It was all East Union from the opening, jumping out on Lathrop 28-0 by halftime in its Valley Oak League opening win Thursday in freshman football.
ESCALON – Ripon High atoned for nearly two decades of frustration with a thrilling 34-28 Trans Valley League victory over the Escalon Cougars at Engel Field.
With two touchdown passes and another running, East Union sophomore quarterback Lucas Garcia helped pull his Lancers atop the Valley Oak League standings with a 28-7 win over Lathrop High in the league opener for both teams.
TRACY – Eric Reis has turned the style of Manteca High football into a brand.
With an opportunity to shake up early expectations in the Valley Oak League, Weston Ranch couldn't cash in on the chance, eventually crumbling to the visiting Sonora Wildcats 41-15 Friday in VOL action.
Ripon Christian made its statement loud and clear Friday.
Oakdale ran two plays in the fourth quarter - a punt to get the running clock going, and a kneel-down from quarterback Spencer Thomas on the Mustang 5-yard line as time expired at Sierra's Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium Friday.
Oakdale High has captured at least a share of eight of the last 10 Valley Oak League championships, including the previous five in succession.
The Trans-Valley League season kicks off tonight with four undefeated teams, one other with a winning record and two sitting at the .500 mark.
The Southern League championship still goes through Le Grand, the three-time reigning titlist.
Anthony Cota and the rest of the Timberwolves from Sierra High have unfinished business to attend to on a Friday night jam-packed with marquee matchups.
Things did not work out well for the visiting East Union Lancers sophomore football team, as Modesto High handled them thoroughly in a 41-7 loss on Friday.
After scoring on its opening possession for the second week in a row Manteca High watched Stagg answer its opening score with a 55-yard touchdown run of its own. That would be the only answer Stagg would find in the 62-6 drubbing last Thursday in freshman football.
Last week, a pulverizing ground-game plagued the Manteca Buffaloes.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans had a variety of incentives to post a win in their final non-league matchup Friday night.
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.
RIPON - It was probably a match-up that came a year too late for Ripon Christian, but head coach Trey Ozenbaugh doesn't regret pitting this ...