High School Football

Roundup: Johansen starts 1-0 for first time since 2005; Downey, Oakdale cruise

Clovis North tromps Turlock’s Pitman 34-0

In the first game of the season, Clovis North shuts out Turlock’s Pitman 34-0 at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium Friday, Aug. 23 2019 in Clovis.
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In the first game of the season, Clovis North shuts out Turlock’s Pitman 34-0 at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium Friday, Aug. 23 2019 in Clovis.

It was a record night for Johansen on Friday in a 44-21 win over Waterford.

In addition to starting the season 1-0 for the first time since 2005, the 44 points were the most they have scored in a game since Oct. 30, 2015, when they beat Riverbank, 49-0.

The Vikings led 13-0 and 27-6 at halftime.

Downey 49, East Union 30: Downey senior quarterback Bryce Gouker threw for five touchdowns in the win. Senior wide receiver Joseph Easterwood had eight receptions for 145 yards and two touchdowns.

Escalon 58, Union Mine 0: The Cougars, the Bee’s No. 1 ranked small school, forced seven turnovers (three interceptions and four forced fumbles) and senior running back Kaden Christensen had nine carries for 78 yards and two touchdowns and added a receiving touchdown.

Hilmar 56, Delhi 0: The defending CIF State 6-AA Champions started the season strong as junior running back Cole Bailey had 127 total yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

Central Valley 55, Ceres 13: The Hawks won the 14th annual Ceres Classic behind 203 rushing yards and three touchdowns from junior running back Isaiah Hidalgo.

Oakdale 41, Sonora 7: Oakdale senior running back Leo Ayala had three rushing touchdowns and junior running back Zeke Saffar added two.

Ripon 52, Weston Ranch 6: Ripon senior running back Danny Hernandez scored on a 87-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and had a rushing touchdown.

Davis 20, Ripon Christian 19: Davis senior quarterback Elijah Diaz connected with senior wide receiver Gregory Smith for a 60-yard touchdown with a little under eight minutes remaining to give the Spartans the lead. Ripon Christian senior running back Sean McGovern had 21 carries for 105 yards and one touchdown.

Hughson 28, Stagg 14: Senior Steven Morris had a receiving touchdown and interception as the Huskies won on the road.

Denair 49, Millenium 14: Coyotes senior running back Dylan De Silva had 185 yards and three touchdowns and senior Elvis Silva returned an interception for a touchdown.

Orestimba 48, Bret Harte 7: The Warriors scored 36 points in the second quarter.

Patterson 48, Tokay 14: Patterson junior kicker Adrian Melesio made a 49-yard field goal in the win.

Clovis North 34, Pitman 0: The Pride were shut out in Lance Weckerle’s coaching debut.

Sierra 63, Modesto Christian 0: Modesto Christian lost in Brett Butler’s coaching debut.

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Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.