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.
It was all East Union from the opening, jumping out on Lathrop 28-0 by halftime in its Valley Oak League opening win Thursday in freshman football.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch is 3-0 once again.
Ripon Christian and Ripon are gearing up for two of the top small-school programs in Northern California.
Manteca ran up 30 consecutive first half points Saturday and coasted to a 50-12 thumping of Christian Brothers of Sacramento in non-league sophomore action at ...
Coach Miller would have been proud.
Manteca scored three defensive touchdowns Saturday in a 48-0 shellacking of Christian Brothers of Sacramento in non-league freshman football action at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Leave it to Mark Vicente to make things interesting.
CERES - Jack Weaver rolled right, twirled away from Ceres linebacker Andrew Rosien-Gibson and darted toward the left sideline.
RIPON - Two big plays by Stone Ridge Christian's Jonathan Collazo and a missed extra point by Ripon Christian proved to be the difference Friday ...
STOCKTON - The Cougars' defense rose to the occasion each time against the seemingly high-powered Edison offense on Friday.
LATHROP - Lathrop had defending Trans-Valley League co-champion Hilmar on the ropes late in the second quarter but could not deliver the knockout blow in a ...
GALT - Ripon head coach Chris Musseman was worried that a potential letdown was unfolding before his eyes.
RIPON – In the end, it came down to defense.
TRACY - In a sloppy season opener totaling eight turnovers and few offensive highlights, Lathrop running back Michael Ramos made the biggest play as the Spartans ...
MOUNTAIN HOUSE - Ripon Christian had plenty to contend with in Friday's zero-week opener.
CERES - Malik Vega-Tatum sparked Weston Ranch's second-half surge by returning the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, and he struck again with a ...