The offensive football machine that is the Folsom Bulldogs was on display Friday night at Mark Macres Memorial Stadium. For one half of football and the opening drive of the third quarter no one dressed in Monterey Trail’s black and green uniforms could do anything that would stop quarterback Jake Browning or his Bulldog teammates.
The final score, 49-21 in favor of Folsom (5-0), indicated the Mustangs were able to do something almost no one had been able to accomplish in the first four weeks of the 2013 season, hold the Bulldogs to less than 50 points. But, that really wasn’t the story of this game.
Browning stunned the Monterey Trail (3-2) faithful into virtual silence very early in the game, finding receivers wide open for big gains while the Mustang defense hardly could muster a pass rush on the 6-2 junior quarterback. He led his team downfield in marches that took only 1:29, 2:18, 1:16 and 3:11 off the clock in scoring 28 points in the first quarter. Folsom’s offensive line game Browning enough time to stand in the pocket and check off numerous receivers before finding someone open.
Folsom walked into the halftime locker room leading Monterey Trail, 42-7. At that time Browning had 306 yards passing on 20-of-25 passing and five TD passes. Four of those scoring strikes were to receiver Will McClure.
The Bulldog offense had 396 total yards in 36 plays to that point of the game. The Mustangs were held to only 96.