The anticipated Central California Junior Football League showdown between the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes and Oakdale Stampede is on.
The Jr. Buffaloes’ varsity squad did its part to set up the battle of unbeatens by beating up on the Merced Cougars 60-0 at Golden Valley High this past Saturday.
Michael Frisby needed just seven carries to accumulate 156 yards and two first-half touchdowns in the Manteca rout. Gino Campiotti completed a 47-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Reis and converted six point-after attempts.
Jacob Peterson scored on both of his touches in the opening quarter, finishing with 25 yards on the two rushes. He also recorded a sack on defense. Caden Ramsey, Zachary Chamberlain and Bobby McConlogue each contributed a touchdown to the onslaught. McConlogue’s scoring scamper spanned 53 yards.
Seth Owings ran three times for 42 yards. Matthew Ender had three rushes go for 36 yards and chipped in an interception to the defense. Lindo Martinez and Jacob Welch contributed fumble recoveries.
The Jr. Buffs host Oakdale this Saturday at Manteca High’s Guss Schmiedt Field starting with the Rookies game at 9:30 a.m. The varsity game is scheduled to start at 3.
Cougars 42, Jr. Buffs 0
The Jr. Buffaloes (2-4) weren’t given much room to roam by Merced’s suffocating defense.
Warren McGovern was Manteca’s offensive leader with 36 yards on nine carries. Jacob DeJesus added 34 rushing yards on 12 attempts. Saul Contreras paced the defense with six tackles. Max Espinoza, Trinidad Dias and Jimmy Mootz turned in four apiece.
49ers 14, Jaguars 6
Reese Robinson’s 40-yard punt return scored the Jaguars’ only points at Turlock High.
Cougars 14, Jr. Buffs 0
Deshon Thomas did what he could to get Manteca (1-5) on track, finishing with nine carries for 30 yards on offense and six tackles and an interception on defense.
Marko Anaya contributed five tackles and a fumble recovery. Julien DeLaTorre also recovered a fumble.
Jaguars 14, 49ers 6
Ryan Borgeson and Zane Salgado each hit pay dirt, and the defense added two more points to the cause with a safety.
Daniel Rushing and Colton Stonum led the offense, while Adam Barrera and David Hennemann compiled four tackles each to pace the defense.