The Manteca freshman football team put an exclamation point on its season Thursday with a 68-13 drubbing of visiting East Union at Guss Schmiedt Field, capping its Valley Oak League championship season with a perfect 10-0 record, 7-0 in league play.
Jacob DeJesus had four carries for 106 yards, and three of those resulted in Buffaloes touchdowns on runs of 24, 25 and 29 yards. Leo Bonilla carried the ball twice totaling 74 yards, scoring from 15 and 59 yards out as well as returning an interception 38 yards for a score.
Dom Rea (two receptions, 59 yards) scored on a 65-yard punt return and on a 33-yard pass from Ryan Ward (3 of 67 passing, 72 yards) for Manteca. Trabron Russell (five carries, 74 yards) scored on a 40-yard run.
Bonilla (nine tackles), Rea (three tackles) and Dy’lon Valentine each had an interception for the Buffaloes and Gabe Ramirez (three tackles) recovered a fumble.
Anthony Salcido scored both touchdowns for the Lancers on runs of 10 and 38 yards. Additional statistics for East Union were not provided.
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Victor Murillo had two touchdown passes for the Timberwolves.
Murillo (7 of 9 passing, 149 yards, interception) spotted Steven Eaves (four receptions, 76 yards) with a 28-yard scoring throw in the first quarter and in the third period he hit Nyco Mendoza (two receptions, 43 yards; eight carries, 24 yards) with a 35-yard scoring strike. In the fourth quarter Ryan McCullough recovered a Sierra fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
Mendoza led the Timberwolves defense with 10 tackles. Eaves added six stops, Ben Supinger (pass deflected), Ethan Rullan and Francisco Murillo four apiece, Isacc Silva three and Alexa Garcia two. Kendrick Curry (pass deflection) had an interception.