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Golden Eagles JVs, Frosh Top Vikings

By: Staff Report
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It was a clean sweep for all three Del Oro High School football teams last week in Roseville. While the varsity Golden Eagles were rolling to a 60-20 win over Oakmont’s Vikings, the school’s JV and Frosh squads also prevailed. At the JV level, coach Jerry Van Lengen’s sophomore gridders kept on the win track by dismantling the Vikings, 42-14. Del Oro built an insurmountable, 34-8, lead by halftime in rolling to their fifth straight win without a setback. Del Oro’s freshman, meanwhile, had plenty to cheer about on Thursday as the Golden Eagles rallied in the second half for a come-from-behind 14-7 win — the team’s first victory of the season. Both Del Oro’s JVs and Frosh will have “byes” in their schedules this week. The teams will be preparing for their Sierra Foothill League openers, the frosh on Oct. 6 at Rocklin and the JVs Oct. 7 at Rocklin. Here’s a recap of last week’s JV-Frosh action. Del Oro JV 42, Oakmont 14 — Dylan Kainrath and Johnathon Tuttle each scored two touchdowns as the Golden Eagles improved to 5-0 on the season. “We were able to get off to a good start again and that’s always nice,” said Van Lengen. “We have two weeks to prepare for Rocklin in our league opener and they are undefeated with a strong group.” Led on defense by Jake Noah, Jahann Nargussi, Daniel Becker (interception), Mason McCrory and Brandon Johnson, the Golden Eagles pinned the Vikings down several times early in the game and helped the Black and Gold bust out to a 28-0 lead after a quarter of play. Jeff Setterlund’s 55-yard interception return to the Vikings 1-yard line set up Tuttle’s ensuing 1-yard plunge on the final play of the first quarter that made the score, 28-0, Golden Eagles. Kainrath started the game’s scoring of Del Oro’s first play from scrimmage when he bolted 43 yards untouched for six points. Del Oro then continued its scoring when quarterback Michael Moore hooked up with Kyle Wells on a 34-yard touchdown pass and Kainrath plowed over from a yard away. In the second half, a 65-yard run by Moore helped set up an ensuing 14-yard scoring pass from Moore to Therin Hereford. Tuttle then added another one-yard run before Shane Peterson closed out the scoring with a 6-yard, fourth-quarter tally. Del Oro Frosh 14, Oakmont 7 — Trailing 7-6 in the fourth quarter, the Del Oro frosh football team put together a long, game-winning march to get on their way to the team’s first win of the season. Del Oro converted three fourth-down situations on its winning drive including a fourth and 1 yard to go from the 6-yard line when Tanner Robison took the ball over for 6 points. Robison then added the 2-point conversion for the final, 14-7, tally. Del Oro’s running game, led by Robison and Dustin Edwards, dictated the tempo of the game as Robison capped another long march in the second quarter with a 3-yard run that gave Del Oro an early, 6-0, advantage. On defense, Bryce Beauchamp, Justin Yamine and Robison were the standouts. Robison added a blocked punt to go with his two 6-pointers. ~ Staff report