Wednesday, August 20, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Oak Ridge puts the kibosh to Bruins

Football10

TROJAN QUARTERBACK Ian Book uncorks a throw while pressured by Ponderosa's Craig McKinnon in Friday's Delta River League intra-county matchup in Shingle Springs. Photo by Ernest Valenzuela III

By
From page A6 | October 28, 2013 |

SHINGLE SPRINGS — Visiting Oak Ridge turned in solid performances on both sides of the ball Friday and blanked Ponderosa 41-0 in Delta River League football action before a packed crowd.

Troys’ victory marked the end of the Trojan-Bruin rivalry dating back to the early 80s. With lots of pregame and halftime festivities, it was a game like none other in the long-running series.
“This has been a great rivalry and as far as league games tonight was the final one,” Oak Ridge  coach Eric Cavaliere said. “We’re going to play Ponderosa the next two years in the preseason and after that hopefully we can continue things. It’s a great thing for these communities and it’s always a great atmosphere.”
Oak Ridge turned its first possession of the game into quick points when Ian Book connected with Trent Buenzli on a fourth-and-2 play for a 28-yard touchdown. The Trojans then took advantage of a Jacob Sipes interception on the Bruins’ ensuing possession as Book hooked up with Justin Priest on a 26-yard score for a 14-0 lead.
“We were really able to run the ball well and that opened up a lot of things for us,” Cavaliere said. ” Our guys made plays tonight and played really physical and that was great to see.”
Drew Lackowski led the Trojans with 106 yards on four carries. Josh Wellman added 72 yards and Tanner Hughes finished with 65 as the Trojans amassed 316 on the ground.
While the Trojan offense was off to a quick start, the Bruins never got going. Trailing by two scores the Bruins punted on their next possessions and watched as the Trojans extended their lead as Tanner Woods scored on a 21-yard run early into the second quarter.
“We didn’t play hard and we didn’t play smart tonight,” Ponderosa coach Jason Tenner said. ” You can’t win playing a good football team like that (Oak Ridge).
The Trojans tallied one final first-half score as Book found Priest in the end zone for an 8-yard score with just 14 seconds left in the first half.
“I thought that touchdown going into the half was huge,” Cavaliere said. “It gave us a lot of momentum going into the break.”
Neither team’s offense had much going in the third quarter till late when Hughes caught Book’s fourth touchdown of the game. Book finished with 152 yards passing. Justin Priest led the team with 95 on seven catches. Buenzli added 46 on two receptions.
With their passing game ineffective for most of the game the Bruins fought hard for  yards on the ground.  Austin Tibbs led the team with 63 yards rushing on 18 carries, Ryan Edleman added 36 and Kevin Ackernecht chipped in with 15 as the Bruins managed just 132 yards of offense.
“Tonight it looked like we didn’t practice, like we didn’t know what we were doing,” said Tenner of his team’s struggles. “As a coach I’m embarrassed because we put way too much time in for that to be the end product.”
Troy added a late score as Josh Clevenger scored on a 5-yard run.

Comments

Subscription Required

Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.

Current Subscribers
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.

Subscriber Verification

Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.

Call and Save! (530) 344-5000

If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription

Help?
.

News

Body found by Hwy 50

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Georgianne Knight joins county ed board

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B1

 
Plane crash victim ID’d

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Priest Mine open Labor Day weekend

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1

 
Marilyn Ferguson — a city jewel

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Heard over the back fence: Sand Fire benefit Friday

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Missing man found drowned

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

Sacto board OKs Mather’s 20-year plan

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A1

 
Maury Erickson of Atwood Insurance dies

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A3

Tea Party meeting on Common Core

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3

 
Job fair Aug. 22

By Health and Human Services Agency | From Page: A10

.

Opinion

Dave Pratt for District 2

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
The Democratic-Chronicles: Democracy denied

By Gene Altshuler | From Page: A4

My turn: Course and program offerings at the El Dorado Center

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Attention EID ratepayers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
You decide

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

High crimes and misdemeanors

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Traffic troubles

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

Immigration

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
.

Sports

Cougars’ hopes high for second consecutive winning season

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
City harriers trade concrete for foothills

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Smashing good times

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Grab your tents

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

2014 El Dorado football roster

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

7 hours of music at Peace Festival

By News Release | From Page: B2

 
At a glance: Aug. 20, 2014

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Master gardener: Roll out the pollinator welcome mat

By Uc Cooperative | From Page: B3

Welcome Home El Dorado Slow Ride planned

Press Release | From Page: B4

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: Aug. 1

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Frank Bridges Jr.

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Darlene Knowles

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Amber Sakura (Azalove) Wheeler

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Louise Ann “Tyke” Cody

By Contributor | From Page: A2

James John Hutchinson

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Long Story Short

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, August 21, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, August 20, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8