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Lancers build huge halftime lead over Spartans
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Jojo Espinoza was in on three first-half touchdowns and Tealen Gaines two for the East Union sophomores on Friday in a 39-20 win over visiting Lathrop at Dino Cunial Field.
Espinoza found Anthony Contreras with a 14-yard pass with 3:23 left in the first quarter. In the second period Espinoza (four carries, 50 yards) had touchdown runs of 15 and 28 yards. Gaines started the second quarter with a 58-yard touchdown run and ended it with a 71-yard interception return for a 33-0 lead with 13 seconds left in the second half.
Following a first half that saw the Spartans gain just nine total yards, Lathrop got on the board in the third quarter on a 52-yard touchdown pass from Keannu Linnell (156 yards passing ) to Sebastian Ellis (four receptions, 140 yards). The two combined again in the fourth quarter on a 58-yard touchdown pass. Raylen Carter (eight carries, 44 yards) rounded out the game’s scoring with an 11-yard run for the Spartans late in the fourth quarter.
Levi Huffman had a 71-yard touchdown scamper for East Union in the third period. Andrew Mount had 81 yards on eight carries for East Union. 
Adrian Corona and Bryan Ruby-Zamudio each had a fumble recovery for Lathrop.
Both sides of the line were dominating for the Lancers in the first half – Chris Rodriguez, Sergio Romero, Angel Lopez, Gabe Herrera and Anthony Anaya on offense and Thomas Cann, Lopez, Anaya and Mount on defense.
Warren McGovern had nine tackles for East Union and Alex Alexander (fumble recovery) eight. Mount, Herrera, Anaya, Huffman, Ty Harper, Bryan Fernandez, Marquise Higgins (forced fumble) and Andrew Hernandez all had sacks for the Lancers. 
Oakdale 41, Sierra 14
The Mustangs converted four turnovers into touchdowns.
The Timberwolves had just one takeaway – Romeo Sesma recovered a fumble in the third quarter which was caused by David Walker.
Sierra scored in the first quarter on a 12-yard run by Miguel Sequiera and in the second on a14-yard run by Matt Dunham.
Sequiera and Jimmy Taylor threw for 57 yards each. Dunham ran for 84 yards and had 37 receiving yards. Sequiera ran had 78 yards rushing and Frankie Vela 69.
Eric Barron led the Sierra defense with seven tackles and Romeo Sesma and Manual Aguilar had five apiece.  William Burden, Max Espinoza and Myson Hosmer each had three tackles.