Baldacchino to the rescue as Oak Ridge rallies to ruin Granite Bay's senior night

[MARK BILLINGSLEY, Sacramento Bee]

Leave it to Marco Baldacchino to rescue Oak Ridge’s Sierra Foothill League championship hopes.

Bottled up for much of Friday’s game against Granite Bay, Baldacchino hit Parker Barry for an 11-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 7, then ran 10 yards on the first play of overtime to lead the No. 2 Trojans to a 14-7 victory over the No. 5 Grizzlies in Granite Bay.

The Trojans’ defense made a goal-line stand on fourth-and-inches to deny the Grizzlies a chance to reset the overtime possessions. Evan Tattersall, usually good for at least three yards and a cloud of crushed tire dust, was stopped for no gain and..

Marco Baldacchino, right, helped Oak Ridge run away from Granite Bay during last year’s matchup. On Friday, the quarterback led the Trojans to another victory over the Grizzlies with a fourth-quarter touchdown pass and a scoring run in overtime. Brian Baer Bee file