Fumbles proved to be the difference Thursday in a 12-0 loss for the Manteca freshman against visiting Central Valley at Guss Schmiedt in non-league football action on Thursday.
The Buffaloes coughed the ball up late in the first half inside the Hawks 5-yard line following a long, time-consuming drive and gave it away again between two Central Valley scores in the final five minutes of the game.
Eddie Santos was a two-way standout for Manteca, picking up 93 yards on 14 carries and making four tackles with Devin Gonzales adding 50 yards on 11 carries. Tydus Verhoeven led the Buffaloes defense with six stops with Nikko Anaya and Francisco Salcedo making four tackles each.
East Union 32, Inderkum 20
The Lancers took to the road Thursday and never trailed.
Deon Mackson got East Union on the board when he returned the opening kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown. After that, it was a grind-it-out day for the Lancers who threw only two passes.
Angel Sena led East Union from the quarterback position with 63 yards rushing and a 15-yard third-quarter touchdown run. Isaiah Cormier (five carries, 46 yards) had a 7-yard touchdown run in the first period, Jake Harries (five carries, 35 yards) capped the Lancers scoring on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter and Patrick Shouland carried the ball six times for 48 yards.
Shouland led the defense with eight tackles. Angel Sena, Isaiah Cormier and Martin Garcia had four stops each with Jake Martinez and Jose Hernandez making three tackles apiece. Kicker Jose Giron recovered his own onside kick.
Sierra 27, Tracy 7
The Timberwolves used a scoring-by-committee approach Thursday against the host Bulldogs with four players scoring one touchdown apiece for the non-league win at Wayne Schneider Stadium.
Brandon Arreola led the Sierra attack with 17 carries for 80 yards and a 12-yard touchdown run. Marcos Castillo scored on a 5-yard run, gaining 62 yards on nine carries and SeuSeu Alofaituli ground out 46 yards on 11 carries with a 3-yard touchdown run. Cristopher Mortano-Monterroso made the most of his two carries, gaining 44 yards with a 30-yard scoring run.
Arreola was 3 of 7 passing for 52 yards with Castillo making two catches for 36 yards and Kyle Wesley one catch for 16 yards. Only one of Arreola’s throws was off target – three of the incompletions were drops.
Castillo and Mortano-Monterroso both had an interception and Derek Rosendin, Leo Pimentel and Dilpreet Singh each had a fumble recovery.