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Manteca tandem receives top honors in VOL
Central Catholic’s Wentworth named MVP
All-VOL football
Manteca running back Bryson Davis tries to break through against the East Union defense. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

Three of the top honorees on the All-Valley Oak League football team have local ties.

Runner-up Manteca (4-1 VOL, 8-4 overall) has two major award winners in senior running back Bryson Davis and third-year junior lineman Isaiah White, who are the Outstanding Offensive Player and Co-Outstanding Defensive Player, respectively.

Ripon resident Tyler Wentworth, son of former Manteca multi-sport star Kevin Wentworth, was voted MVP after leading Central Catholic (5-0, 9-3) to a fifth straight league championship. The younger Wentworth, headed to Clemson for baseball, played quarterback and linebacker, completing 66% of his passes in league games for 1,112 yards, 16 touchdowns and one interception while rushing for three more touchdowns. Defensively, he had the second most tackles for CC with 25 to go with an interception and a fumble recovery.
Fellow Raiders topping the all-league list are Cal-bound safety Brooklyn Cheek (Co-Outstanding Defensive Player) and 6-foot-2, 346-pound Troy Leota (Lineman of the Year).

Oakdale linebacker/wingback Joseph Delte is Utility Player of the Year.

All-VOL football
Manteca defensive lineman Isaiah White, left, tracks down Sierra running back Anthony Grady. - photo by Wayne Thallander

Central Catholic (Division I), Manteca (Division II) and Oakdale (3-2, 8-4, Division III) all reached the semifinal round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.

Davis missed four non-league games for Manteca but showed no signs of rust in VOL play. The 6-1, 215-pound power back galloped for 957 yards (11 per carry) and 11 touchdowns in five VOL contests, rushing for at least 225 in three straight.

White tied for the team league with 47 tackles, 6.0 for losses, and 4.0 sacks. The relentless 6-foot-3, 210-pound defensive lineman had double-digit tackle totals in three of five VOL games and recorded three sacks against East Union.

Also earning All-VOL first-team spots for Manteca: senior center C.J. King, left tackle Bryson McMichael, senior inside linebacker Tommy Perea (47 tackles, 2.0 sacks), senior edge rusher K.P. MacDannald (21 tackles, 3.5 sacks), junior defensive tackle Josh Mellion (20 tackles, 4.0 sacks), and sophomore defensive backs Quinn Martinez (15 tackles, four pass break-ups) and Jhadis Luckey (36 tackles, three interceptions).

Sierra (1-4, 4-7), which made its first postseason appearance since winning the SJS Division IV championship in 2019, has three first-team selections.

Senior running back Anthony Grady made the cut for a third straight year, compiling 435 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

Senior offensive lineman Jax Ballard and junior quarterback Zak Willson also earned first-team recognition. Willson completed 55 of 105 passes for 932 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions, also running for two scores.

East Union (0-5, 3-7) has one first-team selection in offensive tackle Leland Crabb.

Making the all-league second team from the area: Sierra senior receiver Josh Seals, Sierra junior receiver Trevor Sutton, Manteca junior inside linebacker Ruben Romero, East Union defensive lineman Brady Rossi and East Union defensive back Vince Hudson.

Earning honorable mention: WR Julian Moncada, QB Garrison Reis, SS Daniel Bernal, RB Nikko Juarez and defensive back Chris Chavez of Manteca; WR Blake Mount, WR Jackson Fay, ILB Carson Sanders and ILB Brayden Camara of East Union; WR Tali Vaipuna, DE Jessie Flores and ILB Brock Felt of Sierra.