STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.
Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison will relish every second of what could be his last visit to Sonora High's storied Dunlavy Field on Friday.
When it comes to comparing coaching careers, others are green with envy.
Lathrop's Diego Chavez threw for two touchdowns and ran for one to lead the sophomore Spartans to a 37-12 Valley Oak League win over visiting Weston Ranch on Friday.
There may not have been five laterals and there was no Stanford band on the field, but after Thursday the Sierra freshmen football team will forever have its own version of "The Play."
RIPON – Ripon quieted the non-believers with a performance for the ages during its Trans Valley League opener at Stouffer Field.
Alex Laurel followed the herd of Buffalo-sized blockers in front of him, veering outside the tackle box.
LATHROP - And that's how you start a rivalry.
The Sierra High Timberwolves celebrated homecoming Friday by drubbing Kimball, 44-7.
Though his team suffered its third loss in four games, East Union coach Willie Herrera celebrated the positives following Friday's 28-8 loss to the always-tough Oakdale Mustangs.
MARIPOSA – An onside kick had given the Mariposa High Grizzlies hope.
There will be a hint of sadness and nostalgia amid all the excitement of Manteca and Sonora's Valley Oak League opener tonight.
The road to the Valley Oak League championship still goes through The Corral.
If defense wins championships, don't tell that to Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison.
LATHROP - A win tonight would mark several milestones for Lathrop High, which hosts Weston Ranch for homecoming and their Valley Oak League opener tonight.
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Mason James and Isaiah Sholund were responsible for more than 300 of the 400-plus yards that East Union racked up Friday in a 27-0 homecoming ...
East Union got the best of host Sierra on Thursday by winning a defensive battle 14-0 in Valley Oak League freshman action at Daniel Teicheira ...
Mark Paule Jr. knew that he had to get into the end zone.
STOCKTON - The Manteca High Buffaloes continue to find ways to win.
RIPON - Jonah Lewis returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to spark Ripon Christian in its 28-13 victory over Le Grand on Friday.
LATHROP - Central Catholic wasn't at its best, but neither was Lathrop in their Valley Oak League contest Friday night.
Junior quarterbacks Jack Weaver and Mark Vicente took their lumps in blowout losses last week.
Anthony Contreras had two long scoring plays Thursday to help lead East Union to a 34-0 win over visiting Lathrop in Valley Oak League freshman ...
Matthew Pilkay threw for one touchdown and ran for another Friday to lead East Union to a 22-6 win over host Lathrop in sophomore Valley ...
The Manteca Buffaloes unleashed Dakarai Charles.
LATHROP - It was more than a statement win for Lathrop.
NEWMAN - Travis Zuidervaart flipped a pass toward the corner of the end zone, and the stadium watched ... and waited ... and held its breath.
They've been the cellar dwellers of the Valley Oak League, but the East Union, Lathrop and Weston Ranch football teams are looking to ascend ...
Ripon Christian will find out right away where it stands in the Southern League tonight when it travels to Newman to take on favorite Orestimba.
The main event Friday night when Valley Oak League play begins is at The Coral in Oakdale … or is it?
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