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Defenses rule the day in Jags-Cats showdown
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The Manteca Jaguars and Los Banos Wildcats put on a defensive display at every level Saturday at Sierra High.

There were more than 20 points scored in the varsity, junior varsity and pee-wee contests. The Jaguars came out on the short end of a 14-6 defeat in the varsity contest, though the JV and pee-wee squads were both victorious.


Kobe Shippley was kept out of the end zone despite leading the Jaguars with 97 rushing yards.

Isreal Garay broke through for a 50-yard touchdown run, but the stingy Wildcats defense otherwise held him to just 8 yards. He did throw a 35-yard pass to Carson Anderson.

Junior varsity

Angel Garay shouldered the load for Manteca, rushing for 170 of the team’s 227 total yards while accounting for both of its touchdowns in a 13-6 victory. Both scores were recorded in the second quarter, and Garay needed just three carries to eclipse the 100-yard mark.

Jose Ceja added 38 yards and ran in an extra point.


The Jaguars defense pitched a shutout with help from six forced fumbles.

Alonzo Drew helped set the tone offensively with his play on special teams, returning kicks and punts for a total of 107 yards and a touchdown. Fernando Duran rushed for 94 yards to pace the offense.


Kiano Ontai rambled for 155 yards and two touchdowns to highlight the offense. He was aided by linemen Noel Herrera and Gabriel Moncada. Ricardo Villalvazo contributed 35 yards to the ground attack.