RIPON - They call themselves a "Band of Brothers." Over the years, they've grown together, starting from kindergarten on up. They're the 2011 Ripon Christian High varsity football squad. "Some of us have played football together since our freshman year. Some of us go back to seventh and eighth grade," said Jordan Goslinga. A 6-6, 265-pound right tackle, Goslinga anchors an impressive offensive line consisting of James Holdren (center), Thomas Van Vliet (left guard), Jacob ...
ZERO WEEK The Sac-Joaquin Section added a "Zero Week" to the football schedule for the first time, but it didn't go well for the three area teams that opted to start the season earlier than what they were used to. At Sierra, eventual Modesto Metro Conference champion Enochs reeled off 21 unanswered points in the second half for a 35-23 come-from-behind victory. While the Timberwolves struggled offensively for three quarters - all of their ...
After taking his talents to Modesto Junior College and investing them with a bowl championship club, Sierra High graduate Jarrod Daniels will continue his climb into the NCAA Division I ranks after signing on to attend Idaho State University on a football scholarship.
Mike James is calling it quits as the head varsity football coach of the East Union High Lancers.
CARSON (AP) - Josh Miguel ran for two touchdowns and 104 yards on 25 carries to lead Escalon to a 30-14 victory over Madison of San Diego in the CIF Division III state football championship game Saturday.
What was arguably the most exciting high school football season in Manteca was officially put to rest during the year-end coaches meeting at Chez Shari Monday.
The Lancers' magical season came to abrupt halt. During the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs, No. 6 seed East Union was trounced Friday by visiting Del Oro, 58-7. "My hat goes off to Del Oro," Lancers coach Mike James said. "They're a well-coached team, a well-oiled machine." The Golden Eagles have been in playoff mode for several weeks. "We had to win four straight (Sierra Foothill League) games just to get ...
Manteca High head coach Eric Reis said he knew that Vanden was better than its playoff seeding indicated.
PATTERSON - Lady Luck sided with Patterson High when the Tigers needed her most in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III postseason opener Friday at Patterson Community Stadium.
A quick peek at the statistical accomplishments of these three playoff quarterbacks and it's easy to see how their respective squads found their way into the second season.
Eric Reis knows that football games aren't played on paper. The 6-4 Vanden squad that his Manteca team will face on Friday in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs would appear to be a matchup that the 9-1 Buffaloes would have no problem handling - especially with the Vikings bringing up the rear in the D-III bracket as the 16th seed. But Reis lost to Vanden in his first year at ...
If you're going to play with a chip on your shoulder, it might as well be boulder. So says East Union High varsity football coach Mike James as his team gears up for its first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff game since 1992. The No. 6 seeded Lancers (7-4) will face Del Oro (6-4) in the Division III opening round contest at Dino Cunial Field. Kickoff is 7 p.m. It was nearly 18 years ago when East ...
The 2009 season marked the end of Sierra and Patterson's annual non-league meeting. Sierra won 17-6 last year after Patterson had claimed three in a row against the Timberwolves. This Friday, they will reunite at Patterson Community Stadium for an interesting first-round showdown in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs. It's unlikely an opening matchup that either team was hoping for, partially because of their familiarity with each other, and partially because both teams are ...
RIPON – It was the first Sac-Joaquin Section appearance in school history for Venture Academy. Unfortunately Ripon High is on a quest to reach the Division-IV final for the fifth consecutive season, and the difference was obvious in a 25-5, 25-5, 25-10 first-round Indians win Tuesday.
The close to the Valley Oak League season played a major role in the formation of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III Football Championships bracket, but nothing could alter the extended seasons for Manteca, East Union and Sierra high's football programs once the brackets were revealed Saturday evening.
Alex Laurel was locked in competition with Lonny Powell, Kalen McDonald and the rest of the Sacramento defense, but everything he chased was standing on the sideline.
Alex Laurel has broken Manteca High records and won championships in his ongoing breakthrough senior season.
STOCKTON - Rain. Running clock. Ring.
Jacob LeDon is arguably the best player that few outside of Manteca High's football team know about.
Ripon Christian senior Andrew Brown pieced together a historic season that came to a heart-breaking end in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI championship game at Lodi's Grape Bowl on Saturday.
Brandon Dabney hopes to be the speed bump that slows down the lightningrod receiver nicknamed "Wheels."
Andrew Brown scored eight touchdowns as a freshman on Ripon Christian's sophomore team in 2010.
Manteca High's football team is playing a 14th game for the first time ever.
LODI – Normally, the team that maintains its composure is the one that wins the big game. Such was not the case Saturday.
LODI – Billy Marr's final pass of his junior season was a little high to the left sideline.
Strength trumped speed Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO – For the second straight year, Ripon High had its season end at the hands of Central Catholic.
Ripon Christian's first-year defensive coordinator Eddie Erdelatz has coaching in his ancestry.
Ripon Christian has reached the pinnacle of success for its 10th-year varsity football program under first-year head coach Randy Fasani.
Alex Laurel jumped over the goal line, splitting two defenders on the way to his fourth touchdown of the evening.