The Gridley High School football team almost made it to the 50-point barrier for the third week at home against Colusa last Friday night.
But the Bulldogs had to settle for a 49-14 win over the Red Hawks.
First-year Gridley coach Matt Kemmis and his team will take it, though.
With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 4-1 on the season and wrapped up the nonleague season.
"The guys are believing in themselves," Kemmis said.
The Bulldog defense played especially well, giving up just one TD. The Red Hawks got their other score on a kickoff return.
Wyatt Dreesmann said the Bulldog defense is on the same page.
We know what we have to do, and we go out and do it," Dreesmann said.
Running back Jorge Moran continued to shine for Gridley, with three TDs
Senior QB Jace Villapania ran for two TDs and threw for another.
The Bulldogs have Homecoming this week and host Las Plumas at the Boneyard.
Biggs 28, Burney 12
At Burney, the Wolverines got back in the win column.
Running back Brian Caro led the Wolverine attack with 130 yards on 13 carries with two TDs. He also had an interception return for a TD.
Biggs coach Tyler Rutledge said it was nice to get back on track after a disappointing loss to Chester last week.
The Wolverines (4-2 overall, 1-1 MTVL) have another long bus ride this week, to Portola.
Las Plumas 39, Live Oak 15
At Las Plumas, Live Oak fell to 0-6 on the season despite 206 passing yards from quarterback Carlos Palma-Grove.
Palmer-Grove connected with NIck Crabb for a TD and running back David Topete added 59 yards and a TD.
Live Oak opens SVL play this Friday night at home against Winters.