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Sierra, Manteca stay perfect in VOL frosh play
Sierras Marcos Castillo runs away from Luis Vargas of Lathrop on a long punt return Thursday in a 58-0 Valley Oak League freshman win for the Timberwolves on Thursday at Bennie Gatto Field. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Sierra needed just 22 offensive plays Thursday to defeat host Lathrop 58-0 in Valley Oak League freshman action at Bennie Gatto Field.

The Timberwolves (3-0 VOL, 5-1 overall) wasted little time getting on the clock when Marcos Castillo blasted 67 yards on the game’s first play for a 7-0 lead. By the end of the first quarter Sierra would lead 30-0 behind a 78-yard punt return by Castillo and a 2-yard touchdown run and 10-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Nashon Tamiano.

 The Timberwolves added four more touchdowns on 12- and 16-yard runs by Brandon Arreola, a 1-yard plunge by SeuSeu Alofaituli and 32-yard run by Christopher Mortano-Monterroso. Alofaituli’s touchdown was set up by Castillo’s 48-yard punt return to the 1 yard line.

 Castillo had 70 yards on two carries and Mortano-Monterroso 49 yards on three carries.

 Mortano-Monterroso had an interception and teammate Jacob Martinez recovered a fumble.

 Lathrop (0-5, 0-2) was held to negative rushing yardage and Spartans quarterback Johnny McCuaigwas 5 of 12 passing for 39 yards. Bobby Walls had a fumble recovery for Lathrop.


East Union 71,  Sonora 0

The Lancers scored on every possession and racked up 662 yards on the ground.


East Union posted some remarkable individual statistics. Devon Young had the most carries with seven for 183 yards and an 85-yard touchdown. Isaiah Cormier needed just four carries for 143 yards with touchdown runs of 52 and 76 yards and Patrick Shouland scored on runs of 34 and 52 yards, gaining 108 yards on four carries. Deon Mackson’s one carry was a 97-yard touchdown scamper.

 Angel Sena attempted three passes and completed two, both for touchdowns. Deon Mackson pulled in a 15-yard touchdown pass, Issac Huffman had a 52-yard scoring reception and Jake harries scored on an 11-yard touchdown run.

 Martin Garcia was in on 15 tackles for the Lancers, Patrick Shouland nine, Joseph Reynaga (fumble recovery) seven, Miguel Lopez five and Deon Mackson and Fernando Rodriguez four apiece.

 Manteca 42, Oakdale 16

 Eddie Santos scored three touchdowns Thursday to help the Buffaloes stay undefeated in VOL play.

Santos scored on runs of 3 and 34 yards – he set up his 34-yarder by recovering a Mustangs fumble – and on an 80-yard kickoff return. Manteca put up 36 points before Oakdale finally scored on the last play of the third quarter, long after the game was decided.

 James Thomas added touchdowns on two 12-yard runs and Devin Gonzales started the Buffaloes scoring parade on a 2-yard plunge in the first period.

 Ripon 20, Hughson 8

Bryce Kinsey was the workhorse for the Indians on Thursday with 100 yards on 17 carries.

Kinsey scored on a 19-yard run and Jacob Rhodes on a 32-yard fumble recovery. Ryan Wilson (five carries, 50 yards) had the other score for Ripon (2-0 Trans Valley League, 7-0 overall) on a 17-yard run.

Also contributing to the balanced Indians attack were Jack Nelson (nine carries, 66 yards) and Logan Orlando (four carries, 61 yards).