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East Union gallops past Cougars
Mantecas Matthew Ender make the diving stop on the Sierra High field goal attempt during Fridays sophomore game. - photo by HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin

Kyle Rachels threw for nearly 300 yards to go with four touchdowns, as the visiting Manteca sophomore football team crushed rival Sierra 64-13 Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

Sierra (0-3 Valley Oak League, 1-3-1 overall) hung with the Buffaloes (3-0 VOL) for more than a quarter but was staggered by two big plays right before halftime. Rachels first connected with Presley Keltner for a 64-yard bomb, then Vincent Ferro returned an interception 35 yards to make it 42-13.

Ferro finished with three touchdown receptions, the others spanning 40 and 15 yards. Ferro also had an 8-yard rushing touchdown, Cam Allison ran one in from 57 yards out and Kobe Shipley contributed two scores on 1-yard plunges. Rachels ended up 13 of 21 for 293 yards.

Matt Ender racked up five tackles and an interception for the Manteca defense. Isaac Maldonado also had five tackles.

Damon Duran accounted for both of Sierra’s touchdowns — a 90-yard kickoff return and a 4-yard run. Pablo Salceda and JP Peterson were the Timberwolves’ defensive leaders.


East Union 37,

Weston Ranch 8

STOCKTON — Mason James scored the Lancers’ first four touchdowns and finished with 198 yards on 16 carries.

Isaiah Sholund (14 rushes, 102 yards) and Matthew Pilkay (four rushes, 28 yards) added one touchdown apiece. East Union (3-0, 4-0-1) dominated the line of scrimmage with Jaysen Reindel,Anthony Namowitz, Elias Andrews, Ryan Austin, Nathan Garcia and Isiah Lacanglacang doing the work up front.

James also paced the defense with five tackles and a sack. Devonta Scott chipped in four tackles and ½ sacks. Jesse Anzar picked off a pass.


Oakdale 35, Lathrop 8

OAKDALE — The Mustangs scored 35 unanswered points in the first three quarters before Dan Ballesteros got Lathrop (0-3, 2-4) on the board with a 20-yard run with 3 minutes remaining.