STOCKTON — Modesto High scored with less than four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, giving the Panthers a 36-32 victory over the Delta Kings on Friday night.
Modesto quarterback Tiki Tonga had another big performance this week, completing 11 of 18 passes for 225 yards and one TD pass. He also ran the ball 16 times for 71 yards.
Last week, in a 74-41 win over Ceres, Tonga passed for 216 yards and ran for 122.
The game started 90 minutes late because Modesto Highs team bus was late picking up the team.
The Panthers will face a stiff challenge on Thursday when they host Pitman, the top-ranked large school in the Stanislaus District. The Pride is coming off a 43-36 win over Lincoln of Stockton.
GREGORI 45, CERES 30 The Jaguars got 100-yard performances from running backs Andrew Nash (184) and Alex Labanon (100). In addition, Nash picked off a Ceres pass and raced 90 yards for a touchdown. Gregori was playing without running back Tyler Janitz, who sat out with a bruised stomach after falling awkwardly on the nose of the football last week.
RIPON 41, LINDEN 0,
CALAVERAS 64, YOSEMITE 21,
MARIPOSA 25, SUMMERVILLE 20, at Tuolumne City Kamare Bailey scored three touchdowns on runs of 10, 50 and 55 yards to lead the Grizzlies. Brendan Brick scored a pair of touchdowns for the Bears.
PATTERSON 28, KIMBALL 19, at Tracy The Tigers fell behind 19-0 an then reeled off 28 unanswered points. Damien Paulo had three touchdown passes in the second half.
LE GRAND 35, BEREAN CHR. 0, at Le Grand Ryan Martinez ran for 148 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Bulldogs (2-0) had its way with Berean Christian. Martinez had touchdown runs of 43 and 10 yards and caught a 7-yard TD from quarterback Frankie Contreras, who threw two touchdown passes, including a 78-yarder to Christian Williams (three catches, 133 yards).
RIPON CHR. 69, ELLIOT CHR. 6, at Stockton Andrew Brown scored six touchdowns in the first half as the Knights rolled past the Eagles. Brown had scoring runs of 27, 10, 34, 2 and 32 and hauled in a 62-yard TD pass from Billy Marr as RC rolled up 484 yards of offense. Brown sat out the second half. RC's Kevin Kramer had scoring runs of 13 and 16 yards in the second half as the Knights totaled 385 yards rushing on 37 carries.
HUGHSON 34, WATERFORD 0, at Waterford Kyle Kerlee rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns and Tanner Duran ran for 117 yards and two TDs to lead the Huskies past the Wildcats. Hughson, The Bee's No. 2 small-school team playing its season-opener, gained 416 yards on the ground.
DELHI 48, BIG VALLEY CHR. 18, at Delhi The Hawks (2-0), coming off a 20-0 season-opening win over Galt, had an easy time against the Lions (1-1).
MODESTO CHRISTIAN 50, CHOWCHILLA 0, at Chowchilla Five Crusaders (1-1) scored in a rout of Chowchilla. Andre Edwards rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown and the stingy MC defense held the Redskins to just 92 yards. Connor Dowd returned a fumble 25 yards for a TD and also had nine tackles and an interception.
LIVINGSTON 21, JOHANSEN 7, at Modesto Quian Newsom had 71 yards rushing and 78 yards receiving to lead the Wolves past the Vikings. Johnny Perez caught a 15-yard pass from quarterback Charlie Va'a for Johansen's lone score.
HILMAR 28, DOS PALOS 14, at Dos Palos Yellowjackets quarterback Jonathan O'Brien completed 14 of 18 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns, including two scoring strikes to Tyler Robinson.