Sports Briefs: Football, volleyball results
Bradshaw Chr. 42, Maxwell 21
Three turnovers at the start of the second half quickly turned a 14-14 game into a 42-21 loss for the Maxwell High football team in their season opener against Bradshaw Christian in Sacramento.
The Panthers received the opening kickoff but fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, setting up a Pride touchdown a few plays later. After the kickoff, Maxwell's first play from scrimmage was a another fumble and all of a sudden it was 28-14.
Maxwell drove deep into Bradshaw territory on the third drive of the half but an interception short-circuited the rally.
"I thought we kind of outplayed them in the first half but we had turnovers in the second half that just destroyed us," Maxwell coach Robert Wilson said.
Big plays led to Bradshaw's two first-quarter scores but the Panthers offense moved the ball well and tied the game in the second quarter.
Eddie Rangel scored on a 5-yard touchdown run and quarterback Blake Vierra connected on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Laine LaGrande.
Brian Burg returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Santiago Gonzalez intercepted a pass for the Panther defense.
Winters 3, Pierce 0
Pierce (1-1) struggled on the road Thursday against Winters, losing 26-25, 25-12, 25-19.
Princeton 3, Biggs 0
The Eagles opened the season with a home victory Tuesday 25-13, 25-19, 25-3 against Biggs.
Pierce 3, Williams 0
The Bears won their home opener Tuesday against Williams 25-15, 25-9, 25-19.
Williams 49, Los Molinos 0
The junior varsity Yellowjackets got the season going by taking a 35-0 lead in the first half and coasted to a win Friday in Los Molinos.
Esparto 28, Pierce 14
The JV Bears were doubled up at home on Friday.
Cowboys battle Indians on gridiron
The Colusa Cowboys won two of the three games played in Marysville on Saturday.
Marysville 20, Colusa 0 (peewees)
Colusa 21, Marysville 14 (jr. midgets)
Colusa 30, Marysville 18 (midgets)
The Cowboys host the Chico Jaguars on Saturday.