Inside the Rivalry: Manteca-Sierra football

Manteca's Danny Gouveia, right, bobbles the ball in a fumble caused by Sierra's Tim Brown during a 2011 varsity football game at Sierra. RECORD FILE PHOTO

As you might’ve guessed, the football rivalry game between Manteca (5-0, 2-0 Valley Oak League) and Sierra (3-2, 1-1) is The Record’s Prep Football Game of the Week. The Timberwolves host the Buffaloes at 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium in Manteca, and I’ll be there live updating on Twitter.

To take a look at the rivalry, which is in its 21st matchup, according to The Manteca Bulletin, here’s a quick-hitting, bit-by-bit look at the history and matchup between the “blue” and “green” schools.

  • Historical dichotomy: When Manteca was founded in 1920, World War I had ended just two years ago, and Woodrow Wilson was president. When Sierra was founded, in 1994, we were smack-dab in the middle of Bill Clinton’s first, less-controversial term in the oval office. Manteca has four Sac-Joaquin Section championships in its name, while Sierra is yet to reach a section semifinal game.
  • The All-Time Series: According to The Bulletin, and my good friend Jonamar Jacinto, Manteca leads the all-time series 14-6 against Sierra. The school opened in 1994, and Sierra began varsity football in 1995. Buffaloes coach Eric Reis, in his 14th season, is 10-3 against the Timberwolves. Sierra coach Jeff Harbison, in his 11th season, is 3-7 against Manteca.
  • Last Time Out: What a scene it was for high school football. Halloween. Costumes. Rain. Mud. Slop. Guss Schmiedt Field. Manteca hosted Sierra and ended its rival’s unbeaten run: 34-20. Timberwolves running back Mark Paule Jr., then a junior, was held to season-lows with 56 rushing yards and zero touchdowns. Now-graduated Hector Soto was beastly for the Buffaloes, with a season-high 197 rushing yards, and two TDs.
  • X-Factor on Friday: The Buffaloes defense has pitched three shutouts this season, a big reason why Manteca has outscored its opponents by a combined 220 points. But Sierra’s offense just put up 54 against East Union on the road, and is at home, full of pride and seeking revenge for last season, in a rivalry game. The Timberwolves will score a touchdown or two, but enough to beat the Buffaloes? Read my predictions to find out my thoughts.
  • All Too Familiar: Not only is Manteca coach Eric Reis an alumnus of the school, but so is Sierra coach Jeff Harbison. A decade of guiding the “blue” program, though, has probably turned his preferences just a tad.
  • Quote of the Week: From Darrion Kitson, a Manteca senior linebacker and fullback: “We don’t like blue. They don’t like us.” Nuf’ said.


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Friday Prep Football Predictions: Week 6

The Manteca High student section, "The Herd", tosses flour in the air during last year's 34-20 win over rival Sierra on Halloween at Guss Schmiedt Field. CALIXTRO ROMIAS/THE RECORD

It’s that time of year.

October signifies rivalry, brutal league matchups and soon, the playoffs to come in high school football.

My Friday Prep Football Predictions return for Week 6.

Last week, I went 11-1 — only wrong on Merced-Lincoln (I picked Lincoln 28-19, and it was Merced 33-20) — to improve to 63-20 this year, a winning percentage of .759.

We’re back with 15 more predictions, focusing on five games taking place in Manteca, Tracy, Stockton and Escalon.


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WESTON RANCH 20, East Union 14

The Cougars (3-2, 0-2 Valley Oak League) proved their defense was legitimate last week, stifling the Manteca Buffaloes’ rushing attack and keeping the game close well into the third quarter in a 29-0 loss.

East Union has been battered in VOL play, losing by a combined 89-28 against Lathrop and Sierra, and is forced to go on the road. Weston Ranch won this matchup on a last-minute touchdown from Bryant Bowen last year, and is victorious again.

TRACY 27, Tokay 22

The Bulldogs (2-3) shake off a 27-0 home loss to Turlock from two weeks ago and edge a tough team in the Tigers (3-2). Look for senior fullback Courtney “C.J.” Hawkins to help heal the Bulldogs from their Week 4 disappointment, taking a vast majority of the offensive load.

