FOLSOM -- San Ramon Valley once again took a second-half lead over a strong Sac Joaquin Section foe only to see the opposition ride its vaunted offense to victory.
The Wolves (0-2) succumbed to Folsom's passing attack 31-20 in a nonleague game that featured more than 700 yards through the air from 105 combined pass attempts.
San Ramon Valley quarterback Cameron Birse passed for 335 yards and two touchdowns, but was outdueled by Folsom sophomore Jake Browning, who had 378 yards passing and four scoring strikes.
The Wolves took a 20-14 lead in the third quarter when Birse connected on a sharp 15-yard out to Matt Turner. But Browning connected on his first 11 passes of the second half and marched the Bulldogs down the field at will after halftime.
San Ramon Valley's defense pressured the young quarterback into a pair of interceptions and even stopped Folsom at the goal line early in the second quarter to keep the Bulldogs from breaking the game open. Johan Williams and Eric Yehl each had one interception and the Wolves' swarming defense recorded three sacks of Browning, who was seldom pressured in the previous week in which he passed for 689 yards and 10 touchdowns.
In the end, the San Ramon Valley could not move the ball far enough, settling for a pair of Matt Anderson field goals and three more long-distance field goal attempts from the strong-legged kicker that fell short.
The Wolves host James Logan next week at 7
Folsom 31, San Ramon Valley 20
SRV 7 6 7 0-- 20
Folsom 14 0 14 3-- 31
F -- Knox 10 pass from Browning (Trumm kick)
SRV -- Kuehner 7 pass from Birse (Anderson kick)
F -- Lipnosky 22 pass from Browning (Trumm kick)
SRV -- Anderson 29 FG
SRV -- Anderson 30 FG
SRV -- Turner 15 pass from Birse (Anderson kick)
F -- Ellison 31 pass from Browning (Trumm kick)
F -- Knox 6 pass from Browning (Trumm kick)
F -- Trumm 20 FG
Rushing: SRV -- De La Pena 11-26, Gardner 5-21, Birse 2-11, Winaker 1-9, Dabney 1-(-2). Totals 20-65. F -- Lipnosky 8-49, Laolagi 6-28, Deguara 5-15, Browning 1-9. Totals 20-101. Passing: SRV -- Birse 30-57-1 335. F -- Browning 29-48-2 378. Receiving: SRV -- Turner 9-117, Bangay 8-80, Kuehner 6-56, Dunn 4-21, De La Pena 2-20, Gardner 1-41. F -- Ellison 9-141, Knox 9-96, Lipnosky 5-95, Carter 3-24, Owan 1-18, Laolagi 1-10, Noble 1-4. Records: San Ramon Valley 0-2; Folsom 2-0.