MODESTO 42, DAVIS 14 Tiki Tonga threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and Antonio Perez had two touchdown runs to lead the Panthers over the Spartans.
The victory keeps Modesto (5-3, 3-1 Modesto Metro Conference), a winner of three in a row, tied for second place in the MCC with Downey (3-1), one game behind leader Beyer.
Lovell Collins's 55-yard TD run to open the scoring and Perez's 25-yard scoring run sandwiched two Tonga touchdown tosses to give the Panthers a commanding 28-0 lead in the first quarter.
Modesto plays Beyer at Downey High next week. A victory by the Panthers, who close out the season against Johansen (0-8), would likely assure Modesto the title.
A Beyer victory would keep Downey's hopes of sharing the title alive.
KIMBALL 35, OAKDALE 14 Gaige Allen scored on a 91-yard run and finished with 165 yards as Kimball rolled out to a 28-0 third-quarter lead and stunned the Mustangs. Allen scored two touchdowns. Brock Whiting had two touchdowns for Oakdale.
SIERRA 37, EAST UNION 3 Jake Pruitt had three touchdown passes as the Timberwolves pasted the Lancers. Two of Pruitt's scoring strikes were to Lucas Widmer (eight catches, 139 yards). Pruitt completed 18 of 29 passes for 235 yards.
MODESTO CHRISTIAN 7, HUGHSON 6 Tanner Duron scored on a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter, but the Huskies were unable to convert the extra point in the important Trans-Valley League matchup against the Crusaders.
Andre Edwards provided MC with its only points on a 23-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 43, CENTRAL VALLEY 34 Ja'Quan Gardner and Matt Ringer, two of the Stanislaus District's top running backs, put on a ground show.
Ringer had 20 carries for 205 yard to lead the Raiders to the victory.
Gardner, meanwhile, had 22 carries for 295 yards, including an 80-yarder in the third quarter that put Central Valley to within 37-34. Gardner also had touchdown runs of 60 and 32 yards.
He now has 1,528 rushing yards this season, leaving him 66 yards from the all-time Stanislaus District career record set by Louis Bland of Central Catholic. Bland rushed from 5,140 yards from 2004-07.
CALAVERAS 41, ARGONAUT 14 Mike Seawell scored three touchdowns to lead the Redskins past the Buffaloes.
LE GRAND 55, GUSTINE 0 Ryan Martinez had four touchdown runs, including one from 96 yards in the second quarter, as Le Grand breezed. Martinez also scored on runs of 22, 38 and 4 yards.
RIPON CHRISTIAN 60, WATERFORD 24 Andrew Brown rushed for 289 yards and scored seven touchdowns to lead the Knights past the Wildcats. Brown had six rushing touchdowns, and also had six catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Billy Marr completed 9 of 18 passes for 222 yards.