After scoring on its opening possession for the second week in a row Manteca High watched Stagg answer its opening score with a 55-yard touchdown run of its own. That would be the only answer Stagg would find in the 62-6 drubbing last Thursday in freshman football.
Last week, a pulverizing ground-game plagued the Manteca Buffaloes.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans had a variety of incentives to post a win in their final non-league matchup Friday night.
SALIDA - Jarad Mora was the first of three Modesto Christian defenders to pile on top of East Union quarterback Aaron Ramos in the end zone as time expired in Friday's nonleague tilt at Roy Blakeley Field.
STOCKTON - Weston Ranch High coach Mike Hale wasn't leaving anything to chance Friday against Bear Creek.
For Ripon Christian it was a perfect bounce-back performance.
This Friday marks a special moment in Lathrop High history.
The Manteca High sophomore team put together an impressive showing, hanging tough with a talented Los Banos squad before pulling away with a 47-30 win Friday at Manteca High.
Manteca High took Los Banos' best punch early, wobbled to its feet and for a short time turned the tide in this battle of tradition-rich heavyweights Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field.
At one point Ripon Christian had landed its second punch, trailed by a point and seemed to be in for a fight for the Ripon Rivalry Bowl Trophy. By the end of the night, Ripon High asserted itself in a big way, extending its Ripon Bowl victory streak to seven games with a 62-13 win Friday.
LATHROP – The Spartans had finally got their groove back.
The Sierra Timberwolves came out firing on all cylinders Friday against Laguna Creek of Elk Grove.
WESTON RANCH – It took Gary Norwood 18 seconds to erase a perfect Weston Ranch defensive first half. Returning the second half kickoff 91 yards and erasing a 6-0 Tokay deficit and erasing the Tigers' deficit for good.
Manteca's regular-season record of 25-5 over the past three years is matched or bettered by few in the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Manteca High's freshman football team overcame a sloppy start with a dominating second-half effort that culminated into a 35-14 win over visiting Capital Christian's sophomore squad last Thursday.
It's the scenario that every high school football player dreams of.
OAKDALE - Eric Reis walked toward the scoreboard and gave it a quick glance for one last reminder of what had just transpired at The Corral.
League championships and playoff berths are at stake in the penultimate chapter of the 2015 regular season.
Tealen Gaines set up East Union's first touchdown, scored its last and added one more in the middle as the Lancers demolished visiting Kimball ...
Matt Ender had two touchdowns and two interceptions for Manteca on Friday in a 42-6 thumping of Lathrop in Valley Oak League action at Guss ...
RIPON - In a dead sprint Modesto Christian has the edge over its Trans-Valley League foes.
Not even the lingering impacts of last week's Valley Oak League showdown with Central Catholic could keep the Manteca Buffaloes from returning to their ...
TRACY -East Union came close to notching its first Valley Oak League win on Friday.
RIPON - Senior-heavy Ripon Christian honored its veteran players Friday in what was their final Southern League home game and a 54-0 rout of Denair.
Joe Pirillo returns to familiar territory this Friday, but there will be a level of unfamiliarity for him and his Lathrop football team.
Central Catholic led by just a score at halftime Friday but the visiting Raiders had a goal-line stand to start the second half and then ...
MODESTO – Manteca came out on top of a wild second quarter Thursday and handed Central Catholic its first loss of the season with a 34-15 ...
Central Catholic may have been saving its best offensive weapon for Friday's Valley Oak League showdown of unbeaten teams at Manteca High's Guss ...
LATHROP - The Battle of I-5 trophy is remains in Lathrop for a second straight year.
RIPON – The opening drive of a football game rarely affects the outcome.