Coach Willie Herrera on Sierra, a defending state bowl champion: “Do we continue to get better and go toward that goal of winning one game a week? Because in our league, every week is a championship game.”
Central Catholic 45, Weston Ranch 7, in Stockton – Jared Rice returned the game’s opening kickoff 85 yards for a score and the four-time defending state champion Raiders never looked back. Rice rushed for 178 yards on 12 carries, including TD runs of 45 and 65 yards. He now has 516 rushing for the season. Montell Bland carried the ball 10 times for 77 yards and two scores. Senior linebacker Luke Navarro had a 15-yard interception return in the second quarter.
The Downey Knights, coming off a 47-20 win over Davis on Friday, will be the featured team at the Modesto Community Quarterback Club meeting at noon Monday at Coach’s Corner, 950 E. Oakdale Road, Suite E.
Brian Perry’s 81-yard touchdown pass to Carter Williams sparked a 20-point third-quarter that led the Beyer Patriots to a 26-16 win over Gregori in the Modesto Metro Conference opener for both schools Friday night at Don Lanphear Stadium.