Since the start of Trans Valley League play, the Ripon High Indians have elevated their play.
Manteca showed no ill effects from a short week and its second loss of the season in Friday's 55-7 clobbering of Kimball at Don Nicholson Stadium in Tracy.
In nearly a decade at his post, Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison has rarely dipped into his lower-levels for talent.
Sierra hasn't had a losing record since 2005, Jeff Harbison's first year as the school's head football coach, and advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in five of the last six years.
It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.
LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez
Ripon Christian was shut out in the second halves of its first two Southern League games - a closer-than-it-needed-to-be 21-20 win over Orestimba followed by a 15-14 heartbreaker at Le Grand.
SANTA CLARA – Luis Reyes saw a loose ball bouncing around and knew that he had to make a play.
Jacob Peterson scored two touchdowns for the Sierra freshmen in a 20-6 win over visiting Lathrop on Thursday in Valley Oak League action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Lathrop held Sierra scoreless until the fourth quarter Friday in a 32-7 win over the Timberwolves in Valley Oak League sophomore action at Bennie Gatto Field.
RIPON - To Ripon, the 2014 season started for real on Friday night.
LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.
MODESTO – East Union, meet Justin Rice.
STOCKTON – A time-consuming drive late in the game Friday helped the Weston Ranch High Cougars slip past visiting Kimball, 18-14.
RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.
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Menlo-Atherton is not the same team Eric Reis saw last year.
Friday night will be a homecoming of sorts for Manteca High senior Joel Olmos.
Undefeated Northern Section powerhouse Sutter (13-0), Central Section Division II champion Sanger (13-0) and perennial Santa Rosa-based contender Cardinal Newman (12-1) were thought to be ...
STOCKTON - Everyone gets knocked down.
Placer coach Joey Montoya knows what his team is up against on Saturday.
Thanksgiving came a day early for the Buffaloes.
Jeff Harbison's last game as Sierra head football coach may have been a loss, but he'll be remembered for the many firsts the ...
Tyler Welch raised his arms above his head with palms facing down.
The Manteca High defense can look forward to an early Thanksgiving.
Eric Reis got a firsthand look at his team's next opponent last week in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs.
SACRAMENTO - Fifth-seeded Ripon ran into a buzz saw Friday in the form of No. 4 Capital Christian of Sacramento and was eliminated from the Sac-Joaquin ...
SACRAMENTO - Despite Friday's 56-7 loss at No. 4-seeded Capital Christian High in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs, Ripon remained ...
Gino Campiotti spent most of the week studying film on Dixon.
There will not be a repeat Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV football champion this year.
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