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Isaac Padilla (28) and Derek Alicea Jr. (34) of the Cowboys tackle Brandon Newton for a safety. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Eric Morales ran for 95 yards on Saturday to lead the Manteca Cowboys varsity to a 46-0 DYSA win over the Travis Falcons at East Union’s Dino Cunial Field.

 Morales scored on runs of 10, 15 and 27 yards while teammate Trebron Russell (54 yards rushing) added touchdown runs of 1 yard and 30 yards. Sergio Morales added a 43-yard touchdown and Leo Bonilla added 60 yards of rushing.

 Bonilla led the balanced Manteca defense with seven tackles followed by Eric Morales with four and Luckie Salcido with three.

Junior varsity

Manteca Cowboys 27, Travis Vikings 0

Daniel Morales scored twice for the Cowboys.

 Morales (three carries, 47 yards) scored on a 15-yard run and a 59-yard punt return. Dennis Crum and Lyon Colon each had 89 yards – Crum on two carries and Colon on seven – with Crum scoring from 59 yards out and Colon on a 2-yard run.

 Crum was in on 12 tackles with Frank Clark getting seven and Derek Alicea and Bryan Howe (forced fumble) getting six apiece.


Manteca Cowboys 25,
Travis Vikings 0

The Cowboys defense held the Vikings to no first downs and 23 yards of total offense.

 Trey Moreland made his three carries count for Manteca, gaining 135 yards with touchdown runs of 59 and 60 yards. Roland Brown added a 32-yard touchdown run and Ryan Torres scored from 12 yards out.

Noel Ruezga led the Cowboys defense with seven tackles. J.R. Espinosa (fumble recovery) and Nico Salcido each added four stops.



Manteca Cowboys 21,
Travis Vikings 7

Blake Mount scored two touchdowns for the Cowboys.

Mount had seven carries for 85 yards with touchdown runs of 6 and 47 yards along with six tackles. Robert Espinosa scored on an 11-yard run.

Gabriel Flores was in on five tackles for Manteca and Santana Stevenson had four stops.


Ripon Chiefs 44,
Bullfrogs 0

The Ripon Chiefs varsity ran up 293 yards of offense Saturday in their Mountain Valley Football League home opener on the way to a 44-0 win over the AMA Jr. Bullfrogs at Stouffer Field.

Nico Ilardi completed three passes for 71yards and had three carries for 49 yards with three touchdowns due in large part to the offensive line play of Adrian Reyes, Caleb Delgado, Leobardo Ochoa, Mason Terry, and Boogie Barnett.

Tommy Campbell led the Chiefs rushing attack with 64yards on two carries and Aiden Benzinger had 52 yards on five carries. Dorian Dougherty had two carries for 55yards and two touchdowns while Grant Wiebe and Gunnar Bertsch scored the other two rushing touchdowns.  Matthew Padilla made a nice 40-yard catch and run and Benzinger had two receptions for 31yards.

Ochoa spent a fair amount of time in the AMA backfield with five tackles, three of which were sacks and one was a tackle for a loss. Campbell had a 15-yard interception return and Padilla a fumble recovery. Dougherty had four tackles, Aaron Stevenson three and Barnett and Nathan Valdez had two apiece. 


Jr. Timberwolves 42,

Hayward Aggies 0

The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves novice used a balanced scoring attack to for a 42-0 Delta Youth Football road win over the Hayward Aggies on Saturday.

Alijah Cota got the Manteca scoring parade going with a 41-yard run. Ryan Vanarsdell kept it moving with a scoring run of 51 yards followed by scoring runs of 27 yards by

Gianni Addiego, 41 yards by Sammy Haena, 21 yards by Turon McQuarters and 25 yards by Luis Rivera.

Evan Jeffery (forced fumble, fumble recovery), Eric Fitch, Caden Salas and Darius Wright each had four tackles for the Jr. Timberwolves with Darius Wright having a good game on the defensive line and Frankie Tafoya playing well on the offensive line.


Jr. Novice

Manteca Jr.
Timberwolves 40,

 Hayward Aggies 28

Andrew DeFrenchi and Jeremy Douglas scored three touchdowns each for the Jr. Tiberwolves and combined for nearly 400 rushing yards.

DeFrenchi  gained 199 yards on 12 carries with touchdown runs of 9, 25 and 70 yards. Douglas gained 180 yards on eight carries with a pair of 65-yard touchdown scampers and another from 51 yards out.

Linemen Dominic Horn, Erick Vaquera, Snowden Snyder, Jeremaia Harrison, Josiah Hawkins, Preston Ellis and receivers Derrick Day, Israel SanNicolas and Josiah Hawkins helped Manteca to 386 yards of offense. DeFrenchi and Douglas each had five tackles


Modesto Broncos 12,

Manteca Jaguars  6

The Manteca Jaguars varsity gave up a fourth-and-long touchdown with 34 seconds remaining Saturday in a 12-6 loss to the Modesto Broncos in Cen-Cal action at Modesto Christian High School.

Angel Garay had the lone Jaguars score. Dominic Rea and Ryan Borgeson each had runs of more than 25 yards and Jacob Kawakami played well at quarterback.

Dominic Realead the Manteca defense with six tackles.  Borgeson, Garay, Gerardo Escobar and Derion Chavez each had five tackles.


Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 16,

Oakdale Stampede 0

The Jr. Buffaloes used a balanced attack Saturday to blank the Stampede at Oakdale High.

Jacob Dejesus led Manteca with 12 carries for 56 yards followed by Trevon Barquet who had 10 carries for 46 yards with a 2-yard touchdown. Kyle Jackson also had 46 yards on 10 carries with a touchdown as well as a 12-yard pass to Evans Nicolas.

Sandoval made 11 tackles, Nicolas seven, Jackson five and Dejesus and C.J. Legarta four apiece. Legarta forced a fumble in the fourth quarter to give the Jr. Timberwolves the ball in Oakdale territory.   


Junior varsity

Manteca Jaguars 22,

Modesto Broncos 16

Ryland Toves and Zane Salgado formed a one-two attack for the Jaguars.

Toves (88 yards rushing) and Salgado (76) each scored a touchdown for Manteca as did Lane Cefalu. Jordan Shinn had 90 yards in kickoff returns.


Alonzo Drew led Manteca team with six tackles and a game-saving interception on the 1-yard line. Christian Threadgill and Daniel Covarrubias both had five tackles and Toves recovered a fumble.


Oakdale Stampede 42,

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 0

Tyler Diaz had 11 carries for 61 yards for the Jr. Buffaloes.

Eduardo Lomeli had interception for Manteca. Kekoa Nicolas had eight tackles, Antonio Hernandez seven and Justin Beglau, DayDay Cox, Calvin Ramsey and Patrick Finley five apiece.



Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 37,

Oakdale Stampede 19

Jason Seabron scored three touchdowns for the Jr. Buffaloes.

Seabron had 10 carries 156 yards. Daniel Rushing, David Juarez and Cole Ramsey each added a touchdown and Peyton Nieman was 3 for 3 passing.

Anthony Nixon led the Manteca defense with seven tackles, Seabron had six and Cole Ramsey, Colton Stonum and Jesse Lopez had five apiece.



Manteca Jr.
Buffaloes, Oakdale

Stampede (No score kept)

Travis Frisby, Chad Nascimento, Diego Espinoza helped open the holes for Gage Pfeifer who gained 50 yards rushing for the Jr. Buffaloes.

 Nickolas Garcia had a 25-yard reception for Manteca and Quinn Martinez, Brody Nail and Luis Duenas each had a fumble recovery.