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Down To The Wire

Some close games in week five of the High School Football Season.

It came down to the wire for Sonora, as the Wildcats pulled of an exciting win over the Argonaut Mustangs in overtime last night. The game started with a bang, as Wyatt Fauhnan on the Wildcats’ first offensive play of the game ran 56 yards for a touchdown. That was about all the offense Sonora could put together in the first half.

The Wildcats struggled to get their offense in gear while the Mustangs took advantage of two huge Sonora unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and scored a touchdown in the beginning of the 4th quarter. It became a scoring shootout as the two teams took it back and forth to the goal lines. With less than a minute on the clock, the Cats took the pigskin to the end zone with Kane Rodgers punching in the two-point conversation to tie the game.

In overtime, Sonora scored on the first play as Bradley Canepa, literally, carried Argonaut defenders into the end zone for a two-point conversion to put the Cats up 28-20. The Mustangs answered back with a touchdown. It was a nail biter ending as it came down to another two-point conversion try where Jacob Fowler jumped a quick passing route and knocked the ball out of an Argonaut receiver’s hands to seal the Wildcat victory in overtime, 28-26.

Wacky, wild and emotional, are the three words that describe homecoming week at Summerville High School. Jake Fulkerson blew out his knee at Wednesday’s practice putting Travis Rodgers in the Bears’ quarterback position. Rodgers led his team to a victory over Amador by keeping the ball in the Bears’ hands on a fourth and one to get the first down to wrap up the game. The Buffalos put up numbers but the Bears defenses forced three interceptions, marching to a 29-21 win.

Meanwhile, Calaveras took home bragging rights as the Indians beat the Bret Harte Bullfrogs, 36 to 8.

*Mark Ferreira and Brandon Steele contributed to this report.