The Elk Grove sports community was rocked once again Saturday when another local athlete lost his life at a very young age.
Cosumnes Oaks’ football player Josh Davis died from injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Bruceville Rd. He was 17.
Davis, a three-year starter on the defensive line, was a very loved member of the Wolfpack community, according to his football coach, Ryan Gomes.
“He touched many lives, as was evident by the outpouring of love (Saturday) at the hospital,” Gomes wrote in an email. “Josh epitomized the Wolfpack spirit as he was a young man who cared deeply for his teammates, played the game with ferocious passion and intensity, and had a contagious smile and spirit that radiated throughout our campus.”
Besides an outstanding football player, Davis was also one of the school’s top wrestlers.
The football program along with the Cosumnes Oaks Culinary Department put on a fundraising bar-be-cue dinner Thursday to help the Davis family. Donations to the family can be made through the Wolfpack Boosters’ Club.
Davis is the fourth local football player to die in an automobile accident in the last two-and-a-half years.
Darius Powe-Reed and Zan Bell, who both graduated from Pleasant Grove in 2010, were killed in an accident on June 29, 2012, on I-80 near Davis.
Sheldon High School multi-sport athlete Christopher Dickerson lost his life July 14, 2o11, in a car accident on Calvin Rd.
Sypkens Holds UCD 3-pt Records
Former Franklin Wildcat Ryan Sypkens now has four three-point shooting records at UC-Davis. The Aggie senior owns the record for most field goals made (106), career (220), attempts in a single season (230) and career (521).
This season Sypkens is averaging nine points a game, but had 25 points in the Aggies’ 80-54 win over Holy Names on Nov. 11.
Two of his Franklin teammates, Amir Carraway and Michael Rosaroso, are both key contributors this season at Chico State. The Wildcats are 8-1 this season and are riding a seven-game win streak.
Carraway is in his senior season at Chico while Rosaroso is a junior.
Frazier Leads Butte To CCCAA Championship
The state’s top-ranked community college football team, Butte College, finished a perfect 12-0 season Saturday by defeating Fullerton College, 28-13 to win the California Community College Athletic Association championship.
Robert Frazier, a 2013 graduate of Elk Grove High School, led the Roadrunners with 86 yards on 20 carries. Butte quarterback Tommy Stuart was named the game MVP by throwing for 203 yards.
The Roadrunners’ defense forced five turnovers in the win, Butte’s 16th straight victory.
CalGrappler.Com Section Rankings
The first Sac-Joaquin Section individual rankings for the 2013-2014 wrestling season has been posted by CalGrappler.Com. It has Franklin’s Josh Villaflor ranked second-best at 132 pounds and Joey Banks is rated number two at 195 pounds.
Elk Grove’s Tristan Scott is ranked third at 112 pounds. His teammate, Kaleb Vetterli, is rated sixth-best at 152 pounds.
In team rankings, Franklin is ninth. Vacaville and Folsom are one and two in Cal Grapplers’ top ten team list. Elk Grove got an honorable mention in this category.