The numbers are staggering: •210 rushes, 1,718 yards (8.2 per carry), 28 touchdowns - all new single-season school records. •34 receptions, 566 yards, six touchdowns - all team-highs. •18 kickoff returns, 672 yards (37.3 per attempt), two touchdowns. •Five interceptions, two returned for scores. •Forty all-purpose touchdowns. All this coming from a 5-foot-10, 175-pound sophomore who admits his size is exaggerated on the official team roster. By the way, his 248 points top all other ...
Ripon High's Jake McCreath was recognized with a major award while selected to both the first-team offense and defense by the Trans-Valley League.
The Oakdale High football team reaped the rewards of a dominant run through the Valley Oak League this past fall.
SACRAMENTO - The loss wasn't what hurt. The taxing physical struggle with the stout Pride of Bradshaw Christian wasn't the cause of the pain.
RIPON – There was little doubt as to who was the superior team after Ripon Christian's crushing 60-26 victory over Sierra Ridge Saturday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoff opener. Just as there was little doubt as to who was the game's most dominant player.
Manteca High's Guss Schmiedt Field was a sloppy, slippery mess Friday, and the cold wind made for even harsher conditions.
RIPON – It all came down to a single drive. Down two points with just over five minutes left in the game, the Ripon Indians knew that their hopes for advancing in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV playoffs rested in the 50 yards between the line of scrimmage and the end zone. All they had to do was get past a stingy Livingston defense that had stifled Ripon's offense all night long. They turned to ...
Home-field advantage hasn't been advantageous for Manteca High's football team the last two years.
Manteca High's committee approach has worked wonders. Ripon rolls with a potent thunder-and-lightning combination. And Ripon Christian boasts one dynamic back who has set school rushing records - as a sophomore. It's no coincidence that the three squads have qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Each is dangerous with the pass, but it all starts on the ground. Manteca has been spoiled at the running back position in recent seasons with 1,000-yard rushers such as ...
The junior varsity squad of the Ripon Chiefs was crowned Super Bowl champions last Sunday. In the Trans-Valley Youth Football League's AFC title game, the Chiefs edged the Central Saints in Mariposa, 14-13. Coached by Curt Daggett, Ripon came prepared to play. Indicative of that was Matthew DeDonatis making a deep tackle on the opening kickoff. Defense played a role throughout the game. Alex Padilla caused a fumble early on and Ryan Wilson recovered the ...
Eleven 5-5 teams qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs in the Division I-IV brackets.
The Manteca Buffaloes sophomore football team had one objective when they came into their season-ending contest with the East Union Lancers. Handling the Lancers 30-19 completed the objective and earned Manteca a piece of the Valley Oak League title.
Closing out a season with a Valley Oak League championship is difficult enough, but doing so and remaining perfect along the way is even more so. The Manteca Buffaloes freshman football team was able to do just that after closing the season with a 47-6 win over host East Union High.
Scoring 14 unanswered points to begin the second half not only lifted the East Union Lancers into a 14-14 tie with host Manteca, it raised some similar feelings Buffalo faithful experienced a season ago.
Just two days before Sierra's Valley Oak League finale against visiting Weston Ranch Friday, star running back Anthony Cota was in street clothes at practice with a cast protecting his left forearm.