Wednesday was national signing day, which marks the first day high school football players can sign their national letters of intent to accept college scholarships. Buhach Colony High’s Aundre Sherman (above) and Merced’s Jabar Byrd both officially signed with Humboldt State during signing ceremonies at their respective high schools. Byrd was the Central California Conference MVP and Sun-Star Player of the Year after rushing for 1,340 yards and 18 touchdowns on 160 carries. Sherman plans to play safety after being an all-CCC first-team selection at defensive back.
Greg Hostetler donated 8.33 acres of land near Merced College to the Merced High Quarterback Club. The plan is to sell the land and use the money for building the football stadium. The land is currently for sale at $2.1 million.
Jabar Byrd had a knack for the big play at the right time, rushing for 1,340 yards and 18 touchdowns in leading the Bears to their second consecutive Central California Conference championship. The CCC MVP is the Merced Sun-Star Football Player of the Year.
The Golden Valley High wrestling team rallied in the later matches to defeat Los Banos 47-12 on Wednesday night at Cougar Arena. The Cougars scored the final 26 points of the dual by winning the final five matchups.
A.J. Stewart caught Tokay’s attention on Friday night as he hauled in seven catches for 134 yards and two long touchdowns that helped spark the Bears 66-27 win in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs at Veterans Stadium.
The third-seeded Los Banos High football team went into the locker room of Friday night’s 28-6 victory over No. 6 Dixon in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs down by a touchdown after managing just 64 yards of offense in the first half.