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Buffalo offensive stampede levels Sierra
Mantecas Vincent Ferro levels Sierras Jared Bagley to bust Presley Keltner loose for a 46-yard touchdown pass in a 60-7 freshman Buffaloes win on Thursday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/ The Bulletin

A touchdown in the final minutes of the first half and three in three offensive plays to start the second half kept the freshmen Manteca Buffaloes rolling in a 60-7 win over Sierra on Thursday in Valley Oak League action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

 With 1:13 left in the first half Ferrin Manuleleua scored on a 6-yard run for Manteca to increase its lead to 30-7. Matsua Garcia-Mendez recovered a Timberwolves fumble on the second-half kickoff for the Buffaloes and on the next play Kyle Rachels (5 of 6 passing, 183 yards) spotted Presley Keltner for a 25-yard touchdown pass.

 After forcing Sierra to go three and out Kobe Shippley (10 carries, 128 yards) ran 40 yards for a score on the next play and on Manteca’s third play from scrimmage in the second half Rachels connected with Matthew Ender for a 45-yard touchdown pass and a 54-7 Manteca lead.

 Seth Owings (six carries, 44 yards) scored on runs of 7 and 25 yards in the first quarter for Manteca. In the second period Rachels hit Keltner with a 38-yard scoring pass and Cameron Allison rounded out the Buffaloes scoring with a 4-yard touchdown run.

 Zach Chamberlain had a 61-yard reception for Manteca.

 Daemon Duran pulled in a 60-yard touchdown pass from Caden Worth in the second quarter for the Timberwolves,

 Justin Kakala had six tackles – all behind the line of scrimmage – for the Buffaloes. Allison and Ben Rea each added four stops.

Trans-Valley League

Ripon 21, Escalon 21

 Nathan Morrow scored three touchdowns for the Indians.

 Morrow’s scoring runs of 3, 25 and 41 yards were part of a 252-yard ground game for Ripon and 310 yards of total offense.