The Manteca freshmen embarked on a 16-play, six-minute drive late in the fourth quarter Thursday capped by a 1-yard scoring plunge by Michael Frisby to defeat Central Catholic 14-13 in the Valley Oak League opener at Guss Schmiedt Field.
The Frisby score came with 1:01 showing on the fourth-quarter clock. The Raiders then marched down the field only to have Vincent Ferro intercept of a Central Catholic pass to end the game.
Frisby ground out 53 touch yards on 10 carries on the final Buffaloes drive and finished with 17 carries for 83 yards. Kobe Shippley scored the first Manteca touchdown late in the first period and the ensuing conversion pass from Kyle Rachels to Matthew Enders put the Buffaloes ahead 8-0. Shippley set up his score when he returned an interception 60 yards.
Frisby and Justin Kakala led the Manteca defense with six tackles apiece and Kakala blocked a Central Catholic extra-point attempt.
Sierra 34, Kimball 0
Jacob Peterson had a 100-yard game and scored three touchdowns for the Timberwolves.
Peterson totaled 111 yards on 14 carries with a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs and a 25-yard scoring run. Daemon Duran (four carries, 51 yards) had a 30-yard touchdown run and Cameron Allen added a 5-yard touchdown run.
Caden Worth was 3 of 4 passing for 56 yards for Sierra and Jacob Peterson passed for 23 yards, going 2 for 2. Brandy James had three receptions for 52 yards.
Daemon Duran led the Timberwolves defense with eight tackles followed by Pablo Salcedo (interception) with seven and Jacob Peterson with six. Carson Anderson had a sack and Jaylen Jackson a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
Pitman 6, Lathrop 6
Antonio Marquez his Daevion Blanks with a 15-yard scoring pass to tie the non-league game for the Spartans in the second quarter
Marquez was 5 of 11 passing for 50 yards and ran for 25 yards. Michael Ramos ran for 75 yards, threw for 55, led the team in tackles and made two key interceptions.
Harvey Cuellar made four sacks while Cesar Zuniga and Andres Villegas each recovered a fumble for the Spartans.