Folsom 55, Cathedral Catholic 10
In week one of the Prep Pigskin Report, the Folsom Bulldogs traveled over 500 miles from Folsom, CA to face the Cathedral Catholic Dons in the second game of the Brothers In Arms Classic. This special game was being played in honor of U.S. Navy Seal LT Brendan Looney who died in Afghanistan in 2010 and was a lacrosse and football athlete.
Going into the game both teams started off the season with a 0-0 record. Cathedral Catholic High School is ranked #22 in the state of California, while their challengers, Folsom High School, are ranked #2.
The big story of the game was Folsom quarterback Jake Browning. Browning is one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, having already committed to play at the collegiate level with the Washington Huskies, and he made his presence known to the Dons early on in the first quarter. With six minutes and forty-one seconds left in the first, Browning threw a 68 yard touchdown pass to Jake Jeffrey to put Folsom ahead 7-0. However, Browning was just getting warmed up. With thirty-five seconds left in the first quarter, Browning would throw another touchdown pass, but this time to running back Tre Green to put Folsom ahead 14-0.
However, the Dons were not going down without a fight. Quarterback Clayton Dale had a 30 yard pass to running back Adam Wilson. This big play would prove beneficial to Cathedral as it set up a 30 yard field goal. With ten minutes and twenty-six seconds left in the second quarter, Timothy Semenza was able to put Cathedral on the board as they trailed Folsom 14-3.
Unfortunately for the Dons, the Bulldogs’ offense would keep wagging their tails in the end zone as they continued to score touchdown after touchdown after touchdown. Not only did Folsom score touchdowns, they also converted many first downs on fourth down. In the entire game Folsom High School never elected to punt the ball and they went 7-8 on 4th down conversions.
The passing game proved to be key for Folsom, as quarterback Jake Browning threw for 510 passing yards and a total of seven touchdowns. At the end of the night, the final score of the game was Folsom 55 and Cathedral Catholic 10. Stay tuned for more high school football from KUSI’s Prep Pigskin Report.