TRACY – Sierra remained undefeated Friday and opened the Valley Oak League campaign with a 55-20 shellacking of host Kimball at Don Nicholson Stadium.
Coming into the game averaging 220 yards per contest, Mark Paule Jr. continued his sizzling season racking up 253 yards on 25 carries with touchdown runs of 1, 3, 5, 7, 15 and 23 yards, with two of those scores coming in the first quarter on the way to a 28-7 first-period lead for the Timberwolves (1-0 VOL, 4-0).
Sierra’s other two first-quarter scores came on touchdown passes of 21 and 63 yards from Devin Nunez to Hunter Johnson. Nunez was 6 of 14 for 129 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Jaguars (0-3) scored a touchdown in each of the first three periods and neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
Sutter 49, Ripon 7
It was a long bus ride home for the Indians on Friday night.
After being held scoreless in the first quarter, the perennial powerhouse Huskies (5-0) erupted for 35 second-quarter points on the way to a convincing non-league home victory.
Jacob Duxbury had 69 yards on 11 carries with three receptions for Ripon (1-4). Nick Price was 8 of 17 passing for 41 yards.
Sammy Souza got the Indians on the board late in the fourth quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run.
“Their big-time players showed up in the second quarter and kind of took over the game,” Ripon assistant coach Chris Musseman said. “They scored on big play after big play.
“We didn’t help ourselves with field position and we kept giving them a short field.”