Friday's late football results
Fresno Christian 61, Minarets 38: Austin Rurick ran for 304 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns as the visiting Eagles (2-2) kept the Mustangs winless through five games.
Rurick, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior scored on runs of 11, 3, 15 and 7 yards.
Tyler Krigbaum supplied a balanced attack by completing 10 of 16 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns.
Firebaugh 29, Caruthers 20: The Division V top-ranked Eagles (4-0) saved their undefeated season by rallying back from a 20-point deficit behind three touchdown passes and one scoring run by Markus Espinoza, who completed 26 of 38 passes for 354 yards.
The last of his three TD tosses, a 6-yarder to Alex Olivera, gave Firebaugh its first lead in the fourth quarter, and Carlos Ramos sealed the deal a little later with a 25-yard scoring run and two-point conversion run.
Jose Licea was 14 of 20 passing for 263 yards and a touchdown to lead the Blue Raiders (1-3).
Chowchilla 34, Corcoran 7: DeVaughn Gaines accounted for five touchdowns -- four in the air -- to power the Redskins (4-1) over the Panthers (1-3).
Farmersville 15, Orosi 8: Sam Metcalf rescued the D-VI No. 3-ranked Aztecs (3-1) with a 50-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Cisneros and a 2-point conversion pass to Cody Hall to erase a fourth-quarter lead for the Cardinals (1-3).
Laton 39, Stone Ridge Christian-Merced 28: Christian Pilgrim threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Mustangs (3-1) pulled away from the Knights of the Sac-Joaquin Section.
Buhach Colony-Atwater 60, Clovis East 7: Stefon Gold broke loose for a 68-yard touchdown on the Knights' third play of the game and the rout was on against the Timberwolves (1-4).
Golden Valley-Merced 49, Fresno 7: Ridge Bertuccio threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for two more as the Cougars rolled past the Warriors (0-4).
Top-ranked Clovis quieted a crowd of 3,500 at Tom Flores Stadium early with 21 answered points in the first quarter en route to a 56-21 victory Friday night over Sanger.
It was the Cougars' fifth straight win without a loss.
Yoon Conner ran 19 times for 144 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown.
But it was Jaryd Weakley's arm that got the Cougars in gear. He completed 16 of 22 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. His scoring throws went to Eric Jet (38 yards), Nathaniel Mora (44) and Jett again (9).
Jason Black also returned an interception 27 yards for a score.
Sanger (1-3) rode the legs of Chris Santos, who rushed 17 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington High got all it could handle from Selma on Friday night, but in the end the Panthers still have a perfect record.
The host Bears took the lead in the fourth quarter and got within a score in the final minutes before the No. 17-ranked Panthers pulled away for a 44-34 victory.
Washington (4-0) relied on its rushing attack, averaging 7.5 yards per carry. Donald Phelps led the way with 24 carries for 215 yards and three touchdowns.
After Jerry Guynes gave the Panthers the lead for good at 30-28, Phelps finished a 56-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring run with 2:48 left.
Selma replied with a scoring drive capped by Charles Flewellen's 12-yard run, but Washington recovered the onside kick and two plays later Phelps burst down the sideline for a 57-yard touchdown run.
Jesus Mosqueda rushed 15 times for 91 yards and two scores to lead the Bears but left late in the game with a knee injury. Selma's electric Kane Cooper was held to 43 yards on 12 carries.
Selma quarterback Jake Morales was also knocked out of the game with an apparent ankle injury.
The Wildcats (3-1) needed a 13-point fourth quarter to get past the Patriots (0-4), and got just that thanks to Andy Phimmavong's 83-yard pass to Levon Fountain for a touchdown and Errian Wingfield's 25-yard scoring run.
Wingfield finished with 21 carries for 213 yards and three touchdowns.
Nick Peterson kept Hoover in the game with 181 yards passing and two touchdowns.
The No. 8 Grizzlies broke it open with a 20-point third quarter and held the host Pirates scoreless in the second half.
Michael Baker passed for 206 yards and one touchdown for Central (3-1), while Michael Grimes scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards.
Brent Farris hit Anthony Rosa on an 18-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left and the two hooked up again on a 2-point conversion for the host Tigers (3-1, 1-0) in their West Yosemite League-opening victory against the Rangers (1-3, 0-1).
Lemoore's DaeShann Bonner had 6 catches for 113 yards and one touchdown. He also had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Hugo Martinez rushed for 101 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown to pace the Redcats (3-2) against the Cardinals (1-3).
Fowler, ranked No. 2 in D-V, took the lead for good on Martinez's 4-yard run in the second quarter and put it away in the fourth on James Silva's 7-yard scoring dash.
Brian Alvarado rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns to power the visiting Horned Toads, ranked No. 2 in D-IV, in a Central Sequoia League opener for both teams.
Ramon Leal ran for touchdowns of 5 and 55 yards to lift the the host Tigers (3-1) past the Cowboys (2-3).
Riverdale's Matt Leoni passed for three touchdowns to Gonsalo Morfin on plays of 20, 25 and 5 yards.
Zachary Perigo scored three touchdowns on runs of 13, 21 and 2 yards to power the Tigers past the host Trailblazers.
Perigo finished with 251 yards on 33 carries for Delano (3-1). Anthony Torres passed for another 141 yards and Fabian Acuna led the defense with a 60-yard interception for a score.
Devon Gomez went 95 yards on a kickoff return for a touchdown and also ran 65 yards for a score for Golden West (0-4).
The Mustangs broke through with their first East Yosemite League win in three tries behind a strong defensive effort.
Anthony Avila completed 10 of 18 passes for 167 yards for the Mustangs (1-3, 1-2). He had touchdown passes of 67 and 6 yards to Jordan Maquinalez, who caught three passes for 107 yards against the Thunderbirds (0-4, 0-2).
Kailan Hill ran for two touchdowns, Christian Escalante passed for three scores and the Broncos (1-3) notched their first win of the season.
Escalante passed for 149 yards, connecting with Luke Catrina on scoring throws of 18 and 40 yards. Hill carried 24 times for 172 yards.
Basilio Gutierrez had 24 carries for 164 yards, including a 70-yard scoring run, for Kerman (0-4).
Dolan Del Fiero rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns, and added an interception on defense for good measure as the Chieftains (2-3) defeated the Panthers (2-2).
Del Fiero carried the ball 10 times and scored on runs of 8, 36 and 55. Jake Dunn passed 10 yards to Cody Skaggs for a touchdown, as the Chieftains broke it open with 21 unanswered points.
Parlier's JC Chavez had 92 yards on 20 carries, scored on an 18-yard run and added a 10-yard touchdown pass to Rogelio Huerta.
Julio Martinez got the Buccaneers started with a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter and later added a 20-yard touchdown run as Avenal (1-3) defeated the Golden Bears (0-4).
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THURSDAY
Xavier Stephens ran for five touchdowns and Tulare, ranked No. 7 in the Central Section, blasted Division V No. 3 Granite Hills 50-0 in an East Yosemite League game.
Khari McGee passed for four TDs, three to Terrell Green, and ran for two as No. 6 Edison beat Buchanan 48-14.
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