Tracy must keep tabs on Tokay senior Kyle Fleming, a threat to rush and catch the ball.

ST. MARY’S 42, West 22

Wolf Pack running back Marcel Dancy (1,093 rushing yards, 16 TDs) will be keyed in on by St. Mary’s defense. The Rams will force the Wolf Pack to pass, and that will be a struggle.

Another fun storyline to watch: lineman A.J. Husary is scheduled to play his first game for West (4-1) after transferring from St. Mary’s (3-2) and going through the mandatory sitout period.

ESCALON 13, Hughson 9

Good, old-school, slobber-knocker Trans-Valley League football. Escalon (3-2) only has two losses to a larger school and a very respectable team in Patterson, and a defending section champion in Grass Valley-Bear River. Though Hughson (5-0) is unbeaten, its preseason schedule wasn’t very impressive. What was impressive was posting three shutouts in that stretch.

MANTECA 28, Sierra 17

The Buffaloes manage enough offense to couple with their dominant defense. This one is close throughout, with perhaps a late touchdown helping Manteca pull away.

As I was last week, I’m fascinated to see how the Buffaloes (5-0, 2-0 VOL) mix-and-match their quarterbacks in 5-foot-8 senior Dakarai Charles and 6-2 sophomore Gino Campiotti. Sierra (3-2, 1-1 VOL) needs its defensive playmakers like senior lineman Andrew Guevara and Joshua Fala, and junior defensive back Seuseu Alofaituli, to dominate.


LINCOLN over Lodi

STAGG over Edison

CHAVEZ over Bear Creek

OAKDALE over Lathrop

LINDEN over Bret Harte

RIPON over Hilmar

MCNAIR over Franklin


RIPON CHRISTIAN over Waterford



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Players to Watch: Manteca at Sierra

Sierra senior Mark Paule Jr., 20, was held to a season-low 56 rushing yards with no touchdowns in last year's 34-20 loss to Manteca at Guss Schmiedt Field. CALIXTRO ROMIAS/THE RECORD

When the calendar hits October, it makes me smile.

It means that week-after-week, high school football season finally has a chance to produce classics, and classics with meaning. Plus, who doesn’t love rivalry week?

With that in mind, the vaunted Manteca (5-0, 2-0 Valley Oak League) at Sierra (3-2, 1-1) matchup at 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium in Manteca is The Record’s Game of the Week.

The Buffaloes’ defense has been fantastic all year, pitching three shutouts, allowing 12 points in five games and not allowing more than six points in a single game. The Timberwolves’ offense, conversely, is finding its form: walloping East Union 54-28 behind five total touchdowns from junior quarterback Mark Vicente Friday at Dino Cunial Field in Manteca.

I’ll be covering the game live on Twitter Friday. For now, here are two players to watch from each team:



It was obvious on Friday, watching Manteca for the first time this year as they suffocated the Weston Ranch offense, exactly why Marcus Rivas had inherited the “sherpherd’s stick.” The shepherd’s stick is passed down by senior captains each and every year with the Buffaloes, on a player voted upon by teammates who best embodies the team, the program and what they stand for.

Rivas, a hard-hitter and grinder on that defense full of “guys with bad intentions,” as coach Eric Reis says, is certainly that. Look out for him as a running back, too, where he can play angry and power through for an extra few yards.


Galindo has been an unsung impact player for the Timberwolves’ offense. While senior Daniel Wyatt is more well-known, and leads Sierra with 27 catches and 378 yards, great things can happen when Galindo touches the ball.

Galindo has only 11 catches, yes, but 242 yards: an average of 22 yards per reception. He also has two touchdowns, and something tells me junior quarterback Mark Vicente will find him at some point Friday.


Campiotti, a 6-foot-2 underclassman who already throws a very solid deep ball, may see increased playing time. It all depends on how they look with senior Dakarai Charles, early on. Regardless of how many snaps each get, they’ve embraced the two-quarterback dynamic and can both impact a game in their own way.

