Gregori's win over Davis keeps Jaguars alive in Modesto Metro Conference football race

October 19, 2013 

Gregori High rolled up 459 yards of total offense in a 27-14 Modesto Metro Conference victory over Grace Davis on Friday night at Don Lanphear Stadium.

Gregori had three running backs total 75 or more yards in the victory. Junior Tyler Janitz finished with 89 yards and seniors Rudy Garcia and Alex Labanon totaled 77 and 72 yards, respectively.

Gregori quarterback Tanner Goudeau only had to throw three passes in the contest, but he made the most of those opportunities — connecting twice with Matt Vargas for 101 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown strike.

Davis quarterback Zach Magaña connected on 15 of 24 attempts for 183 yards and a touchdown toss to junior Tala Toilolo. Receiver McKilby Kao caught five Magaña passes for 105 yards, while Preston Peacock caught five for 54.

The Spartans' Jasiah Millhouse carried the ball 14 times for 72 yards.

With the victory, the Jaguars improved to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the MMC, just one win away from the six-win plateau that will almost assuredly gain them an at-large berth in the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. Davis is 2-5 overall and 1-2 in league.

With Beyer (3-0), Modesto (2-1) and Downey (2-1) all ahead of Gregori in the conference standings, winning the MMC title would be difficult for the Jags, but not out of the realm of possibility.

At the moment, only Beyer and Modesto control their own destinies. The Pats and Panthers can claim the MMC title by running the table.

Beyer faces the most challenging schedule with Gregori, Modesto and Downey still ahead. Modesto must face Davis, Beyer and Johansen (0-8).

More and more, the Nov. 1 matchup between Beyer and Modesto is looking as though it will decided the MMC championship.

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