Folsom – Football – Junior
The Bulldogs quarterback opened the season displaying efficiency and versatility to lead Folsom to the top of the Sac-Joaquin Section ranks. Bennett is stepping up to earn mention as the next outstanding QB in a long line of recent signal callers under head coach Kris Richardson. In his first three varsity starts at the position, he has led the Bulldogs to victories over highly regarded programs from near and far. In Folsom’s opener, Bennett was limited to just eight passes, but he connected on seven of them for 206 yards, including three for touchdowns as the Bulldogs raced past Idaho power Coeur d’Alene 56-33. After that, he showed his explosiveness as a passer and rusher (in the mold of former Folsom star QB Dano Graves) in wins over Jesuit-Carmichael and Oakdale. In those games against SJS foes, Bennett threw for 593 yards and 10 TDs while rushing for 203 yards and a pair of scores. For the season, he has thrown for more TDs (13) than anyone in the section and is second in the SJS with 1,039 total yards.