CARSON (AP) - Marques Rodgers ran for three touchdowns and Adoree Jackson caught two touchdowns and ran for another as Gardena Serra defeated Oakdale 42-15 in the California State Division II Championship Saturday night.
The rain-soaked field did little to help third-seeded Sierra slow down No. 6 Inderkum's powerful wing-T offense Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
RIPON – In order to move on in the Sac-Joaquin Section IV playoffs, the Ripon High Indians needed to play a near-perfect game Friday against visiting Central Catholic.
Ripon Christian was able to post four unanswered touchdowns in the second half, but spotting Foresthill High a 32-0 lead proved to be insurmountable in the Knights' 32-26 Sac-Joaquin Section Semifinal loss to Foresthill Friday in Placer County.
They have to beat the No. 1 seed.
Sierra is hoping past experiences prove helpful in its Sac-Joaquin Section Division III quarterfinal with visiting Inderkum this Friday.
RIPON – Ripon High played the part of the magic eraser Friday night.
The Sierra High Timberwolves received a wake-up call of sort in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoff opener against Rosemont.
SACRAMENTO - It wasn't 40 days or 40 nights, it was just 40 long seconds.
SALIDA - Danny Vos threw two interceptions in the first half, and on Ripon Christian's impressive first drive (which started on its own 11 and ate up nearly 6:30 off the clock) in the third quarter he lost a fumble on the Elliot Christian 1-yard line while trying to reach for the end zone.
Measuring how two teams fared against common opponents is one way to gauge how they match up against each other.
City rivals Manteca High and Sierra could lock up in the second-round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs if they get by two Sacramento schools they have never previously faced.
The Weston Ranch Cougars sophomore football team closed out an impressive season with a lopsided 46-0 Valley Oak League victory over the Sierra Timberwolves Friday.
The Manteca Buffaloes freshman football team had to bounce back from a loss.
WESTON RANCH – Conventional wisdom says that when your best player leaves the game in the second quarter you're more than likely in for trouble.
Sierra hasn't had a losing record since 2005, Jeff Harbison's first year as the school's head football coach, and advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in five of the last six years.
It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.
LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez
Ripon Christian was shut out in the second halves of its first two Southern League games - a closer-than-it-needed-to-be 21-20 win over Orestimba followed by a 15-14 heartbreaker at Le Grand.
SANTA CLARA – Luis Reyes saw a loose ball bouncing around and knew that he had to make a play.
Jacob Peterson scored two touchdowns for the Sierra freshmen in a 20-6 win over visiting Lathrop on Thursday in Valley Oak League action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Lathrop held Sierra scoreless until the fourth quarter Friday in a 32-7 win over the Timberwolves in Valley Oak League sophomore action at Bennie Gatto Field.
RIPON - To Ripon, the 2014 season started for real on Friday night.
LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.
MODESTO – East Union, meet Justin Rice.
STOCKTON – A time-consuming drive late in the game Friday helped the Weston Ranch High Cougars slip past visiting Kimball, 18-14.
RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.