The post-Joe Catollico era of Pleasant Grove football got underway Friday on a bit of a sour note. The new-look spread offense couldn't do much against Rocklin, losing to the Thunder, 34-10.
Two offensive turnovers resulted in Thunder scores: a fumble in the end zone in the second quarter and a 33-yard interception return for a TD in the fourth period.
Highlights of Rocklin vs. PG from Access:Sacramento's Game of the Week.
Meanwhile, at the Honor Bowl at Del Oro High School, Elk Grove flexed its muscles against Devonte Ranch of Nevada, 55-7.
In other games of local interest, Franklin shut out Atwater, 29-0. Monterey Trail beat Antelope, 27-20. Cosumnes Oaks began the coach Derrick Milgrim era with a 23-10 victory over Marin Catholic. Sheldon won its opener, 30-18, over Beyer.