Manteca faces a must-win situation in Sonora on Friday, when the Buffaloes tangle with a squad just as desperate for a victory.
The Manteca and Sierra freshman football teams traded three-touchdown scoring runs, but it was the former that came out on top of a resounding 32-20 victory at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium last Thursday.
For four quarters on Friday both Manteca and Sierra high school sophomore teams battled in Valley Oak League action, but when time was complete the two clubs were tied 13-13.
Anthony Cota laughs last.
LATHROP – In what would have been a Lathrop High School Homecoming miracle, the Spartans did their best to pull off the unthinkable but couldn't come close in a 42-0 Valley Oak League loss Friday to the Oakdale Mustangs.
RIPON – The Indians were locked in a dog-fight of a homecoming game battle against Hughson.
Sierra's freshman football team fired on all cylinders in its crosstown confrontation at East Union last Thursday.
There was no mistaking the more dominant team Friday as the Sierra Timberwolves followed an impressive win over the Oakdale Mustangs with a one-sided blowout of the visiting East Union Lancers.
For the better part of the Manteca-Weston Ranch freshman football game the squads played close in an intense Valley Oak League match up. The Buffaloes held an ever so slim12-8 at the intermission.
It only took Manteca 3 minutes and 40 seconds to start celebrating its first touchdown, but Weston Ranch had no desire to be a Homecoming blowout. The Cougars showed a bit of resiliency yet still fell to Manteca High 34-6 Friday.
The Sierra High Timberwolves made plenty of the right reads at Friday's homecoming game against East Union.
SALIDA - Modesto Christian capped the school's 50-year anniversary celebration and Homecoming festivities with a fireworks show immediately after Friday's Trans-Valley League showdown with Ripon.
Andrew Brown has had his fair share of success throughout his brief varsity career, but his performance Friday in a 50-14 win over Denair is not something even Ripon Christian fans have grown accustomed to.
The Valley Oak League schedule is in full-stride and the Weston Ranch Cougars put themselves in a slightly better position Friday with a 3-1 victory over host Kimball High in Tracy.
Sierra High's sophomore football team definitely earned its first Valley Oak League victory of the season, holding off a determined Oakdale squad in a 21-20 victory Friday at Sierra High.
Gino Campiotti remembers his first varsity encounter with Central Catholic, and not too fondly.
Manteca put up 51 first-half points Thursday in a 67-0 shellacking of host Sierra in Valley Oak League freshman football action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial ...
Freshman quarterback Niko Ilardi hit fellow freshman Dorian Dougherty with a 60-yard touchdown toss for his first of three touchdowns throws for the Indians as ...
Isaiah Sholund is the hard-charging bull who wears down defenses in the fourth quarter.
Manteca's run of three straight shutouts ended, but with its 48-13 drubbing of Sierra at Guss Schmiedt Field on Friday night the Buffaloes have ...
DENAIR - Ripon Christian followed a breakthrough effort for the offense with one it would like to soon forget Friday night.
Mark Vicente and the Sierra Timberwolves continued their late-game wizardry in last week's heart-stopping 37-36 overtime win over visiting East Union.
Jojo Espinoza ran for one touchdown and threw for another Friday and Tealen Gaines scored two touchdowns to lead the visiting East Union sophomores to ...
The Sierra freshman led host East Union for just one play Thursday night – the Lancers' Eric Morales saw to that.
Another week, another shutout for undefeated Manteca.
Give it to the big guy.
MODESTO - There's not much of a silver lining to be found when you're down by five touchdowns at halftime and your offense has ...
RIPON - No surprise that Michael Kamps' favorite player is Christian McCaffrey.
Seth Davis won't be able to make Manteca High's homecoming game Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
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 ...