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Cowboys prevail in triple OT , 60-54
Isaac Alvarez of the Manteca Cowboys junior varsity (18) evades Lorenzo Vargas of the Sierra Jr. Timberwolves (20) in a 41-0 win for the Cowboys on Saturday at Dino Cunial Field. - photo by DAVE CAMBPELL The Bulletin

The Manteca Cowboys and the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves battled through a triple-overtime thriller Saturday with the Cowboys winning the Northern California Youth Football thriller 60-54 at Dino Cunial Field.

Keona Cayode led the Cowboys with 13 carries for 231 yards and six touchdowns. Ace Avelar added two touchdowns – one rushing and one on a 48-yard pass to Angel Ramierz and 

Emilio Perez (10 carries, 63 yards) scored on a rushing touchdown. 

Rafael Espinosa and Perez tallied eight tackles for the Cowboys. Avelar added seven stops, Indervir Sandhu (forced fumble) six, Marques Callahan five and Colton Stonum and Ramirez four apiece.  

Perez forced a fumble, Dylan Lee made an interception and Renald Bacigalupi, Andrew Andazola, Fateh Singh and Nick Luna all contributed on defense.

Alijah Cota and Tommy Perea combined for nearly 300 Timberwolves yards with Cota grinding out 171 yards on 18 carries and Perea scoring five touchdowns behind nine carries for 109 yards. Joey Lopez scored on both of his carries and Keanu Duenas (11 carries, 76 yards) scored one touchdown.

 Cota pace the Junior Timberwolves defense with five tackles. Evyn White and Jaden Ceja-Moreno made four tackles with Duenas and Dominic Ferreira-Moniz recovering a fumble. Jason Agulay and Adrian Rios played well on defense.


Junior varsity

Cowboys 41, Jr. Timberwolves 0

Bryson Davis scored on runs of 7, 25 and 62 yards for the Cowboys. 

Gabriel Flores added two touchdowns for the Cowboys and Davis pulled in a 33-yard touchdown pass from Omar Diaz. 

 Gavin Goodwin tallied 12 tackles for the Cowboys. Isaac Alvarez and Ivan Alvarez made seven stops, Nico Salcido six, Morgan Barcliff and Santana Stevenson five each and Landon Butler and Joshua Seals four apiece. Davis, Donavan Jones, Gabriel Mantua, Julian Perez and Izayah Houston all contributed on defense. 



Cowboys 25,

Jr. Timberwolves 0

Jeremy Ap’e ran for 113 yards for the Cowboys and Robbie Espinosa and Christopher Gallegos each scored a pair of touchdowns. 

Espinosa scored on runs of 4 and 15 yards. Christopher Gallegos scored from the 1-yard line following an 87-yard run by Ap’e and scored on another 1-yard plunge following a 53-yard pass from Anthony Morales to Dylan Stonum. 

Ap’e led the Cowboys defense with four tackles. Stonum, Kaden Jones, Koa Rodrigues, Gabriel Lopez, Mehtaab Bhangu and Devin Downey all added three stops. 


TVYFL Junior Varsity 

Ripon Knights 28,

Westside 49ers 18

Jace Beidleman threw for one touchdown and ran for another for the Knights on Saturday at Ripon High.

 Beidleman ran it in from 1 yard out and tallied 115 passing yards with a 37-yard scoring pass to Carson Sanders (three carries, 38 yards; three receptions, 59 yards). Jacob Camper had a touchdown run with 52 yards on seven carries, Brandon Kuhnke added a 1-yard touchdown run, Preston Zuidervaart made one catch for 56 yards and Stephen Dillman had 32 yards on five carries. 

Anden Ries paced the Knights defense with seven tackles, a forced fumble and a safety. Chase Bogetti added six stops, Cade Gemmell and Stephen Dillman four each,  Sanders, Jacob Camper and Andrew Mensonides three each and Carson Bunnell recovered a fumble.



Knights 33, 49ers 6

 The offensive line of Josh Jacobson, Alex Rader, Dylan Parker, Justin Hernandez-Olaiz, Chase Bunnell, and Johnathan Azevedo wore down the 49ers after halftime, leading to 33 second-half points.  

Gavin Decena (16 carries, 71 yards) scored on touchdown on the ground and pulled in a 12-yard pass from Anthony Alves. Dax Beidlman (nine carries, 91 yards), Mason Durao (three carries, 52 yards) and Jack Peters all scored on a rushing touchdown. 

The Knights defense pitched a shutout with the 49ers scoring on a kickoff return. Durao had an outstanding game on defense with 10 tackles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Jax Booth and Jack Peters made six stops each and Chase Bunnell five. 


Junior novice

Knights 6, 49ers 6

The Knights defense held the 49ers to just one play of more than 3 yards and no first downs. 

After a scoreless first half, Javier Hernandez-Olaiz connected with Vince Cockrell for a 30-yard touchdown pass.


MVFL junior varsity

Ripon Chiefs 68,

Argonaut Jr. Mustangs 0

The Chiefs put up 46 first-half points Saturday.

Garrison Reis (4 of 5 passing, 105 yards) stood out on both sides of the ball for the Chiefs, throwing touchdown passes of 60 yards to Tyler Paul Wentworth (two receptions, 60 yards), 31 yards to 

 Xzavier Clark and 14 yards to Quinn Martinez. Reis (four tackles) returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown.

Seth Van Dyk ground out 79 yards on 13 carries with a 4-yard touchdown run. Kayden MacDannald (six carries, 55 yards) scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, Wentworth scored on a 15-yard run and Jesus Ochoa (six tackles, tipped pass) returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown. 

Fernando Alaniz led the Knights with nine tackles. Kaden MacDannald added seven stops and Quinn Martinez and Seth Van Dyk had four tackles each. 

Clark (fumble recovery) and Wentworth were in on three tackles each with Caanan Clark, Eli Buck, Ty Herrin and Marcus Atienza all contributing on defense.