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Trojan football tripped up by Reed

Oak Ridge running back Michael Pittman, pictured against Burbank, had a good night running the ball against Reed last Friday. Photo by Gil Tournour, orhsfootball.pictures

SPARKS, Nev. — Falling into a quick hole that it never escaped from, Oak Ridge fell to host Reed High School 55-34 Friday to end the preseason. After several quality kickoff returns and quick scores by the Raiders, the Trojans trailed 21-0 and then 28-0 at the half before mounting a third quarter comeback that […]

No Comment / September 19, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan football roughs up Burbank

No halftime adjustments were needed Friday night in Troy as Oak Ridge’s varsity football program crushed visiting Burbank 49-14 in nonleague action, capping off a 3-0 start to the preseason and much to look forward to as the Sierra Foothill League schedule kicks off. Head coach Eric Cavaliere saw his defense silence the Titans for […]

No Comment / September 12, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Big second half for Trojan football

Truman Andrus was met at the goal line but pushed across to score on this 3-yard touchdown reception Friday night. Village Life photo by Jerry Heinzer

Win the turnover battle, win the game. Host Oak Ridge did just that against Vacaville Friday night on Military Appreciation Night, coming away 41-15 victors for the Trojans’ second non league win in two attempts. The Bulldogs (1-1) battled well into the third quarter before Oak Ridge reeled off three unanswered touchdowns to secure the […]

No Comment / September 04, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Oak Ridge football wins opener

Michael Pittman. Photo by LaVerne Gonzales

Second-half defense shuts down Vista FOLSOM — As the Oak Ridge Trojans walked off at halftime their coaches quickly went to work on making adjustments. Host Vista del Lago and its spread offense had moved the ball well and trailed just 21-18 at the break. Armed with sideline replays, the coaches got a good idea […]

No Comment / August 29, 2016 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan football edges Del Oro 24-21

Oak Ridge head coach Eric Cavaliere instructing his players in the season opener against Whitney. To his left in the background is defensive coordinator Darren Jonutz. Village Life photo by Cliff Gagliardo

Reality keeps getting better for the Oak Ridge football team. For their 24-21 victory over longtime nemesis Del Oro last Friday, the Trojans have Ian Book’s imagination to thank. Standing to punt on a 4th-and-1 from his own 25-yard-line early in the fourth quarter, the senior quarterback/punter swore he heard — but didn’t actually hear […]

Comments Off / October 19, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Trojan football silences Bulldogs

VACAVILLE — Ian Book scored four touchdowns in various ways for the Oak Ridge High football team, which improved to 2-0 with a decisive 43-14 non-league win over the Vacaville Bulldogs on Friday. The Trojans’ quarterback, who has made a verbal commitment to play at Notre Dame after he graduates next spring, threw for three touchdowns; […]

Comments Off / September 06, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Read More »



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