The Manteca junior varsity kept visiting Oakdale off the board Friday night, blanking the Mustangs 14-0 in Valley Oak League action at Guss Schmiedt Field.
Colton Stonum (5 of 7 passing, 67 yards, 1 TD pass; six carries, 28 yards) found Blake Gross (three receptions, 31 yards) with an 8-yard scoring pass in the second quarter and the Buffaloes scored again on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter by Paul Gaines.
Tommy Perea Jr. added 54 yards on 10 carries and K.P. MacDannald tallied 46 yards on seven carries with one catch for 28 yards.
Garrison Reis led the stingy Manteca defense with seven tackles, a forced fumble and a game-ending sack. MacDannald, Gaines and Ayden Marshal (forced fumble) added five stops apiece and Adrian Rios had four tackles.
Escalon 18, Ripon 15
After capitalizing on two Cougars mistakes to take the lead into the fourth quarter Saturday, the visiting Indians made a whopper of their own when a muffed snap on a punt gave Escalon the ball inside the 5-yard line midway through the fourth quarter. The Cougars quickly scored and then Ripon ran out of field as time expired at Engel Field.
The Indians got on the board late in the first quarter when field-goal holder Xzavier Clark fielded a bad snap and ran it in 19 yards for a touchdown. Escalon bounced back to take a 12-7 lead in the third quarter when Clark’s 81-yard kickoff return coupled with a conversion run by Ty Herrin put Ripon ahead 15-12.
Clark had 64 yards on 11 carries and Herrin was 4 of 9 passing for 62 yards.
Aiden Krupa and Julian Reyes led the Indians defense with six tackles each. Wesley Kurrigan added four stops and Ricardo Ochoa three.
Oakdale 28, Manteca 8
The Buffaloes’ Gage Pfeifer turned a broken play into a 53-yard touchdown run with Bryson McMichaels bulling in the conversion run to stake Manteca to an early 8-0 lead. The Buffaloes would not find the end zone again.
Pfeifer and Marco Ramos led the Manteca defense with six tackles apiece followed by Daniel Bernal with five stops and Manny Ramirez with three.