Not long ago, it was the Big Valley Christian High football team that took its lumps as the new kid on the block.
Now the fifth-year program is on the other side. The Lions shutout newcomer Millennium of Tracy, 45-0 on Saturday.
Blake Sturdivan scored two touchdowns, running for 147 yards on 16 carries. He scored on runs of 30 and 4 yards in the second quarter to put Big Valley Christian ahead 19-0.
Teammate D.J. Plichta scored twice, putting the Lions on the board with a 43-yard run and closing the scoring in the fourth quarter on a 10-yard run.
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Sturdivan then ran the ball in for a two-point conversion. Plichta finished with 86 yards on seven carries.
Girls Water Polo
JOHANSEN 4TH, at Roseville -- The Vikings fell to Acalanes 5-1 in the championship game of the Woodcreek Tournament. Andie Plunkett scored Johansen's goal. The Vikings lost to Miramonte in thier semifinal.
MODESTO 6TH, at Roseville -- The Panthers went 3-2 on the final day of the Woodcreek Tournament, losing to to Lincoln of Stockton 9-2. Modesto started the day with a 2-1 victory against St. Mary's thanks to Erica Austin's overtime goal. Elie Byrd scored in regulation.
Austin went on to score four goals in a 7-5 victory over Fairfield. Modesto finished sixth out of 16 teams in its division.
OAKDALE WINS, at Oakdale -- The Mustangs defeated Buhach Colony in two games, 25-22, 25-16, to win their own Oakdale Invitational. Jaci Powell had 15 kills in the championship game.
The Mustangs (8-2) had lost to Buhach Colony in a three-game semifinal, 25-21, 21-25, 15-11.
TURLOCK CHR. WINS, at Carmichael -- Turlock Christian won the consolation bracket of the Carmichael Tournament after going 2-1 in pool play.
The Eagles beat River City twice before shutting out Las Plumas 25-10, 25-20 in the consolation bracket. The Eagles' Aubrey Larssen had six kills in the final game.