It was all East Union from the opening, jumping out on Lathrop 28-0 by halftime in its Valley Oak League opening win Thursday in freshman football.
ESCALON – Ripon High atoned for nearly two decades of frustration with a thrilling 34-28 Trans Valley League victory over the Escalon Cougars at Engel Field.
With two touchdown passes and another running, East Union sophomore quarterback Lucas Garcia helped pull his Lancers atop the Valley Oak League standings with a 28-7 win over Lathrop High in the league opener for both teams.
TRACY – Eric Reis has turned the style of Manteca High football into a brand.
With an opportunity to shake up early expectations in the Valley Oak League, Weston Ranch couldn't cash in on the chance, eventually crumbling to the visiting Sonora Wildcats 41-15 Friday in VOL action.
Ripon Christian made its statement loud and clear Friday.
Oakdale ran two plays in the fourth quarter - a punt to get the running clock going, and a kneel-down from quarterback Spencer Thomas on the Mustang 5-yard line as time expired at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Friday.
Oakdale High has captured at least a share of eight of the last 10 Valley Oak League championships, including the previous five in succession.
The Trans-Valley League season kicks off tonight with four undefeated teams, one other with a winning record and two sitting at the .500 mark.
The Southern League championship still goes through Le Grand, the three-time reigning titlist.
Anthony Cota and the rest of the Timberwolves from Sierra High have unfinished business to attend to on a Friday night jam-packed with marquee matchups.
Things did not work out well for the visiting East Union Lancers sophomore football team, as Modesto High handled them thoroughly in a 41-7 loss on Friday.
After scoring on its opening possession for the second week in a row Manteca High watched Stagg answer its opening score with a 55-yard touchdown run of its own. That would be the only answer Stagg would find in the 62-6 drubbing last Thursday in freshman football.
Last week, a pulverizing ground-game plagued the Manteca Buffaloes.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans had a variety of incentives to post a win in their final non-league matchup Friday night.
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?
SALIDA - Locked in a close battle going into the fourth quarter, Ripon tallied 13 points in the final period to pull away and defeat host ...
GUSTINE - Ripon Christian suffered a heartbreaking Southern League loss to the Reds on Friday, 21-20.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Manteca put up 51 first-half points Thursday in a 67-0 shellacking of host Sierra in Valley Oak League freshman football action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
Freshman quarterback Niko Ilardi hit fellow freshman Dorian Dougherty with a 60-yard touchdown toss for his first of three touchdowns throws for the Indians as ...
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Manteca's run of three straight shutouts ended, but with its 48-13 drubbing of Sierra at Guss Schmiedt Field on Friday night the Buffaloes have ...
DENAIR - Ripon Christian followed a breakthrough effort for the offense with one it would like to soon forget Friday night.