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East Union frosh overpower Johnansen
East Unions Anthony Salcido tackles Johansen of Modestos Jesse Arreola on Friday in a 32-12 non-league freshman road win for the Lancers at Dan Gonsalves Stadium. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Eric Morales was in on two first-quarter touchdowns for East Union on Friday in a 32-12 road win for the Lancers over host Johansen in non-league freshman action at Dan Gonsalves Stadium.

With 7:16 left in the opening period Morales kept the ball around the right end and squeezed into the end zone just inside the pylon for a 6-0 lead.  With three seconds left in the quarter, Morales found Jonathan David with a 2-yard touchdown toss for a 13-0 lead. 

Leading 13-6 at halftime, East Union had three players notch a touchdown apiece in the second half. In the third period, Daniel Morales converted a broken play into an 8-yard touchdown run. In the final period Dominic Valentine had a 13-yard scoring run and Alex Duenas picked up the first touchdown of his football career, scoring from 5 yards out with a minute left. 

Duenas and Alex Yang led the Lancers defense with seven tackles each, Joe Luna and Anthony Salcido had five apiece, Adam Sena had four and Morales had an interception. 


Manteca 51,

Enochs-Modesto 8

The Buffaloes scored all of their points in the first half Thursday and did not throw a pass the whole game. 

Jacob DeJesus ran the ball twice for Manteca with both carries good for a touchdown – one from 29 yards out and the other from 47.  Trabron Russell added a 51-yard touchdown run, Isaac Searcy scored from 10 yards out and Evans Nicolas had a 1-yard touchdown. 

Following a safety by Nicolas and Evan Ott, Leo Bonilla returned the ensuing kickoff 45 yards for a touchdown. Jr. Escobar got a hold of the Eagles quarterback for Ott to force a fumble, allowing Garren Genilla to scoop it up and ramble 23 yards for a Buffaloes touchdown.

Ott had five tackles, Nicolas four, Genilla three and Escobar had two sacks. Angel Garay defended four passes and Kai Begonia had an interception. 


Sierra 28,

Lodi 13

With the visiting Timberwolves held scoreless and to just four offensive plays the first half, Victor Murillo and Matt Dunham cut loose in the third quarter to score 21 points behind three touchdown passes. 

Murillo (6 of 8 passing, 89 yards) found Dunham  (five receptions, 78 yards) with touchdown passes of 6, 17 and 20 yards in the third period. Iziah Campero (seven carries, 60 yards) added a 41-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. 

Marcelo Grajeda led the Sierra defense with 11 tackles. Bryant Obregon (forced fumble) added eight stops and Holden Fishburn, Nyco Mendoza and Matt Dunham had six tackles apiece. Ben Supinger forced a fumble and Ryan McCullough recovered a fumble. 


Merced 18,

Weston Ranch 12

The Bears converted a fourth-quarter blocked punt into a touchdown for what proved to be the difference in the game.

Khalid Oliver followed the blocks of Joshua Thurman and Marcel Phillips for a 38-yard touchdown run to get the Cougars on the board in the first quarter. Oliver added a 34-yard breakaway run in the second period for a 12-6 halftime lead.

Alonzo Perez had an interception for Weston Ranch with teammates Jahlil Baptiste and David Baca coming up with key sacks.