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Roundup: Monterey Trail High School defeated Folsom 35-23

By Joe Davidson | Sac Bee, 11/23/19, 7:30AM PST


It required a Herculean effort to dethrone Folsom High School, and Monterey Trail came up with the perfect formula.

Controlling the line of scrimmage and the time of possession, the fifth-seeded Mustangs of the Elk Grove Unified School District stunned top-seeded Folsom 35-23 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinal on Friday night in Folsom.

The Bulldogs had their quest of reaching a section final for the 10th consecutive time derailed, falling for the first time in the section – or any playoff game – since 2016, which was followed by CIF NorCal and State Division I-AA titles in 2017 and 2018 and a 10-1 start this season. Folsom had won a remarkable 96 of 98 games against section competition in recent years coming into the weekend.

Caleb Ramsuer rushed 38 times for 132 yards and three short touchdown runs to cap drives of 14, 15 and 13 plays, and Folsom was limited to just 10 plays in the second half in losing the time of possession game, 40 minutes to eight.

Prophet Brown rushed for 90 yards and Viktor Timonin hit Antonio Williams with a 15-yard touchdown to cap a 16-play drive with 2:14 to go.

Montrey Trail (12-1) will face Oak Ridge (10-2) in the finals Saturday night at 8 p.m. at Hughes Stadium.

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