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 ...
The success of Hilmar High's spread offense has been tied to two of the Valley's top quarterbacks.
Manteca gets a bump up to No. 8 in the Cal-Hi Sports Division II NorCal Bowl rankings after beating previous No. 7 Oakdale, 35-20. Ripon remains at No. 6 in Division III, while Ripon Christian moves up a spot to No. 9 in Division IV/Small Schools. See Thursday's edition of the Bulletin for additional information.
Manteca put up 13 second-half points to offset two first-quarter scores for host Oakdale on the way to a 20-12 come-from-behind Valley Oak League sophomore football win at The Corral.
Sierra needed just 22 offensive plays Thursday to defeat host Lathrop 58-0 in Valley Oak League freshman action at Bennie Gatto Field.
OAKDALE – Eric Reis closed his postgame speech on Friday evening with three very apt words for his program:
HUGHSON - It has been a while since an opponent punched Ripon on the nose on its opening drive.
It was a metaphor for East Union's entire season.
Manteca High football coach Eris Reis is on the cusp win No. 100 in a decorated coaching career that has spanned 12 seasons at his alma mater.