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Chargers come up short against Tracy Raiders
Bulletin sports fall 2021
Zachery Behrbaum of the Manteca Chargers novice team pulls down Tracy Raider Jalan Davis as Arieon Shortridge (42) comes in to assist. - photo by Dave Campbell

The Tracy Raiders varsity edged the Manteca Chargers 13-12 on Saturday in Delta Youth Football action.

Logan Pool had a 100-yard rushing day for Manteca with a 40-yard touchdown run. Mathew Johnson, Tony Garza, Shane Foreman and Alijah Hawkins also had good games on offense.

Hezekiah Griffin led the Chargers defense with 10 tackles. Joseph Batiz and Alijah Hawkins assisted on defense.


Junior Varsity

Raiders 12, Chargers 6

Caden Miller scored the lone Manteca touchdown on a 20-yard run.

Darien East gained 65 yards rushing for the Chargers followed by Dominic Roa and Isiah Herrera.

Nicholas Holt, Isaiah Middleton and Ryan Finley led the Manteca defense.



Raiders 21, Chargers 12

Tobias Cox scored on a 65-yard run for Manteca and Isaac Estrada added a 30-yard touchdown run.

Zachery Behrbaum led the Chargers with eight tackles followed by Jamie Buchanan, Bruce Wedlow-Jones and Isaac Estrada with four tackles apiece. Jayden Vasquez recovered a fumble.


Jr. Novice

Chargers 14, Raiders 13

Jayden Shortridge scored both Manteca touchdowns.

Jeremiah Valdes and Shortridge led the Chargers offense.

Valdes, Shortridge and Jharon Jackson paced the Manteca defense.




Ripon Knights 50, Denair Lions 14

Ripon’s Mason Tameling threw for three touchdowns.

Tameling (8 of 15 passing, three touchdowns, interception) threw touchdown passes of 22 yards to J.P. Abrew and 32 and 54 yards to Amos Cady. Abrew added touchdowns on a 40-yard run and a 52-yard punt return. J.J. Brawley (six carries, 53 yards) had a 20-yard touchdown run and Amos Cady returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown.

Lushen Sanders gained 55 yards on four carries and Blake Stuit gained 48 yards on seven carries. Tom Giulian, Angelo Ramazzini, Uriah Rios, Ethan Mendes, Isaac Venema and Chase Bunnell all contributed on offense for the Knights. Abrew added 98 return yards.

Eddie Ramirez led the Ripon defense with 12 tackles – six for a loss. Dax Beidleman added seven tackles, J.J. Brawley five, Cady four and Darren Van Groningen three. Jack Dooley snagged an interception.


Junior varsity

Knights 42, Lions 0

Six different Knights scored in the blowout win.

Xavier Powell (two receptions, 57 yards) scored in his lone rush from 41 yards out and pulled in a 32-yard touchdown pass from Mason Durao. Kaeo Sanchez (10 carries 81, yards) scored on a 20-yard run, Gavin Decena (four carries, 50 yards) tallied a 26-yard touchdown run, Jax Booth (two carries, 45 yards) scampered 41 yards for a score and Josiah Van Vliet plunged in a touchdown from 1 yard out.

Jax Booth led the Ripon defense with 10 tackles. Sanchez and Luke Veneman added six stops apiece, Joshua Gonzales and Drew Walker tallied four tackles each with three apiece for Christin Chavez, Maximo Abrew, Jack De Jong, Van Vliet and Nate New.



Knights 40, Lions 6

Ripon’s Travis Maltes gained nearly 100 yards and scored three touchdowns

Maltes tallied 96 yards on seven carries with scoring runs of 21, 28 and 46 yards. Jesse Vega (six carries, 54 yards) scored on a 25-yard run, Mason Dodson (5 of 8 passing, 50 yards; six carries, 37 yards) had a 4-yard touchdown run and Jacob Hightower added a 27-yard touchdown run. Rudy Torrez and Jacob Hightower also contributed on offense.

Logan Howard (fumble recovery) led the Knights defense with 10 tackles, four for a loss. Cal DeBruin added nine stops, Deegan Vrieling eight with four each for Nathan Fletcher (two forced fumbles, fumble recovery), Tino Abrew and Tyce Sanchez.


Junior novice

Knights 52, Lions 6

Ripon’s Alex Lora ran for two touchdowns and threw for one.

Tyce Thompson pulled in a 70-yard pass from Lora for a score. Luke Sanders gained 95 yards on eight carries with three touchdowns, Lucas Durao scampered 75 yards for a touchdown and Nikolai Gorbunoff had the other Knights score.

Ripon’s Kolton Avant made 14 tackles, Shooter Bruns 10, Nikolai Gorbunoff (fumble recovery) seven and Tyce Thompson five.




Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 42, Lodi Flames 0

Manteca’s Maava Tialavea ran for one touchdown and caught another.

Tialavea (six carries, 92 yards) had a 10-yard touchdown run and pulled in a 55-yard scoring pass from Owen Gully, Carson Sablan (five carries, 58 yards) scored on runs of 19 and 20 yards, Micah Cardoza (two carries, 78 yards) galloped 73 yards for a score and Mathieu Evans scored from 14 yards out.

