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Sierra, Manteca score JV victories
Turlock-Manteca JV football
Manteca quarterback Preston Smith (12) lets it fly while getting pass protection from Mark Bondoc (71) in the junior varsity game last Friday at Guss Schmiedt Field. - photo by Wayne Thallander

Zak Willson threw for one touchdown and ran for two Thursday to lead the Sierra junior varsity to a 38-0 non-league shellacking of Armijo.

Wilson (72 yards rushing) had rushing touchdowns of 18 and 22 yards and was 4 of 10 passing for 127 yards with a 87-yard touchdown pass to Taylor Rowe. Mario Juarez (added a 1-yard touchdown run, Joseph Ramos returned an interception 85 yards for a score, Joseph Fortes gained 81 yards on three carries and Cameron Diego gained 35 yards on his one carry. 

The balanced Timberwolves defense that gave up 60 yards with nine sacks with seven tackles apiece were Mario Juarez and Isaiah Guerrero. Evan Greenwood, Joseph Fortes (interception), Jonathan Lawas, Joey Habibi (interception) Tali Vaipuna had five tackles each. Nichols Garzon, Amadepp Dapp (fumble recovery) and Hezekiah Tulley-Griff also contributed on defense.


Manteca 8, Turlock 7

Preston Smith threw for 146 yards and a touchdown to lead the Buffaloes to the narrow win.

Smith was 15 of 22 and hit Santana Stevenson with a 3-yard touchdown pass. Quinn Martinez and Nick Garcia also contributed on offense.

Ruben Moreno led the Manteca defense with none tackles followed by Luis Rosas (six stops), Matthew Meninga and Josiah Sagapulu (four each) and Alijah Marshal and Damariae Long (three apiece).



Sonora 21, Sierra 7

Jayden Searcy pulled in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jayden Pimentel to give the Timberwolves a 7-6 second-quarter lead Thursday.

Jayden Pimental 11 of 25 passing for 93 yards. Searcy, A.J Chapman and Ryan Reyes combined for 103 yards receiving with Julian Ruiz and John Thomson also contributing on offense.

Lorenzo Jones was in on nine tackles for Sierra followed by Thomson (5) and John Reyes, Jordan Garcia and Chapman (four apiece). Searcy (interception), Vareho Zingkhai (forced fumble), Matthew Johnson (fumble recovery) and Xavier Torres also contributed on defense.

Game location: Washington High School (Freemont).


Ripon 12, Irvington 7

The Indians got the first points of the game with a pair of Landon Crawford touchdowns in the third quarter. 

Crawford (15 carries, 79 yards) scored from 3 and 7 yards out. Julian Deweerd and Caden Hernandez also contributed on offense.

Joaquin Rodriguez led the Ripon defense with seven tackles. Jorge Paramo added six stops and Gavin Marlow an interception and a fumble recovery.