Todd Mordhorst: Field Notes

Butterfield's back already?
By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
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I still have the Del Oro High football team’s season-opening game in Idaho saved on my DVR at home. I’ve watched the incredible play on which Spencer Butterfield was injured as many times as my stomach can tolerate and it boggles my mind that he’s back in uniform. In case you missed the play, Butterfield had a defender draped on him, reached back to catch Mason Magleby’s pass with one hand, then spun away from the defender and took off down the field. He was chased down 20 yards downfield, where he went down in a heap after his ankle twisted all the way over and his knee buckled simultaneously. I didn’t think Butterfield would be back on the field this fall and had doubts about his return to the basketball court, where he’s destined for greatness. But Butterfield was back against Elk Grove last week, helping the Golden Eagles knock off previously unbeaten Elk Grove in Loomis. Unbelievable stuff. … The Sierra College football team isn’t the only program at the Rocklin campus near the top of the state polls. The Wolverine volleyball squad began the week ranked No. 11 in the state. Sierra can expect to move on up after a three-game sweep of No. 4 Sacramento City Tueday night at home. The Wolverines improved to 4-0 in the Big 8 Conference with the victory. At 17-2 overall, only Santa Rosa has a better record in Northern California. The Bear Cubs will be in town Oct. 22 for a huge Big 8 match. First serve is at 6:30 p.m.