SALIDA – Ripon Christian's run defense was as stingy as could be Friday night under the lights at Modesto Christian High.
STOCKTON – Seth Davis was thrilled to get that first victory as the Weston Ranch head coach.
LATHROP – Often times, game films are like paintings. Two people can spend hours studying the same canvas, examining its intricacies, searching for the deeper meaning in every brush stroke, only to walk away with different takes. Steven Wichman and Chris Johnson have reviewed Lathrop High's game film in preparation for today's regional showdown, and – go figure – each has a different interpretation of the Spartans' 0-2 start. Wichman is Lathrop's first-year coach, which ...
RIPON – With a punishing running style and deceptive speed, Michael Ysit plays with the destructive force of a bowling ball.
East Union (1-1) caps its nonleague schedule this Friday at Dino Cunial Field where it will face its stiffest test so far in Modesto Christian (2-1).
Manteca High's sophomores racked up more than 500 total offensive yards and rolled to a 40-0 win over host Los Banos on Friday night in non-league play. It was Manteca's first shutout of the season.
The East Union freshmen did not give up a score until late in the game Thursday and crushed visiting El Capitan-Merced 39-7 in non-league play at Dino Cunial Field..
RIPON – Michael Ysit doesn't run in an offense that affords him the opportunity to touch the ball 30 times every game.
A game played primarily in the hands of its quarterbacks was decided by the foot of Joshua Gonzalez.
LOS BANOS - Joe Menzel's Colin Kaepernick impersonation wasn't pretty. Nor did it count.
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. Manteca looks to do the same on Friday. The Buffaloes (1-1) head to Los Banos following their Week 1 thriller that ended in defeat. Wilcox of Santa Clara visited Guss Schmiedt Field and escaped with a 28-27 overtime win with help from a botched snap on Manteca's attempt to win it with a 2-point conversion. Manteca will also have revenge in ...
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.
Was it an aberration?
Upon further review, Manteca High's wild 69-55 win over Central Valley in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs was one for the ages.
Hunched over, Eric Reis pulled two of his strongest linemen out of the crowd and pointed to his back.
RIPON – Michael Ysit ran toward the corner, and it appeared as if he was going to pick up 4 or 5 yards before the defensive backs would catch up and force him out of bounds.
COLFAX - Sierra's season came down to the final play of its Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV opener Friday at Colfax.
SALIDA - The Ripon Christian Knights advanced in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs with a 50-20 opening win over visiting Stone Ridge Christian at Modesto Christian on Friday.
Friday night will mark the fifth time in six years that Sierra head coach Jeff Harbison and his football squad will make a Sac-Joaquin Section postseason appearance.
By JONAMAR JACINTO
Ja'Quan Gardner has had the attention of the Manteca High football team since the start of summer camp.
Three of the four Manteca Cowboys youth football teams survived the second round of the DYSA NorCal East Conference playoffs this past Saturday in Galt.
One streak ended, but the one that mattered more did not.
Sometimes you have to take a chance – and sometimes the chance pays off. Such was the case for the East Union freshman football team on Thursday.
Three Manteca-Ripon area teams are hosting first-round playoff football games next Friday, and another is heading to Placer County.
Ripon Christian kept the Le Grand sophomores off the score board for the final three quarters Friday night and rolled to a second-place finish in the Southern League on Friday with a 36-6 win at Stouffer Field.