Eric Reis is pulling no punches, sparing no superlative when it comes to his opponent from Santa Clara.
Grace Davis may not be the walkover Sierra has stomped on in recent seasons. Led by junior quarterback Zach Magana's breakout performance, the Spartans raced to a 26-13 win at East Union in Week Zero. It had been nearly a decade since the Modesto-based squad opened with a 'W." They no doubt have some momentum built up for their Friday night showdown with Sierra, which has marched to three straight wins over Davis by an ...
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. With the Sierra sophomores clinging to a two-point lead Friday against host Tracy early in the third quarter, the Bulldogs booted a punt that came to rest near midfield. Tracy was called for a penalty and rather than take the ball at midfield, the Timberwolves backed the Bulldogs up 5 yards and following another 5-yard penalty Tracy found itself punting from near its own ...
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. The traffic was thick getting to the stadium. The Buffaloes were playing on the road at Ceres High against Cemtral Valley, a former Valley Oak League opponent. Plus, they had to try to find a way to stop a talented backfield that included breakaway back Ja'Quan Gardner. In the end, none of those things mattered as Manteca throttled the Hawks 47-20 ...
RIPON – Nick Price took one step out of the shadow Friday night. In his first game as quarterback of Ripon's varsity team, the sophomore wasn't perfect in the commanding role of a 52-0 rout of the visiting Bret Harte Bullfrogs at Stouffer Field. But he wasn't far off. Price was 6-of-10 passing, three of which were scoring strikes that helped him rediscover the swagger that earned him the starting nod from head coach Chris ...
Sierra's 2013 opener is more than a game for zero-week opponent Tracy High. It's an event. And the Timberwolves will have more than just a team hauling heavy expectations to contend with. A capacity crowd of 4,000-plus is expected for tonight's anticipated duel between former Valley Oak League foes, as Tracy fans young and old pack into the new Wayne Schneider Stadium. It will mark the first time since Nov. 4, 2011 that the Bulldogs ...
East Union won't be straying far from home for the next month. That is actually the case for the entire regular season. Schedule makers were kind to the Lancers, who host their first four games of 2013 starting with tonight's clash with Grace Davis of Modesto. Also tonight, Manteca heads to Ceres High to square off with Central Valley, Sierra visits Tracy to play in the sparkling new Wayne Schneider Stadium and Ripon plays host ...
Past meets present tonight as Manteca's newest high school takes on the city of Tracy's oldest.
By JONAMAR JACITNO The Bulletin The Central California Junior Football League opener did not go well for the Manteca Jaguars this past Saturday at Turlock High, where they lost at three levels. The junior varsity squad fell 38-13 despite a big effort from Angel Garay. He scampered for more than 200 yards and scored a touchdown on offense and added a 90-yard interception return for Manteca's other TD on defense. Jose Ceja led the defense ...
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready and four to go. After Saturday's three-way round-robin scrimmage between host Manteca, Ripon and Atwater at Guss Schmiedt Field, the Buffaloes and the Indians are well past three and closing in on four with games beginning in less than a week. Manteca stumbled out of the gate a bit, dropping two passes and losing a fumble in its first five plays. But then ...
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.
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.
The "any given Friday" mantra is used and abused by prep football coaches on pretty much every given Friday night.
The East Union sophomores battled back to score two late touchdowns but came up short on the go-ahead two-point conversion attempt as host Kimball held on for a 14-13 win in Valley Oak League action at Don Nicholson Stadium, the first-ever high-school win for the Jaguars sophomore class.
The Manteca Buffaloes used a methodical, punishing ground game on Thursday to roll to a 42-7 Valley Oak League freshman football win over host Lathrop at Bennie Gatto Field.
RIPON - The Ripon Indians improved to 6-0 for the season by handling Modesto Christian Friday at Stouffer Field, 35-13.
SONORA - The final horn signaled a historic moment for Sierra.
Joe Menzel's numbers weren't gaudy.
TRACY – East Union dug itself a deep hole early Friday night and couldn't climb out as host Kimball smacked the Lancers 42-21.
MODESTO – It would be understandable if one thought Ripon Christian High's football team was simply Andrew Brown and his Band of Renown, but the Knights' standout running back disagrees as he explained Friday night at Modesto Christian High.
STOCKTON – Weston Ranch High's top playmaker sat in the stands, dressed in street clothes with an undisclosed injury.