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.
TRACY- The halftime show at the newly-christened Wayne Schneider Stadium was a fitting metaphor for Sierra High's season opener at Tracy.
CERES – There were a lot of things going against Manteca High Friday night. The traffic was thick getting to the stadium. The Buffaloes were playing on the road at Ceres High against Cemtral Valley, a former Valley Oak League opponent. Plus, they had to try to find a way to stop a talented backfield that included breakaway back Ja'Quan Gardner. In the end, none of those things mattered as Manteca throttled the Hawks 47-20 ...
RIPON – Nick Price took one step out of the shadow Friday night. In his first game as quarterback of Ripon's varsity team, the sophomore wasn't perfect in the commanding role of a 52-0 rout of the visiting Bret Harte Bullfrogs at Stouffer Field. But he wasn't far off. Price was 6-of-10 passing, three of which were scoring strikes that helped him rediscover the swagger that earned him the starting nod from head coach Chris ...
Sierra's 2013 opener is more than a game for zero-week opponent Tracy High. It's an event. And the Timberwolves will have more than just a team hauling heavy expectations to contend with. A capacity crowd of 4,000-plus is expected for tonight's anticipated duel between former Valley Oak League foes, as Tracy fans young and old pack into the new Wayne Schneider Stadium. It will mark the first time since Nov. 4, 2011 that the Bulldogs ...
East Union won't be straying far from home for the next month. That is actually the case for the entire regular season. Schedule makers were kind to the Lancers, who host their first four games of 2013 starting with tonight's clash with Grace Davis of Modesto. Also tonight, Manteca heads to Ceres High to square off with Central Valley, Sierra visits Tracy to play in the sparkling new Wayne Schneider Stadium and Ripon plays host ...
Past meets present tonight as Manteca's newest high school takes on the city of Tracy's oldest.
By JONAMAR JACITNO The Bulletin The Central California Junior Football League opener did not go well for the Manteca Jaguars this past Saturday at Turlock High, where they lost at three levels. The junior varsity squad fell 38-13 despite a big effort from Angel Garay. He scampered for more than 200 yards and scored a touchdown on offense and added a 90-yard interception return for Manteca's other TD on defense. Jose Ceja led the defense ...
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go. After Saturday's three-way round-robin scrimmage between host Manteca, Ripon and Atwater at Guss Schmiedt Field, the Buffaloes and the Indians are well past three and closing in on four with games beginning in less than a week. Manteca stumbled out of the gate a bit, dropping two passes and losing a fumble in its first five plays. But then ...
LODI - The Sac-Joaquin Section could soon eradicate its power ratings system that has helped determine postseason basketball qualifiers and seedings for the past 24 years.
When Anthony Alcaraz joined the East Union football program in 2011, he was bestowed the responsibility of Director of Football Operations by head coach Willie Herrera.
The dog days of summer are nearly in the rear-view mirror for local high school athletes. On-campus athletic facilities came alive Monday afternoon, as the first official day of practice marked the end of the Sac-Joaquin Section's "Dead Period." The Dead Period began on July 22, kicking off a three-week stretch in which sports-specific activities and equipment cannot be used. Only weightlifting and conditioning were allowed. For football, teams can begin holding full-contact practices in ...
It's no secret Jeff Harbison has built a legitimate football program at Sierra. Coming off a 10-2 season with a junior-loaded squad and a second-round exit during the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III postseason last year, the Timberwolves aren't planning on taking any steps backward in 2013-14. Replacing standout running back Anthony Cota and his 2,225 all-purpose yards will not be easy, but Sierra feels like it has a solid core of returners who will be ...
Use any of the clichés you want to describe the situation that Sierra High found itself in going into Friday's regular season finale at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, but its back was against the wall.
For the better part of the first two quarters, the Lathrop High Spartans stood toe to toe with Kimball.
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.