By Kevin Askeland
Manteca and Lutheran both saw their winning streaks come to an end last week while Edison topped Bullard in a battle for the No. 1 team in Fresno County.
Clovis West 20, Clovis East 10
The Eagles have had a tough month, but it got a whole lot better with a 20-10 over the rival Timberwolves. Beau Sweeney, who is headed to Cal next year, led a 20-point outburst in the first half. He completed 14 of 20 passes for 187 yards in the first half and finished with 219 yards in the game. Matt Jelmini also scored a first-half touchdown for the Eagles who had lost three of their last four games.
Edison 35, Bullard 0
Bullard's run of upsets came to an end thanks to a 28-0 first half explosion by Edison, which knocked off the No. 1 team in Fresno 35-0. Jerry Davis paced the Tigers by throwing for 114 yards and two touchdowns. According to the Fresno Bee, Davis has 22 touchdown passes this year and just one interception. The win kept Edison unbeaten at 7-0-1 while Bullard lost its first game of the year, falling to 7-1.
Oakdale 21, Manteca 20
The longest winning streak in the state came to an end when Manteca went for a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter and came up short against the Oakdale Mustangs. The Buffaloes had won 26 straight games prior to the 21-20 loss. Beau Fryer scored a touchdown on a 31-yard reception with 3:43 left in the fourth quarter. However, instead of kicking the tying extra point, Manteca coach Eric Reis tried a pass for the two-point conversion. The pass fell short and Oakdale ran out the clock on the powerful running of Rudy Burtschi, who scored the Mustangs' first two touchdowns of the game. Manteca's Doug Hayes threw for 176 yards while Oakdale's Devin Combs threw for 137.
Inderkum 48, River Valley 8
The Falcons' perfect season came to an end in a 48-8 rout by Inderkum. Winston Bolton-Hill had touchdown runs of 54 and 58 yards to propel Inderkum, which won its sixth game of the season (6-1). River Valley had given up just 66 points on the season prior to the Inderkum loss. The Tigers were able to overcome 14 penalties for 130 yards, including one that wiped out a 92-yard punt return.
Oceanside 49, Rancho Buena Vista 7
If anyone thought that Oceanside's Armani Taylor had a big game against Carlsbad two weeks ago, he was just getting started. The Pirate running back finished the Longhorns by rushing for 265 yards on 24 carries with touchdown runs of 4, 1, 25 and 60 yards. Oceanside led 28-0 by halftime and added 21 more points in the third period. Jordan Wynn, one of the leading passers in the San Diego Section, threw just 11 times, completing six, for 91 yards. The Longhorns, who regularly have one of the top rushing attacks in the section, had just 168 yards on the ground.
Esperanza 28, Newport Harbor 7
The three-pronged attack of Reid Williams (92 yards), Jared Moore (128 yards), and Sean McDonald (96) led Esperanza past Newport Harbor 28-7 and kept it unbeaten at 7-0 on the season. The loss was the second of the season for Newport Harbor, which scored its only touchdown on a fumble return by Cecil Whiteside. Williams scored two touchdowns and Aria Nabipur had two field goals for Esperanza.
Servite 28, Lutheran 13
D.J. Shoemate scored three times to lead Servite to a 28-13 win over Lutheran and hand the Lancers their first loss since losing to Servite last year, a span of 15 games. Shoemate scored on runs of 1, 7 and 50 yards and finished with 242 yards rushing. Blake Hyepock threw for 225 yards for Lutheran, which managed only 30 yards rushing on the night.
Notre Dame 44, Chaminade 17
The Knights handed Chaminade its second straight loss on the arm of Dayne Crist, who threw four touchdown passes for the second time this season. He threw for 231 yards on the night while backfield mate Thaddeus Brown ran for 116 yards and scored on a 57-yard run.
Narbonne 31, Banning 18
The Pilots saw their unbeaten season come to an end with a 31-18 loss to Narbonne. Tyrone Taylor, playing in his first varsity game, according to the Torrance Daily Breeze, intercepted a pass and also returned a punt 70 yards for a score to lead Narbonne. The Gauchos limited Banning running back Josh Limosnero to just 18 yards.
Vista Murietta 40, Temescal Canyon 14
Bernie Randle ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns to lead Vista Murietta to an overpowing 40-14 win over Temescal Canyon and keep the Broncos unbeaten at 7-0. Kavon Seaton also threw a 44-yard touchdown pass for the winners.