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Hillmen To Meet Undefeated NU Next Week

Placer Frosh Improve To 5-0

Freshman Grid Roundup
By: Mike Ray, Gold Country News Services
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By Mike Ray Gold Country News Services Hillmen Frosh Batter Cougars, 50-8; Now 5-0 Michael Robinson rushed for 160 yards and tallied five touchdowns to help power Placer’s frosh football team to a lopsided 50-8 Pioneer Valley League win over El Dorado Thursday night in Placerville. The win for the Hillmen improves their season record to 5-0 and sets the stage for a battle of unbeaten frosh teams next Thursday when Placer hosts Nevada Union. The Miners also improved to 5-0 Thursday with a 48-0 blanking of Antelope. While Robinson was the focal point of Placer’s win, Hillmen coach Jim Grey also praised the efforts of quarterback Casey Yunk, who was 6 of 9 passing for 190 yards; defender Eddie Vanderdoes, who had seven tackles, a sack, a pass interception and a fumble recovery; and linebacker Jerry Pellegrino who racked up a pair of sacks, five tackles and stood out on kick coverage. Also having strong games were Jacob Moman who rushed for 48 yards with a touchdown and Isaac Brahce who had a 75-yard pass reception to set up a score and also rushed for a touchdown. Whitney 28 Colfax 0 – Whitney quarterback Josh Robinson ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another as the Wildcats (5-0) topped the Falcons. Whitney scored a pair of second quarter touchdowns to lead 16-0 at halftime and then added one score in each the third and fourth quarters. Colfax, which fell to 2-3 and 1-1 in Pioneer Valley League games, was led by the rushing of R.J. Hurley and Clay Southerland and the defensive work of Henry Freer, Chris Cand and Tim Stuck. Colfax plays at Mesa Verde next Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Mesa Verde loss 26-0 to Lincoln Thursday. Del Oro 34 Vintage 7 – The host Golden Eagles led from start to finish in topping the visiting Crushers from Napa. Del Oro, 4-1, opens Sierra Foothill League play by hosting Granite Bay next Thursday. River Valley 19 Bear River 6 – The Bruins received a touchdown pass from Hayden Macklin to Kevin Kimball but couldn’t overcome the loss of several starters who were ill with the flu. The Bruins fell to 1-3 on the season with the non-league loss to the Yuba City foe.