Manteca faces a must-win situation in Sonora on Friday, when the Buffaloes tangle with a squad just as desperate for a victory.
The Manteca and Sierra freshman football teams traded three-touchdown scoring runs, but it was the former that came out on top of a resounding 32-20 victory at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium last Thursday.
For four quarters on Friday both Manteca and Sierra high school sophomore teams battled in Valley Oak League action, but when time was complete the two clubs were tied 13-13.
Anthony Cota laughs last.
LATHROP – In what would have been a Lathrop High School Homecoming miracle, the Spartans did their best to pull off the unthinkable but couldn't come close in a 42-0 Valley Oak League loss Friday to the Oakdale Mustangs.
RIPON – The Indians were locked in a dog-fight of a homecoming game battle against Hughson.
Sierra's freshman football team fired on all cylinders in its crosstown confrontation at East Union last Thursday.
There was no mistaking the more dominant team Friday as the Sierra Timberwolves followed an impressive win over the Oakdale Mustangs with a one-sided blowout of the visiting East Union Lancers.
For the better part of the Manteca-Weston Ranch freshman football game the squads played close in an intense Valley Oak League match up. The Buffaloes held an ever so slim12-8 at the intermission.
It only took Manteca 3 minutes and 40 seconds to start celebrating its first touchdown, but Weston Ranch had no desire to be a Homecoming blowout. The Cougars showed a bit of resiliency yet still fell to Manteca High 34-6 Friday.
The Sierra High Timberwolves made plenty of the right reads at Friday's homecoming game against East Union.
SALIDA - Modesto Christian capped the school's 50-year anniversary celebration and Homecoming festivities with a fireworks show immediately after Friday's Trans-Valley League showdown with Ripon.
Andrew Brown has had his fair share of success throughout his brief varsity career, but his performance Friday in a 50-14 win over Denair is not something even Ripon Christian fans have grown accustomed to.
The Valley Oak League schedule is in full-stride and the Weston Ranch Cougars put themselves in a slightly better position Friday with a 3-1 victory over host Kimball High in Tracy.
Sierra High's sophomore football team definitely earned its first Valley Oak League victory of the season, holding off a determined Oakdale squad in a 21-20 victory Friday at Sierra High.
Seth Davis won't be able to make Manteca High's homecoming game Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Jojo Espinoza was in on three first-half touchdowns and Tealen Gaines two for the East Union sophomores on Friday in a 39-20 win over visiting ...
Joe Luna scored three touchdowns Thursday to lead East Union to a 28-0 win over host Lathrop in the Valley Oak League freshman football opener ...
TRACY- The Manteca High Buffaloes opened Valley Oak League Friday with a 45-0 victory at Kimball.
SUTTER - And the brutal non-league schedule continues for Ripon.
RIPON - Ripon Christian's offensive woes continued in its Southern League opener with defending champion Orestimba on Friday.
STOCKTON - Jared Rice wasted little time in making an impact in Friday's Valley Oak League.
With Lathrop threatening to retake the lead in the fourth quarter Friday, East Union's Joseph Reynaga stuffed a fourth-down play by the Spartans to ...
Oakdale needed two fourth-down touchdown passes and a monster night from running back Cameron Cherry to escape Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Stadium with a 28-25 ...
The East Union Lancers have been down this familiar road.
LATHROP - The Spartans of Lathrop High marched two by two toward the locker room as they always do after home games, and they did it ...
MODESTO - Ripon's nightmare at Sonora is now in the rear-view mirror.
Eric Morales was in on two first-quarter touchdowns for East Union on Friday in a 32-12 road win for the Lancers over host Johansen in ...
Jorge Cedano ran for two touchdowns and threw for one Friday to lead Manteca to a 36-3 non-league win over Enochs of Modesto in non-league ...
LODI - Mark Vicente couldn't recall if he has ever thrown five touchdown passes at any level.