MARK PAULE JR. (Sierra RB, Sr.)

While Paule isn’t posting the “getcha popcorn ready” numbers as he did in 2014, he’s still having one heck of a football season, and is well on his way to 1,000 rushing yards. Through five games, Paule has 635 rushing yards, averaging six yards per carry, with eight touchdowns. Also, consider last year Manteca bottled up Paule in the mud, in the Buffaloes’ 34-20 win over the Timberwolves at Guss Schmiedt Field. In that game, Paule was held to a season-low 56 yards with no touchdowns, the only game of Sierra’s 12 without a rushing TD for him.

Think he wants a little payback? Maybe. Just maybe.


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Prep Football Power Rankings: Week 6

Manteca senior quarterback Dakarai Charles runs against Weston Ranch in the Buffaloes' 29-0 Valley Oak League win Friday on the road. MICHAEL MCCOLLUM/FOR THE RECORD

The Manteca football team’s defense is downright nasty.

“We’ve got guys with bad intentions,” Buffaloes coach Eric Reis said. “When they get in there, they want to hurt people.”

1. MANTECA (1) 5-0, 2-0 VOL

Manteca (5-0, 2-0 Valley Oak League) suffocated Weston Ranch (3-2, 0-2) 29-0 in a dominant VOL showing Friday in Stockton. It’s the Buffaloes’ third shutout of the season, and the 20th in Reis’ now 14-year tenure wearing green.

Junior James Thomas was a Renaissance man, with two sacks, a 3-yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion run.

Manteca is back atop my Prep Football Power Rankings for the second consecutive week, and has outscored its opponents 232-12 this season.

ON FRIDAY: AT SIERRA (3-2, 1-1 VOL), 7 p.m.

2. ST. MARY’S (2) 3-2

The Rams got back to form on Friday night, pounding Atwater-Buhach Colony 38-3 as junior wide receiver Dewey Cotton had two touchdowns. Junior David Ford made huge strides on defense, with 11 total tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.

If St. Mary’s defense can find its personality and improve from a rough preseason, the TCAL should be the Rams’ again.

ON FRIDAY: WEST (4-1), 7:15 P.M.

3. TRACY (3) 2-3

The Bulldogs have been waiting two weeks to get a bitter taste out of their mouths. Last time out, Turlock blanked Tracy 27-0 at Wayne Schneider Stadium, winning a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff rematch from 2014.

Tracy is facing a Tokay team also looking to rebound, after falling 40-27 against McNair two weeks ago on its homecoming at the Grape Bowl.

ON FRIDAY: TOKAY (3-2), 7:15 p.m.

4. MCNAIR (5) 4-1

The Eagles must be feeling good after a bye week, following that win over the Tigers. Even after the bye, McNair senior wide receiver Derrion Grim leads the United States with 18 touchdown receptions, according to, and is second with 1,144 receiving yards. Senior quarterback Osai Brown is tied for third in the state with 24 TD passes and is fourth with 1,799 passing yards.

ON FRIDAY: FRANKLIN (1-4), 7:15 p.m.

5. SIERRA (NR) 3-2, 1-1 VOL

Timberwolves junior quarterback Mark Vicente has a trademark game on his resume. Vicente went 10 of 14 passing with two touchdowns, and ran for three more in Sierra’s 54-28 drubbing of rival East Union Friday on the road at Dino Cunial Field.

A year ago, Manteca had a home game against Sierra, on a muddy Guss Schmiedt Field, and used it to upend its rival 34-20 and end its undefeated campaign. Sierra has the exact same opportunity this Friday.

ON FRIDAY: MANTECA (5-0, 2-0 VOL), 7 p.m.

On the Bubble: Lincoln 2-3, Tokay 3-2, West 4-1, Lathrop 3-2, 1-1 VOL.



1. Ripon (1) 2-3

2. Escalon (2) 3-2

3. Calaveras (3) 3-3, 1-1 MLL

4. Ripon Christian (4) 4-1, 1-1 SL

5. Linden (5) 1-4, 0-1 MLL


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Calgary’s goalie situation could have big impact on Heat

The goalie situation has been determined, at least for opening night. But how long can the Calgary Flames carry three goalies?

