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Jr. Buffs squeak by Bulldogs
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The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes edged the Turlock Bulldogs 13-12 Saturday in Cen-Cal football action Saturday at Turlock High School.

 Isaac Searcy made an interception in the third quarter and returned it 25 yards for a Manteca touchdown.

 Trevon Barquet blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown. Tyler Garlets recovered the ensuing onside kick with less than two minutes remaining to seal the game.

 Jacob DeJesus and Kyle Jackson carried the load for Manteca with DeJesus eclipsing 100 yards on more than 20 carries and Jackson picking up more than 40 yards on 10 carries.

 C.J. Legarta led Manteca with eight tackles, Kacob DeJesus had six and Evans Nicolas five.


Manteca Jaguars 16,

Merced Bears 12

 With 32 seconds remaining in the game Saturday the host Jaguars stuffed the Bears at the Manteca 1-yard line to save the win at Sierra High’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

Angel Garaywith led the Jaguars with 11 tackles and a sack. Derion Chavis (interception) Marcello Grajeda each had seven tackles and Dominic Rea made two interceptions.

Ryan Borgeson and Derion Chavis each scored a touchdown for Manteca with the difference in the game being John Badilla’s two conversion kicks.  Dominic Rea had five carries for 85 yards for the Buffaloes and Jacob Kawakamiwas was 2 for 4 passing for 73 yards. 

Junior varsity

Turlock Bulldogs 32,

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 0

Tyler Diaz, Calvin Ramsey, Antonio Hernandez, Justin Beglau, Kekoa Nicolas, and Domenic Favaloro played well on both offense and defense for the Jr.Buffaloes.

 Julien Delatorre and Amaiya Guyton had good defensive games for Manteca..

Manteca Jaguars 13,

Merced Bears 0

 Jason Aucello had a 22-yard touchdown pass to Victor Martinez and Jordan Shinn had a 16-yard touchdown run for the Jaguars.

Alonzo Drew had an interception and a fumble recovery and Zane Salgado a fumble recovery for the stingy Manteca defense that allowed negative rushing yardage and just 60 yards through the air.



Turlock Bulldogs 38,

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 0

Jason Seabron had 10 carries for 95 yards and five tackles for the Jr. Buffaloes.

 Anthony Nixon made tackles for Manteca, Bryson McMichael six, Damien Davis five and Ezra Alvarado four.

Rookies (no score kept)

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes,
Turlock Bulldogs

Quinn Martinez had 50 yards rushing with two touchdowns for the Jr. Buffaloes.

Damion Fielder, Braden Glasgow, Nathaniel Moreno and Jose Rios blocked well for Manteca.

Manteca Jaguars, Merced Bears

Damien Reese, Andres Garay,  Fernando Villavazio and Jeremiah Charles combined for 70 yards for the Jaguars.

 Andres Garay led the Manteca defense with seven tackles followed by Fernando Villavazio and Josiah Rios with four apiece. Elijah Rizo had three sacks with Isaiah Lynch, Ayden Eachus, Elijah Rizo and Frank Diaz Jr. getting one sack apiece.

DYSA League


Manteca Cowboys 47,

Tracy Buccaneers 0

Trabon Russell raced 61 yards on the first play of the game Saturday to set the tone for the Manteca Cowboys in a 47-0 win over the host Tracy Buccaneers in varsity DYSA action.

 Russell also returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown.

Leo Bonilla had six carries for 101 yards with 15- and 66-yard touchdown runs and caught a 19-yard scoring pass from Eric Morales (3 for 4 passing, 60 yards). Morales scored on a 60-yard run and Anjelino Sanchez 10-yard run.

 Trabron Russell led the defense with eight tackles while Leo Bonilla and Jamari Milligan made four stops apiece. Nicco Cedolini and Joe Luna each made three tackles and an interception for Manteca.

Junior Varsity

Manteca Cowboys 36,

Tracy Buccaneers 22

Dennis Crum scored four touchdowns for the Cowboys including a 71-yard kickoff return and Daniel Morales hit Bryan Howe Jr. with an 8-yard touchdown pass..

 Dennis Crum led the Manteca defense with nine tackles. Aiden Twiggs (fumble recovery) had six tackles and Frank Clark (forced fumble) had five. Carlos Alvarez and Angelo Lopez each recovered a fumble and Derek Alicea Jr. and Landon Reynolds both forced a fumble.

 Aaron Murrillo, Lyon Colon, Bryan Howe Jr., Dominic Kempf, Isaac Padilla and Derrick McGee all played well on defense for the Cowboys.



Manteca Cowboys 12,

Tracy Buccaneers 6

Trey Moreland ran for a 20-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys to break a 6-6 tie.

 Moreland had 56 yards rushing and Bryant Davis (53 yards rushing) returned a punt 30 yards for a Manteca touchdown.

 Semaj Moore led the Buffaloes defense with seven tackles and a fumble recovery. Ryan Torres added five stops and Noel Ruezga and Angel Ramirez three apiece.


Tracy Buccaneers 13,

Manteca Cowboys 6

Gabriel Flores reeled off a 46-yard scoring run for the Cowboys in the first quarter but that was all Manteca could muster.

 Landon Butler led the Cowboys with 12 carries for 98 yards. Flores added six carries for 72 yards and Blake Mount had eight carries for 52 yards

 Nathaniel Cedolini led Manteca with eight tackles.  George Mendoza and Christopher Gallegos added seven tackles each Robbie Espinosa added four stops.


Delta Youth Football Novice

Manteca Jr. Timberwolves 21,

Tracy Raiders 0

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves novice used a balanced offensive attack to defeat the Tracy Raiders 21-0 Saturday in Delta Youth Football League action.

 Alijah Cota (90 yards rushing) scored on a 5-yard run for Manteca. Tommy Perea (50 yards rushing) added a 6-yard touchdown run and Ryan Vanarsdell (40 yards rushing) returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown.

 The Jr. Timberwolves defense held Tracy to negative yardage and no first downs and was led by Caden Salas (forced fumble, fumble recovery) with eight tackles, Nolan Calmes with seven and Darius Wright (forced fumble) and Mitch Lill had four tackles apiece.

Jr. Novice

Tracy Raiders 34, Manteca

 Jr. Timberwolves 0


Details were not available at press time.

Trans Valley League


Ripon Knights 24,

Central Saints 20

The Central Saints scored in the fourth quarter to defeat the Ripon Knights varsity 24-20 in Trans Valley Youth Football League action Saturday at Central Catholic High School.

Sean McGovern scored twice for Ripon – once on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Nolan Lingley and once on a 65-yard touchdown run. Maximus Steele added a 15-yard touchdown run for the Chiefs.

Nathan McGaffee , Garrett Bryan, McGovern, Steele, Drake Nelson and Ian Vrieling all played well on defense and center Eric Westseyn did well on offense.