contest that wasn’t decided until the final play, to set up Friday night’s blockbuster collision.Matt Ray‘s Titans are enjoying their finest season since the Antelope campus opened in 2008. QB Montel Aaron and RBs Elijah Dotson and Davaughn Silver spark the offense, while DE Curtis Borders and DB’s Khanii Lesane and Davaeon Johnson key the Titans’ rampaging defense.
For host Mike Dimino‘s Cougars, third-year starting QB Ben Purcell has passed for 27 touchdowns and bruising backs Javone Jackson and Ismael Cisneros lead a powerful running game. Tito Rocha and Roberto Pardo are standout defensive stoppers.
A standing room-only, turn-away crowd is expected to overwhelm Cougar Canyon, making Access Sacramento’s live telecast a splendid alternative to mingling with the mob at Del Campo. In either case, this contest will be a fan’s delight. Enjoy the show.
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Watch the full game replay on Access Sacramento, Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17, AT&T Channel 14 or streaming from AccessSacramento.org on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m., Sunday Oct. 18 at 3 a.m., Tues. Oct. 20 in prime time at 7 p.m., Wed. Oct. 21 at 11 a.m., and Thurs. Oct. 22 at 3 a.m.
Jesuit’s Christian Dyer was named Access Sacramento’s Player of the Game for the Marauders, the 6-2 defensive safety is a team leader, and as the PAT kick holder, also threw a pass to Garrett Kay for a two-point conversion in the third quarter.
All of Jesuit’s TD’s came on the ground. Lorenzo Burkes had runs of 11-yards and one-yard in the first quarter, Dalvin Jamal-Milton scored from four-yards in the 2nd quarter, Quarterback Calvin Bownholtz scored from three-yards in the 3rd quarter, and Luke Thayer ran in from eight-yards in the 4th quarter.
Sheldon’s Graylon Lindsey was named Access Sacrament’s Player of the Game for the Huskies, picking up 61 yards on 13 carries as the games leader ground gainer.
Sheldon’s offense held the ball for 28 minutes to just 20 for Jesuit, but the Marauder’s defense grabbed two interceptions and a fumble recovery to stall Sheldon’s drives. Jesuit’s total offense picked up 244 yards on 48 plays, while Sheldon had 197 yard on 46 plays.
Jesuit moves to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in league play, tied for third place in the Delta League with three other schools. Sheldon is 2-5 overall and 0-4 in league play.
by Will James
The Delta League and Sierra Foothill League have long been considered the elite high school football conferences in the Sacramento area, and throughout the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. However, two weeks into league play the perilous Capital Valley Conference is rapidly emerging as another of the area’s premiere leagues.
The CVC contains four contending teams — all rated in Dimino’s Dozen and Red Zone Top-20 Rankings this week — and have formed a brutal gauntlet leading toward the finish line and the Capital Valley Conference championship.
Two of the three front-runners, No. 8 Cosumnes Oaks and No. 9 Del Campo, are both 2-0 in league play and are set to square-off Friday evening when the visiting Wolfpack invades Fair Oaks to scrap with the host Cougars in an intense skirmish that’s sure to jostle the CVC race. Both teams are 4-1 overall.
Access Sacramento‘s live telecast Friday of this Hometown Sports Game of the Week may be seen at 7 p.m. on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications Cable channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14, and on the Internet at AccessSacramento.org.
Under Friday night lights though, center stage belongs to Cosumnes Oaks and Del Campo when there’s sure to be a gridiron war at Cougar Canyon.
The Wolfpack is riding the momentum of a victory over Roseville in their last outing, while the Cougars are coming off their second straight nail-biter.
In its CVC opener, Del Campo prevailed in a wild 64-57 slugfest after an exhausting triple overtime battle with Roseville. Last week, the Cougars were locked up in another thriller before pulling out a last-minute 30-29 victory against explosive Whitney.
Friday night’s contest boils down to offense vs. defense. Cougars’ quarterback Ben Purcell has passed for 19 touchdowns and more than 1400 yards for an offense averaging fifty points per game. In staggering contrast, the Wolfpack defense has limited opponents to less than six points per game.
These teams are on a colossal collision course and something’s got to give. You’ll want to be tuned-in to see this match-up, which promises to provide high school fans with a tantalizing full-course football feast.
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by Will James
The stage is set for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section‘s first classic battle of the high school football season this week as top-ranked Folsom plays host to No. 8 Del Oro Friday evening in an intriguing Sierra Foothill League match-up of two premiere powerhouses in the region.
Access Sacramento‘s live telecast of this colossal mid-season confrontation is the Hometown Sports Game of the Week, and may be seen on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications Cable channel 17, AT&T U-Verse channel 14, and on the Internet at AccessSacramento.org.Despite the graduation loss of record-setting quarterback, Jake Browning — a freshman starting QB this year at the University of Washington — Kris Richardson and Troy Taylor‘s defending D-1 CIF state champion and undefeated Bulldogs haven’t missed a beat. They have re-loaded with converted wide receiver Jake Jeffrey at quarterback and carry a state-best 37-game winning streak and 5-0 mark into the contest.
The Folsom offense remains potent, as Jeffrey has passed for nearly 1300 yards and 16 touchdowns, while running backs Tre Green and Roger Neal have collectively rambled for almost 500 yards and nine touchdowns.
Casey Taylor‘s invading Golden Eagles are likely the best 2-2 team in Northern California, having lost to Hawaii’s perennial top team, Punahou of Honolulu, by seven points, and NorCal heavyweight, Bellarmine Prep of San Jose by three points. The Eagles two victories have been by a combine score of 97-10.Del Oro also brings impressive star power into the fracas. Junior quarterback, Stone Smartt has passed for nearly 800 yards and six touchdowns. His key targets are highly regarded wide receivers Trey Udoffia and Mason Hurst who have combined for 26 catches, accounting for more than 500 yards and five touchdowns.
The Eagles’ balanced offense includes depth in their rushing corps featuring Dalton Gee. The junior running back has scampered for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.
Hurst also stars on defense. The junior two-way starter has intercepted five passes in the four games, while linebacker John Spencer has logged four and a half sacks.
This marquee match-up will definitely draw a sell-out crowd to Prairie City Stadium. If you don’t arrive early enough to secure a seat or scramble for standing room, tune-in to the telecast and enjoy the show. It’s sure to register a lofty figure on the Richter Scale.