HILMAR -- The Hilmar High Yellowjackets are doing it with defense.
The Yellowjackets not only shut out Livingston 46-0 Friday night, they also limited the Wolves to only 46 total yards.
That means it's showdown time in the Western Athletic Conference next week when Hilmar matches up against high-scoring Central Catholic.
Hilmar (6-0, 1-0) took charge with 19 first-quarter points, keynoted by Christian Azevedo's 33-yard pass to Carl Jameson (three catches, 88 yards).
After Hugh Ewing (eight carries, 65 yards) scored from 11 yards out, the Yellowjackets tacked on a touchdown by the defense when Daniel Texiera recovered a fumble in the end zone.
Azevedo also rushed five times for 85 yards, most on his 66-yard dash for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Carlos Diaz totaled two touchdowns, including a 55-yard punt return.
The Hilmar defense was led by Jameson, Austin Giuliano and Neil Mitchell.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 61, GUSTINE 0, at Central Catholic -- Dylan Swartz completed 10 of 15 passes, four for touchdowns, as the Raiders (5-1, 1-0) prepared for next week's big WAC showdown against Hilmar.
T.J. Belton signaled the rout by ripping 53 yards for CC's first touchdown, followed by two Swartz-to-David Visevic connections for scores and a 22-yard run by Kori Varni.
PATTERSON 47, ORESTIMBA 0, at Patterson -- The Tigers (5-1, 1-0) quickly blew open the game with 34 first-quarter points, featuring a 65-yard run by Nathan Shelton and scoring strikes of 50 and 32 yards from Daniel Reza to Ronyea Ellington.
Wyatt Young capped the big period with two touchdown runs, and Eric Mejia added two field goals later.
Adrian Laurel also picked up a fumble and sped 18 yards for Patterson's final touchdown.