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Buffs chop down Cosumnes Oaks
Photo by DAVE CAMPBELL Sierra's Victor Yamamoto scores a touchdown. The Timberwolves’ freshmen defeated the Pacheco JV 14-0.

Manteca used a balanced attack Friday in a 22-0 non-league blanking of Cosumnes Oaks-Elk Grove in non-league junior varsity action on Friday.

After a scoreless first quarter, K.P. MacDannald (nine carries, 51 yards; four tackles) got the Buffaloes on the board with a 2-yard scoring run in the second period. Jacob Hernandez (seven carries, 98 yards) added a 42-yard third-quarter scoring scamper and Luis Rivera (nine tackles) rounded out the Manteca scoring with a 12-yard touchdown run in the fourth period.

Marco Ramos made five tackles, picking up 23 yards on seven carries and Hayden Keller added two sacks.

Lathrop 26, Weston Ranch 20

The Spartans trailed by two scores midway through the third quarter and battled back with Ramon Rivas scoring on a 5-yard run with 20 seconds left in the game to put Lathrop ahead for good. Ryan Buccat came up with a game-ending sack on the Cougars quarterback.

Four Spartans runners scored. Adrian Padilla found Jordan Blase with a with a 27-yard touchdown throw in the second quarter, Nathan Martinez (nine carries, 56 yards) scored from 35 yards out in the third period and prior to Rivas’ game-clinching run Julio Garcia (seven carries, 31 yards) found the end zone with a 6-yard run. Buccat led the Lathrop ground game with 65 yards on 12 carries.

Buccat and Rivas made five tackles apiece to lead the Spartans defense that allowed Weston Ranch just 1 yard of second-half offense. Teagan Shevlin, Adrian Zuniga and Noah Alejandro added three stops apiece. Casyn Hopping, Noah Alejandro, Adrian Padilla, Nathan Martinez, Ajat Clair, Sean Teu and Emmanuel Salcedo all contributed on defense.

East Union 60, McNair 6

The Lancers combined their freshmen and junior varsity squads for the shellacking.

Anthony Morales (4 of 7 passing, 104 yards) tossed touchdown passes of 16 yards to Robbie Espinosa and 30 yards to Blake Mount (two receptions, 83 yards). Carson Sanders hit Nico Salcido with a 20-yard scoring pass and Tony Agueda had a 3-yard scoring plunge and he returned a kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown. Moses Segura scored on a 10-yard run.

East Union scored on two punt returns, one from Ivan Alvarez of 37 yards and the other a 50 yarder from Mount and Gavin Goodwin returned a fumble 9 yards for a touchdown.

Mount and Brandyn Sena led the Lancers defense with four tackles apiece. Espinosa, Roman Guzman and Kaden Burlingame (forced fumble) each made three tackles with Jaden Gallego and

Greg Orr also contributing on defense.


Manteca 36, Lodi 0

A very balanced Buffaloes attack shut out the Flames.

Manteca scored rushing touchdowns of 3 yards by Louie Rosas, 4 yards by Damaree Long and 36 yards by Rueben Moreno. Chris Chavez hauled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Preston Smith (3 of 5 passing, 52 yards) and Eddie Anthony (eight carries, 69 yards) returned a kickoff 82 yards for a score. Tyler Watkins added a 63-yard run.

Andy Garay made seven tackles for the Buffaloes and Rueben Moreno five. Jose Jimenez and Angel Resendez each recovered a fumble.

Sierra 14, Pacheco 0

The Timberwolves freshmen blanked a junior varsity Panthers squad.

Brock Felt scored on a 4-yard run for Sierra and Victor Yamamoto added a 3-yard touchdown run. Zak Willson, Evan Greenwood and Taylor Rowe also contributed on offense.

The Timberwolves defense held Pacheco to negative-66 yards while racking up seven sacks - Tim Sargeson with two and one apiece for Isaiah Lynch (six tackles, fumble recovery), Mario Juarez (six tackles, forced fumble), Jonathan Lawas, Tali Vaipun and Lucas White. Juarez capped the night’s scoring with a safety.

Yamamoto and Tim Sagerson added five tackles with Jonathan Lawas making four. Evan Greenwood and Izrael San Nicolas each made an interception and three tackles with Jake Cronin, Joey Habibi and Tali Vaipun also contributing on defense.