GAME BALL -- Isaiah Justice, Bullard: Ran opening kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown, rushed for a score and picked off pass in win over Memorial.
GAME BALLS -- Jeremy Whigham, Willie Fairman, Roosevelt: Totaled 276 yards, 4 TDs in win over McLane.
GAME BALL -- DeVaughn Gaines, Chowchilla: Rushed 28 times for 298 yards and five TDs in 47-44 victory at Washington.
GAME BALLS -- Cody Tiller, Trevor Weaver, Exeter: Tiller's TD pass to Weaver with 31 seconds left clinched a 29-26 victory at Central Valley Christian.
WEEK 8 LOOKAHEAD: Four teams unbeaten in league play meet Bullard visits Sanger in a battle of CMAC leaders; Roosevelt is at Sunnyside in a meeting between NYL front-runners.
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EYES ON THE UNDEFEATED
After two months of football, just two Central Section teams remain unbeaten: Liberty-Madera Ranchos and Clovis North, both at 7-0. AJ Leon scored three touchdowns to power the Hawks, The Bee's No. 1 team in D-V, past Sierra 21-0 on Friday. The Broncos, meanwhile, are the section's No. 2 overall team and blasted Clovis East 40-0 Friday, potentially putting the Broncos in position to be No. 1 when The Bee's rankings come out Tuesday.
DRILLERS NEARLY LOSE AGAIN
Bakersfield, a week after suffering a huge blow in its quest for a state bowl berth, nearly lost for a second straight week, but Parker Campbell made a 26-yard field goal with less than a minute to go against Independence and No. 4 Bakersfield held on for 31-28 victory at Griffith Field. Independence trailed 21-0 at halftime before tying the score 28-28 on a 41-yard TD pass by Preston Hodges with 2:35 left in the game.