For the first game Wednesday against Vancouver, Flames head coach Bob Harley has announced Karri Ramo will start, Jonas Hiller will serve as the backup and Joni Ortio will be a healthy scratch. That works for now, but it takes a lot to go for long using a roster spot for a third netminder.

The Flames are in a bit roster jam. The trio are all NHL caliber goalies, and Ramo is likely to get a fair shot to prove he’s the starter. And just sending one of the other two down to Stockton of the AHL is a bit tricky since any of the three would have to clear waivers.

And if one of them came to the Heat, what would you do with rookie Jon Gillies. The 6-foot-5 player is the best goalie prospect the Flames has had in years, and he has to play to develop.

It seems that the Flames have made their call, at least for now. Gillies is the likely starter when the Heat opens the season 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Rockford IceHogs at Stockton Arena. Eric Hartzell and Kent Simpson have been coming for the No. 2 spot in Stockton, and the Heat will set its opening-day roster on Thursday.

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Helmet Stickers: Prep Football Week 5

Brookside Christian senior linebacker Sione Liku, back, awaits a Turlock Christian pass during the Knights' 34-12 Central California Athletic Alliance win Saturday at Lincoln High's Spanos Stadium. Liku, who leads the state with 116 total tackles, had 26 tackles and a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown. RECORD FILE PHOTO

The small-school football world of the Sac-Joaquin Section should be terrified of Sione Liku.

Liku, Brookside Christian’s 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior, leads the section and the state of California with 116 total tackles, and is 11th in the United States, according to

Liku posted 26 total tackles (22 solo, four assists), two tackles for a loss, and a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Knights’ 34-12, Central California Athletic Alliance-opening win over Turlock Christian Saturday at Lincoln High’s Spanos Stadium.

That’s why Liku, the key to Brookside Christian (2-4, 1-0 CCAA) competing in the Division VII playoffs, is the first entry on my weekly “Helmet Stickers” honors.

Mark Vicente (Sierra QB, Jr.)

Vicente and the Timberwolves (3-2, 1-1 Valley Oak League) waited until a perfect time for his marquee game.

The junior went 10 of 14 passing for 238 yards and two touchdowns, with three more rushing TDs, in Sierra’s 54-28 road rout of East Union (3-2, 0-2) Friday at Dino Cunial Field in Manteca.

It gets real, now, as Sierra hosts arch rival Manteca (5-0, 2-0) at 7 p.m. Friday in The Record’s Game of the Week.

James Thomas (Manteca LB/FB Jr.)

Thomas, a rival of the blue school, had his top game, too, sacking Weston Ranch quarterback Terry Snipes twice, running for a three-yard touchdown and taking in a two-point conversion in Manteca’s 29-0 road win over the Cougars.

Tyree Stricklen (Edison QB, Jr.)

The Vikings have had little to be ecstatic about after an 0-5 start, yet Stricklen showed strong in a 40-21 loss to Modesto Christian (1-4) Friday at home. Stricklen had 88 rushing yards, 111 passing yards and a passing TD.

Mark Paule Jr. (Sierra RB, Sr.)

Though Paule’s numbers haven’t been astronomical like in 2014, he’s been a consistent triple-digit rusher for the Timberwolves. He delivered 160 rushing yards, including 108 in the first half, and three TDs against Manteca.

He did leave in the second half with an apparent leg injury, according to Record correspondent Scott Niendorf, so we’ll see how he responds this week.

Jack Weaver (East Union QB, Jr.)

While the Lancers are up against it in the deadly VOL, Weaver performed well against the Timberwolves. He went 17 of 28 for 257 yards and two TD passes.

Dylan Byrd (Calaveras QB, Sr.)

Byrd may be one of the most underrated passing quarterbacks in The Record’s coverage area. The 6-foot-5 senior fired three TD passes in a 28-27 loss Friday at Sonora, including a 61-yard strike to Trevor Ramirez to tie the game and set up a potential game-winning two-point conversion.

