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Jr. Timberwolves JV prevail over Chargers
Tyler Looney (65) of the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves novice blocks Dominik Urteaga of the host Manteca Chargers while Manny Pena (9) comes in to assist and clear the way for Gianni Addiego (24) in a 57-0 win for the Jr. Timberwolves on Sunday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/ The Bulletin

Despite two touchdowns for the Manteca Chargers from Marcelo Morales, the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity held on for a 24-19 win over the Chargers on Sunday in Delta Youth Football action at Sierra High’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

 Morales had 10 carries for 105 yards and a touchdown to lead the Chargers. Dominic Alvarez 35 yards on four carries, Antonio Villesana 40 yards on four carries and quarterback Jake Mendiola (3 of 5 passing, 70 yards) had an 8-yard rushing touchdown.

 Morales completed one pass of 50 yards to Marcus Miller. Morales had two receptions for 55 yards and Malik Nov one for 15 yards

 Morales had 120 yards on three kickoff returns, one of which was for a touchdown.


Manteca Jr.
Timberwolves 57,

Manteca Chargers 0

For the third week in a row the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves novice held its opponent to negative yardage, no first downs and forced a shutout.

 Gianni Addiego made five tackles for the Jr. Timberwolves with Caiden Salas (forced fumble, fumble recovery) making four stops, Mitch Lill three, Luis Rivera a safety and D’Anthony Houston an interception.

 Tommy Perea had two carries for 40 yards with both of those carries for touchdowns on runs of 5 and 35 yards. Alijah Cotta (three carries, 30 yards) had scoring runs of five and eight yards.

Addiego had carries of 50 yards, scoring on a 45-yard punt return and a 35-yard run. Sam Haena returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown.


Junior Novice

Manteca Chargers 25,

Manteca Jr.
 Timberwolves 12

Jeremy Douglas paced the Jr. Timberwolves offense with 98 yards on 15 carries two touchdowns, one from 69 yards out.

Douglas and Andrew DeFrenchi each had five tackles for the Jr. Timberwolves.

DYSA  varsity

Tracy Rampage tops
Manteca Cowboys

The Tracy Rampage varsity defeated the visiting Manteca Cowboys on Saturday in DYSA action at Kimball High School’s Don Nicholson Field.

 Leo Bonilla (15 carries for 60 yards) had a 1- yard scoring run in the fourth quarter for the Cowboys. Eric Morales ground out 94 yards on 10 carries.

 Leo Bonilla led the Manteca defense with 10 tackles followed by Luckie Salcido with five and

Nicco Cedoloni (fumble recovery), Eric morales (interception)  and Trabron Russell with three apiece.


Junior Varsity

Manteca Cowboys 21, Tracy Rampage 0

Frank Clark had six tackles with a sack and pass deflection to lead the stingy Cowboys defense. Aiden Twiggs (interception) and Derek Alicea Jr had five tackles each with Dennis Crum getting four, Lyon Colon and Bryan Howe Jr. three apiece and Carlos Alvarez an interception.

Aaron Murillo, Jacob Lopez, Angelo Lopez, Xavier Mendez, Joey Gonzales, Daniel Morales, Adryan Ochoa and Eric Barojas all contributed on defense.

Dennis Crum led Manteca with seven carries for 56 yards with two touchdowns with Frank Clark scoring the other one. Colon had 36 yards on 12 carries.


Manteca Cowboys 20, Tracy Rampage 8

Domination by the Cowboys offensive line of Alex Sena, Joey Lopez, Beto Escoboza, Johnathan Lyke and Ryan Faias led to 20 second-quarter points.

Bryant Davis had two touchdown runs and a 30-yard scoring pass to Angel Ramirez for Manteca

Alex Cervantes, Noel Ruezga and Rafael Espinoza all had four tackles apiece for the Cowboys and Bryson Davis and Angel Ramirez each had three sacks.



Tracy Rampage 18,
 Manteca Cowboys 0

Gabriel Flores had nine carries for 52 yards for the Cowboys and Landon butler 12 carries for 55 yards.

 Gabriel Flores had five tackles for Manteca followed by George Mendoza and Gavin Goodwin four apiece and Landon Butler with three.


