The Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity pummeled the Tracy Raiders 40-0 Saturday in the
Delta Youth Football League South Conference Championship at Sierra High’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Marcelo Morales (eight carries, 98 yards) scored on runs of 1 yard and 53 yards and on a 65- yard reception from Luke Weaver (8 for 13 passing, 168 yards). Weaver also had touchdown throws of 40 yards to Jason Seabron and 13 yards to Alonzo Drew (four receptions, 52 yards). Alijah Cota (seven carries, 50 yards) scored on a 30-yard run.
Due in part to the effort of the offensive line of Dylan Gulseth, J.J. Garcia, Josh Lewellen, Paul Gaines and Jessica Perea, Manteca racked up more than 350 yards of offense.
Gannon Anderson had 12 tackles for the Jr. Timberwolves. Cota added 10 stops, Seabron seven, Niko Nunez five, Drew (interception) and Turon McQuarters three apiece and Marcelo Morales two.
Undefeated Manteca will face the 12-0 North Stockton Bengals in the Super Bowl at 2 p.m. on Sunday at West High in Tracy.
Tracy Raiders 35,
Manteca Jr. T’wolves 6
Julian Moncada paced the Jr. Timberwolves attack with 12 carries for 133 yards and 65-yard touchdown run.
Owen Gully and Moncada led the Manteca defense with six tackles each. Albert Menchaca and Roman Guzman added five stops apiece and Dominik Wilson and Erik Vaquera had four tackles each.
Manteca Cowboys 31,
Lodi Titans 0
Henry Palacios returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown Saturday to set the tone for the Cowboys and score his first of three touchdowns.
Palacios – who finished with 78 yards on the ground and 58 yards receiving – pulled in touchdown passes of 22 and 36 yards from Dennis Crum. Marcus Brennan (seven carries, 40 yards) scored on a 1-yard run and Crum on a 39-yard run.
Aiden Twiggs, Mateo Guevara and Angelo Lopez led Manteca with five tackles each. Everett Sangalang recovered a fumble and Crum made an interception.
There will be a meeting of undefeated teams Saturday in the Super Bowl when the Cowboys face the East County Lions of Oakley at 4 p.m. at West High in Tracy.
Manteca Cowboys 30, Modesto Raiders 0
Robbie Espinosa scored two touchdowns for the Cowboys.
Espinosa had 89 yards on five carries with a rushing touchdown and 32 yards receiving including a touchdown reception from Anthony Morales (40 yards passing. Christopher Gallego (seven carries, 36 yards) and Nate Cedolini (nine carries, 33 yards) each had a rushing touchdown and Shane Lewis had 54 yards rushing.
Jacob Paris had 10 tackles for Manteca. Nate Cedolini and Christopher Gallego had eight stops apiece with Koa Rodrigues, Anthony Oteri and Gabriel Lopez making five tackles each.
The Cowboys play in the Super Bowl at West High on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Manteca Jaguars 33,
Los Banos Wildcats 14
Joel Yuson and Leonard Quintero had two touchdowns apiece for the Jaguars.
Yuson had 10 carries for 85 yards with a 1-yard touchdown run and 50-yard interception return for a touchdown. Quintero had touchdown receptions of 6 and 20 yards and Isaiah Rollins (eight carries, 57 yards) had a 19-yard touchdown run. Victor Martinez added 32 yards on six carries.
Christian Threadgill and Daniel Covarubius led the Manteca defense with eight tackles each. Isaiah Rollins added six stops and Victor Martinez (fumble recovery), Kevin McBrown and Ryland Toves five apiece. Zane Salgado and Lane Cefalu both recovered a fumble.