AROUND Sut­ter looks to keep rolling

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - WORLD / WEATHER - By Andy Ar­ren­quin aar­ren­quin@ap­pealdemo­crat.com

Lind­hurst at Marysville Inderkum at Yuba City Rio Linda at River Val­ley Bear River at Sut­ter Las Plumas at Live Oak Es­parto at Co­lusa Durham at Pierce Por­tola at Maxwell Bur­ney at Biggs

Bye week: East Nicolaus, Gri­d­ley, Wheat­land, Wil­liams

All games be­gin between 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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Off to a fast 4-0 start and show­ing no signs of slow­ing down, the Sut­ter High foot­ball team will welcome Bear River to Wayne Gad­berry Field tonight in a fi­nal test be­fore be­gin­ning Butte View League play.

The Huskies coasted to a 45-7 win over Ripon last week and have ex­celled on both sides of the ball this sea­son while outscor­ing their op­po­nents by a com­bined score of 167-63.

Lead­ing the charge of­fen­sively has been ex­plo­sive ju­nior run­ning back Tr­ever Facey, who scored four touch­downs on four touches in last week’s win. For the sea­son, Facey is av­er­ag­ing a ridicu­lous 20 yards per carry while rush­ing for 726 yards and nine touch­downs. He’s also hauled in nine passes for 174 yards and three more scores.

Fel­low ju­nior Bryce Kun­kle has added 463 yards on the ground and has scored three TDs, and ju­nior quar­ter­back Tyler Reynolds had rushed for 343 yards and four touch­downs.

Reynolds has also been sharp in the pass­ing game, com­plet­ing 76 per­cent of his passes for 672 yards and six ad­di­tional scores. Se­nior Ben Heu­vel­horst is his top target with 11 re­cep­tions for 263 yards and a touch­down.

The Huskies’ de­fense has also done its part by record­ing 12 sacks and forc­ing eight turnovers. Se­nior Justin Cryer leads the team in tack­les with 50 and is fol­lowed by se­nior Lo­gan Hun­grige with 45. Se­nior Trey Slade has two in­ter­cep­tions and sopho­more Travis Ted­der has recorded three sacks.

Bear River (2-2) comes to Sut­ter ranked No. 20 in the Sacra­mento Bee’s Top 20. The Bru­ins opened the sea­son with a 23-18 loss to Sut­ter’s BVL rival, Or­land, be­fore pick­ing up a 40-0 win over Union Mine. They then lost to Marysville, 21-14, be­fore bounc­ing back with a 28-7 win over El Do­rado last week.

They are led by highly-touted ju­nior Austin Baze, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound run­ning back/linebacker who has rushed for 271 yards and five touch­downs on only 31 car­ries while nurs­ing a shoul­der in­jury.

Bear River has played in the Sac-Joaquin Sec­tion Di­vi­sion V ti­tle game the last two years, win­ning it in 2014. The Bru­ins picked up a 21-14 win over the Huskies when the teams met last year in Grass Val­ley. Las Plumas (0-4) at Live Oak (0-5)

In Live Oak – The Lions will have their best chance yet to pick up a victory when they host the Thun­der­birds in a bat­tle between two teams ea­ger to find the win col­umn.

Live Oak saw its los­ing streak reach 32 straight games with a 5820 loss to de­fend­ing state cham­pion East Nicolaus last week. The los­ing skid is the longest in the state and is clos­ing in on the Northern Sec­tion record of 38, set by Cen­tral Val­ley from 1996-2000.

De­spite the losses, the Lions have re­ceived strong play from sev­eral play­ers, the most no­table be­ing quar­ter­back Michael Quillin, who has scored in a va­ri­ety of ways while ac­count­ing for seven of his team’s 10 touch- downs. Last week, Quillin threw a 40-yard TD pass to Adrian Martinez and added a 12-yard scor­ing run in the loss to East Nic.

Las Plumas has had some strug­gles of its own of late, hav­ing lost nine straight games and tast­ing victory just once in its last 14 con­tests. The Thun­der­birds’ last win came in a tight­ly­con­tested 34-29 victory over Live Oak last year.

They have been outscored 18334 over their first four games this sea­son and come to Live Oak fol­low­ing a bye.

Es­parto (1-3) at Co­lusa (3-2) In Co­lusa – The Red­Hawks pitched a shutout in a 3-0 win over Wil­liams last week and will look to ride the mo­men­tum of that ri­valry-game victory into tonight’s non­league clash against the Spar­tans.

Freddy Casil­las split the up­rights from 37 yards out with 5:39 re­main­ing to ac­count for the lone points of last week’s game and Co­lusa’s de­fense did the rest by hold­ing the Yel­low­jack­ets to only 100 yards of to­tal of­fense and forc­ing three turnovers to pre­serve the victory.

Lu­cas Dav­i­son fin­ished the night with 60 yards on the ground and leads the Red­Hawks with 454 yards and seven touch­downs on the year. Fel­low se­nior Nan Ro­driguez is sec­ond on the team with 259 yards and has scored three times on the ground.

