By DAVE CAMPBELL
Sierra and Ripon exchanged second quarter touchdowns Thursday and that was all the scoring as the two teams played to a 6-6 tie in non-league freshman action at Stouffer Field.
With 4:04 left in the first half Timberwolves quarterback Miguel Sequeira (7 of 14 passing, 93 yards, one interception) kept the ball and split a pair of Indians defenders and score from two yards out to put Sierra ahead 6-0. Adam Wood bulled the ball in from 1 yard out with 29 seconds remaining in the first quarter for Ripon to tie the game at 1-1.
Jose Ceja had 63 yards on eight carries for the Timberwolves. Isaiah Lee led Sierra with five tackles followed by Ceja and Elijah White with four apiece. Teammate Carlos Tovar had an interception.
Roland Davis paced the Indians with 61 yards on 13 carries. Justin Hansen had an interception for Ripon late in the first half and in the third quarter Paul Gunning recovered a punt muffed by the Timberwolves.
East Union 50,
Grace Davis-Modesto 0
The Lancers rolled up 36 first-half points in the non-conference win.
Jo Jo Espinosa (two carries, 46 yards) had touchdown runs of 6 and 40 yards and teammate Dezmin Ware (six carries, 57 yards) had 25- and 45-yard scoring runs. Andrew Mount and Levi Huffman teamed up to block a punt which set up a 12-yard scoring run by Alex Alexander for the 36-0 halftime lead.
Tealen Gaines set up his third-quarter 6-yard touchdown run with runs of 15 and 17 yards. Trinidad Diaz hit Andrew Mount with a 54-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter to wrap up the game’s scoring .
The stingy East Union defense gave up just one first down and that was late in the game. Mount and Huffman had two sacks apiece.
Buhach Colony 23, Manteca 6
The Buffaloes gave up 23 points in the second quarter in the non-league loss.
The Thunder blitz started with a safety and then a touchdown run. J’Bari Wilson (five carries, 45 yards) narrowed the gap to 9-6 with a 26-yard touchdown run only for Buhach Colony to return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.
A. J. Martinez led the Buffaloes ground game with 56 yards on nine carries.
Tyler Brintley had six tackles and a forced fumble for Manteca and Nick Creighton added four stops.
Lathrop 14, West 6
Stats not available at press time.