John Alba made the tough game-time decision Friday. With threatening lightning conditions, the East Union High principal opted for safety first, canceling the Lancers non-league game at Dino Cunial Field to Bear Creek. The game will be made up today at 7 p.m. but will be moved to Bear Creek in Stockton. "Based on the timing (of the lightning storm), we cannot continue to push the time back for kickoff of the game," he said. ...
LODI - Kenny Williams made four interceptions for Weston Ranch - three in the second half – to help lead the visiting Cougars to a 41-25 win over Tokay at the Grape Bowl.
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.
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.
TRACY – East Union dug itself a deep hole early Friday night and couldn't climb out as host Kimball smacked the Lancers 42-21.
MODESTO – It would be understandable if one thought Ripon Christian High's football team was simply Andrew Brown and his Band of Renown, but the Knights' standout running back disagrees as he explained Friday night at Modesto Christian High.
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.