The area's two remaining undefeated football teams will be put to the test Friday. Manteca High (2-0) heads to Stagg (3-0) in Stockton as two dominant defenses square off, while Ripon (3-0) plays host to Argonaut (2-0) in a battle of prolific offenses. Manteca is coming off a hard-fought 16-6 win over Edison, Stagg's neighboring rival. With size at the line of scrimmage and speed everywhere else, Edison gave Manteca all it could handle. Stagg ...
Right when Manteca High's sophomore football team picked up some needed momentum the sound of thunder and sight of lightning screeched it to a halt.
Head coach Willie Herrera felt that his East Union High varsity football team was well prepared for Friday's non-league home game against Bear Creak.
RIPON – If football games were won and lost in the first quarter, Ripon Christian would have had some serious celebrating to do on Friday night.
Thunder and lightning threatened to cancel Friday's football game between Manteca and visiting Edison.
LATHROP – It may not have been a great win for the Lathrop High football team. But Spartans coach Jesse Rodriguez will certainly take Friday's 27-23 non-league victory against visiting McClatchy of Sacramento. "We wanted to get everyone involved (in the game), especially after we went up 27-3 in the fourth quarter," he said. Rodriguez was disappointed with the letdown from his reserves. In particular, his two backup units allowed Lions quarterback Nick Modar to ...
John Alba made the tough game-time decision Friday. With threatening lightning conditions, the East Union High principal opted for safety first, canceling the Lancers non-league game at Dino Cunial Field to Bear Creek. The game will be made up today at 7 p.m. but will be moved to Bear Creek in Stockton. "Based on the timing (of the lightning storm), we cannot continue to push the time back for kickoff of the game," he said. ...
LODI - Kenny Williams made four interceptions for Weston Ranch - three in the second half – to help lead the visiting Cougars to a 41-25 win over Tokay at the Grape Bowl.
Ripon Christian's football team made a huge statement with its 40-0 zero-week victory over Big Valley Christian, a Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VI semifinalist last year.
East Union High's sophomore squad kicked off its season with a 28-15 win over visiting Orestimba Friday at Dino Cunial Field.
Anthony Cota scored four touchdowns to help lead Sierra High past Grace Davis Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Few in the area match the pregame ambiance of East Union High home football games. In the school's 2011 opener Friday a new feature added to the pageantry: 14 roaring Harley Davidsons that, along with the band's always-entertaining drum line, welcomed the Lancers to Dino Cunial Field in front of what was announced to be the largest crowd for a football game in 25 years. Then sophomore Steven Sanchez and the rest of the Orestimba ...
Manteca High opened its season Friday with a lopsided 55-7 non-league win at Galt. The Buffaloes took away the home-field advantage by scoring often enough in the first half, relying on a balanced attack while getting touchdowns from five different players. Leading the way for Manteca High (1-0) was senior quarterback Alex Martinez, who completed 11 of his 14 passes for 246 yards and two TDs. First, he hooked up with Danny Gouveia on a ...
LINDEN - With 1:37 remaining Friday night and visiting Ripon clinging to a seven-point lead and facing a fourth down and 15 yards to go from the Linden 28-yard line, Kyle Wengel spotted Cole Herrin with a touchdown pass to put the game out of reach and give the Indians a 42-28 win.
There are similarities between the East Union and Orestimba 2010 football teams. Both were led by athletic quarterbacks who operated out of the spread. And on the final day of the regular season, both clinched berths to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs for the first time in a long time - 20 years for Orestimba, and 18 for East Union. Now, with many of their key players graduated, both teams are looking to establish their own ...
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.
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.