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 ...
RIPON – Ripon Christian High's colors are blue and gold. But don't try telling that to Big Valley Christian. All they saw was Brown, Brown, Brown, and more Brown. Ripon Christian's sophomore playmaker Andrew Brown tallied five touchdowns during his varsity debut Saturday as the Knights rolled over Big Valley 40-0 in the season opener. Brown returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for the first score and never slowed down. He amassed nearly 300 yards ...
After putting together a solid team effort in its season-opener against Enochs, Sierra High was forced to cope with a 33-20 loss to the Eagles on its home field Friday.
Games such as the one played at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Friday are labeled "defensive struggles," but the defenses weren't doing the struggling.
RIPON – It was far from perfect, but good enough. Ripon High pushed across its third touchdown just before halftime, jumping out on the Ceres Bulldogs 21-7 and never looked back in a 28-7 victory to open the season.
Three area squads got a head start in the 2010 season when the Sac-Joaquin Section revamped the football schedule to include Week Zero contests, but they combined for zero wins going into Week 1.
The Manteca Junior Buffaloes varsity squad opened its 2011 season with a 14-6 victory over the Denair Lions Saturday in the Trans Valley Youth Football League.
Week after week there was a growing belief in Lancer Land that East Union High's football team could actually make a run at a postseason berth.
The Valley Oak League's top two offensive players of 2010 graduated from Manteca High's co-championship team last May.
Eric Reis isn't buying all the message-board chatter and talk about Enterprise's supposed soft schedule. And he is making sure his Manteca Buffaloes aren't putting stock into comparative scores with one common opponent.
Jake LeDon shuffles the defense around with a broken hand wrapped in padding and bandages.
Manteca High seniors Alex Laurel and Billy Sharmoug were both selected to the Sacramento Valley Chapter's National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame All-Sac-Joaquin Section football team.
Alex Laurel was locked in competition with Lonny Powell, Kalen McDonald and the rest of the Sacramento defense, but everything he chased was standing on the sideline.
Alex Laurel has broken Manteca High records and won championships in his ongoing breakthrough senior season.
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.