Mountain Valley varsity

Ripon Chiefs 39,
 Linden Lions 0

Nico Ilardi set the tone for the Ripon Chiefs varsity on the first play of the game Saturday with a 70-yard pass to Brandon Ranier for the first of three scoring passes on the way to a 39-0 win over the host Linden Lions in Mountain Valley Football League action.

Ilardi was 9 of 12 passing for 193 yards with completions to eight different receivers including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Matthew Padilla and a 14-yard touchdown pass to Aiden Benzinger.   Benzinger (three carries, 48 yards) led a balanced rushing attack that featured 12 ball carriers for 205 yards. Ilardi had two carries for 39 yards and Dorian Dougherty had five carries for 31 yards that included a 2-yard touchdown run.  Offensive guard Boogie Barnett carried the ball at fullback and rumbled for a 30-yard gain and Grant Wiebe scored the other rushing touchdown from 3 yards out.

Ripon forced two fumble recoveries and two interceptions.  Tommy Campbell recovered an onside kick and Caleb Delgado recovered a fumble in the Linden backfield.  Danny Hernandez had two interceptions, knocked down two passes and made two tackles as well.

Leobardo Ochoa and Wiebe lead the team with three tackles each and Benzinger, Delgado, Dougherty, and Gunnar Bertsch all had two tackles apiece. 

Nathan Valdez made a 30-yard field goal for the Chiefs.

Cen-Cal varisty

Manteca Jaguars 56,

Los Banos Wildcats 6

Offense, defense and special teams all scored touchdowns for the Manteca Jaguars varsity in a 50-6 win over the Los Banos Wildcats on Saturday in Cen-Cal action at Sierra High’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium

 Dominic Rea lead the way with three carries for 96 yards with a 76-yard touchdown run, a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, two interceptions – one returned for a touchdown – and six  tackles. Angel Garay had had three carries for 88 yards with a 64-yard scoring run, Jaimare Wayne had three carries for 60 yards and a score. Jakub Kawakami had a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jason Steele for a touchdown. Gabriel Ramirez, Lorenzo Contreras and Derion Chavis all  added nice runs. 

 Garay and Gerardo Escobar led the Manteca defense with seven tackles tackles each.  Jaimare Wayne (interception) and Marcelo Grajeda each added three tackles.


Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 46,

Merced Cougars 0

Kyle Jackson had two touchdowns to lead a balanced Jr. Buffaloes attack at Guss Schmiedt Field.

Trevon Barquet, Isaac Searcy and Jacob Sandoval and Jacob DeJesus had one touchdown, Evans Nicolas made five sacks and Kevin Thornburg made five of six conversion kicks.


Junior Varsity

Los Banos Wildcats 6, Manteca Jaguars 2

The Jaguars ground out nearly 100 rushing yards could not push it into the end zone.

In his first start of the season, Payton Graham was the bright spot on Manteca defense, making multiple touchdown-saving stops and recording 10 tackles.


Manteca Junior Buffaloes 22,  Merced Cougars 0

Daymari Cox, Amaiya Guyton and Calvin Ramsey started the scoring for the Jr. Buffaloes with a safety.

Manteca’s Eduardo Lomeli stripped the ball from a Cougars ball carrier and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown and made the conversion kick. Calvin Ramsey had a 44-yard touchdown and Domenic Favalaro scored from 35 yards out.

Justin Beglau threw for 90 yards with Antonio Hernandez and Kekoa Nicolas each having 45 yards receiving and the Jr. Buffaloes defense did a great job to give the offense great field position.



Merced Cougars 31,
 Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 6

Jason Seabron had five carries for 100 yards including a 35-yard touchdown and four tackles.

Daniel Rushing (tackle) had two carries for 35 yards and Peyton Nieman (tackle) three carries for 25 yards for Manteca. Justin Severson had four tackles with Cole Ramsey and Colton Stonum adding three apiece.


Rookies (No score kept)

Gage Pfeifer ran for a 60-yard touchdown for the Jr. Buffaloes.

Raymond Tinnin had five tackles and Leonardo Munguia three for Manteca.