LATHROP - The "Battle of I-5" actually began in a small town off of Highway 99 in the late 80s.
Led by Michael Frisby's 100-yard rushing effort and a suffocating defense, the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes rolled to a 28-0 win over the Ceres Seahawks and are still perfect in the Central California Junior Football League.
The Manteca Jaguars and Los Banos Wildcats put on a defensive display at every level Saturday at Sierra High.
The Sierra and Weston Ranch girls golf teams capped the first half of the Valley Oak League season playing against each other last Thursday and teed off the second half on Monday.
The Lathrop sophomore football hung with the Indians on Ripon High's homecoming night but couldn't keep up with their balanced rushing attack in a 28-7 loss last Friday.
RIPON – Technically, the Cannon Club's first blast came after Michael Ysit crossed the goal line just 15 seconds into the game.
Modesto Christian can do plenty with what little it has. The 20-man squad ran just 21 plays in the first half and scored five touchdowns before coasting to a 45-0 victory on East Union's homecoming night Friday. "They're very good," East Union coach Willie Herrera said. "Too many mistakes on our end, but I'm not taking anything away from any of them. They may have 20 guys but you play with about 20 guys anyway. ...
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.
Andrew Brown this. Andrew Brown that.
Christian Williams might be the most dynamic return man in the nation. On one leg even.
Lathrop, East Union and Weston Ranch didn't produce the results they hoped for prior to the start of the season.
Manteca is in at Division III.
Make it seven straight shutouts for the Ripon Chiefs junior varsity.
The lights to Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium remained lit hours after a rivalry was put to rest early Saturday morning.
Down but not out.
Alex Laurel didn't disappoint a capacity crowd Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, a game that would decide the Valley Oak League champion.
Isaac McClain and Billy Sharmoug led Manteca out of the locker room and through a banner that read "Roll on you Buffs" - the team's rallying cry on first-down conversions.
STOCKTON - The Weston Ranch Cougars escaped Friday with a 20-19 Valley Oak League victory over East Union.
RIPON – Nothing Michael Morris ever does is easy.
It's officially Le Grand week for Ripon Christian.
OAKDALE - Lathrop dropped to 1-8 after a 56-21 loss to 5-4 Oakdale at The Corral.
Their relationship started on the baseball diamond.
Neil MacDannald fired a deep ball down the sideline, leaving just enough air underneath it for safety Elijah Cooper to slide over.