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Cowboys kick off DYSA season with sweep
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Griffin De Abreu of the Ripon Knights JV team splits Gerardo Munoz (3) and Salvador Zaragoza (23) of the Bulldogs. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

The Manteca Cowboys varsity defeated the Lodi Titans 14-2 in DYSA action at East Union’s Dino Cunial Field on Saturday.

Marcus Brennen (15 carries, 76 yards) and Dennis Crum (nine carries, 40 yards) carried the load for Manteca with each scoring a touchdown – Brennen got his in the fourth quarter and Crum scored in the fourth.

Aiden Twiggs paced the Cowboys defense with five tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles. Crum (interception), Brennen and Lopez each had four tackles.


Junior Varsity

Lodi Titans 33,

Manteca Cowboys 0

Jamari Hodge had 130 yards on 11 carries for Manteca. Keona Cayode, Christian Ray and Bryan Howe Jr. also contributed on offense.

Xavier Mendez had eight tackles for the Cowboys. Christian Ray added five stops and Dominic Kempf three.


Manteca Cowboys 32,

Lodi Titans 13

Nate Cedolini racked up 106 yards for Manteca.

Cedolini scored one touchdown and Robbie Espinoza (77 yards rushing) had two. Christopher Gallego added 44 yards on the ground.

Gallego returned an interception for a touchdown and Koa Rodrigues had two sacks and a fumble recovery.



Ripon Knights 19,

Tri-City Bulldogs 13

Carson Sanders broke 100 yards and scored twice for the Knights on Saturday at Ripon Christian High School.

Sanders had 107 yards on 19 carries with scoring runs of 4 and 5 yards. Hunter Steele added a 47-yard scoring scamper. Jace Beidleman (four carries, 24 yards) was 3 of 5 for 47 yards passing with Preston Zuidervaart, Rey Galindo and Dawson Downs contributing to the Ripon offensive attack.

Jacob Camper, Owen Wilbur, Anden Ries, Brady Rossi and Carson Bunnell were big up front for the Knights offense. Sanders, Galindo, Zuidervaart, Devon Richardson and Mario Garcia led the defense for Ripon.

Tri-City won the varsity contest 53-0 and also prevailed in the junior varsity, 32-0. Additional information was not available as of press time.

Junior Novice

 Braden Schaapman and Dax Beidleman each had a 40-yard touchdown run behind the line of Jax Booth, Mason Durao, VanBrian Hendrix, Dylan Parker, Alexander Rader, Junior Rodriguez and David Rowe

Landon Corcoran, Gavin Decena, Josh Jacobson, Michael Evans, Jack Peters, Jaiden Rodriguez, Kaeo Sanchez,Jaiden Chandar and Izaac San Nicolas held the Bulldogs to three touchdowns.