Eddie Melero at least slowed the train that was Kimball running back Evan Owens when he scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the second quarter.
Andrew Brown was nearly unstoppable on the ground Friday night for Ripon Christian.
The East Union Lancers outscored Sonora in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, they just couldn't score enough points to erase the massive deficit that the Wildcats had already posted, falling 61-27 at historic Dunlavy Field Friday night in Valley Oak League action. Mark Aguilar finished the night with 105 rushing yards on 18 carries but was unable to find the end zone. It was quarterback Aaron Ramos who posted a pair of ...
LATHROP – It was business as usual for the Sierra High Timberwolves. In Friday's Valley Oak League game at Benny Gatto Field, they dismantled the winless Lathrop Spartans, 46-0. Anthony Cota, Sierra's record-setting running back, added to his tally, scoring three more touchdowns on the ground. He racked up 149 yards on 23 carries, turned a short pass into a 45-yard score, and also threw for a TD. That's with some ...
Before he ever gained a yard for the Manteca High football program, Eddie Smith knew what he wanted.
A scheduling oddity has Ripon High's football team ending its regular season a week earlier than most teams in the Sac-Joaquin Section this Friday.
SONORA - The Sierra Timberwolves freshman football team scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, stunning the Sonora Wildcats with a 35-34 come-from-behind win Thursday in Sonora.
Sierra High's sophomore football team had an opportunity to seize control of the inside track to the Valley Oak League championship, but could not take advantage in a 31-21 loss to the Sonora Wildcats Friday at home.
Kimball High might be the best two-win team in the entire state. So says Willie Herrera after his East Union High Lancers were drubbed Friday by the Jaguars at Dino Cunial Field, 53-28. "They have so many athletes. They did a good job executing (on both sides of the ball)," he said. Kimball, in the process, amassed 519 yards of offense in the Valley Oak League affair. Running back Evan Owens ...
The only thing that could slow down Anthony Cota, Sierra High's dynamic running back, in Friday's Valley Oak League contest with visiting Sonora was a momentary bout with a stomach illness.
RIPON – Everything looked to be humming along quite nicely for the Ripon Indians at the end of the first quarter.
LATHROP – After opening the contest with a 14-play, 80-yard scoring drive, the Manteca Buffaloes' defensive unit provided a stop on fourth-and-4 from midfield and the rout was on. When it was all said and done, Lathrop High was left coping with a 56-0 Valley Oak League loss Friday at Bennie Gatto Field.
It was nearly mission impossible for Weston Ranch High Friday. The Valley Oak League's top-team rolled out the welcome mats for the Cougars, yet they were hardly gracious hosts, setting the blowout in motion with four touchdowns in the game's first 11 minutes and finishing off Weston Ranch with a 54-0 VOL loss. The Cougars did not help their cause, turning the ball over in the first quarter and eliminating any shot ...
Ripon Christian can reach unprecedented heights this Friday. Neighboring Ripon High looks to snap a 16-year drought on the same night. It's a big week for all area squads that are in contention for league championships and playoff berths. For the undefeated Indians of Ripon (4-0, 8-0 overall), a win over last-place Riverbank clinches at least a share of the Trans-Valley League crown. Their last title was earned in 1996, when they ...
RIPON – The Delhi Hawks had no interest in leaving Ripon without a win. Late game antics from the once-beaten Ripon Christian Knights gave the Hawks hope, but it would go no further in a 37-21 Southern League victory Saturday at Ripon High. The Knights used a sterling effort from Andrew Brown to peel away from the Hawks late in the final period. Brown scored on a one-yard plunge to culminate a night where he ...
STOCKTON - Every time the Manteca High offense was entrusted with the ball against the Weston Ranch Cougars it scored.
RIVERBANK – Ripon's 21-game Trans Valley League winning streak came to a halt last week against Hilmar, but that didn't faze the Indians Friday night.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Spartans were hoping to build on last week's momentum against Sonora.
Sierra and Ripon aim to rebound from tough Week 7 losses, while Manteca and Ripon Christian are rolling along in their quests for outright league championships.
A pair of fourth-quarter fumbles returned for touchdowns helped key East Union High's stunning 36-22 come-from-behind victory over host Lathrop in Valley Oak League sophomore action at Paul Wiggin Stadium.
HILMAR – Nick Price shouted until his voice went hoarse, imploring his defense to come up with one last stop.
OAKDALE - Trent Merzon saw something that wasn't quite right.
Manteca High coach Eric Reis warned his team about a possible letdown Friday against Kimball.
LATHROP – Kenny Garrett not only led Lathrop High to its first victory of the season, but he also helped the Spartans record their first-ever win over a Manteca Unified rival, snapping an 18-game intra-district losing streak.
DELHI – Due to a fire alongside Highway 99 that slowed traffic to a crawl, it took Ripon Christian High's football team and its large contingent of fans an unusually long time to make the trek to Delhi High School Friday night.
Early turnovers and Sonora's physical triple-option offense were too much for Weston Ranch to overcome in a 55-16 loss Friday.
To narrow a team's game plan down to a single player would be unfair.
Chris Johnson and Frank Marques' relationship extends beyond the painted sidelines and stands of the football field.
Lathrop has certainly earned the respect of its opponents this year, but that hasn't translated into any wins so far.
The epic Week-1 clash between inter-section opponents Manteca and Wilcox of Santa Clara could be revisited in December, though much would have to happen between now and then for them to meet in a CIF NorCal Regional Bowl Game.