Central Catholic led by just a score at halftime Friday but the visiting Raiders had a goal-line stand to start the second half and then ran away with a 33-8 Valley Oak League sophomore win over Manteca at Guss Schmiedt Field.
The Buffaloes (3-1 VOL, 6-1 overall) appeared to be shifting momentum to start the third period with a 76-yard pass from Kyle Rachels hit Matt Ender down to the Oakdale 5-yard line. The Mustangs kept Manteca out of the end zone and the Buffaloes never threatened again.
After starting the game down 14-0 due in part to fumbling the ball away on the first play, Manteca go on the board with a 5-yard touchdown run by Vincent Ferro set up by a 36-yard pass from Rachels to Kobe Shipley.
Weston Ranch 8
The host Spartans scored in every quarter at Bennie Gatto Field.
Dan Ballesteros led the 323-yard Lathrop ground gain with 145 yards on 14 carries with one touchdown. Mysson Harrell (11 carries 88 yards) added two touchdowns with Keonee Linnell (eight carries, 48 yards) and Ramon Kweiss each scoring one touchdown for the Spartans. Linell was 3 for 5 passing for 43 yards.
The Spartans offensive line did a great job opening up holes all night and the Lathrop defense held the Cougars to negative yards rushing.
East Union 0
The host Lancers (3-1, 5-1-1) fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and never got on track at Dino Cunial Field.
Mason James had 84 yards rushing on 17 carries for East Union. Matthew Pilkay was 5 of 11 passing for 88 yards and Isaiah Sholund had three carries for 22 yards. Cruz Padilla had 14 tackles for the Lancers and Nick Sims eight.