After suffering a rare loss to national heavyweight De La Salle last week, the local #1 ranked Folsom Bulldogs got back in its groove dominating #4 Jesuit 51-14 to spoil the Marauders season opener on Access Sacramento‘s Hometown Sports Game of the Week.
While Jesuit opened the scoring with a 80-yard drive midway through the 1st quarter leading 7-0, Folsom took over through the balance of the game with eight more scores, including a Bryce Buck 25-yard field goal and a 90-yard kickoff return by C.J. Hutton.
Folsom Quarterback Kaiden Bennett passed for four touchdowns including a 52-yarder to Elijah Badger to tie the score in the 1st quarter, two to Joe Ngata and one to Daniel Ngata, who also picked up a 31-yard TD.
Access Sacramento’s Will James and Jim Dimino call the highlights:
Access Sacramento Announcers Will James, Jim Dimino and Lauren Goodman handle the broadcasts in this 21st season of Game of the Week.
The full TV Game replay of Jesuit at Folsom can be seen on Sat. Aug. 25 at 11 a.m., Sun. Aug. 26 at 3 a.m., Tues. Aug. 28 at 7 p.m., Wed. Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. and Thurs. Aug. 30 at 3 a.m. Watch on Comcast or Consolidated Communications Cable Channel 17, AT&T U-verse channel 14 or streaming from Access Sacramento.org. The game is also video on demand from the NFHS Network.
Hometown Sports Game of the Week on Fri. Aug. 31 will broadcast the Inderkum Tigers vs. the Sacramento Dragons live at 7 p.m. from Sacramento City College’s Hughes Stadium.
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Access Sacramento‘s Hometown Sports Game-of-the-Week enters its 21st year covering high school and college student-athletics in Sacramento County with an attractive season-opening football telecast Fri. Aug. 17 when the Capital Christian Cougars invade Elk Grove to tangle with the Cosumnes Oaks Wolf Pack.
Coverage begins at 7:00 pm, and may be seen on Comcast Cable channel 17, Consolidated Communications channel 17, and AT&T U-Verse channel 14. The game will also be streamed live from AccessSacramento.org and on the NFHS Network.
The Cougars — elevated to D-3 status with their realignment shift from the Golden Empire league to the Capital Athletic League — are led by highly heralded Head Coach Casey Taylor, who, after compiling hall-of-fame level success at Del Oro, guided the Cougars to a 7-4 mark and a playoff appearance in his inaugural season at Capital Christian.
The Cougars will rely heavily on the leadership and stellar play of four-year starter D’Marcus Ross, an imposing force at the RB and LB positions. Key OL/DL returnees Will Buck and Shane Semeit will anchor the lines for the Cougars. The starting QB position, where Trey Jones was the primary signal-caller last season, is yet to be unveiled. Inexperienced Damion Malott Jr., who saw little action last season returns, and the likelihood of a new face emerging as the starting QB remains a distinct possibility.
Taylor’s counterpart — Wolf Pack Head Coach, Derick Milgrim — embarks upon his 5th season at the helm, whose squad has elevated to a D-1 classification after vacating the Capital Valley Conference where he led the Pack to four consecutive playoff appearances, to compete this season in the ultra-rugged Delta League.
The Wolf Pack will also undergo a new leader at QB this season. Sophomore Anthony Grigsby Jr. is solidly entrenched as the starting signal-caller. Grigsby has some potent weapons at his beckoned call, led by dynamic RB Jacob Trach (1093 yds./8 TD in 2017), and WRs Elijah King and Corey Perkins who lead a deep receiving corps, and represent excellence in the secondary. Defensive linemen Nathaniel Giron, Isaiah Carranza, Myles Cannon, and LB Brandon Jennings are the primary run stoppers. Kicker Kevin Duarte will be a difference-maker for Special Teams.
Once again, the Access Sacramento Game of the Week broadcasts will be led by the veteran play-by-play announcer Will James with commentary by CIF Hall of Fame Coach Jim Dimino. The team has been analyzing high school football on Access Sacramento for two decades and more than 200 broadcasts.
Friday’s game represents a first time meeting for both teams, adding further intrigue to a match-up of two teams competing in different leagues, and operating at higher division levels. It’s a season opener that will be filled with plenty of excitement, and sure to answer early questions about how the respective fortunes of these teams will unfold in the 2018 season.
In this video, I show you my community within the Met Sacramento High School. The Met is a high school focuses on learning in classrooms and in the real world, through internships. We are nothing like the average high school.
This week on LiveWire Host Ray Tatar presents the International Kids Festival and Access Sacramento‘s High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest Winners.
Tune in Wed. May 23 at 5pm on Access Sacramento’s channel 17.
Looking for a fun way to spend the Memorial Day Weekend with your kids?
Join the International Kids Festival and enjoy pony rides, jumbo inflatables, rock climbing wall, miniature train rides, trampolines, face painting and more. Try some amazing food from a parade of local food trucks while you watch spectacular stage entertainment by professional dancers, gymnasts, and athletes.
