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Cowboys varsity sinks Buccaneers in playoffs
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Fernando Villalvazo of the Manteca Jaguars rookies tries to get away from Damion Fielder of the Manteca Jr. Buffaloes on Saturday at Guss Schmiedt Field. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL /The Bulletin

The Manteca Cowboys varsity throttled the Tracy Buccaneers 40-8 Saturday in second-round DYSA playoff action at Dino Cunial Field.

 Trabron Russell had 170 yards rushing with a 76-yard touchdown run and a 66-yard touchdown reception from Eric Morales who had 80 yards rushing with touchdown runs of 13 and 49 yards. Leo Bonilla had 108 yards on the ground with a 10-yard touchdown run.

 Joe Luna returned an interception 51 yards for a Manteca touchdown. Leo Bonilla had nine tackles for the Cowboys, Anthony Salcido four and Russell and Joe Aguirre three apiece. Dominic Valentine made two interceptions.


Junior varsity

Manteca Cowboys 30,

Travis Vikings 0

Marcus Sequeira had a 99-yard touchdown reception from Daniel Morales to highlight the Cowboys win. 

 Morales had touchdown runs of 1 yard and 5 yards and was 5 of 6 passing for 170 yards. Lyon Colon had seven carries for 67 yards with two rushing touchdowns, the longest being 28 yards. 

 Frank Clark Jr., Angelo Lopez, and Dennis Crum (three tackles) each had a fumble recovery for the Cowboys.  Landon Reynolds, Xavier Mendez, Daylon Thomas, Aiden Twiggs and Isaac Padilla all had three tackles each with Eric Barojas, Derek Alicea Jr., Bryan Howe Jr., Alex Ramirez and Jacob Lopez all contributing on defense.


Manteca Cowboys 32,

Travis Vikings 0

 Trey Moreland had a 100-yard day for the Cowboys with three touchdowns. 

 Moreland had 117 yards and his touchdowns included a 6-yard run and a 60-yard reception from Bryant Davis who also had a rushing touchdown. Roland Brown ran for 100 yards and had an 11-yard touchdown run.

Rafael Espinoza led the Manteca defense with 10 tackles and an onside kick recovery. Alex Cervantes added seven tackles, Bryson Davis, Angel Ramirez and Semaj Moore (blocked punt) five apiece and Noel Ruezga three. Joel Lopez, Frank Beltran, Nico Salcido, Donovan Jones, Nickolas Luna (interception),  Romeo Vigil and Andrew Barnett all contributed on defense. 


Manteca Cowboys 29, Tracy Rampage 13

Gabriel Flores Jr. ground out 133 yards on 18 carries to lead the Cowboys.

George Mendoza had two touchdowns for Manteca with Landon Butler (13 carries, 104 yards) and Blake Mount had scoring one touchdown apiece. 

Santana Stevenson led the Cowboys with six tackles and an interception. Christopher Gallego and Landon Butler had five tackles each with Mount and Flores Jr. each getting three.


Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 17, Manteca Jaguars 8

 Jacob DeJesus carried the ball a whopping 38 times for 172 yards with a touchdown to cap the varsity Jr. Buffaloes’ perfect regular season on Saturday at Guss Schmiedt Field. 

 Garren Genilla had a 35-yard touchdown catch and three tackles including a sack for a safety and Kevin Thornburg had an interception, fumble recovery and 41 yards receiving for the Jr. Buffaloes. 

Junior varsity

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 24, Manteca Jaguars 16

 Kekoa Nicolas shined on both sides of the ball for the Jr. Buffaloes with 14 carries for 268 yards with three touchdowns along with eight tackles and forced fumble.

 Calvin Ramsey led the Jr. Buffaloes defense with 13 tackles. Amaiya Guyton added 10 stops, Patrick Finley eight, Domenic Favaloro five and Eduardo Lomeli (forced fumble) three. 


Manteca Jaguars 26,

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 13

 David Juarez had eight carries for 98 yards and a 20-yard completion to Jason Seabron for the Jr. Buffaloes.

 Seabron had 12 carries for 94 yards. Justin Severson mad seven tackles for the Jr. Buffaloes. Bryson McMichael added six stops and Logan House three.


Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 24, Manteca Jaguars 16

 Quinn Martinez had five touchdowns and 365 yards rushing for the Jr. Buffaloes.

 Gage Pfeifer had 15 tackles and Nicholas Garcia and interception for the Jr. Buffaloes 

Rookie Playoffs

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 14-6

Quinn Martinez had 100 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Jr. Buffaloes to the opening-round victory at Livingston High.

 Gage Pfeifer added 70 yards rushing and a touchdown and Diego Esparza made six tackles.

 Manteca Jaguars 13,

Los Banos Wildcats 12

Fernando Villalvazo had 110 yards on none carries with a 10-yard touchdown to lead the Jaguars. 

 Damien Rease (four carries, 53 yards) had the other Manteca touchdown on a 10-yard run. Andres Garay added 50 yards on six carries and Frank Diaz Jr. had 27 yards on three carries.

 Mehtaab Banghu (fumble recovery) made five tackles for the Jaguars. Garay added four and Diaz Jr., Jakob Medeiros, Joshua Reyes, Isaiah Lynch, Konner Kibler and Jonathan Lawas all contributed on defense. 


Ripon Knights 40,

Central Saints 24

The 16 points the varsity Knights scored in the third quarter proved to be the difference Saturday and helped punch Ripon’s ticket to the TVYFL Super Bowl.

 Nolan Lingley throws had a 60-yard pass to Sean McGovern for a score and one of 35 yards to Max Steele for a touchdown. McGovern returned a kickoff 75 yards for touchdown, Steele had a 75-yard touchdown run and Josh Grabowski returned a fumble 10 yards for a touchdown. Jacob Van Groningen was a perfect 5 for 5 on conversion kicks. 

Erik Weststyen, Jaon Vander Weide and Grabowski all blocked well to help protect McGovern, Steele and Lingley. 

 Jason Vander Weide, Nate McGaffee, Tyler Mensonides, Grabowski, Van Groningen, McGovern, Steele and Conor Myers all had standout games on defense for the Knights.

Ripon will play the Tri City Bulldogs in the Super Bowl at 10 a.m. in Mariposa at the County Fairgrounds. 

 Delta Youth Football

South Stockton Vikings 20,

Manteca Timberwolves 7

 The No. 1 South-seeded Jr. Timberwolves wrapped up the regular season with a loss to the No. 2 seed out of the North.

 With the game tied 7-7 in the third quarter the Vikings returned a kickoff for a touchdown and late in the game with the Jr. Timberwolves threatening Stockton returned a fumble 90 yards for the game-clinching score. 

Tommy Perea had the lone touchdown for Manteca on a 5-yard run. Alijah Cota had 19 carries for 90 yards and Gianni Addiego added 50 yards on nine carries. 

 Cota, Addiego and Caden Salas had three tackles each and Mitch Lill made a fumble recovery.

Jr. Novice 

South Stockton

Vikings 60,

Manteca Timberwolves 12

 Jeremy Douglas had 14 carries for 66 yards and two receptions for 74 yards with 68-yard touchdown catch from Preston Smith for the Jr. Timberwolves.

Andrew DeFrenchi added six carries for 28 yards and Julian Moncada had a 65-yard scoring run. 

 DeFrenchi had five tackles with Douglas and Moncada getting three apiece and Jeremaia Harrison and Izrael SanNicolas adding two apiece.