TRACY - Two of the Valley Oak League's top young quarterbacks were supposed to square off at Don Nicholson Stadium Friday in a battle of two 1-6 squads.
Manteca High's football team is the only one representing seven area schools to have clinched a Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth so far.
One down, three to go.
After a defensive battle in the first half, a kickoff return ignited a back-and-forth scoring barrage in Manteca High's 26-20 sophomore victory over Sonora Friday.
HUGHSON - Ripon scored 28 first-half points before host Hughson even got on the board, and the Indians rode the hot hand of Kyle Wengel to a 34-12 Trans-Valley League.
Tyler Clark came through with the big stop for Sierra High Friday against Kimball.
East Union could have looked at the opening kickoff of its game against unbeaten Valley Oak League powerhouse Oakdale Friday night one of two ways.
LATHROP - Donnell Simms ran for more than 200 yards, and Tremain Buntan also eclipsed the century mark to lead Weston Ranch to a 42-14 Valley Oak League over host Lathrop on Friday night.
Will he or won't he play?
RIPON - Fake point-after kicks, wildcat formations, pre-snap shifts and halfback tosses.
Sierra High's sophomore football team overcame a halftime deficit to beat visiting crosstown rival Manteca 25-16 and remain undefeated in the Valley Oak League Friday.
In a battle of two high-powered offenses, it was the defenses that shined Thursday when Manteca High's freshman football team hosted intra-city foe Sierra.
RIPON – It's easy to see why Ripon would have come out bright-eyed Friday night in its home Trans Valley League matchup against defending CIF Small School State champion Escalon.
Oakdale High's football team welcomed Lathrop's varsity to The Corral for the first time Friday.
WESTON RANCH - Willie Cervantes had a homecoming he'll long remember.
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Ripon Christian will find out right away where it stands in the Southern League tonight when it travels to Newman to take on favorite Orestimba.
The main event Friday night when Valley Oak League play begins is at The Coral in Oakdale … or is it?
Manteca held off a late surge by visiting Hilmar on Thursday and defeated the Yellowjackets 20-14 in non-league football action at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Sierra kept things close Wednesday but was swept 25-17, 25-19, 25-20 by visiting Edison in non-league volleyball action.
Three Johansen-Modesto turnovers and a long East Union punt return helped the Lancers to three first-quarter touchdowns on the way to a 60-8 shellacking of ...
The long drive and playing a day game did not bother Dakarai Charles on Saturday as he threw for three touchdowns to lead Manteca to ...
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Six of the seven Manteca-area high school football teams are hitting the road for their Week 1 matchups.
By DAVE CAMPBELL
After a scoreless first half, Ripon High's Nate Morrow scored from one yard out midway in the fourth quarter to tie the game and ...
By JONAMAR JACINTO
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