Led by Michael Frisby’s 100-yard rushing effort and a suffocating defense, the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes rolled to a 28-0 win over the Ceres Seahawks and are still perfect in the Central California Junior Football League.
The JV and Peewee teams ran into good defenses in losses at Manteca High’s Guss Schmiedt Field.
Manteca next heads to Merced to face the Cougars at Golden Valley High.
Chris Ortiz set the tone with a fumble recovery, and the Jr. Buffs didn’t look back from there.
Frisby ended up with 103 yards on 15 carries and scored two second-quarter touchdowns. Gino Campiotti rushed twice for 24 yards, completed two passes for 28 yards and connected for two more on conversions.
Seth Owings contributed 7 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Reis highlighted the aerial attack with three receptions that went for 62 yards.
Ferrin Manuleleua paced the defense with six solo tackles. Justin Kakala recorded five tackles, while Tyler Brintley (fumble recovery), Matthew Ender and Owings had three stops apiece.
Jacob DeJesus sprinted 82 yards for the Jr. Buffaloes’ lone score in the fourth quarter, as Ceres held on for the 20-6 victory. DeJesus ran for most of his yardage on the touchdown scamper, finishing with 115 yards on 14 tries.
Tyler Garlets had seven tackles and blocked a kick. Warren McGovern was the tackle leader with 10. Alfredo Oseguero and Eric Nascimento had six tackles apiece.
The Seahawks had their way with Manteca in a 32-0 win.
The Jr. Buffaloes did have their share of highlights. Deshon Thomas was an all-around contributor, leading the offense with 51 rushing yards on 51 carries. He also had five tackles, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
Kenyan Bradford intercepted a pass in the third quarter. Tyler Diaz led the defense with eight tackles, and Jacob Sandoval collected seven.
Daniel Rushing was the Jr. Buffaloes’ top rusher, while Wesley Currigan, David Hennemann, Jesse Lopez, Peyton Neiman and Colton Stonum also contributed to the ground attack.
Adam Barrera had three tackles and a fumble recovery to lead the defense.