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Manteca varsity squad picks up lone victory
Manteca Jr. Buffalo lineman Anthony Galletta tries to wrap up Ripon ball carrier Luke Robison. - photo by HIME ROMERO

RIPON — Marcus Patterson’s 96-yard touchdown run in the first quarter represented the first blow in Saturday’s Trans Valley Youth Football League contest between the Ripon Chiefs and Manteca Jr. Buffaloes’ varsity squads Saturday.

But it was the Jr. Buffaloes who had the last laugh.

Manteca had four different players score touchdowns in its 44-18 drubbing at Stouffer Field and improved to 6-1 while remaining in first place in the division.

Alex Garlets found paydirt twice and rushed for 99 yards. Hector Soto scampered for 149 yards and a TD, and Matthew Wilkerson added 78 yards and his own score.

Quarterback Garrett DeVillanueva contributed a touchdown run and led the defense with 11 tackles. Chuck Good chipped in seven tackles and a quarterback sack.

Patterson ended up with two scores to lead the Chiefs. QB Chase DePrue hit Kyle Bailey for Ripon’s final TD.

Cowboys 20, Eagles 6
The Manteca Cowboys improved to 8-0 in the National Youth Football League’s San-Stan Section behind Markus Radovan’s stellar effort on both sides of scrimmage at Manteca High Saturday.

Radovan compiled 100 rushing yards and a touchdown and rolled up nine tackles and an interception on defense. Mike Gonzalez added 86 rushing yards and a score, while contributing two conversion kicks. Gabe Munoz grinded out 85 yards and Chris Hocker chimed in with a 5-yard TD.

Other defensive standouts were: Gonzalez (seven tackles), Munoz (six tackles, forced fumble), Rigo Jauregui (five tackles, sack, fumble recovery) and Billy Sharmaoug (three tackles, pass deflection, sack).

Manteca will follow its bye week with an anticipated showdown with the undefeated Modesto Raiders On Oct. 17 at Big Valley Christian.


Chiefs 38, Jr. Buffaloes 0
Nick Price’s 60-plus-yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage set the tone for the Chiefs, who mounted a 25-0 lead by halftime.

Caleb McCusker, Dwight Jackson, Nick Navarro, Sammy Souza and Michael Fisher each punched in a TD. Trent Murphy and Luciano Gonzalez picked up fumble recoveries, and Price helped out the defense by picking off a pass.

Manteca offense was held to just 61 total yards from scrimmage. Jake Bechtel had six tackles and a sack to lead the defense.

Jaguars 38, Seahawks 12
Lechi Nkwocha amassed 202 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 carries to lead the Jaguars — who improve to 2-1, and 4-2 overall in the Central California Conference — to victory Sunday at Sierra High.

Timmy Brown rushed it 38 yards and scored once, and the rest was left up to the defense.

Raul Uribe was all over the place, as he recorded five tackles, blocked a conversion kick, blocked a punt and recovered a fumble. Mark Paule and Julian Diaz each had an interception, while Jared Strack and Marcos Fernandez pitched in a sack apiece. Andrew Guevara collected nine tackles.

Raiders 26, Rebels 12
In a battle of unbeatens in the South Conference of the Delta Youth Football League, the Tracy Raiders prevailed against the Delta Rebels.

Bobby Guillen scored on a 1-yard plunge and recovered a fumble on defense. Devin Nunez led the offense with 68 rushing yards, including a 9-yard scoring scamper, to go with seven tackles. Josh Sanchez added 79 rushing yards, and C.J.  Manning finished with 70 receiving.

Chad Ott paced the defense with nine tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Edward Wilson recovered a fumble caused by Mario Maher and Zach Hendrix.

Cowboys 33, Eagles 6
The Manteca Cowboys gave up their points of the season, but their sparkling 8-0 record remains intact.

Nate Arriola led the way with an 80-yard touchdown run and scored another on the defensive end via a 40-yard return off a fumble recovery. Jonathan Montoya returned a pick 50 yards for another TD.

Demaurier Blackwell had three sacks, Baily Simons turned in two, and Rick Rodriguez and Justin Scoz added one each.


Raiders 24, Rebels 0
Christopher Contreras accounted for the bulk of the Rebels offense with 40 rushing yards. Anthony Rosales led the defense with five tackles.

Elijah Sanchez (fumble recovery) and Derek Range posted four tackles apiece. Victor Robles contributed an interception.

Chiefs 20, Jr. Buffaloes 0
Luke Navarro, R.J. Davis and Logan Orlando each scored on the ground to lead Ripon’s shutout victory.

Zachary Bailey, Carlos Candido, Donovan Fontillas and Orlando played well on the defensive end. Aaron Paschini ran hard on offense and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return.

Chargers 52, Cowboys 7
Marcus Rivas was responsible for four of the Manteca Chargers’ eight touchdowns in the blowout victory over Ceres. Rivas’ rushing scores went for 5, 50, 19 and 30 yards.

LaDondi Ceaser and Johnny Blackwell had two touchdowns apiece. Blackwell’s second score was off a 60-yard kickoff return.

Scott Teicheira led the team in tackling and picked off a pass. Juan Gomez also had an interception.

Cowboys 13, Eagles 7
Darrin Young grinded out 175 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries to spearhead Manteca (6-1). He also had two receptions go for 26 yards and churned out seven tackles to go with four pass deflections on the defensive end.

Seuseu Alofauli added 10 carries for 55 yards and punched in the Cowboys’ other touchdown. Joseph Dunham had an outstanding day on defense, where he collected 11 tackles. Angle Sena, Josh Urteaga (six tackles) and Junior Rodriguez (fumble recovery) each had a sack.


Rebels vs. Raiders
Daron Nourn anchored the Delta Rebels with 12 tackles on one side of scrimmage and 162 rushing yards on the other. Erick Morales (five tackles) and Kobe Salas each turned in an interception.

Eagles 25, Cowboys 0
Tony Rosilo accounted for nearly half of the Manteca Cowboys (4-3) offense with 51 rushing yards on seven attempts. Julian Scoz led the defense with 11 tackles, and Presley DeMello had a sack and a fumble recovery.

— Jonamar Jacinto