The Rocklin vs. Del Oro game is a great game between two rivals not only because the schools are so close together but also because both teams have been, and remain highly competitive within their district play. Although Del Oro has had the upper hand in many of the previous games and last year they pulled off the late upset, Rocklin was coming into this game undefeated and ready to prove that they were the best team in the Sierra Football League.
A great game throughout, the Rocklin Thunder cam e out of the gate ready to score. Behind the leadership of starting Quarterback and Kicker Max O’Rourke lead the team down the field and made the score a quick 6-0 with Rocklin leading the way at the end of the first quarter. Del Oro never quit and stayed in the game the entire time, even taking their first lead of the contest on a 5 yard run by quarterback Logan Hurst with only 5:14 to go in the fourth quarter. After O’Rourke went out of the game with an injury the backup Quarterback and co-MVP William Floyd put together a game winning drive being capped off by a Touchdown to the Tight End with mere seconds left in the game. The Golden Eagles were then unable to score again with only a few seconds left, leaving the score at 18-15 in Rocklin’s favor.