East Union got the best of host Sierra on Thursday by winning a defensive battle 14-0 in Valley Oak League freshman action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
The total offense for both teams was less than 220 yards and absent a 47-yard run by Timberwolves quarterback Miguel Sequeira, Sierra had only 51 yards of offense.
The Lancers got on the board late in the first quarter when Anthony Contreras intercepted a pass and returned it 8 yards for an East Union touchdown. With 3:45 left in the third quarter, Tealen Ganes ran in a 4-yard touchdown and with his two-point conversion run bumped the Lancers lead to 14-0.
JoJo Espinosa was 9 of 12 passing for 87 yards for East Union with his favorite target being Anthony Contreras (four receptions, 53 yards). Espinosa had an interception and teammate Andrew Mount had multiple sacks.
Sequeira had 10 carries for 60 yards for Sierra.
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J’bari Wilson had three touchdowns and and Chris Ortiz two each for the visiting Buffaloes.
Wilson (four carries, 39 yards) scored all of his touchdowns in the second quarter on runs of 6 and 13 yards and on a 9-yard pass from Jorge Cedano. Ortiz (seven carries, 80 yards) scored n a pair of 1-yard runs and A.J. Martinez (16 carries, 75 yards) started the day’s scoring on a 2-yard plunge in the first period and Jason Newell ended the Manteca scoring with 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Dayvion Mayes (fumble recovery, four tackles) had a safety for the Buffaloes in the second quarter. Michael Madrid had a blocked punt interception and five tackles, Nick Creighton seven tackles and Tyler Brintley and Uso Taamu five stops apiece.
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Adam Wood had the lone Indians touchdown on a 45-yard run on the road in Trans-Valley League action.