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Manteca steam rolls Spartans
Mantecas Zachery Chamberlain blocks Lathrops Dan Ballesteros for Michael Frisby in a 34-0 win for the Buffaloes on Thursday at Guss Schmiedt Field. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/ The Bulletin

A suffocating defense and high-octane offense led the Manteca offense to a 34-0 drubbing of visiting Lathrop on Thursday in Valley Oak League freshmen action at Guss Schmiedt Field.

 It took the Buffaloes defense to ignite the offense. After the Manteca offense stalled out on its first two possessions, the Manteca defense got on the board when Kyle Reis collapsed the right side of the Spartans line for a safety.  

 The Buffaloes defensive line spent a good portion of the night in the Lathrop backfield, holding the Spartans to minus-26 yards of offense. Cameron Allison led the Manteca defense with 11 tackles, Reis had six and Justin Kakala 5.

 Ferrin Manuleleua scored touchdowns for Buffaloes on runs of 4, 6 and 8 yards. Presley Keltner got the other Manteca touchdown on 9-yard pass from Kyle Rachels (6 of 9 passing, 74 yards).

 Allison gained 60 yards on 10 carries and prior to leaving the game with an injury teammate Michael Frisby had 59 yards on eight carries.

Kimball 39, East Union 0

 Mae Beerman led the Lancers defense with 12 tackles.

 Tim Couch and Taylor McIntyre added five tackles apiece and Lane Tucker four.

 Davonte Scott led the East Union with 72 yards on 15 carries. Kenny Wilkinson ran for 42 yards on seven carries and was 4 of 7 passing for 61 yards.

Central Catholic 35,
Sierra 0

 The Timberwolves held the Raiders scoreless in the first half, but mistakes and red-zone turnovers sealed Sierra’s fate.

 Caden Worth 5 of 9 passing for 55 yards and an interception for the Timberwolves. Daemon Duran gained 22 yards on five carries before leaving the game with an injury.

 Bandy James, David Reyes and Carson Anderson each had four tackles for Sierra.