Le Grand turns it on in playoff win

November 10, 2012 

LE GRAND -- Christian Williams and Ryan Martinez each scored a pair of second-half touchdowns as Le Grand turned a tight game at halftime into a 50-12 rout of Rio Vista in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division 5 first-round playoff game on Friday night.

Rio Vista (5-6) took a 12-7 lead with 1:33 to go in the first half on a Nick Lopez 21-yard run.

The Bulldogs answered in just 22 seconds with a Juan Gomez 35-yard touchdown catch from Mauricio Contreras to take a 14-12 lead into intermission.

Le Grand (9-2) scored 43 unanswered points, exploding for 36 in the third quarter.

The game swung the Bulldogs' way for good in a little over a two-minute span early in the third quarter.

Gomez and Contreras connected again on a 18-yard TD pass to open the second half.

The Le Grand defense followed with a safety, and Martinez broke free for a 52-yard TD run on the ensuing possession.

No. 3 Le Grand will travel to No. 2 Golden Sierra for a semifinal showdown next Friday.

Folsom 59, Atwater 12

FOLSOM -- Atwater got off to a great start on the road behind a defensive score and a Shane Bell touchdown run.

The Falcons couldn't sustain it, however.

Division 2 top seed Folsom closed the game with 42 unanswered points to bring Atwater's season to an end.

Placer 59, Hilmar 3

AUBURN -- Devon Maderios nailed a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter, but Hilmar was held scoreless the rest of the way in a Division 4 loss to top-seeded Placer.

Chowchilla 54, Roosevelt 20

CHOWCHILLA -- DeVaughn Gaines had the playoff performance of his life, accounting for six touchdowns as Chowchilla cruised past Roosevelt in a Central Section Division 4 first-round playoff game.

Gaines (240) total yards passed for two touchdowns, rushed for two more and returned a fumble 24 yards for a score.

Fernando Martinez also had TDs on both sides of the ball for the Redskins (8-3).

Oakdale 63, Pacheco 7

OAKDALE -- Daniel Marquez hit Hunter Mendez to record Panther history in their only score against Oakdale in a Division 3 rout.

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