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Campiotti, Buffs have their way against Enochs
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Manteca junior quarterback Gino Campiotti throws a swing pass in the Buffaloes 59-0 dismantling of the visiting Enochs Eagles Friday night at Guss Schmiedt Field. - photo by Photo by WAYNE THALLANDER

There isn’t much that Gino Campiotti doesn’t do.
The Manteca High School junior handled the lion’s share of the duties Friday night for the Buffaloes in their 59-0 dismantling of visiting Enochs at Guss Schmiedt Field – throwing and running for a pair of touchdowns each in addition to kicking the extra points and punting on the two possessions that Manteca was forced to give the ball away.
As an offensive unit, Manteca (3-0) seemed like it couldn’t miss in the final tune-up game before a bye week heading in the Valley Oak League season on Sept. 23 against Kimball, putting together scoring plays within nearly a minute of one another twice.
“I think that this shows that we’re ready right now,” Campiotti said. “Each week we’ve been better than the week before, and that’s going to be important when playing in a league like the VOL. Our line play has been absolutely incredible – I’ve been sacked once in three games – and I think that shows that all of the guys on this team have bought in.
“We want to win a (Sac-Joaquin) section championship this season, and everybody is on the same page about that. We want to keep getting better every week because the feeling right now is amazing.”
Manteca, which started off taking the ball on the opening kickoff, put together a five-play, 53-yard drive that ended when Campiotti connected with Jose Garcia on a 16-yard strike. Campiotti would scramble into the end zone just over a minute later after Enochs fumbled on the second play on the ensuing drive, and after Kameron Beamon scampered in from 19-yards out to start the second quarter, Campiotti stretched out his second touchdown run of the night from the 3-yard line. The Buffaloes only had 13-yards to go on that particular drive after recovering a fumble on the kickoff that put them in prime position.
While Manteca never even gave Enochs a chance, according to head coach Eric Reis there was still something to play for since the Buffaloes are heading into a bye week before starting the hyper-competitive VOL – meaning that they had to cap things off right before the two-week layoff.
“There was a chance of a letdown there for us and I’m proud that we didn’t let that happen and finished this game the way that we did,” Reis said. “There were some things that were sloppy but Enochs had a good game plan today and they’re a good football team that made us work for it.
“We didn’t let up and that’s really what I wanted to see.”
Campiotti finished the night 10-of-17 from the pocket for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He only rushed twice on the night – finding the end zone both times.
Beamon finshed with 135 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns, including the early 19-yard scamper and a 58-yard dash that blew the game wide open in the second half.

To contact reporter Jason Campbell email or call 209.249.3544.