Anthony Contreras had two long scoring plays Thursday to help lead East Union to a 34-0 win over visiting Lathrop in Valley Oak League freshman action at Dino Cunial Field.
On the opening Lancers drive, with third down and 5 yards to go for a first down Contreras got behind the Spartans secondary and hauled in a 61-yard scoring pass from JoJo Espinosa (3 of 4 passing, 127 yards) for a 7-0 lead. Early in the fourth quarter following back-to-back sacks by Andrew Mount, Contreras returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown to make the score 27-0.
In the third quarter Espinosa legged out a 50-yard run to the Lathrop 25-yard line, setting up a touchdown run on the next play for Tealen Gaines who had a great block from Jose Alaniz. Dezmin Ware acored on a 20-yard run and the Lancers put the exclamation point on the win when Trinidad Diaz hit Levi Huffman with 28 yard touchdown pass to make the score 34-0 with 1:13 left in the game. The Diaz-Huffman connection was set up by Thomas Cann who had two nice runs in that drive.
Contreras, Trindad Diaz, Tealen Gaines and Espinosa played well in the secondary while Mount dominated the line of scrimmage. Diaz and Espinosa worked the ball well with ends Contreras, Marquise Higgins and Levi Huffman.
Alex Alexander had an interception for East Union.
The Lancers held Lathrop to 74 yards of offense.
Manteca 38, Kimball 6
A.J. Martinez had two of three second-quarter touchdowns for the visiting Buffaloes at Don Nicholson Stadium.
Martinez (14 carries, 101 yards) had scoring runs of 5 and 6 yards in the second period and scored from 8 yards out in the third. J’bari Wilson (two carries, 54 yards) got Manteca on the board in the first quarter with a 40-yard run and Jorge Cedano’s lone pass completion was good for a 20-yard touchdown to Wilson for the third Buffaloes touchdown in the second quarter.
Chris Ortiz had 31 yards on five carries for Manteca and Jason Newell added 55 yards on seven carries.
Uso Taamu had five tackles for the Buffaloes, Michael Madrid (fumble recovery) and Dayvion Mayes four each and Dominic Day an interception.
Sutter 27, Ripon 0
The Host Indians could not generate any offense Thursday in the non-league contest at Stouffer Field.