LOS BANOS — Pacheco High quarterback Juwan Epperson made the school's first homecoming a memorable one, accounting for four touchdowns in a 55-8 win over Livingston on Friday night.
The junior completed 5 of 10 passes for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns (both to receiver Maurice Harden), and ran 7 times for 74 yards and another two touchdowns.
"They blitzed a lot. We kind of expected it, that's what we practiced against," Epperson said. "We knew that they were going to do that, and we were very prepared for it."
Pacheco spread the ball around, with nine ball carriers touching the ball. Featured back Frank Ginda carried just 6 times for 32 yards, and Carlos Garcia added 4 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown.
"They're struggling right now. Now is the time to start developing depth, and I felt tonight was the right game to do that," Pacheco coach David Snapp said. "Livingston plays hard, they just don't have a lot of weapons right now."
Defense and special teams accounted for Pacheco's other scores. Adam Perez returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Zhavaughn Davis returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
PATTERSON 38, CERES 8, at Ceres Damien Paulo tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Avion Warmsley and Antonio Vasquez had two touchdown runs to lead the unbeaten Tigers (6-0, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference). Warmsley had TD receptions of 32 in the first quarter and 8 in the second quarter, helping to guide his team to a 32-0 halftime lead.
CALAVERAS 28, LINDEN, 14 at Calaveras Connor Hamilton's two touchdown runs 22 yards in the first quarter and 60 yards in the second helped the Redskins (4-2, 1-0 Mother Lode League) beat the Lions (3-3, 0-1 MLL).
RIPON CHRISTIAN 84, TURLOCK CHRISTIAN 0, at Ripon Andrew Brown rushed for 281 yards and six touchowns as the Knights (5-1, 3-1 Southern League) rolled past the Eagles.
LE GRAND 52, WATERFORD 14, at Le Grand Ryan Martinez scored four touchdowns, including two rushing scores from 46 yards, and Christian Williams scored three times to lead the Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0 SL) over the Wildcats (3-3, 2-1).