Keith Dosier (Chavez QB, Sr.)

Dosier has been one of the pleasant surprises of 2015. The Titans (2-3) gunslinger went 12 of 15 for 256 yards and three TDs in a 53-7 shellacking of Vallejo.

12 of 15, 256 yards, three touchdowns.

Dewey Cotton (St. Mary’s WR, Jr.)

Cotton was the ultimate eclectic weapon for the Rams (3-2) in their 38-3 homecoming win over Atwater-Buhach Colony. He had three catches for 42 yards, and four carries for 65 yards, with two total TDs.

Terrance Ritzow (Chavez RB, Sr.)

Ritzow has been the workhorse behind Dosier and the aerial attack. The senior took 12 carries for 85 yards, an average of seven per carry, with three TDs.

David Ford (St. Mary’s DB, Jr.)

Ford was an absolute monster on the defensive side, with 11 total tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.

Brian Terrell (Lathrop RB/DB, Sr.)

Though the Spartans (3-2, 1-1 VOL) felt the wrath of the Central Catholic Raiders (5-0, 2-0) in a 44-6 loss Friday at Bennie Gatto Field in Lathrop, Terrell plugged away.

He had 10 carries for 126 yards, powered by a late, 84-yard TD run.

Aaron Thomas (Lincoln QB, Jr.)

The Trojans (2-3), who were trailing 33-0 to Merced after three quarters before losing 33-20 Friday at Spanos Stadium, may take a closer look at Thomas entering Tri-City Athletic League play.

Thomas had two TD passes of 77 yards to Reuben Lee and 61 to Nick Englesby, and a 33-yard TD run.


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First cuts include longtime Thunder favorite Ryan Constant

It would appear that Ryan Constant, the Thunder’s longtime and hard-hitting defenseman, has played his last game in Stockton.

Constant was in the first round of cuts made by the new Stockton Heat of the AHL, who offered tryouts to Constant and Garet Hunt. Hunt survived Saturday’s releases.

This is a tough one for local hockey fans, and for good reason. It isn’t just that he was a talented and steady force for six seasons with a wicked hip check. Constant became part of the community, often dedicating his time to visit schools and charity organizations.

Now he has to make a decision. He could try to arrange another AHL tryout, or certainly some ECHL teams could use his experience and skills if he wants to keep playing.

Good luck to him. And Stockton hockey fans will miss him.

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Manteca-Weston Ranch Player of the Game: James Thomas

To be honest, I didn’t know who James Thomas was before attending tonight’s Manteca at Weston Ranch football game.

But Thomas, a 6-foot-1, 188-pound junior linebacker and fullback, is going to be known by the entirety of the Valley Oak League soon enough.

Thomas sacked Cougars quarterback Terry Snipes twice, had a 3-yard touchdown run and ran in a two-point conversion, helping guide the Buffaloes to their third shutout of the season and 20th in coach Eric Reis’ 14-year tenure: 29-0.

For that, Thomas is my Player of the Game.

Thomas and the Buffaloes’ defense managed to sack Snipes four times, and Damon Lynch nabbed an interception on Weston Ranch’s opening drive, taking it 47 yards.


JOSE GARCIA (Manteca WR, Jr.)

Garcia played some solid football Friday, with three catches for 49 yards, including a 19-yard TD reception from sophomore quarterback Gino Campiotti for the game’s final points.


Beamon was quietly an impressive downhill runner for Manteca, with 14 carries for a game-high 72 rushing yards.


Rivas, the captain who carries the heralded “shepherd’s stick”, not only played some fantastic defense, including tackling Weston Ranch’s Erron Duncan on a 4th-and-goal wildcat play to preserve the shutout, but took seven carries for a bruising 47 yards.


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All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year Watchlist

St. Mary's senior Ngozi Nwabuzoh, left, hits against Davis as a freshman in a 2012 Sac-Joaquin Section volleyball playoff match. RECORD FILE PHOTO

Volleyball may be down compared to what it used to be in San Joaquin County, but there are still some truly talented players here.

