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Defense shines for Jags in program-wide sweep
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The Manteca Jaguars swept past the Atwater Falcons this past weekend.

The varsity squad won handily, 36-0, thus, maintaining a share of first place in the Central California Junior Youth Football League’s NFC Division.

The Jaguars (4-1) received a strong performance from Mark Paule, Jr., who rushed 138 yards on 12 carries, scoring two rushing touchdowns and adding another on a 13-yard pass from Carlos Juarez.

Kody Justis contributed with 51 yards on the ground, including two TDs.

On defense, Manteca kept the Falcons (3-2) scoreless thanks to a stingy defense led by Shaheen Argand. He had seven tackles, an interception, a sack, and pass defended.

Justis had five stops and Damon Lynch, Noah Moral and Julian Diaz each had three tackles.

In addition, Anthony Sequeira came up with two tackles, forced a fumble, and recovered a loose ball. Paule had a tackle and an interception.

The Jaguars will take on the Merced Bears this Saturday at Merced High.

Junior Varsity

Jaguars 20, Falcons 0

John Cohen led Manteca with 176 yards and three touchdowns against Atwater.

Israel Garay had 25 yards and a reception.

Edward Santos paced the Jaguar defense with nine tackles. Kobe Shippley had four sacks and three stops to help seal the win.

Pee Wee

Jaguars 12, Falcons 0

Angel Garay tallied 197 yards on the ground highlighted by a 70-yard scoring run to lead Manteca past Atwater.

Nicholas Perez powered his way through the Falcons’ defense with a 3-yard touchdown run.

Garay also shined on defense, getting a sack, three tackles and a fumble recovery. Jonathan Dunn, Kyle Lynch, Anthony James, and Jose Ceja, who had a touchdown-saving tackle, were the other Manteca standouts.


Jaguars 28, Falcons 14

Jaimare Wayne rushed for 177 yards and Zelmar Vedder tallied 110 in Manteca’s victory over the Falcons.

Vedder had three touchdowns and Wayne added another.

On defense, Wayne and Isaiah Ford had seven tackles each while Lorenzo Ceja and Jessie Miranda chipped in with five and four stops, respectively.