Five high school football games for Friday

September 3, 2010 

All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.

• No. 6 Sonora (0-0) at Johansen (0-1) — The visiting 'Cats are 8-0 vs. Modesto schools the last four seasons and they will debut junior Nolan Dambacher at fullback — replacing 1,700-yard rusher Dan Link. He'll provide a good test for Vikings' defense.

• Stagg (1-0) at No. 3 Modesto (1-0) — Modesto gave up 36 against. Pitman's Wing-T, but will do better against a Stagg team that relies more on speed than technique. Want to be entertained? Don't take your eyes off Modesto's Arquel Rogers and Jaron Ingram.

• Granada (0-0) at No. 9 Patterson (1-0) — Old-time Oakland Raider fans will have a fun time at this: Granada's George Atkinson, a four-star recruit whose suitors include Notre Dame, USC, Oregon and Cal, is the son of "Black Death." Patterson is going to retaliate by pounding Granada's undersized linemen.

• No. 11 Hilmar (1-0) at Ceres (1-0) — Part of a grueling four-week stretch for the 'Jackets, who still have Buhach Colony and Enochs before league. Win-hungry Ceres went with a softer schedule — Downey, East Union and Beyer still to come — and it could pay off with three or four early wins.

• No. 15 Livingston (1-0) at Modesto Chr. (0-1) — After pinning 60 on Orestimba last week, and with MC giving up 56 vs. Oakdale, this has the makings of an entertaining affair. Two top skill players are Livingston RB Charles Brown and MC TE Raymond Nelson, the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder who has verbaled to UCLA.

— RICHARD T. ESTRADA

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