Turlock (3-2, 1-0 Central California Conference) at El Capitan (2-3, 1-0) – The Gauchos are coming off their biggest win in school history with last week’s 21-7 upset of previous unbeaten Golden Valley. El Capitan. Isaac Gonzalez led the way for the Gauchos with 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Sophomore running back Owen Thomas provided a second-half spark when star Jonathan Collazo was hobbled by a heel injury as Stone Ridge Christian rallied for a 33-26 victory over Brookside Christian on Saturday night.
The Turlock High Bulldogs, back home again at Joe Debely Stadium after repairs were made to its synthetic turf, rolled to a 49-37 Central California Conference-opening win over Buhach Colony on Friday night.
Pitman (4-0) at Merced (3-1) – The Pride is off to an impressive start against a tough nonconference schedule. Pitman features one of the top players in the Central California Conference in Devan Bass and the Pride defense is giving up only 17 points per game. Meanwhile, Merced is averaging 41 points in winning its last three games.