Luke Weaver shredded the Tracy Cougars defense for three touchdowns and ran for another on Saturday to lead the Manteca Jr. Timberwolves junior varsity to a 42-8 win in opening-round Delta Youth Football League playoff action at Kimball High’s Don Nicholson Stadium in Tracy.
Weaver was 10 for 16 for 127 yards passing with touchdown throws of 27 yards to Gianni Addiego (two receptions, 53 yards), 23 yards to Alonzo Drew and 1 yard to Luke Abrew (five catches, 59 yards).
Manteca struck on the ground as well with Marcelo Morales (six carries 150 yards) scoring on an 89-yard run, Addiego from 46 yards out and Weaver on a 36-yard run.
Gannon Anderson led the ferocious Jr. Timberwolves defense with eight tackles. Payton Graham, Cota and Gustavo Delgadillo added seven tackles apiece, Turon McQuarters four and Jason Seabron (fumble recovery) two.
Addiego and Alonzo Drew both had interceptions.
Manteca will play in the DYFL South Conference championship game Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sierra’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Manteca Jr. Timberwolves 21,
Manteca Chargers 0
Julian Moncada ran wild for the Jr. Timberwolves on Sunday, running for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries at East Union’s Dino Cunial Field.
Moncada scored on runs of 14 and 45 yards. Preston Smith rushed for 90 yards on 11 carries, scoring on a run of 32 yards. Smith (2 of 4 passing, 20 yards) completed both of his passes to Aydan Roura.
The Manteca defense was led by Damian Delgadillo with 11 tackles. Robert Gaston and Owen Gully had eight stops apiece, Roman Guzman six, Moncada and Albert Menchaca five apiece and Erik Vaquera (forced fumble) four.
The Jr. Timberwolves play in the DYFL South Conference championship game Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sierra High’s Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
Manteca Cowboys 32, Tracy Rampage 0
Dennis Crum led a two-pronged attack for the Cowboys on Saturday in second-round playoff action at Tracy High’s Wayne Schneider Field.
Crum had 156 yards rushing with touchdown runs of 8 and 51 yards and was 3 of 6 passing for 65 yards with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Henry Palacios. Marcus Brennan added a pair of 1-yard touchdown runs and Palacios had 48 yards on eight carries.
Marcus Brennan had six tackles for Manteca with Everett Sangalang and Mateo Guevara adding five apiece. Palacios made two interceptions with Crum and Murillo making one apiece.
The Cowboys travel to Modesto on Saturday for the North Division Championship on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Johansen High.
Manteca Cowboys 15, Tracy Buccaneers 0
Nate Cedolini had both Cowboys touchdowns.
Cedolini (13 carries, 104 yards) scored once on the ground and pulled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Morales. Christopher Gallego and Robbie Espinosa also contributed to the offensive attack.
Christopher Gallego tallied 10 tackles for Manteca. Koa Rodrigues and Jacob Paris added eight stops, Cedolini six and Kayden Jones (fumble recovery), Anthony Oteri (interception), Julian Ramirez, Gabriel Lopez and Robbie Espinosa five apiece.
The Cowboys play in the North Division championship on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Johansen High.
Ripon Knights 13,
The Knights rebounded to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl on Saturday at the Mariposa County Fairgrounds.
The Kingsmen scored early and after that the Knights defense clamped down on them with Andrew Mensonides, Owen Wilbur, Mario Garcia, Anden Ries, Hunter Steele, Rey Galindo, Preston Zuidervaart, Carson Sanders, Brody Nail, Carson Bunnel and Dawson Downs leading the Ripon attack.
Jace Beidleman hit Hunter Steele on a long touchdown pass late in the second quarter to get the Knights on the board and then connected late in the third quarter Hunter Steele got around the edge for a touchdown run to give Ripon the lead for good.