High School Football

Roundup: Hilmar, Ripon, Patterson, and Turlock all win; Modesto schools go winless.

Modesto’s James Hayes (41) bounces off multiple defenders during a game between Modesto High School and Patterson High School at Gregori High School in Modesto California on September 13, 2019.
Modesto’s James Hayes (41) bounces off multiple defenders during a game between Modesto High School and Patterson High School at Gregori High School in Modesto California on September 13, 2019. jwestberg@modbee.com

Junior quarterback Logan McCleery had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) as Patterson beat Modesto, 35-15, at Gregori High School on Friday.

Senior running back Obadiah Godbolt had three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) and junior running back Jordan Imada added a rushing score for the Tigers (3-1), who open Central California Conference play at home against Buhach Colony (4-0) next week.

Modesto (0-3) hosts Franklin next week.

Central Valley 21, Enochs 14: Senior quarterback Andrew Hernandez had three touchdowns for the Hawks (2-2), who handed the Eagles (3-1) their first loss of the season. Junior running back Christian Cervantes had 161 yards and one touchdown for Enochs.

East Union 20, Johansen 14: The Vikings (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season. Johansen got to within 14-13 in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard TD run by Jesse Arriola. However, EU blocked the extra point, and scored minutes later on a 42-yard touchdown run by Carlos Alvarez, according to the Manteca Bulletin.

McNair 26, Gregori 21: Gregori (2-2) turned the ball over on McNair’s 35-yard line with under two minutes left to give the Eagles (1-3) their first win of the season.

El Capitan 37, Modesto Christian 36: The Gauchos (1-3) overcame a 13-point deficit at halftime to snap an 18-game losing streak with a win over the Crusaders. El Capitan took a one-point lead into the fourth quarter and shut out the Crusaders in the final 12 minutes. Dion Maselli scored two third-quarter touchdowns to help El Capitan pull out its first win since it defeated Golden Valley 31-0 on Sept. 22, 2017. “For the last couple weeks we’ve been preaching, ‘I believe,’ ” said Gauchos coach Frank Solis. “Our guys have been battling even though things haven’t gone our way. This meant a lot to them to see the outcome go their way.”

Waterford 28, Big Valley Christian 27: Senior Ruben Rios and junior Lucas Real each had two touchdowns in the win for the Wildcats (2-1). The Lions (1-2) scored 20 points in the fourth quarter but turned the ball over in Waterford’s red zone with under two minutes left.

Turlock 14, Sheldon 6: The Bulldogs (3-1) held Sheldon scoreless in the final three quarters as senior running back Anthony Frias had 193 rushing yards and a touchdown. “Hard fought game, we just kept battling and hoping something good was going to happen,” Turlock coach James Peterson told Eddie Ruiz of the Turlock Journal. “Honestly, that is what I thought all game. I thought if we kept them off the scoreboard, we can’t lose at that point.” Last year in Week 4 in Sacramento, Sheldon beat Turlock 41-28.

Bullard 63, Pitman 10: The Pride (0-3) scored for the first time this season but fell on the road. No. 4 Bullard scored early and often in the first quarter, led by Shalom Welch’s three touchdowns en route to a victory in the first game on campus in Bullard’s 65-year history.

Ripon 24, Calaveras 0: Senior running back Danny Hernandez had three touchdowns in the win for the Indians (4-0).

Hilmar 28, Sonora 7: The Yellowjackets (4-0) shut out the Wildcats (0-4) in the second half.

Hughson 30, Summerville 0: Senior Zander De la Cruz had 171 total yards and a touchdown in the win for the Huskies (2-2).

Soquel 26, Denair 22: Soquel scored the game-winning touchdown with under 30 seconds left to snap the Coyotes’ 10-game winning streak.

West 27, Ceres 0: Ceres (0-3) lost on the road.

Millennium 41, Riverbank 13: Junior quarterback Caden Duke had six total touchdowns in the Falcons’ win over the Bruins (0-4).

Buhach Colony 71, Weston Ranch 14: Youlas Dickson returned two more punts for touchdowns as the visiting Thunder improved to 4-0 on the season. Dickson has returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns this season. Dickson added a third score on a short run. Buhach Colony heads to Patterson next week for a Central California Conference showdown.

Madera 28, Merced 14: The Coyotes took possession of the Governor’s Hat as the visiting Bears couldn’t overcome a flurry of turnovers. Seth Scheidt connected with Alfonso Gary on a 32-yard touchdown pass to pull Merced (1-3) within 14-7 of Madera in the second quarter. The Bears cut the Coyotes’ lead to 21-14 after a Desmond Thompson 3-yard touchdown run, but couldn’t get any closer.

Atwater 41, Pacheco 15: Julius Peacock jump-started the Falcons’ offense with a 39-yard touchdown run and a 3-yard touchdown pass to Manuel Flores in the first quarter. Charles Jackson added a 49-yard touchdown run in the first quarter as host Atwater (3-1) rebounded from a loss to Lincoln last week.

Le Grand 36, Linden 22: Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Martinez connected on two long touchdown passes to senior Michael Dinkins to help host Le Grand improve to 2-1 this season. Dinkins scored on a touchdowns of 64 and 67 yards. William Davison added two touchdown runs for the Bulldogs.

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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.
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