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Jaguars bury 49ers during Cen-Cal play
Ricardo Villalvazo of the Manteca Jaguars novice Pee Wees runs away from Justice Boucher of the Central Valley-Modesto 49ers in a 14-0 win for Manteca on Saturday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Jakub Kawakami was perfect Saturday.

The Manteca Jaguars quarterback completed all eight of his passes for 112 yards to lead the varsity to a 50-0 homecoming win over visiting the Central Valley 49ers in Cen-Cal action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.

Three Jaguars had two touchdowns apiece – Jason Steele on two receptions from Kawakami, Dominic Rea with one score coming on a 38-yard interception, and Jamaire Wayne (two carries, 55 yards) with one coming on a 52-yard punt return. Marcelo Grajeda ran in the final score. 

Angel Grajeda (forced fumble) led the Manteca defense with eight tackles. Marcelo Grajeda had seven stops and Derion Chavis, Gerardo Escobar, and Evan Ott added five tackles each.


Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 38,

Buhach Thunder 20

Jacob DeJesus had 226 all- purpose yards for the visiting Jr. Buffaloes with two touchdowns including a 79-yard kickoff return in Atwater.

Kyle Jackson had three touchdowns with 65 yards rushing and Garret Genilla had a 41-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown.

Jackson and DeJesus led the defense with six tackles each.


Junior varsity

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes, Buhach Thunder

The Thunder won but no score was given.

Kekoa Nicolas led the Jr. Buffaloes offense with 11 tackles. Antonio Hernandez had six tackles, Eduardo Lomeli and Amaiya Guyton made five 5 tackles each and Calvin Ramsey had three tackles.

Nicolas, Ramsey, and Guyton shared the offensive load for Manteca.



Buhach Thunder 7,

Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 0 

No stats provided.



Manteca Jr. Buffaloes, Buhach Thunder

(No score kept) 

Quinn Martinez scored two touchdowns for the Jr. Buffaloes.

Martinez scored from 8 and 80 yards out. Gage Pfeifer had a 70-yard touchdown run, Brayden Glasgow a fumble recovery and Diego Esparza had three solo tackles. 


Trans-Valley Youth

Football League

Ripon Knights 46,

Denair Lions 0

The varsity Knights put up 40 first-half points Saturday at Ripon Christian High.

Sean McGovern scored four touchdowns on runs of 1 yard, 29, 38 and 40 yards. Max Steele scored on a 1-yard run and Connor Myers from 7 yards out. 

Ian Vrieling (interception), Garrett Bryan (fumble recovery) Nathan McGaffee, Tyler Mensonides, Josh Grabowski, McGovern, Steele and Myers played well on defense and offensive lineman Garrett Bryan, Josh Grabowski and Erik Weststyen dominated the line of scrimmage. 


Junior Novice

Ripon Knights, Denair Lions (No score kept)

Landen Corcoran ran in his first touchdown of the year for the Knights who had just 11 players suited up. 

Hunter Steele added 2 more touchdowns behind the line of James Garcia, Mario Garcia, Alax Hinojosa, Mason Durao, Josh Jacobson, and Dax Beidleman. 

The Ripon defense was led by Matthew Chapman, Gavin Decena, and Jadin Rodriguezs.


Mountain Valley

Football League

Ripon Chiefs 27,

Hughson Huskies 24

With 1:17 remaining in the game Saturday, Niko Ilardi found Danny Hernandez with a 10-yard scoring pass to give the visiting Ciefs the thrilling come-from-behind win.

Aiden Benzinger kept the final drive alive for Ripon with a diving 22-yard catch and Brandon Rainer secured the win by ending the ensuing Huskies drive with an interception.

Ilardi was 9 of 16 passing for 116 yards and with no time left on the first-half clock threw a 20-yard scoring pass for a 14-8 lead and Ilardi scored on a 36-yard punt return in the third quarter to put the Chiefs up 21-16. 

Hernandez led all rushers with eight carries for 112 yards that included an 80-yard touchdown run. Grant Wiebe had seven carries for 52 yards Ilardi ball four carries for 43 yards.