Don’t miss free fun for the entire family! Saturday, May 26, from 10 am to 4 pm, at William Land Park Amphitheater across the Zoo and Fairy Tale Town!
Also joining us this week Access Sacramento presents its winners in our 4th annual High School Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.
Franklin High School Animation and Video Production Teacher Brad Clark will be presenting the winners including Sara Pogemiller from Franklin High School for her video “Pooch Protection” promoting Bradshaw Animal Shelter.
Also Alondra Santana-Isidro from Sacramento New Tech High School for her PSA “Your Vote” for The League of Women Voters. Her video is presented with both English and Spanish versions.
The 3rd Place winners are J Dirain, Sydney DeHaro and Juliana Elsberry from Center High School for their PSA “Fire Safety Tips” supporting the American Red Cross.
Access Sacramento’s Executive Director Gary Martin will join the show to present the prize winners with cash awards and certificates.
Watch Live Wire on Comcast or Consolidated Communications cable channel 17 or AT&T channel 14 or live steaming by clicking HERE.
American high school-aged teens engagement in risky behaviors are reportedly on the decline in recent years. According to a study by the Center for Disease Control and reported by the International Business Times, within the last decade the rate of high school teens having sex has gone down dramatically. Sex among students has dropped from 46.8 percent to 41.2 percent. The decline is steady and prominent even in younger students such as in middle school.
According to another study report by IBT, there are many reasons why teens are not having sex as early. One of the main reasons for female students not participating in intercourse is that “I am proud I can say no and mean it.” For males, it is “my current partner (or last) is (was) not willing.” This reasoning shows that female students are more empowered to say no and male students are more respectful to their wishes.
“Student [now] are under a lot more stressed than the previous generations,” said Sophia O’neal, a senior from John F. Kennedy High School. “They don’t have a lot of time to think about those kind of thing like sex and drugs. School is something that is important for me and I focus on it a lot.”
One thing to keep in mind is how much riskier the behaviors that teens participate in have increased. It comes down to quantity versus quality. Teens may be using less drugs now than the previous generation, but according to the San Diego Union Tribune, drugs like methamphetamine have gotten purer and deadlier in recent years.
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.
According to CBS News, the friends you make in high school have an effect on your mental health as an adult. They find that the more friends you have, the more anxious you become. In an interview with a student, we hear about a personal experience with their high school group of friends.
Ask most American school administrators and they will tell you that bullying has been a consistent issue. The Sacramento Unified School District has an Anti-Bullying Policy, as well as Bullying Prevention Strategies to help their students feel safer at school. However, some students still feel threatened.
“I was bullied for 6 to 7 years,” says Katherine Alestra, a high-school student who switched to charter schools due to bullying. “(From) 3rd grade to the beginning of 9th grade. I’d have to say 7th to 8th grade was the worst… I was scared. My best friend was like my bodyguard. If she was there, no one would go after me. I was told I was an easy target. Most of the time (the school) would ignore (the bullying) if it didn’t involve physical harm.”
According to one study, students who fear getting into fights are 28% more likely to be truant than their peers. In California, 230,000 students have skipped 18 or more days of school. One in three California students reported being bullied in previous years. Students who are bullied also have a higher likelihood of getting poor grades.
“Yeah (the bullying) really affected my grades,” says Charles Benidettino, an area high school student. “Before it got bad I was a pretty good student, (getting) like A’s and B’s, but once it got really bad my grades just plummeted to C’s, D’s, and F’s. I couldn’t go to school as much and I had to drop a lot of classes. The school didn’t do anything about it because they didn’t want to ‘offend’ any transphobes.”
Examples like these are leaving many wondering if schools are doing enough to protect their students from bullying. California loses $276 million dollars yearly due to absent students, and despite Sacramento Unified School District making an effort to prevent bullying, some students still don’t feel safe.
“The school should’ve had education about trans-people,” Benidettino said. “And zero tolerance to slurs being thrown around, and issued severe punishment to any bully.”
We have a “Big Day” this Wednesday! Joining us are the winners of the High School PSA contest who will be collecting their checks and telling us about their experience. Next we will have the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival in our studio talk about their festival happening later this month. Then we will take a glance into the activities taken place for the Big Day of Giving.
Access Sacramento celebrates is top winners of the Sacramento region high school public service announcement contest. This contest connects high school animators with local nonprofit organizations. This PSA contest wraps up its annual 3rd year of the contest.
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The Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival’s film this year is Resist. This film festival discovers the Asian Pacific Islander immigrant, refugee, and indigenous experience in America and common struggles for justice and equality.
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Big Day of Giving is a national day of giving to nonprofits. This year it fall on Thursday May 4th. To find out how you can support Access Sacramento and other nonprofits on this day visit www.bigdayofgiving.org.
Join us for Live Wire every Wednesday at 5 p.m. on Access Sacramento. Watch Comcast or Consolidated Communications, channel 17 or on AT&T channel 14. You can also watch the program streaming from Access Sacramento.org at the same time it airs live. The encore presentation airs Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
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