Manteca faces a must-win situation in Sonora on Friday, when the Buffaloes tangle with a squad just as desperate for a victory.
The Manteca and Sierra freshman football teams traded three-touchdown scoring runs, but it was the former that came out on top of a resounding 32-20 victory at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium last Thursday.
For four quarters on Friday both Manteca and Sierra high school sophomore teams battled in Valley Oak League action, but when time was complete the two clubs were tied 13-13.
Anthony Cota laughs last.
LATHROP – In what would have been a Lathrop High School Homecoming miracle, the Spartans did their best to pull off the unthinkable but couldn't come close in a 42-0 Valley Oak League loss Friday to the Oakdale Mustangs.
RIPON – The Indians were locked in a dog-fight of a homecoming game battle against Hughson.
Sierra's freshman football team fired on all cylinders in its crosstown confrontation at East Union last Thursday.
There was no mistaking the more dominant team Friday as the Sierra Timberwolves followed an impressive win over the Oakdale Mustangs with a one-sided blowout of the visiting East Union Lancers.
For the better part of the Manteca-Weston Ranch freshman football game the squads played close in an intense Valley Oak League match up. The Buffaloes held an ever so slim12-8 at the intermission.
It only took Manteca 3 minutes and 40 seconds to start celebrating its first touchdown, but Weston Ranch had no desire to be a Homecoming blowout. The Cougars showed a bit of resiliency yet still fell to Manteca High 34-6 Friday.
The Sierra High Timberwolves made plenty of the right reads at Friday's homecoming game against East Union.
SALIDA - Modesto Christian capped the school's 50-year anniversary celebration and Homecoming festivities with a fireworks show immediately after Friday's Trans-Valley League showdown with Ripon.
Andrew Brown has had his fair share of success throughout his brief varsity career, but his performance Friday in a 50-14 win over Denair is not something even Ripon Christian fans have grown accustomed to.
The Valley Oak League schedule is in full-stride and the Weston Ranch Cougars put themselves in a slightly better position Friday with a 3-1 victory over host Kimball High in Tracy.
Sierra High's sophomore football team definitely earned its first Valley Oak League victory of the season, holding off a determined Oakdale squad in a 21-20 victory Friday at Sierra High.
Dom Rea scored five touchdowns for Manteca on Thursday in a 72-12 shellacking of visiting Lathrop in freshman Valley Oak League action at Guiss Schmiedt ...
JoJo Espinosa had standout performances on both sides of the ball Friday night to lead East Union to a 14-6 win over visiting Kimball of ...
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
ESCALON - Brendan Fugit didn't think he even had a chance to get a hand on the ball when Escalon's Dylan Azevedo tried to ...
LATHROP - The Manteca High Buffaloes employed a stingy defense and a few big plays on offense to roll past Lathrop on Friday, 32-6.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High looked good early on against visiting Mariposa Friday.
OAKDALE - Oakdale appeared to be on its way to a fourth straight blowout win Friday at The Corral, but Weston Ranch showed some fight in ...
Central Catholic erupted for 28 second-quarter points and held host Sierra to negative rushing yards on the way to a 70-10 shellacking of the Timberwolves ...
There's no such thing as a down year for Escalon, says Ripon head coach Chris Musseman.
Jacob DeJesus was in on the first three Manteca touchdowns Thursday and Trabron Russell ground out 148 yards to lead the still-undefeated Buffaloes to a ...
SALIDA – It is not over until it is over – and that does not necessarily mean when time runs out.
MODESTO - Manteca was able to slug it out with Central Catholic in Friday's anticipated clash of Valley Oak League heavyweights at David Patton Field.
STOCKTON - The perpetual Battle for I-5 trophy once again belongs to the Lathrop High Spartans.
TRACY - Sierra's 57-22 shellacking of Kimball of Tracy on Friday had it all – an interception returned for a touchdown, points taken off the board ...
OAKDALE - Who needs a passing game?