Sierra 21 14 7 7 — 49
Modesto 6 0 0 0 — 6
S — Zak Willson 4 run (Trevor Sutton kick), 9:47
S — Tali Vaipuna 10 pass from Willson (Sutton kick), 9:26
S — Sutton 10 pass from Willson (Sutton kick), 6:33
M — Jaden Rivera 6 run (pass failed), 4:20
S — Willson 9 run (Sutton kick), 8:49
S — Taylor Rowe 22 pass from Willson (Sutton kick), 4:59
S — Josh Seals 4 pass from Willson (Sutton kick), 3:34
S — Tim Sarginson 11 run (Sutton kick), :23
MODESTO — Sierra High dominated Modesto High Friday with a 49-6 non-league victory at Downey High.
“It was nice to see us jump ahead,” said Timberwolves coach Jeff Abrew, who praised his team’s efforts on both side of the ball.
Leading the way was his junior signal-caller Zak Willson, who completed 13 of his 21 passes for 140 yards and one interception. He threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more.
Trevor Sutton was the recipient of two of those scores. Along with those two touchdown catches, he connected on all six of his extra-point kicks.
Backup QB Tim Sarginson also chipped in, gaining 60 yards on nine carries with a TD while running out the clock.
Izayah Houston came up with a pair of turnovers, recovering a kickoff early on and a fumble.
The Timberwolves (3-2) scored on their first three possessions — all in a timely manner.
For starters, they needed five plays to find the end zone on that first touchdown. Taylor Rowe reeled off a 34-yard run on the drive with Willson capping it with a 4-yard TD run.
Houston recovered the ensuing kickoff and Willsson followed suit with a 12-yard pickup followed by a 10-yard scoring strike to Tali Vaipuna.
The Sierra defense stepped up as Samuel Jefferson and Evan Greenwood delivered on the fourth-down stop on the punter.
The first of the Willson-to-Sutton scoring connection upped the score, 21-0, at the midway point of the first quarter.
The Panthers (1-4) struck back as returner Isaiah Rodriguez was finally stopped at the Timberwolves 23. Jaden Rivera, moments later, scored on a 6-yard run.
Sierra scored twice in the second quarter to make it a 35-6 halftime lead.
Willson closed out his night with a 9-yard TD run followed by a 4-yard scoring toss to Josh Seals.
The Timberwolves roll into their bye week with a winning record and starts Valley Oak League play Sept. 29 at home against Oakdale.