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Varsity squad rolls behind 20-point run in second half

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Jake Harries, running back for the Manteca Cowboys junior varsity youth football team, tries to beat a Weston Ranch Ravens defender one-on-one.


POSTED October 16, 2012 1:46 a.m.

The Manteca Jaguars recovered from a slow start by scoring 20 unanswered second-half points in last Saturday’s Cen-Cal Junior Football League’s NFC Division game against the Ceres Seahawks.

The Jags rolled to a 32-8 victory.

Marcos Castillo scored a pair of touchdowns while tallying 96 yards on five carries. Included was his 55-yard romp.

Seuseu Alofaituli and Camerun Beamon also scored TDs.

Alofaituli also provided his leadership while spearheading the defense. He racked up eight tackles and a quarterback sack.

Dilpreet Singh and Julian Serrano chipped in with five tackles each.


Jaguars vs. Ceres

Jamari Hodge rushed for 139 yards on 11 carries while finding his way to end zone on one occasion.

Zane Saldano scored two TDs, gaining 79 yards on 11 pops.

Eleven players had more than one tackle for the Jags on defense.

In addition, Payton Graham and Jesus Gomez both recovered fumbles.



Cowboys 6, Ravens 0 (OT)

Aaron Rayevich scored the game-winning touchdown in the overtime session against the Weston Ranch Ravens in NorCal All-American Football League.

The Ravens won the coin toss following a scoreless game in regulation. But on their first possession in OT, Manteca’s Trey Moreland forced a fumble.

The Cowboys quickly took advantage of the turnover.

On the second play, Rayevich got the call. He broke three tackle while running up the middle for the game’s only score in sudden death.

Ryan Torres led the Cowboys defense with seven tackles. Bryant Davis and Eric Barajas have five stops each.

Davis and Moreland both forced two fumbles.


Cowboys 22, Ravens 12

Kimoni Stanley paced the Manteca offense by gaining 175 yards on 24 carries, scoring a pair of TDs coupled with two points on conversion.

Cowboys quarterback Manuel Rodrigues set the tone early on, hitting Presley De Mello for the game’s first score on the opening drive.

De Mello, Nicco Cedolini, and Ismael Munoz led the Manteca defense, with each collecting seven tackles. Matt Dunham had three tackles along with a quarterback sack.

Julian Scoz came through with four tackles and an interception.

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