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ROUNDUP: Sierra frosh falls short against Modesto
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Sierra ball carrier Lorenzo Jones loses his helmet while taken down against Modesto in freshman football action Friday. - photo by Wayne Thallander

After being held scoreless for the first half Thursday, Sierra High bounced back for two second-half touchdowns.

But that wasn’t enough as Modesto defeated the Timberwolves in non-league freshman football action, 22-16.

Sierra’s Jayden Pimentel (12 of 26 passing, 137 yards) spotted A.J. Chapman with a 46-yard touchdown pass and Julian Ruiz (eight carries, 57 yards) added a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Ryan Reyes, Jayden Searcy and John Thomson also contributed on offense.

Lorenzo Jones made five tackles for the Timberwolves and Chapman added three.


Livermore 13, Ripon 12

A two-point conversion came up a foot short for the Indians as time expired.

Quarterback Max Farrell led Ripon. He completed 3 of his eight passes including one for a touchdown – he connected with Caleb Hernandez on a 3-yard score in the fourth – and delivered on a 2-yard TD in the second quarter.

Livermore surged ahead in the fourth on a TD pass and extra point.

Gene Marlow was Ripon’s top rusher with 37 yards on four carries. Hernandez chipped in, picking up 18 yards on nine pops. He also caught three passes for 22 yards and a score.

Landon Crawford racked up 25 yards on 13 carries.

Defensively, Jorge Paramo had a pair of tackles, three for losses, and a sack. Nicholas Martinez, Julian Deweerd and Crawford had four tackles each.


Lathrop 46, Ceres 0

Treydon Santos and Pablo Pena spearheaded the Spartans attack by racking up over 100 yards each.

Santos led the way with 183 rushing yards on 11 carries while scoring three touchdowns – he also caught a 35-yard pass. Pena scored twice and finished with 113 yards on seven tries.

Eliseo Lopez also rushed for a pair of TDs while picking up 50 yards on two pops.

On defense, Rueben Lopez recovered a pair of fumbles for the Spartans.

Both Eric Lucatero and Daniel Tachquin registered five tackles and Lopez twice recovered onside kicks.


Manteca 18, Del Oro 13

Jhadis Lucky had touchdowns of 22- and 3- yards to lead the Buffaloes to a non-league win.

He also had rushed for 134 yards on 21 carries.

Maava Tialavea scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter.

Manteca quarterback Owen Gully connected on 6 of his 9 passes for 50 yards, hitting his targets Carson Sablan (18 yards, three catches) and Noah Navarro (25 yards on two receptions).

Logan Pool had 11 tackles to lead the Manteca defense. Carson Sablan delivered on eight tackles while Mathieu Evans had five tackles and an interception.