The Manteca freshmen had troubles finding the goal line Thursday in a 34-0 Valley Oak League-opening loss to Central Catholic at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Khalid Robinson carried the ball 17 times for 52 yards and Buffaloes teammate Joel Yuson had eight carries for 37 yards.
Yuson (fumble recovery) made six tackles with Buffaloes teammate Cory Franklin making five stops and Omar Villanueva four.
East Union 15
OAKDALE – The Lancers blanked the Mustangs in the fourth quarter but that was not enough to narrow the gap at the Corral.
Luke Weaver (13 of 18 passing, 172 yards) was in on both East Union touchdowns with a 1-yard scoring run and a 54-yard touchdown pass to Gannon Anderson (five receptions, 95 yards).
Marcus Brennan led the Lancers ground game with 12 carries for 47 yards and Robert Piddock had five carries for 28 yards. Brian Howe made three receptions for 26 yards and Adam Tinnerello made two receptions for 40 yards.
Gustavo Delagadillo made nine tackles for East Union with Dominic Kempf, Kai Ontai and Tinnerello making six stops each and Anderson five.
Kimball 42, Sierra 6
Marcelo Morales had a 67-yard touchdown run for the Timberwolves in the second quarter at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Morales totaled 111 yards on 13 carries.
Lathrop 16, Ceres 14
CERES – A missed conversion run and a fumble return for a touchdown proved to be instrumental for the Spartans in their first-ever Western Athletic Conference contest.
The Bulldogs scored first in the second quarter on a 4-yard run but came up short on the conversion attempt. With Ceres leading 14-8 thanks to a third-quarter punt return for a touchdown, Harold Gary returned the favor when he gobbled up a fumble and rambled 54 yards to tie the score. Amario Valdovinos (12 carries, 53 yards) then gave Lathrop the lead for good with his second conversion run of the day.
Luis Hernandez (7 of 16 passing, 107 yards) got the Spartans on the board with a 70-yard scoring pass to Andres Cisneros-Pena in the second quarter. Jason Seabron added one carry for 31 yards.
The Bulldogs made it in the red zone four times and only scored once with Gary being a monster on defense with 15 stops, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Josiah Pena made five tackles with Noah Martinez (three passes defended), Cinseros-Pena (two passes defended) and Christopher Ray (pass defended) each making four stops and Valdovinos three. Jaden Prieto added an interception.