Manteca High's sophomores racked up more than 500 total offensive yards and rolled to a 40-0 win over host Los Banos on Friday night in non-league play. It was Manteca's first shutout of the season.
The East Union freshmen did not give up a score until late in the game Thursday and crushed visiting El Capitan-Merced 39-7 in non-league play at Dino Cunial Field..
RIPON – Michael Ysit doesn't run in an offense that affords him the opportunity to touch the ball 30 times every game.
A game played primarily in the hands of its quarterbacks was decided by the foot of Joshua Gonzalez.
LOS BANOS - Joe Menzel's Colin Kaepernick impersonation wasn't pretty. Nor did it count.
SACRAMENTO – Lathrop threw punches with Capital Christian for four quarters Friday night.
LODI – Despite a 37-8 non-league loss at Tokay, Weston Ranch displayed effort throughout the game.
RIPON – Spencer Hower pushed himself around the skate park, building speed and confidence as he went.
East Union and Sierra both rebounded from tough losses last week with resounding wins.
The Sierra freshmen could not find the end zone Thursday and could not keep host Central Catholic out of it as the Raiders rolled to a 33-0 non-league win at David Patton Memorial Field.
DeleteJacari Thompson intercepted a Liberty Ranch pass on the game's opening drive and returned it for a Lathrop touchdown as the junior varsity Spartans posted a 26-9 non-league road win on Friday night.
Manteca football coach Eric Reis wanted the ball in the hands of quarterback Joe Menzel. Simple as that.
LATHROP - It is evident that Lathrop has made strides to be a more competitive football team.
LINDEN – So far, so good.
MODESTO – Sierra resurrected its running game Friday night.
Sierra hasn't had a losing record since 2005, Jeff Harbison's first year as the school's head football coach, and advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in five of the last six years.
It might be the best matchup no one's talking about, and that's OK with East Union coach Willie Herrera.
LATHROP – On Friday, there wasn't much that went right for the Lathrop football team and its daring quarterback, Diego Chavez
Ripon Christian was shut out in the second halves of its first two Southern League games - a closer-than-it-needed-to-be 21-20 win over Orestimba followed by a 15-14 heartbreaker at Le Grand.
SANTA CLARA – Luis Reyes saw a loose ball bouncing around and knew that he had to make a play.
Jacob Peterson scored two touchdowns for the Sierra freshmen in a 20-6 win over visiting Lathrop on Thursday in Valley Oak League action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Lathrop held Sierra scoreless until the fourth quarter Friday in a 32-7 win over the Timberwolves in Valley Oak League sophomore action at Bennie Gatto Field.
RIPON - To Ripon, the 2014 season started for real on Friday night.
LATHROP – Statistically, it might have been Devin Nunez's worst performance under center for Sierra.
MODESTO – East Union, meet Justin Rice.
STOCKTON – A time-consuming drive late in the game Friday helped the Weston Ranch High Cougars slip past visiting Kimball, 18-14.
RIPON – Billy Marr engineered two scoring drives in the final three minutes as Ripon Christian completed a come-from-behind victory on Friday evening.