Ronnie Reyes received a lateral from teammate Damon Perry and carried a defender 5 yards before diving into the end zone on the final play of the game to lift Chowchilla to a 26-24 win over Golden West of Visalia in the Central Section Division IV semifinals.
Kameron Beamon scored two rushing touchdowns, quarterback Gino Campiotti accounted for two more scores and defensive tackle Justin Kakala returned a blocked punt for a touchdown as the Buffaloes annihilated the former VOL foe on Friday.
Merced (8-3) at Del Campo (8-3) – The Bears defense and special teams have contributed heavily the last two weeks. Ulonzo Gilliam has returned punts for touchdowns in two consecutive games. Stephen Williams has been making a difference on special teams and on passing downs as a rushing defensive end. The Merced defense racked up eight sacks last week against Beyer. Merced is going to need a similar performance against the Cougars.