The Manteca Chargers have had no problems putting up points so far in Delta Youth Football League action.
After pouring in 62 in their varsity opener last week, the Chargers scorched the Modesto Titans in a 51-12 victory Saturday at Salida Middle School.
Marcus Rivas scored back-to-back touchdowns in the first quarter, his second being a 45-yard return after an interception to make it 21-0. It marked the second straight game for the Chargers that the defense contributed an early score.
Quarterback Emilio Anaya threw three TDs to Tyler Cardoza (21 yards), Nick Oseguera (50 yards) and Levi Hillman (55 yards) to highlight his 4-of-7, 156-yard performance. Cardoza also kicked four 2-point conversions.
Eli Willis helped the defense with an interception, and Matthew Murphy recovered a fumble.
“We played well and dominated our opponent in every phase of the football game,” Charger coach Jon Shaefer said. “Once gain it’s a great boost when you can score on defense, and we were also able to kick four 2-point PATs, which are important as we get further into league play.”
Manteca will look to keep rolling this Saturday as it heads to Johansen High to face host Modesto Vikings.
Chargers 25, Titans 13
The Chargers won by controlling the line of scrimmage, where Jacob Welch, Jacob Martin, Dominic Alvarez, Xavier Perry and Destin DeLaTorre shined.
The defense was led by Carlos Tovar, Tony Vega, Jared Jones and Austin Blair, who came up with a key interception.