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Junior Buffaloes tame Gridiron Bulldogs
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The Junior Buffaloes came away with a 48-0 victory Saturday over the Gridiron Bulldogs of Elk Grove.

Manteca put the game away early on, finding the end zone three times in the first quarter highlighted by Brody Carabello’s 50-yard touchdown run.

This was the first of his three TDs for the game – he scored twice in the second quarter, finishing with 159 yards on five carries.

Leiland Riggelman and Brixton Ortiz scored on runs of 5- and 4- yards, respectively, early on for the Jr. Buffaloes.

In the second half, Alex Espinoza and Blake Scalese added to Manteca’s tally. Espinoza delivered o a24-yard scoring run in the third and Scalese capped off the day with a 34-yard jaunt in the fourth.

Scalese racked up 79 rushing yards on three pops while Riggelman chipped in with 42 yards on four carries.

On defense, Carabello registered five tackles and a forced fumble. Brennan McMichael and Bode Hiatt had five tackles each including three for losses.

Brixton Ortiz had five stop with two for losses, with Logan Qualls and Espinoza both coming away with three tackles with two for losses.


Jr. Buffaloes 45, Gridiron 0

Manteca’s efficient offense accounted for 332 yards from scrimmage on 21 snaps against the Bulldogs.

The Jr. Buffaloes did through the air – Branch Carabello was 2 for 2 for 95 yards in passing with a pair of touchdowns – and on the ground.

John Ellis (106 rushing yards on eight carries with two TDs) and Manoah Ellis (95 receiving yards and two TDs) combined for over 200 yards. Bradyn Morales (75 yards, TD), Aris Masudi (27 yards, four carries, TD, PAT), Navi Murillo (18 yards, three carries, TD), and Grayson Keller (11 yards, two carries, TD) also helped out on offense.

The defensive leaders included John Ellis (seven tackles, fumble recovery), Manoah Ellis (four tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery), Navi Murillo (three tackles, interception), Grayson Keller (four tackles, fumble recovery), Franklin Archuleta (onr tackle, one sack), Aris Masudi (two tackles) and Zechariah Angulo (two tackles).


Cowboys 43, Lodi Jr. Flames 6

Bailey Ybarra and Mateo Gavino combined for the bulk of the scoring against the Jr. Flames.

Ybarra scored five TDS while rushing for 195 yards on 11 carries. Gavino had 104 yards on nine touches with three TDs.

Keyth JHart Jr. (49 yards, three pops) and Jayden Ontai (19 yards, three carries) also helped out on offense.

Defensive standout for Manteca included Gavino (eight tackles, two solo), Hart (three stops), Eva Williams (three tackles), Hudson Green (four tackles, one solo), Sebastian Leon (five tackles, two solo), Angel Olivares (three tackles) and Ontai (three tackles, one solo, fumble recovery).


Tracy 18, Manteca Chargers (Junior Novice) 13

The Chargers came up short in their loss to the Tracy Raiders.

Manteca scored twice, including a 4-yard by Jayden Shortridge and 90-yard interception return by Jharon Jackson.

Jackson rushed for 80 yards on seven carries while Shortridge picked up 78 yards on four attempts. Brayden Camara added 30 yards on three tries.

Defensive standouts for the Chargers included Jeremiah Silva (nine tackles), Christian Porter (six tackles, forced fumble), Josiah Johnson (four tackles), and Blake Rauchman and Jackson (two tackles each).


Chargers (Novice) 36, Tracy 0

Christian Hernandez completed 5 of his 11 passes for 124 yards with two TDs and Arieon Shortridge rushed for 73 yards on eight carries, scoring twice in the victory over the Raiders.

Joyce Robinson caught a 75-yard pass for a TD.

Lloyal Galtney had a touchdown on a 55-yard interception return – Shortridge and Hernandez also picked off passes.

Diesel Spangler (six tackles), Kingston Bullock-Johnson (four tackles), Aldrick Coniconde (four tackles), Luke Akao (three tackles) and Julian Baez (three tackles) were among the defensive leaders for the Chargers.


Chargers (Jr. Varsity) 33, Tracy 20

Isaiah Middleton and Danny Olaguibel handled much of the scoring load in the Manteca Chargers’ win over the Raiders.

Middleton (3 of 6 in passing for 70 yards / five carries for 151 yards) delivered on a 50-yard TD pass to Olaguibel – he later scored on 10-yard TD run – and a 20-yard score to Tobias Cox, and found paydirt on runs of 45 and 75 yards.

On defense, Aiden Spino (four tackles, interception), Isaac Estrada (three tackles), Zackery Behrbaum (three tackles), Eric Yamamoto (three tackles), Robert McDonald (interception), Genaro Acevedo (fumble recovery) and Olaguibel (forced fumble) were among the top contributors for Manteca.


Chargers (Varsity) 32, Tracy 18

Michael Tario scored three times and Roman Duvernay twice found paydirt to lead the Manteca Chargers past the Raiders.

Tario also rushed for 140 yards on seven carries while Duvernay racked up 100 yards on seven pops.

Among the defensive leaders for the Chargers were Nicolas Holt (seven tackles), Luke Avila (six tackles), Camron Spino (six tackles), Dominic Roa (five tackles), and Alejandro Rodriguez (four tackles, one forced fumble).