After giving up the lead in the fourth quarter Thursday, Sierra bounced back with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Caden Worth to Brandy James with 4:53 showing on the clock and held on for the 12-7 win over visiting Ripon in non-league freshman football action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Late in the first half the Timberwolves (1-0) took a 6-0 lead when Worth hit Daemen Duran with a 20-yard touchdown pass. Worth completed four of six passes for 76 yards and had 13 carries for 44 yards and Duran had two receptions for 30 yards and 14 carries for 60 yards.
Donnie Cooksey scored the go-ahead touchdown for the Indians (0-1) on a 2-yard plunge with 7:15 left in the game for a 7-6 Ripon lead. Dylan Sexton led the Indians offense with 13 carries for 60 yards and Sid Gall added 56 yards on six carries.
Central Valley 6
Two first-quarter defensive scores and a third in the second period helped propel the Buffaloes to a resounding non-league victory.
Matthew Ender started the Manteca scoring parade with a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown. Following the first of two Michael Frisby first-half 1-yard touchdown plunges, Presley Keltner recovered a fumble in the Hawks end zone for a 22-0 lead.
Ferrin Manuleleua recovered another fumble in the Central Valley end zone midway through the second quarter for a 30-0 lead. Cameron Allison scored on a 16-yard run late in the game for the Buffaloes (1-0) and the Hawks (0-1) answered with time running out on a touchdown run.
Benjamin Rea made five tackles and an interception for Manteca. Justin Kakala added four stops, Isreal Garay (punt block) three tackles and Manuleleua added a forced fumble.
Lathrop 32, West 0
Dan Ballesteros returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and Harvey Cuellar made three unassisted sacks to highlight the Spartans defensive effort that held the Wolf Pack to less than 100 yards of offense.
Michael Ramos had 12 carries for 125yards with a 32-yard touchdown run for Lathrop (1-0). Harvey Cuellar (10 carries for 72 yards) scored on a 5-yard run and Mattox Harrell (seven carries for 28 yards) added a 23-yard scoring run. Robert Meyer pulled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from Keonnee Linnell to round out the Spartans scoring.
Grace Davis 14,
East Union 12
The Lancers gave up the ball twice inside the 10-yard line in the non-league loss to the Spartans.
Devonta Scott led the East Union ground game with 15 Carries for 96 yards. Manny Rodrigues, Tony Martinez and Dasani Jones also contributed to the rushing attack for the Lancers (0-1). Jones had three receptions for 45 yards.
Cade Smith, Bryden Hardcastle and Ryan Austin led the East Union defense that held Grace Davis to less than 100 yards on the ground and only 47 yards passing.