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Manteca Buffs TD stampede buries Ceres
Mantecas Ferrin Manuleleua on the run on Thursday in a 42-6 non-league freshman win over Ceres. - photo by Dave Campbell

Michael Frisby ran for 85 yards and scored two touchdowns Thursday to lead Manteca to a 42-6 win over Ceres in non-league freshman football action at Guss Schmiedt Field.

Kobe Shippley (nine carries, 30 yards) got the Buffaloes on the board in the first quarter with a 2-yard scoring plunge. In the second quarter Frisby scored from 1 yard out and then Matthew Ender (three receptions, 82 yards) grabbed a touchdown pass from Kyle Rachels (6 of 7 passing, 96 yards) to Ferrin Manuleleua that went threw Manuleleua’s hand for Ender to grab in the end zone for a 20-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, Shippley scored on a 1-yard run, Frisby on an 11-yard run, and Seth Owings from 9 yards out.

Justin Kakala was a beast for the Buffaloes defense, blocking a punt and making five tackles. Frisby added four tackles and Manuleleua and Kyle Reis three apiece. 


Bear Creek 12, Sierra 8 

Leading 8-6 and driving for a game-clinching score late in the fourth quarter the Timberwolves turned the ball over and the Bruins wasted little time capitalizing in posting the winning score in non-league action.

But before getting the winning score Bear Creek was faced with fourth-and-nine and were able to convert on a pass one play before the touchdown.

Earlier in the contest Sierra had a touchdown taken off the board due to a blatant holding call.

Jordan Black made his one carry count for the Timberwolves, scoring on a 1-yard plunge midway through the second quarter. Jacob Perterson connected with Caden Worth for the two-point conversion and an 8-6 lead. 

Worth gained 53 yards on nine carries and Daemon Duran added 48 yards on four carries. Worth was 3 of 7 passing for 20 yards. 

Duran made seven tackles, David Reyes six, Pablo Salcedo five and Jacob Peterson four. Worth and Brandy James each had an interception. 


Gregori-Modesto 13, East Union 0

After two weeks off the Lancers started sluggishly and although they played well after that they were unable to recover from the slow start.

Dasani Jones (131 yards receiving) made River Fletcher’s one completion count, hauling it in for a 61-yard play. Kenny Wilkinson had 71 yards passing with two interceptions. The East Union offense got close, having a first-and-goal from the 3-yard line only to fumble the ball away.

Jesse Anzar led the Lancers defense that forced four fumbles with seven tackles. Cruz Padilla (fumble recovery), Elias Andrews, Cade Smith and Andrew Sena all had five tackles.


Sonora 28, Ripon 14

The Indians put up 234 yards of offense but managed only a 2-yard touchdown run by Nathan Morrow and one of 3 yards by Donnie Cooksey.