LE GRAND -- Christian Williams and Ryan Martinez each scored a pair of second-half touchdowns as Le Grand turned a tight game at halftime into a 50-12 rout of Rio Vista in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division 5 first-round playoff game on Friday night.
LE GRAND Christian Williams and Ryan Martinez each scored a pair of second-half touchdowns as Le Grand turned a tight game at halftime into a 50-12 rout of Rio Vista in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division 5 first-round playoff game on Friday night.
ATWATER Leon Miles scored a pair of TDs in a little over two minutes as Buhach Colony pulled away from McNair for a 59-22 to open the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 football playoffs on Friday night.
LOS BANOS Chris Corpuz passed for 217 yards and three touchdowns to lead Los Banos to a 41-18 rout of Summerville in the opening round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4 football playoffs Friday night at Los Banos.
The playoffs are just a day away. Good luck trying to get some sleep tonight if youre strapping on the helmet and pads tomorrow night. Which of our local teams can we expect to make deep runs in the playoffs? Who is going to be holding up the blue section banner in a few weeks?
ATWATER Merced High snapped its three-year playoff drought Friday evening, mixing hard hits, an opportunistic defense, sound special teams and a quick-strike offense in a 17-7 victory over Atwater in the 43rd Santa Fe Bowl.
TURLOCK Buhach Colony clinched no worse than a tie for its third straight Central California Conference football championship on Friday night with a 61-27 strafing of Turlock.
ATWATER Atwater fullback JoJo Ochoa charged through the middle of the Turlock defense for an 8-yard touchdown in overtime to lift the Falcons to an improbable 21-14 win over the Bulldogs at Falcon Field on Friday night.
TURLOCK Eli Gutierrez tossed two touchdown passes and highlighted a flurry of fourth quarter points with a 43-yard scoring run, and Merced's much-maligned defense atoned for last week's turnstile effort against Buhach Colony by stymieing Pitman's Wing-T in a 44-13 victory Friday night.
Injuries have derailed former Los Banos High and Modesto Junior College running back Casey Cotta the past two years, But last Friday in Marquette, Mich., the 5-foot-9, 215-pound junior got his chance for Northern Michigan against Division-II No. 14 Grand Valley State and responded with 16 carries for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 38-10 upset.
LOS BANOS Chris Corpuz hit Daeton West with a 49-yard touchdown pass on Los Banos' opening play of the third quarter, which set the tone as the Tigers pulled away for a 29-0 victory at Loftin Stadium on Friday night.
LOS BANOS On the biggest night of James Sams' career, Delvonte Moore was on a trainer's table with a badly twisted ankle.While Sams ran wild for 354 yards on 40 carries in a victory over Manteca, Moore hobbled and squirmed along the sideline, just searching for a view.Their roles were reversed on Friday in a 48-12 victory over Patterson.
MERCED Buhach Colony's Stefon Gold followed up his three-touchdown performance last week with four touchdowns and 148 yards Friday night as the Thunder defeated Merced 42-21 at Veterans Stadium.
ATWATER Atwater quarterback Nathan Duran set career highs in passing yards and touchdowns on Friday night, but all the Falcons are going to remember are the opportunities they squandered Friday night in a 28-21 loss to Pitman at Falcon Field.
TURLOCK Eli Gutierrez passed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in the final minutes to Bradley Adamson, to help Merced pull out a 19-14 Central California Conference football victory over Turlock.
LOS BANOS James Sams rushed for 195 yards and three rushing touchdowns, and Chris Corpuz threw three touchdown passes to lead the Los Banos High football team to a 45-0 drubbing of Ceres.
STOCKTON Edison got its first three scores Friday night as a result of Atwater miscues, but the visiting Falcons rallied for two late second-quarter touchdowns for a three-point halftime lead on the way to a 39-16 non-league win at Charles Magnasco Stadium.
DOS PALOS -- A year ago, Dos Palos beat Kerman to rebound from a brutal preseason.
MERCED Errol Dennis didn't give himself high marks on the pass, but he can definitely live with the results. The Merced running back threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Bradley Adamson on the Bears first play in overtime. David Silva then drilled the extra-point kick to give the Bears a thrilling 42-41 win over Enochs.
FRESNO Khari McGee passed for 212 yards and three TDs and rushed for 36 yards and another score to lead Edison High of Fresno to a 42-27 nonleague victory over Merced Friday night.