The chase is on to succeed St. Mary’s Jordan Cornwell and Lincoln’s Makyla Elias, last season’s co-All-Area Players of the Year, and Tracy’s Mahina McCamey, the Coach of the Year.

Here’s an early watchlist for the All-Area Player of the Year award, with a quick look at a few potential Coach of the Year candidates:


Nwabuzoh, a returning first-team All-Area middle blocker, had 115 kills reported through her first 10 matches on St. Mary’s, though, has played 20 overall and is 17-3. She also delivered 117 digs in that stretch, and can be a blocking machine on any given night.


Though Lincoln doesn’t have any reported statistics, Thompson delivers kill-after-kill, and she’s vital for the Trojans’ bid to defend their co-Tri-City Athletic League banner with St. Mary’s and Tracy.


Like Lincoln, Tracy has no statistics on But Murphy, someone who will probably play college volleyball, is a force. She posted 11 kills and 19 digs in a TCAL-opening sweep of Tokay on Monday.

LILI ITA (Chavez MB, Jr.)

Ita is 5-foot-10, but plays like she’s 6-5. The Titans junior is dominating so far, with 177 kills and 90 blocks already. She plays with a ferocity that’s rare in the area, especially in Chavez’s San Joaquin Athletic Association.

KYLEE IRWIN-PAZ (Escalon OH, Sr.) and TAYLOR LAUGERO (Escalon S, Sr.)

Irwin-Paz, part of a dynamic duo with senior setter Taylor Laugero, last year’s first-team All-Area utility player with Ripon Christian’s Elisabeth Regusci, averaged 5.2 kills per game early on, with a 54 percent conversion rate on her attacks.

Laugero, who plays setter for the Cougars, but can dabble in a bit of everything, will play libero in college for Santa Clara: a West Coast Conference opponent of Pacific.


Dodd Pinkham, Chavez

Pinkham, a longtime, and mostly-cherished volleyball coach in Stockton, has overcome health issues and has his Titans playing solid volleyball. Should Chavez take the SJAA, and possibly earn a home playoff match, he’d be a great candidate.

Kayla Kootstra, Escalon

Kootstra was very smart in selecting the Cougars’ preseason schedule. Now that Escalon has taken its lumps against the likes of Pitman, St. Mary’s, Oakdale, Tracy and Turlock – Escalon did beat Oakdale – it’s ready to dominate the Trans-Valley League. The Cougars are 3-0 in there so far. Last year, Escalon made the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV semifinals, losing to eventual state champion Sonora. You can bet that’s on Kootstra’s, Irwin-Paz’s and Laugero’s mind.

Tiger Shelton, Ripon Christian

Ripon Christian, too, weathered a tough preseason, falling to the likes of Ripon, Manteca, Tokay and Escalon to prepare for Southern League competition. While the Knights certainly miss Regusci and second-team All-Area selection Dani Erdelatz, they’re 5-0 in-league thus far.

Jayne McHugh, St. Mary’s

The Rams have won at least a share of 10 consecutive league championships under McHugh, and have 25 of them all-time. St. Mary’s may not have the talent of a year ago, missing Cornwell, who’s now playing at Dartmouth College, but McHugh has those like Nwabuzoh, outside hitter Natalie Cortopassi, setter Megan Culligan, middle blocker Adri Baysinger and Zoe Bautista playing good volleyball.

Pamela DiBasilio, Calaveras

The Redskins have impressed so far, beginning the year with a great upset of Modesto-Central Catholic in five games. Calaveras will probably finish second behind Sonora in the Mother Lode League, but is not to be trifled with.

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Prep Football Area Statistical Leaders: Week 5

Stagg linebacker Jaland Dinwiddie, front, is tied for the Sac-Joaquin Section lead with 90 total tackles. CLIFFORD OTO/THE RECORD

Here they are, assembled from our friends at, our area prep football statistical leaders as of Week 5. We’ll do a top five, with a brief idea of how they stack up in the section, for passing yards, rushing yards, receiving yards, total tackles, sacks and interceptions.


