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Program-wide shutouts land teams in semis
Coaches and players react to a touchdown on the Manteca Cowboys sideline. - photo by HIME ROMERO

Mike Gonzalez, Gabe Munoz and Chris Hocker each found different ways to get into the end zone in the Manteca Cowboys’ 44-0 victory over the Patterson Redskins at Manteca High Saturday.

Manteca (9-2) advances to the National Youth Football League’s NFC Championship Game, where it squares off with the Weston Ranch Eagles.
Gonzalez set the tone with a 99-yard kickoff return to open the contest. He later added a 20-yard touchdown run and ended up with 80 rushing yards total.

Quarterback Chris Hocker hooked up with Gabe Munoz for a 44-yard pass-and-catch score. They each also scored a touchdown on the ground, with Hocker’s TD jaunt spanning 30 yards, and Munoz’s 15.

Rigo Jauregui chipped in a 15-yard touchdown.

Markus Radovan, Munoz and Gonzlaez recorded six tackles apiece to pace the defense. Mercel Limas and Hocker each recovered a fumble, and Jauregui intercepted a pass.


Junior varsity

Cowboys 43, Redskins 0
Nathaniel Arriola rushed for two touchdowns and 70 yards on just four carries, and also helped lead the defense with eight tackles for the Cowboys.

Jonathan Montoya sparked the special-teams unit with a 77-yard kickoff return to paydirt. He also caught a 36-yard pass from QB Jordan Perry, who followed that up with a 1-yard plunge into the end zone.

Nicholas Lucchetti (three carries, 85 yards), Pawl Johnson and Anthony Ochoa each contributed a touchdown run.

Demaurier Blackwell (eight tackles) and Adrian Rodriguez (five) posted two sacks apiece.

The 11-0 Cowboys will tangle with the Weston Ranch Ravens on Saturday, 2 p.m. at Manteca High for a ticket to the Super Bowl.


Cowboys 32, Redskins 0
Darrin Young and Seuseu Alofatuli put on a show in the NYFL postseason opener for Manteca (10-1).

Alofatuli made the most of his seven carries, rumbling for 125 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, had six tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble.

Young amassed 105 yards and two TDs on just nine touches, also recording five tackles, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery on defense.

Also shining defensively were Devin Young (three pass deflections), Angle Sena (three sacks), Andrew Sena (interception) and Jake Harries (seven tackles).

— Jonamar Jacinto