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Jr. Buffs fend off Flames to secure top seed in Central Valley Youth playoffs
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The Manteca Jr. Buffaloes varsity wrapped up the Central Valley Youth Football and Cheer regular season 10-0 with a 24-18 win over the Lodi Jr. Flames and will own the top seed going into the league playoffs in two weeks.

Brody Carabello (101 yards passing, two touchdowns; five carries, 34 yards, touchdown) ran for a 25-yard touchdown and connected with Josiah Moreno (eight carries, 32 yards; three receptions, 32 yards, two touchdowns) with touchdown passes of 3 and 26 yards. Bode Hiatt made three receptions for 55 yards and Leiland Riggelman added 48 yards on 12 carries.

Brody Carabello made seven tackles, Jonathan Arnoldus six, Adriel Cooks and Christian Chavez five apiece with three for Logan Qualls.


Manteca Cowboys 19, Lathrop Jr. Spartans 0

Adrian Sena scored a pair of touchdowns for the Cowboys.

Sena (45 yards rushing, 15 yards receiving) ran for an 8-yard score and pulled in a 15-yard scoring pass from Nehemiah Tomanogi. Caden Miller (eight carries, 60 yards) added a 1-yard scoring plunge.

Manteca’s Noah Germann made five tackles with four apiece for Adam Spino and Aiden Spino and three for Tobias Cox (interception).


Junior varsity

Cowboys 34, Jr. Spartans 0

Manteca’s Terrance Montgomery scored all three times he carried the ball.

Montgomery gained 136 yards with touchdown runs of 28, 45 and 63 yards. Jonathan Morales (four carries, 67 yards) scored on a 38-yard run and Erian Johnson Jr. pounded in a touchdown from 1-yard out. Bryant Lewis, Giovanni Perry and Brayden Davis all contributed to the offense.

Morales made four tackles with three apiece for Montgomery, Brayden Freitas and Mateo Salcido and two for Johnson Jr. Devin Cortinas snagged an interception.


Jr. Buffaloes 47, Jr. Flames 13

Manteca’s Vicente Diaz ran wild with five touchdowns.

Diaz tallied eight carries for 227 yards. Gabriel Ramirez (six carries, 75 yards) and Blake Scalise (five carries, 77 yards) each scored a touchdown and Santino Sanchez added 33 yards on five carries.

Jose Rivera and Keoni Oliver made five tackles apiece for the Jr. Buffaloes with three each for Sanchez, Luke Scalise, Nicholas Jimenez and two for Aiden Freitas.



Jr. Buffaloes 40, Jr. Flames 0

Manteca’s A.J. Haines ran for one touchdown and threw for four more to DeShon Benton Jr.

Haines (7 of 10 passing, 178 yards; five carries, 25 yards) scored on a 21-yard run and connected with Benton Jr. (143 yards receiving) for scoring throws of 3, 15, 25, 25 and 75 yards. Dennis Johnson added 54 rushing yards and 35 receiving yards and Trenton Fitzhugh added 31 yards rushing.
Brock McCurdy and Johnson both made five tackles with three for Maddox Schmidt and two for Blake Esteves, Fitzhugh, Jake Husband, Benton Jr, Cam Nervis and Frankie Archuleta (fumble recovery). Haines added an interception.

Jr. Spartans 24, Cowboys 6

German Patron scored the lone Manteca touchdown.

Patron gained 45 yards on five carries with 74 yards on eight carries for Stevens Charvell, 65 yards on 12 carries for A.J. Aguirre and 23 yards on four carries for Max Rios.

Charvell made six tackles, Rios five with four each for Angelo Martinez and Patron.



Jr. Spartans 18, Cowboys 0

Manteca’s Tiger Singh and Ismael Aceves made five tackles apiece.

The Cowboys offense was led by Christiano Solorio and Frankie Nieto.