SACRAMENTO – Lathrop threw punches with Capital Christian for four quarters Friday night.
LODI – Despite a 37-8 non-league loss at Tokay, Weston Ranch displayed effort throughout the game.
RIPON – Spencer Hower pushed himself around the skate park, building speed and confidence as he went.
East Union and Sierra both rebounded from tough losses last week with resounding wins.
The Sierra freshmen could not find the end zone Thursday and could not keep host Central Catholic out of it as the Raiders rolled to a 33-0 non-league win at David Patton Memorial Field.
DeleteJacari Thompson intercepted a Liberty Ranch pass on the game's opening drive and returned it for a Lathrop touchdown as the junior varsity Spartans posted a 26-9 non-league road win on Friday night.
Manteca football coach Eric Reis wanted the ball in the hands of quarterback Joe Menzel. Simple as that.
LATHROP - It is evident that Lathrop has made strides to be a more competitive football team.
LINDEN – So far, so good.
MODESTO – Sierra resurrected its running game Friday night.
When Isaiah Gordon galloped into the end zone for East Union's first touchdown, it was a good play.
STOCKTON – Andrew Brown had a night to remember.
Miscues on special teams led to a heartbreaking loss for Weston Ranch, which otherwise had a promising start to the season under new supervision Friday night.
Eric Reis is pulling no punches, sparing no superlative when it comes to his opponent from Santa Clara.
Grace Davis may not be the walkover Sierra has stomped on in recent seasons.
The compliments have come rushing in for the Sierra High football team and its defensive leader, Trevon McCray. He's been called "the best player on the field" by Ripon coach Chris Johnson following the Timberwolves' season-opening 54-7 victory. Teammates often refer to the middle linebacker as an "animal" for his tenacious play on Friday evenings.
Jeff Harbison's well-intentioned pre-league schedule produced favorable results, but not the type of games he had hoped for his Sierra football team.
R.J. Tisdell racked up nearly 150 all-purpose yards to lead the Lathrop sophomores to a 36-0 win over host Weston Ranch to open the Valley Oak League campaign on Friday.
The Manteca freshmen embarked on a 16-play, six-minute drive late in the fourth quarter Thursday capped by a 1-yard scoring plunge by Michael Frisby to defeat Central Catholic 14-13 in the Valley Oak League opener at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO - No Montell Bland?
MODESTO – Dakarai Charles stood near the 40-yard line, watching Central Catholic chew up the fourth quarter clock.
TRACY – Sierra remained undefeated Friday and opened the Valley Oak League campaign with a 55-20 shellacking of host Kimball at Don Nicholson Stadium.
For the first time ever, the Lathrop High Spartans took home the prize.
OAKDALE – The East Union football team had a tough opening assignment on Friday evening.
Eric Reis believes his Manteca football team to be the underdog for Friday's Valley Oak League opener at Central Catholic - just the way he likes it.
Ask Manteca coach Eric Reis what impresses him most about Central Catholic and the answer stretches on and on.