The Chiefs forced three turnovers and recorded a safety and was led by Matthew Padilla who had the safety, forced a fumble and made six tackles. Leobardo Ochoa (fumble recovery) had seven tackles, Ilardi and Caleb Delgado four apiece and Rainer (fumble recovery, interception), Boogie Barnett, Benzinger, Hernandez, and Wiebe each had three stops. Padilla punted the ball three times for a 33-yard average per punt.


Delta Youth Football

Manteca Junior

Timberwolves 40,

Modesto Empire Vikings 13

Luke Abrew threw for two touchdowns and ran for one to lead the novice Junior Timberwolves to the road win at Downey High in Modesto.

Abrew (4 of 6 passing, 80 yards) scored on a 12-yard run and had touchdown passes of 27 yards to Sammy Haena and 9 yards to Evan Jeffrey. and he scored on a 12-yard run. Alijah Cota (12 carries 80 yards) scored on a 2-yard TD run and Gianni Addiego and Manny Pena each had a 14-yard touchdown run. Ryan Vanarsdell added 65 yards on eight carries. 

Addiego (forced fumble) and Cota (fumble recovery) had six tackles each and Turon McQuarters had three.



Manteca Cowboys 26,

Lodi Titans 16

Trabron Russell had three touchdowns Saturday for the potent varsity Cowboy attack that posted 352 yards rushing in the road win.

Russell had 14 carries for 138 yards with touchdown runs of 1 yard, 5 and 6 yards. Eric Morales added 108 yards on 10 carries with a 50-yard touchdown and Leo Bonilla had 18 carries for 105 yards.

Bonilla (fumble recovery) and Russell each had six tackles and Joey Aguirre had three. Eric Morales and Sergio Espinosa both had an interception and Jacob Creamer and Jamari Milligan each had a fumble recovery.


Junior varsity

Manteca Cowboys 28,

Lodi Titans 16

Daniel Morales had two touchdowns for the Cowboys.

Morales had six carries for 84 yards with his longest score coming from 40 yards out. Dennis Crum (five carries, 118 yards) had an 86-yard touchdown run, Frank Clark (five carries, 66 Yards) had a 60-yard scoring run and Lyon Colon, Bryan Howe and Marcus Sequeira also contributed to the Manteca offense. 

Aiden Twiggs led the Cowboys defense with 12 tackles. Dennis Crum added 11 stops, Derek Alicea Jr. nine, Frank Clark seven, Colon, Aaron Murrillo and Howe six each, Xavier Mendez, Isaac Padilla and Angelo Lopez four each with Landon Reynolds, Derrick McGee, Carlos Alvarez and Daniel Morales (interception) all contributing on defense.



Manteca Cowboys 31,

Lodi Titans 24 (3 OT)

The Cowboy scored in the third overtime period and held the previously undefeated Titans scoreless in that period when Nickolas Luna made an interception for the win.

Trey Moreland led ground game for the Cowboys with four touchdowns on 17 carries for 145 yards. Roland Brown had nine carries for 55 yards with an 8-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Bryant Davis had eight carries for 54 yards rushing and completed a 19-yard pass to Angel Ramirez and a 24-yard pass to Ryan Torres.

Rafael Espinosa led the Manteca defense with nine tackles. Alex Cervantes added eight stops, Luna (fmble recovery), Angel Romero, Bryant Davis and Ryan Faias had six apiece, Trey Moreland five and Ryan Torres, Bryson Davis 3 Semaj Moore 3 tackles and Nico Salcido three each with Andrew Barnett, Izayah Houston, Romeo Vigil and Frank Beltran all contributing on the defense that combined for a total of 70 tackles.



The Ripon Knights cheer squad placed second at the JAMZ cheer competition at CSU Stanislaus on Sunday which qualifies them for the JAMZ National competition in Las Vegas in January. 

The cheer squad consisted of Mikylie Booth, Brooke Grabowski, Kali O’Connor, Grace Oneto, Abigail Ries and Aunalee Ries and is coached by Eva Steele and Heidi Oneto. 

Junior novice cheerleader Celina Cavazos wowed the crowd with her one-person performance and received a participant medal for her efforts.