Eric Reis is pulling no punches, sparing no superlative when it comes to his opponent from Santa Clara.
Grace Davis may not be the walkover Sierra has stomped on in recent seasons. Led by junior quarterback Zach Magana's breakout performance, the Spartans raced to a 26-13 win at East Union in Week Zero. It had been nearly a decade since the Modesto-based squad opened with a 'W." They no doubt have some momentum built up for their Friday night showdown with Sierra, which has marched to three straight wins over Davis by an ...
With the game slipping away, East Union football coach Willie Herrera turned his attention to the ambulance near the north end zone.
Sometimes it pays to give the other team the ball back. With the Sierra sophomores clinging to a two-point lead Friday against host Tracy early in the third quarter, the Bulldogs booted a punt that came to rest near midfield. Tracy was called for a penalty and rather than take the ball at midfield, the Timberwolves backed the Bulldogs up 5 yards and following another 5-yard penalty Tracy found itself punting from near its own ...
Fumbles proved to be the difference Thursday in a 12-0 loss for the Manteca freshman against visiting Central Valley at Guss Schmiedt in non-league football action on Thursday.
Zach Magana has studied from the best in the country, quarterbacks with champion pedigrees and shelves full of trophies.
TRACY- The halftime show at the newly-christened Wayne Schneider Stadium was a fitting metaphor for Sierra High's season opener at Tracy.
CERES – There were a lot of things going against Manteca High Friday night. The traffic was thick getting to the stadium. The Buffaloes were playing on the road at Ceres High against Cemtral Valley, a former Valley Oak League opponent. Plus, they had to try to find a way to stop a talented backfield that included breakaway back Ja'Quan Gardner. In the end, none of those things mattered as Manteca throttled the Hawks 47-20 ...
RIPON – Nick Price took one step out of the shadow Friday night. In his first game as quarterback of Ripon's varsity team, the sophomore wasn't perfect in the commanding role of a 52-0 rout of the visiting Bret Harte Bullfrogs at Stouffer Field. But he wasn't far off. Price was 6-of-10 passing, three of which were scoring strikes that helped him rediscover the swagger that earned him the starting nod from head coach Chris ...
Sierra's 2013 opener is more than a game for zero-week opponent Tracy High. It's an event. And the Timberwolves will have more than just a team hauling heavy expectations to contend with. A capacity crowd of 4,000-plus is expected for tonight's anticipated duel between former Valley Oak League foes, as Tracy fans young and old pack into the new Wayne Schneider Stadium. It will mark the first time since Nov. 4, 2011 that the Bulldogs ...
East Union won't be straying far from home for the next month. That is actually the case for the entire regular season. Schedule makers were kind to the Lancers, who host their first four games of 2013 starting with tonight's clash with Grace Davis of Modesto. Also tonight, Manteca heads to Ceres High to square off with Central Valley, Sierra visits Tracy to play in the sparkling new Wayne Schneider Stadium and Ripon plays host ...
Past meets present tonight as Manteca's newest high school takes on the city of Tracy's oldest.
By JONAMAR JACITNO The Bulletin The Central California Junior Football League opener did not go well for the Manteca Jaguars this past Saturday at Turlock High, where they lost at three levels. The junior varsity squad fell 38-13 despite a big effort from Angel Garay. He scampered for more than 200 yards and scored a touchdown on offense and added a 90-yard interception return for Manteca's other TD on defense. Jose Ceja led the defense ...
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go. After Saturday's three-way round-robin scrimmage between host Manteca, Ripon and Atwater at Guss Schmiedt Field, the Buffaloes and the Indians are well past three and closing in on four with games beginning in less than a week. Manteca stumbled out of the gate a bit, dropping two passes and losing a fumble in its first five plays. But then ...
LODI - The Sac-Joaquin Section could soon eradicate its power ratings system that has helped determine postseason basketball qualifiers and seedings for the past 24 years.
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.
RIPON – Michael Ysit sat on the bench on Ripon's sideline and caught his breath.
WOODLAND – Andrew Brown only needed 117 yards to capture this year's Sac-Joaquin Section rushing title during Friday night's semifinal matchup against Woodland Christian.
Was it an aberration?
Upon further review, Manteca High's wild 69-55 win over Central Valley in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs was one for the ages.
Hunched over, Eric Reis pulled two of his strongest linemen out of the crowd and pointed to his back.