MODESTO – Manteca came out on top of a wild second quarter Thursday and handed Central Catholic its first loss of the season with a 34-15 Valley Oak League win for the visiting Buffaloes at David Patton Field.
The Buffaloes (4-0 VOL, 6-1 overall) led 8-0 after one quarter thanks to a 2-yard scoring run by Chris Ortiz (11 carries, 97 yards). The two teams combined for 35 points in the second period with Manteca scoring on touchdown throws of 21 and 80 yards from Jorge Cedano (4 of 6 passing, 158 yards) to J’bari Wilson and on a 1-yard run by Wilson.
The Raiders (3-1, 5-1-1) scored all of their points in the second quarter and the only points of the second half came late in the fourth quarter when the Buffaloes were trying to run out the clock and Ortiz broke loose for a 31-yard touchdown run.
A.J. Martinez added 76 yards on 19 carries for Manteca and Wilson hit Kyle Lynch (three receptions, 97 yards) with a 40-yard pass to set up Wilson’s 1-yard scoring plunge.
Tyler Brintley led the Buffaloes defense with seven tackles. Uso Taamu added six tackles and Nick Creighton five with Lynch defending two passes, Dominic Day (two tackles) defending one pass and Michael Madrid and Geo Alvarez each getting a sack.
East Union 55,
It is not often a team gets handed locker-room material on the field, but that happened to the Lancers (4-0, 7-0) Thursday night at the Corral.
As the Mustangs took the field the hometown announcer shouted out, “Touchdown Oakdale,” and according to East Union coach Dan Coffman, that did not set too well with his Lancers. East Union forced Oakdale to go three and out on its first possession and that set the dominant tone for East Union with the Lancers wasting little time in scoring, taking over at their own 38-yard line for Dezmin Ware to race 62 yards for East Union’s first touchdown.
Ware added two more touchdowns – one from 82 yards out and the other from 48 – to lead the Lancers onslaught. JoJo Espinosa – once on a 48-yard run and once on a 42-yard scramble, breaking multiple tackles along the way on the scramble.
And Oakdale never did score that touchdown the announcer called.
Alex Alexander scored on a 47-yard interception return, Trinidad Diaz had a 23-yard touchdown run and following a Levi Huffman fumble recovery Angel Rios capped the night’s scoring with a 23-yard touchdown run.
Sierra 34, Kimball 9
Miguel Sequiera threw for one touchdown and ran for another for the visiting Timberwolves (2-2, 4-2-1) at Don Nicholson Stadium.
Sequiera hit Joseph Tarango with a scoring pass for the first Sierra score and ended the Timberwolves scoring with a touchdown run in the fourth period. Antonio Montero scored on a 36-yard run, Jose Ceja added a touchdown run and Elijah White notched a safety for Sierra.
White made six tackles, Miguel Aguilera and Isaiah Lee had five apiece and Frankie Vela had a 70-yard return on an interception.