1. OSAI BROWN (McNair QB, Sr.): 1,799 yards

- No. 1 in state and Sac-Joaquin Section

2. LAVANTE BUSHNELL (Stagg QB, Sr.): 988 yards

- No. 17 in Sac-Joaquin Section

3. KEITH DOSIER (Chavez QB, Sr.): 881 yards

- No. 20 in Sac-Joaquin Section

4. JARED ZERMENO (Tokay QB, Jr.): 820 yards

- No. 25 in Sac-Joaquin Section

5. NICK PRICE (Ripon QB, Sr.): 818 yards

- No. 26 in Sac-Joaquin Section


1. MARCEL DANCY (West RB/DB, Sr.): 988 yards*

- No. 1 in Sac-Joaquin Section

* The crazy part is, Dancy’s fifth game is not yet reported on MaxPreps

2. HUNTER CALTON (Escalon RB, Sr.): 676 yards

- No. 10 in Sac-Joaquin Section

3. ANTHONY GIANGREGIO (Calaveras RB, Jr.): 605 yards

- No. 17 in Sac-Joaquin Section

4. COURTNEY “C.J.” HAWKINS (Tracy FB, Sr.): 579 yards

- No. 21 in Sac-Joaquin Section (includes reported total in fifth game, not reported on MaxPreps)

5. RONALD “JUNE” WALKER (Lincoln RB, Sr.): 505 yards

- No. 35 in Sac-Joaquin Section


1. DERRION GRIM (McNair WR, Sr.): 1,144 yards

- No. 1 in Sac-Joaquin Section, state

2. AARON PASCHINI (Ripon WR, Jr.): 560 yards

- No. 9 in Sac-Joaquin Section

3. SEAN HAMILTON (McNair WR, Sr.): 457 yards

- No. 18 in Sac-Joaquin Section

4. DEWEY COTTON (St. Mary’s  WR, Jr.): 414 yards

- No. 23 in Sac-Joaquin Section

5. TREVOR RAMIREZ (Calaveras WR, Sr.): 397 yards

- No. 24 in Sac-Joaquin Section


T1. JALAND DINWIDDIE (Stagg LB, Jr.): 90 tackles

- Tied for No. 1 in Sac-Joaquin Section

T1. SIONE LIKU (Brookside Christian LB, Sr.): 90 tackles

- Tied for No. 1 in Sac-Joaquin Section

3. JONATHAN PHILLIPS (Stagg LB, Sr.): 87 tackles

- No. 4 in Sac-Joaquin Section

4. NOAH FAATAU (McNair LB, Sr.): 71 tackles

- No. 6 in Sac-Joaquin Section

5. NATHANIEL BANKS (Brookside Christian LB, Fr.): 58 tackles

- Tied for No. 12 in Sac-Joaquin Section


1. BRIAN GOMEZ (Lodi DE, Sr.): 9.0 sacks

- No. 2 in Sac-Joaquin Section

2. ANDREW GUEVARA (Sierra DL, Sr.): 6.5 sacks

- No. 8 in Sac-Joaquin Section

3. TREMAYNE TUIPULOTO WILLIS JR. (Lathrop LB, Jr.): 6.0 sacks

- Tied for No. 9 in Sac-Joaquin Section

T4. SETH TENNIS (McNair LB, Jr.), MICHAEL ROY (McNair DL, Sr.) and LOGAN WIDMER (Escalon DL, Sr.): 5.0 sacks each

- Tied for No. 13 in Sac-Joaquin Section



- Tied for No. 1 in Sac-Joaquin Section

T2. HUNTER WHITE (Linden DB/WR, Jr.): 3 INT

- Tied for No. 8 in Sac-Joaquin Section

T2. TUCKER ANDRES (Millennium LB, Jr.): 3 INT

- Tied for No. 8 in Sac-Joaquin Section

SEVERAL tied with two.


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    Thomas Lawrence

    Lawrence became a prep and general assignment sports reporter for The Record in August 2014. He has covered high school, college and professional sports and more in his career. From November of 2011 through summer 2014, he covered college and prep ... Read Full
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