Comprised of schools from the Modesto Metro Conference, Valley Oak League, Central California Conference and Western Athletic Conference.
1. (1) Central Catholic (7-0, 4-0 VOL): The Raiders showed their championship pedigree in a 28-6 victory over Manteca. Justin Rice rushed for 280 yards; defense had five sacks. Next: vs. Sierra
2. (2) Oakdale (7-0, 4-0 VOL): The Mustangs pulled away from East Union to remain on a Week 10 collision course with Central Catholic; VOL title could be on the line. Next: at Weston Ranch
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3. (4) Turlock (5-1, 2-0 CCC): The Bulldogs finished strong against Buhach Colony, scoring 26 points in the second half. Three players rushed for more than 100 yards in the win. Next: at Atwater
4. (5) Patterson (7-0, 3-0 WAC): Playmaker Michael Lawson and quarterback Kevin Todd anchored Patterson’s victory in the “Tiger Bowl,” giving coach Rob Cozart’s bunch the inside track to the WAC crown. Next: vs. Pacheco
5. (7) Merced (4-3, 2-0 CCC): A.J. Stewart hauled in a 47-yard pass from Jake Foss in the fourth quarter as the Bears continued their mastery of Pitman. Next: vs. Buhach Colony (at Veterans Memorial Stadium)
6. (3) Manteca (6-1, 3-1 VOL): Suddenly, the Buffaloes have questions on offense. Starting QB Dakarai Charles injured his right shoulder in a loss to Central Catholic. Next: vs. Lathrop
7. (6) Los Banos (5-2, 2-1 WAC): Adam Herrera’s 45-yard touchdown pass to David Walker in the third quarter was Los Banos’ lone highlight in a disappointing home loss to Patterson. Next: vs. Livingston
8. (9) Modesto (5-2, 3-0 MMC): The Panthers continue to find ways to stay atop in the MMC. This week, Matt Henriques’ pick-six helped provide the difference against Gregori. Next: vs. Enochs (at Gregori)
9. (10) Downey (6-2, 3-1 MMC): The Knights remain in the hunt for a piece of their fourth straight MMC title by eliminating another contender with a 48-2 drubbing of Enochs. Next: at Davis (Modesto Junior College)
10. (8) Pitman (4-3, 1-1 CCC): Next: The Pride played the two-time CCC champs Merced tough. Erased a 14-point halftime deficit to tie the score at 21-21 with 4:35 left. Next: vs. Golden Valley
Comprised of schools from the Trans-Valley League, Mother Lode League, Southern League and Central California Athletic Alliance.
1. (1) Sonora (7-1, 4-0 MLL): Sophomore Kane Rodgers picked off his ninth pass of the season – tops in the Stanislaus District – as the Wildcats routed Linden, 57-7. Next: at Amador
2. (3) Ripon (4-3, 2-0 TVL): Jacob Duxbury scored three TDs as the Indians blanked Mountain House 57-0 to set up a clash of league unbeatens next week at Stouffer Field. Next: vs. Modesto Christian
3. (5) Modesto Christian (3-4, 2-0 TVL): Don’t sleep on the defending TVL champion. Often overlooked because of their dangerously thin roster, MC dealt Hughson – and the rest of the TVL – a stern reminder. Next: at Ripon
4. (4) Orestimba (7-0, 4-0 SL): The Warriors blitzed Denair to extend their season-long winning streak to seven. Now comes a date with the down-and-out defending league champion. Next: vs. Le Grand
5. (7) Hilmar (4-3, 1-1 TVL): Hilmar quarterback Daniel Texeira rushed for 124 yards and threw for 133 more to go with his three TD passes in a 48-41 victory over Escalon. Next: at Hughson
6. (2) Hughson (6-1, 1-1 TVL): The Huskies’ one-point loss to Modesto Christian cost them four slots in the rankings, but Reyn Franca’s boys won’t have to wait long for a chance at redemption. Next: vs. Hilmar
7. (8) Gustine (7-0, 4-0 SL): The Redskins’ defense forced four turnovers in a bend-but-don’t-break win at Ripon Christian. Next: vs. Mariposa
8. (6) Escalon (3-4, 0-2 TVL): The Cougars have lost three consecutive games, including two to start TVL play. The skid lands Escalon on the proverbial playoff bubble with three games remaining. Next: vs. Mountain House
9. (10) Stone Ridge Christian (6-1, 3-0 CCAA): For all the talk of Stone Ridge Christian’s three-headed rushing attack, the defense has been equally as impressive. The Knights have shut out their last five opponents. Next: vs. Sierra Ridge/Rite of Passage
10. (9) Ripon Christian (5-2, 2-2 SL): Quarterback Travis Zuidervaart and receiver Jonah Lewis hooked up for a pair of big plays in a loss to Gustine. Next: vs. Denair