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FIFTY YEARS, FIFTY-FIVE POINTS

Field honored by Buffs’ Blowout win over Enochs

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FIFTY YEARS, FIFTY-FIVE POINTS

Nico Allen gets airborne in taking down Marc Espinoza Friday night at Guss Schmiedt Field where the Buffaloes throttled Enochs, 55-0.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin


POSTED September 26, 2009 1:12 a.m.

The Buffaloes made it a night to remember.

On the 50th anniversary to mark the dedication of Guss Schmiedt Field, Manteca High completely dominated Enochs in the non-league affair, 55-0.

Coach Eric Reis credited the two previous teams for helping his Buffaloes (2-1) gear up for Valley Oak League.

“Soquel and Tracy are both tough teams,” he said.

With that, Enochs (0-3) had the misfortunes of facing Manteca on this particular Friday.

Offensively, the Buffaloes scored on seven of their eight possessions. And that’s not counting Reggie Bell’s 50-yard punt return in the third quarter.

Defensively, Manteca kept the pressure on the Eagles while maintaining shutout ball in the second half.

The Buffaloes buried Enochs for heavy losses, with the sack attack led by the likes of C.J. Rivas, Richie Lopez, Robert Ladiges, Johnny Ruiz and Andrew DeCosta.

DeCosta also came through with an interception.

Manteca made the most of its opportunities.

In the first quarter, Matt Barber had the ball drop in his direction, leading to the first touchdown.

Marquis Miller, who had 90 yards on 10 carries, scored twice, including runs of 11- and 14- yards in the first half.

Jacob Salas, who shared the quarterback duties with Barber, engineered a pair of scoring drives. He scored on one and threw for another.

But it was Reggie Bell who wreaked havoc on Enochs.

Along with the one he took to the end zone, Bell nearly scored on two other punt returns. In addition, he hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from both Salas and Barber.

The final Buffalo score was compliments of Nico Allen, who broke loose on a 43-yard burst.

In addition, Bradley Hatfield was perfect on extra points, connecting on all eight of his conversion kicks.

Reis, however, wasn’t thoroughly pleased with his team’s effort, particularly with league play right around the corner.

Manteca had 69 yards tacked off as a result of eight penalties.

“We still have some work to do,” he said.

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