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Trojan football eliminated by Elk Grove

Oak Ridge quarterback Ian Book makes a throw to the flat in Friday's Division I semifinal game at Elk Grove. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

ELK GROVE — One field goal for the lead, plus a trip into the red zone and a three-point difference were the story lines for Oak Ridge in Friday’s Sac-Joaquin Section Division I football semifinal game against Elk Grove at the Thundering Herd’s field Friday. The Trojans, the No. 3 seed, battled the No. 2 […]

No Comment / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

It’s Trojans-Thundering Herd Friday

Oak Ridge's Gage Webb cuts upfield behind Kevin Kassis' block in Friday's D-I quarterfinal win over Cosumnes Oaks. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

A combination of superb offensive and defensive play led No. 3 host Oak Ridge past No. 6 Cosumnes Oaks 30-7 Friday in second round Division I action, setting the Trojans up to battle No. 2 Elk Grove Oak Ridge this weekend for a shot to reach the section finals. After its defense held Cosumnes Oaks […]

No Comment / November 23, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans have triumphant gridiron return

Two weeks of Oak Ridge living one virtue gave way to a night where it perfected another. The Trojans sat idle after losing to Folsom, patiently stewing over their lone home defeat last week while nearly everyone else throughout the area finished the regular season. The waiting gave way to a 35-14 win Friday over […]

No Comment / November 16, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Folsom gridders too much for Oak Ridge

Kevin Kassis turns upfield looking for running space against Folsom in Friday's battle for the league title. Village Life photo by Jackie Penn

Much of their team’s action against Folsom was every bit the manicured nail-biter Oak Ridge fans could have hoped for Friday. But an early six-point lead for the upset-minded hosts dissolved in a flurry of no-nonsense scoring drives from the defending Division I state champion Bulldogs. Two short scoring runs and a touchdown pass from […]

No Comment / November 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans pick up overtime victory

Oak Ridge quarterback Ian Book rolls out and looks upfield for an open receiver in Friday's overtime win over Woodcreek. Photo by Alisson Harris

ROSEVILLE — How much edge-of-your-seat suspense can one football program endure? If you’re Oak Ridge, the answer is a lot. Hours after their JV team won on a thrilling last-second play, the Trojan varsity outlasted host Woodcreek 35-28 in overtime to open the Sierra Foothill League schedule. What 48 regulation minutes couldn’t decide, the back […]

Comments Off / September 28, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojans drop shootout to Reed

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SPARKS, Nev. — Shaking off a fourth-quarter deficit, host Reed High rallied past Oak Ridge 54-42 Friday night on the strength of Michael Penn’s five rushing touchdowns. The Raiders’ win came despite a stellar performance by Trojan quarterback Ian Book and his receivers. The two teams met last year with Reed also posting a 12-point […]

Comments Off / September 21, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Big plays lead Oak Ridge over Titans

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SACRAMENTO — Four touchdowns in the second quarter led Oak Ridge to a 56-28 win over host Burbank in Friday’s non-league football game. Trailing 14-7 late in the first quarter, Luke Goins’ 37-yard kickoff return sparked the Trojans (3-0). Oak Ridge tied the game at 14-all with 10:31 left in the half when quarterback Ian […]

Comments Off / September 14, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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