Ripon Christian appeared to have an Andrew Brown clone in the form of junior tail back Brian Sytsma.
The third time was the charm for Eric Reis and his Manteca High football team.
Confetti wafted in the air above the home bleachers and players were met with hugs and high-fives at every turn.
GARDEN VALLEY – The Ripon Christian Knights relied on a strong second-half surge to roll past Golden Sierra in Friday's Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff opener.
It was the kind of moment that can take the air out of a stadium.
By now, the Sac-Joaquin Section football playoff brackets have been dissected and analyzed by anyone with a rooting interest or a job to do.
Eric Reis has been known to share stories of Manteca High's grid-iron glory of years past with his players.
Manteca High pummeled East Union 56-8 on Friday to wrap up the Valley Oak League sophomore campaign at Dino Cunial Field.
STOCKTON – The Sierra High Timberwolves wrapped up a share of the Valley Oak League championship on Friday thanks to a convincing 49-7 victory at Weston Ranch.
After sputtering midway through the season, the Green Machine has reached top speed just in time for another postseason run.
RIPON – It had all of the makings of a senior night for the ages.
MODESTO - As Ripon Christian's fullback, Seth Silveira is usually the one paving the way for others to get the glory.
OAKDALE – In a much anticipated Valley Oak League showdown between Oakdale and Central Catholic, the Mustangs galloped to a 48-28 home win and earned a split of the league championship.
Jack Weaver didn't mince his words.
Sierra and Weston Ranch are both looking to finish out the regular season strong but under entirely different circumstances.
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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.
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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 ...
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