With the game slipping away, East Union football coach Willie Herrera turned his attention to the ambulance near the north end zone.
Sometimes it pays to give the other team the ball back.
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.
RIPON – Nick Price took one step out of the shadow Friday night.
Sierra's 2013 opener is more than a game for zero-week opponent Tracy High.
East Union won't be straying far from home for the next month.
Past meets present tonight as Manteca's newest high school takes on the city of Tracy's oldest.
By JONAMAR JACITNO
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go.
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.
The compliments have come rushing in for the Sierra High football team and its defensive leader, Trevon McCray. He's been called "the best player on the field" by Ripon coach Chris Johnson following the Timberwolves' season-opening 54-7 victory. Teammates often refer to the middle linebacker as an "animal" for his tenacious play on Friday evenings.
Jeff Harbison's well-intentioned pre-league schedule produced favorable results, but not the type of games he had hoped for his Sierra football team.
R.J. Tisdell racked up nearly 150 all-purpose yards to lead the Lathrop sophomores to a 36-0 win over host Weston Ranch to open the Valley Oak League campaign on Friday.
The Manteca freshmen embarked on a 16-play, six-minute drive late in the fourth quarter Thursday capped by a 1-yard scoring plunge by Michael Frisby to defeat Central Catholic 14-13 in the Valley Oak League opener at Guss Schmiedt Field.
MODESTO - No Montell Bland?
MODESTO – Dakarai Charles stood near the 40-yard line, watching Central Catholic chew up the fourth quarter clock.
TRACY – Sierra remained undefeated Friday and opened the Valley Oak League campaign with a 55-20 shellacking of host Kimball at Don Nicholson Stadium.
For the first time ever, the Lathrop High Spartans took home the prize.
OAKDALE – The East Union football team had a tough opening assignment on Friday evening.
Eric Reis believes his Manteca football team to be the underdog for Friday's Valley Oak League opener at Central Catholic - just the way he likes it.
Ask Manteca coach Eric Reis what impresses him most about Central Catholic and the answer stretches on and on.