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.
DeleteJacari Thompson intercepted a Liberty Ranch pass on the game's opening drive and returned it for a Lathrop touchdown as the junior varsity Spartans posted a 26-9 non-league road win on Friday night.
Manteca football coach Eric Reis wanted the ball in the hands of quarterback Joe Menzel. Simple as that.
LATHROP - It is evident that Lathrop has made strides to be a more competitive football team.
LINDEN – So far, so good. In two weeks, Ripon High's rampaging football team has ripped off two one-sided wins. And it seems as though the Indians are just getting started. Ripon followed up last week's 52-0 win with another runaway victory Friday night, this time 41-0 over a Linden team that simply had no chance. Running behind a powerful offensive line, Michael Ysit blasted his way to 164 yards on only six carries, scoring ...
MODESTO – Sierra resurrected its running game Friday night. The T'Wolves scored six of their eight touchdowns on the ground during a 55-14 thrashing of Grace Davis at Dan Gonsalves Stadium. Sierra seniors Reid Maestas and Jonathan Montoya combined for 214 rushing yards and five scores. "Everybody is doubting us because Anthony Cota left," said Montoya, who had three TDs and 120 yards on just eight carries. "They say we don't have a running game, ...
When Isaiah Gordon galloped into the end zone for East Union's first touchdown, it was a good play.
STOCKTON – Andrew Brown had a night to remember. The senior running back had a hand in all seven first-half scores to lead Ripon Christian to a convincing 69-6 non-league victory over Jim Elliot Christian at Lincoln High's Spanos Stadium. He also racked up 117 yards on nine carries. "We did a great job executing tonight," said Brown, who was quick to praise his offensive line of Jake Schollenberg, David Henderson, Tyler Driesen, and Eric ...
Miscues on special teams led to a heartbreaking loss for Weston Ranch, which otherwise had a promising start to the season under new supervision Friday night.
Eric Reis is pulling no punches, sparing no superlative when it comes to his opponent from Santa Clara.
Grace Davis may not be the walkover Sierra has stomped on in recent seasons. Led by junior quarterback Zach Magana's breakout performance, the Spartans raced to a 26-13 win at East Union in Week Zero. It had been nearly a decade since the Modesto-based squad opened with a 'W." They no doubt have some momentum built up for their Friday night showdown with Sierra, which has marched to three straight wins over Davis by an ...
With the game slipping away, East Union football coach Willie Herrera turned his attention to the ambulance near the north end zone.
Sometimes it pays to give the other team the ball back. With the Sierra sophomores clinging to a two-point lead Friday against host Tracy early in the third quarter, the Bulldogs booted a punt that came to rest near midfield. Tracy was called for a penalty and rather than take the ball at midfield, the Timberwolves backed the Bulldogs up 5 yards and following another 5-yard penalty Tracy found itself punting from near its own ...
Fumbles proved to be the difference Thursday in a 12-0 loss for the Manteca freshman against visiting Central Valley at Guss Schmiedt in non-league football action on Thursday.
Zach Magana has studied from the best in the country, quarterbacks with champion pedigrees and shelves full of trophies.
RIPON – Michael Ysit sat on the bench on Ripon's sideline and caught his breath.
WOODLAND – Andrew Brown only needed 117 yards to capture this year's Sac-Joaquin Section rushing title during Friday night's semifinal matchup against Woodland Christian.
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.