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Chargers drop late heartbreaker to Stockton Bengals
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The Stockton Bengals varsity scored 14 fourth-quarter points to come from behind and defeat the Manteca Chargers 14-6 on Saturday in Delta Youth Football action.

Isaiah Middleton was the workhorse for the Chargers with eight carries for 142 yards. Danny Olaguibel (two carries, 36 yards) scored the lone Manteca touchdown in the first quarter on a 28-yard run. Colton Madden carried the ball twice for 21 yards.

Madden made five tackles, Eric Yamamoto four with two apiece for Isaiah Middleton, Danny Olaguibel, Jayden Omadhebo, Stephan Graham, Dominic Balugo and Robert McDonald.


Junior varsity

Bengals 38, Chargers 0

Aldrick Coniconde and Aiden Howe contributed to the Manteca offense.

Manteca’s Kingston Johnson 5made five stops, Ethan Sereno and Israel Juarez-Salgado added five tackles with Kayden Riley and Howe each posting two apiece.



Bengals 20, Chargers 6

The Chargers led 6-0 after first quarter on a 65-yard touchdown run by Lloyal Galtney.

Jeremiah Silva added two carries for 25 yards.

Manteca’s Arieon Shortridge made six tackles, Diesel Spangler (forced fumble) and Jeremiah Silva added four stops apiece and Jayden Shortridge three. Eli Ruiz recovered a fumble.


Junior novice

Chargers 46, Bengals 38

Choyce Galtney ran wild for Manteca with three touchdowns and nearly 300 rushing yards.

Galtney carried the ball eight times for 281 yards with scoring runs of 30, 47 and 50 yards. Jharon Jackson (seven carries, 100 yards) added touchdowns on runs of 2, 5, and 35 yards and Legend Johnson (two carries, 30 yards) rand for a 7-yard touchdown.  

Jeulius Newman made four tackles, forced and recovered a fumble for the Buffaloes. Jackson added three tackles, Galtney (two forced fumbles, fumble recovery) and Aiden Reyes with two apiece and defensive contributions from Izaiah Shortridge, Shayne Sutherland Jr. and Adrian Juarez. Adrian Agtarap forced and recovered a fumble.


Trans Valley Youth Football League


Merced Junior Knights 20, Ripon Knights 18

Tyce Thompson led the Ripon offensive attack with huge help from lead blocking from Keagan Heuvel, Adrien Anaya, Daniel Teicheira and Hudson Postma.

Tyce Thompson (10 carries, 100 yards) scored on runs of 33 and 54 yards and on a 70-yard kickoff return late in the fourth quarter to bring the Knights within two points. Chase Rubenaker had returned a kickoff 35 yards for a touchdown and Keagan Heuvel and Hudson Postma contributed to the offense.

Rubenaker led Ripon with nine tackles. Bob Fletcher (forced fumble, fumble recovery) added eight stops and Brayden Camara (six tackles) stripped the ball two times in key moments in the game giving the Knights possession late in the game. Austin Stirrat (fumble recovery) and Luke Sanders made five tackles apiece with both Postma and Thompson each recovering a fumble.


Junior Novice

Jr. Knights 24, Knights 22

The Knights were their own worst enemy with three touchdowns called back by penalties.

Ripon’s Lucas Durao gained 154 yards on 12 carries. Nikolai Gorbunoff (15 carries, 105 yards) scored on runs of 7, 9 and 14 yards. Jaxson Quilantang tallied 49 yards on three carries with offensive contributions from Eli Browne Mearl Thompson. There was great line play by Brayden Bettencourt, Keegan Lewellen, Logan Stirrat, Levi Reeder, Harvin Chohan and Cohen Vermeulen.

Durao made nine tackles, Gorbunoff (fumble recovery) eight, Quilantang seven and Chase Johnson five. Jaxson Muschott forced a fumble. Mearl Thompson, Aiden Anaya, Ben Holfman, Jackson Rubio and Stirrat all contributed on defense.