Cardoza led the Jr. Buffaloes with seven tackles. Noah Navarro added six stops, Sablan and Brayden Camara three. Mateo Nunez also contributed on defense.


Manteca Cowboys 20, Modesto Raiders 7

Bobo Gallegos and Eli Perez were standouts on both sides of the ball for Manteca.

Gallegos (20 carries, 105 yards) had a 4-yard touchdown run and Perez (10 carries, 90 yards) scored on runs of 8 and 35 yards.

Perez (two interceptions) and Gallegos (interception) led the defensive effort with five tackles apiece. Anthony Valdez added four stops and Gabriel Lopez contributed on defense.


Junior varsity

Jr. Buffaloes 49,  Flames 6

With Lodi leading 6-0 after the first quarter, Manteca scored 28 second-period points and never looked back.

Brody Carabello (123 yards passing) had touchdown throws for the Jr. Buffaloes of 47 yards to Lucas Ruiz and 48 yards to Madden Melendez. Erick Cortez scored on a 55-yard run and he forced a fumble and then scored on a 45-yard fumble return, Maddox Morales (nine carries, 77 yards) added an 8-yard scoring run, Leiland Riggelman scored from 5 yards out and Adriel Cooks capped the Manteca scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run.

Carabello led the Manteca defense with five stops with Lucas Ruiz and Cortez adding four tackles each. Melendez, Julian Garcia and Alex Espinosa also contributed on defense.


Cowboys 32, Raiders 19

It was the Nikko Hisapryor show for Manteca.

Hisapryor (12 carries, 182 yards; one completion, 35 yards) got the Cowboys on the board with a 54-yard punt return for a touchdown and followed that with touchdown runs of 18, 32 and 46 yards. Julian Ramirez (5 of 6 passing, 63 yards) hit Adrian Sena with a 6-yard touchdown pass. Dean Sortonis and Tyler Pettis also contributed on offense for Manteca.

Sortonis made 13 tackles to lead the Cowboys defense followed by Ramirez (eight tackles), Tyler Pettis (seven), Will Carter and Nikko Hisapryor (six apiece), Kyler Cayode and Adrian Sena (five each), Joseph Vigil (four) and Elias Lopez (two pass deflections) and Andrew Salmeron (three each).



Cowboys 13, Raiders 6

After a scoreless first half Manteca’s Terrance Montgomery scored twice in the second half.

Montgomery (11 carries, 139 yards) scored on runs of 38 and 59 yards. Erian Johnson Jr. and Giovanni Perry also contributed on offense.

Devin Cortinas made 12 tackles for the Cowboys with Jonathan Morales adding seven stops. Bryant Lewis (interception), Brayden Davis and Ka'Mari Wynne also contributed on defense.



Jr. Buffaloes 26, Flames 13

Manteca’s Santino Sanchez scored two touchdowns and gained nearly 100 yards.

Sanchez gained 98 yards on 13 carries with scoring runs of 4 and 46 yards. Luke Scalise (four carries, 81 yards) scored on a 67-yard kickoff return and John Ellis (six carries, 72 yards) had a 27-yard touchdown run. Carter Dupee had two carries for 35 yards and two catches for 30 yards and Jaxson Eseed was 2 of 3 passing for 30 yards. 

Grayson Keller forced a fumble and made six tackles for the Jr. Buffaloes. Keoni Oliver added five stops, Manoah Ellis (forced fumble) and Sanchez four each and Brach Carabello and Ellis three apiece.



Raiders 26, Cowboys 7

Semaj Thornton scored the lone Manteca touchdown.

Thornton tallied 91 yards on nine carries. Mateo Gavino and Charvelle Moore-Stevens also contributed on offense.

Abil George led the Cowboys defense with eight tackles. Moore-Stevens added six stops, Jonathan Frutis five and Max Rios four.




Ripon Chiefs 28, Linden Jr. Lions 0

Jackson Fay scored three touchdowns for Ripon.

Fay (seven carries, 96 yards) scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and tallied his third score on a 65-yard interception return.

Kirk Simoni added a 1-yard quarterback sneak and Julian DeWeerd picked up 40 yards on six carries.

Jayden McGee led the Chiefs defense with six tackles and an interception. Gavin Marlow added five tackles with A.J. Chapman and Kenneth Smart tallying three tackles apiece.


Junior varsity

Chiefs 48, Jr. Lions 0

Another week, another shutout.

The undefeated Chiefs extended their shutout streak to six games, led defensively led by Kaiden Romero’s 11 tackles and a forced fumble.

The offensive line of Lucas Weaver, Gilbert Luiz II, Landon Winter, Mason Buck and Nik Vitz dominated Linden. Andrew Shaw (4 of 7 passing, 75 yards; three carries, 29 yards) ran for one touchdown and had touchdown passes of 10 yards to Aiden Davis, 17 yards to Ace Dougherty and 39 yards to Owen Hoy. Matthew Gaines added (five carries, 98 yards) added two rushing touchdowns and Kael Rangel (six carries, 72 yards) ran for one touchdown.

The Chiefs special teams were led by Gaines, Gavin Duran, Jacob Dood, Chase Rainer and Gunnar Fay.