Co­lusa en­ters tonight’s game as the No. 4-ranked team in this week’s Northern Sec­tion Me­dia Poll.

Af­ter an 0-3 start, Es­parto picked up its first win of the sea­son with a 47-13 victory over Delta last week. The Spar­tans will be led into bat­tle by sopho­more quar­ter­back Mar­cus Corona, who rushed for 134 yards on 14 car­ries and scored four touch­downs in last week’s win.

Co­lusa has won the last two meet­ings between the teams, the lat­est com­ing in a 43-6 win in 2013.

Durham (3-1) at Pierce (3-2) In Ar­buckle – The Bears snapped a two-game los­ing streak with a 20-7 victory over Uni­ver­sity Prep last week and will try to close out their non­league slate on a win­ning note when they host the Tro­jans at Gregg LeMaster Field.

De­fense led the way in last week’s win as Pierce al­lowed just over 200 yards of to­tal of­fense, forced three turnovers and didn’t al­low a touch­down. Raphael Del­gado and Levi Kalfs­beek both had scor­ing runs, and Jose Corona booted two field goals and a pair of ex­tra points to pro­vide the scor­ing.

Del­gado and Kalfs­beek have com­bined for more than 600 yards and six touch­downs on the ground to lead the way of­fen­sively, while linebacker Angel Her­nan­dez spear­heads the Bears’ de­fen­sive unit.

Since open­ing the sea­son with a 35-20 loss to Wil­lows, Durham has rat­tled off three straight wins to move up to No. 3 in Di­vi­sion IV in the Northern Sec­tion Me­dia Poll. Last week, the Tro­jans earned a 21-12 win over Mt. Shasta.

Lead­ing the way for Durham is ju­nior Manny To­valin, who has rushed for 315 yards and five touch­downs. How­ever, To­valin sat out last week’s game with an in­jury.

Last year, Pierce earned an 187 victory over Durham in the reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale be­fore los­ing to the Tro­jans, 22-8, in the first round of the play­offs the fol­low­ing week. Por­tola (0-4) at Maxwell (3-1) In Maxwell – Af­ter a suc­cess­ful non­league slate, the Pan­thers will be­gin their push to the play­offs when they host the Tigers in the Moun­tain Val­ley League opener for both teams.

Maxwell picked up a 14-6 win over Etna in its home opener last week with­out ver­sa­tile se­nior Isaac Ma­gana, who sat out the game with a ham­string in­jury. Pick­ing up the slack in Ma­gana’s ab­sence was se­nior stand­out Dy­lan Jones, who rushed for a game-high 73 yards and hauled in two passes for 80 yards and both of his team’s touch­downs.

Also turn­ing in a strong per­for­mance once again was se­nior quar­ter­back Chubby Ran­gel. Dan­ger­ous both with his arm and legs, Ran­gel leads the Pan­thers in rush­ing with 288 yards and three touch­downs, and has thrown for 700 yards and six more scores through the air.

Maxwell en­ters the game as the No. 2-ranked team in Di­vi­sion V in this week’s Northern Sec­tion Me­dia Poll.

Por­tola, which reached the Di­vi­sion V cham­pi­onship game last year, is still look­ing for its first win of the sea­son fol­low­ing a 35-7 loss to Hamil­ton last week. The Tigers for­feited a win over Foresthill in their sea­son opener and have lost their last three games by a com­bined score of 130-13.

Por­tola snapped a two-game los­ing streak to Maxwell with a 49-35 win last year.

Bur­ney (2-3) at Biggs (3-2) In Biggs – The MTVL opener did not go ac­cord­ing to plan for the Wolver­ines, who sur­ren­dered a ton of yards in a tough 5622 loss at Chester last week.

They will look to re­turn to their win­ning ways tonight when they welcome the Raiders to Del Kal­bach Sta­dium in a key league show­down.

Biggs en­ters the game av­er­ag­ing 276 yards per game on the ground be­hind the trio of Lukini Luale­m­ana (494 yards, 3 TDs), Luis Gon­za­lez (399 yards, 4 TDs) and Brian Caro (344 yards, 4 TDs). Luale­m­ana and Gon­za­lez also have two re­ceiv­ing touch­downs each from sopho­more quar­ter­back Tucker Ben­nett, who has thrown seven on the year.

Bur­ney, which fell to Quincy 44-14 in its MTVL opener last week, is led by the back­field duo of se­nior Ale­jan­dro Jimenez (526 yards, 4 TDs) and ju­nior Marvin Jackson (371 yards, 3 TDs). Jackson is also the Raiders’ top pass catcher with 187 yards re­ceiv­ing and two touch­downs.

Biggs, ranked No. 5 in Di­vi­sion V in the Northern Sec­tion Me­dia Poll, won last year’s game, 50-6.

Tr­ever Facey Sut­ter RB

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