Folsom Aerial Attack Sinks Jesuit
Posted Monday, October 20, 2008 by Front Page Sports
Putting points on the board is something that the Folsom Bulldogs know a little something about, especially this season. In Saturday’s Delta River league opener at Jesuit, the Bulldogs carved up the Jesuit defense thanks to the precision passing of senior quarterback David Graves who threw for 397 yards and five touchdowns to lead Folsom to a 63-13 win over Jesuit.
The undefeated Bulldogs (5-0) came into the game averaging a gaudy 46 points per contest, but the 63 points scored against Jesuit (3-2) was a team high in the Kris Richardson era. Richardson, who is in his fourth year as head coach of the Bulldogs, was very pleased with the win and the play off his team on both sides of the ball, particularly that of Graves.
“We had great execution on offense and we were extremely sound defense. We’re obviously very happy with that,” said Richardson. “I think we have the best offensive team in the area. David Graves is the best high school quarterback I’ve ever seen and we have explosive personnel around him.”
Graves played just two and half quarters, but during that time the Folsom offense scored on every possession before Graves exited the game with a 56-6 lead. Formations that included multiple receivers and Graves working out of the shotgun, Graves led his team up and down the field hitting one open receiver after the next. Short, medium or long routes, it didn’t matter. Graves connected on 18 of 22 attempts that included passes to senior wide outs Andrew Benavides (8 catches, 200 yards, 3 TD’s), Brandon Babineaux (5 catches, 119 yards, 2 TD’s), and Tyler Trosin (3 catches, 36 yards, 1 TD).
Trosin was a factor on defense as well as offense. Trosin led Folsom in rushing with four carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns, but along with his physical style of play, he also came up with two interceptions.
The longest score of the game came on the Jesuit kickoff that started the third quarter. That is when the speedy, 5’9” Benavides took the kickoff and ran it all the way back for a 98 yard touchdown to extend Folsom’s lead to 49-6.
The defensive pressure from Folsom made it tough for Jesuit to move the ball as senior linebacker Blake Oliaro had two first half sacks, to go with sacks by James Goldsmith, Kevin Cooke, and Justin Peterson. Folsom defensive lineman Mitch O’Connor recovered a third quarter fumble.
“Jesuit is quality ball club. They’re strength is grinding the ball, running down hill, and we held an extremely talented Jesuit team to just 13 points,” said Richardson.
The Marauders had won three of the last four matchups with Folsom that included losses the last two years.
Folsom (6-0, 1-0) and Jesuit (3-3, 0-1) will resume league play next week when Folsom plays at Monterey Trail (1-5, 0-1), and Jesuit takes on a very tough Florin (4-2, 1-0) team.