The epic Week-1 clash between inter-section opponents Manteca and Wilcox of Santa Clara could be revisited in December, though much would have to happen between now and then for them to meet in a CIF NorCal Regional Bowl Game.
The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.
Manteca gets a bump up to No. 8 in the Cal-Hi Sports Division II NorCal Bowl rankings after beating previous No. 7 Oakdale, 35-20. Ripon remains at No. 6 in Division III, while Ripon Christian moves up a spot to No. 9 in Division IV/Small Schools. See Thursday's edition of the Bulletin for additional information.
Manteca put up 13 second-half points to offset two first-quarter scores for host Oakdale on the way to a 20-12 come-from-behind Valley Oak League sophomore football win at The Corral.
Sierra needed just 22 offensive plays Thursday to defeat host Lathrop 58-0 in Valley Oak League freshman action at Bennie Gatto Field.
OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:
HUGHSON - It has been a while since an opponent punched Ripon on the nose on its opening drive.
It was a metaphor for East Union's entire season.
Manteca High football coach Eris Reis is on the cusp win No. 100 in a decorated coaching career that has spanned 12 seasons at his alma mater.
The "any given Friday" mantra is used and abused by prep football coaches on pretty much every given Friday night.
The East Union sophomores battled back to score two late touchdowns but came up short on the go-ahead two-point conversion attempt as host Kimball held on for a 14-13 win in Valley Oak League action at Don Nicholson Stadium, the first-ever high-school win for the Jaguars sophomore class.
The Manteca Buffaloes used a methodical, punishing ground game on Thursday to roll to a 42-7 Valley Oak League freshman football win over host Lathrop at Bennie Gatto Field.
RIPON - The Ripon Indians improved to 6-0 for the season by handling Modesto Christian Friday at Stouffer Field, 35-13.
SONORA - The final horn signaled a historic moment for Sierra.
Joe Menzel's numbers weren't gaudy.
Dom Rea scored five touchdowns for Manteca on Thursday in a 72-12 shellacking of visiting Lathrop in freshman Valley Oak League action at Guiss Schmiedt ...
JoJo Espinosa had standout performances on both sides of the ball Friday night to lead East Union to a 14-6 win over visiting Kimball of ...
East Union greatly improved its chances to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs Friday night at Dino Cunial Field after fending off visiting Kimball, 28-6.
ESCALON - Brendan Fugit didn't think he even had a chance to get a hand on the ball when Escalon's Dylan Azevedo tried to ...
LATHROP - The Manteca High Buffaloes employed a stingy defense and a few big plays on offense to roll past Lathrop on Friday, 32-6.
RIPON - Ripon Christian High looked good early on against visiting Mariposa Friday.
OAKDALE - Oakdale appeared to be on its way to a fourth straight blowout win Friday at The Corral, but Weston Ranch showed some fight in ...
Central Catholic erupted for 28 second-quarter points and held host Sierra to negative rushing yards on the way to a 70-10 shellacking of the Timberwolves ...
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?