Bullard High survived a scare on a record-setting night by Demetrius Warren, as the Central Section No. 4-ranked Knights beat Madera 21-14 Friday night.
Warren's 50-yard touchdown run that started the road rally gave him the school's career rushing record, passing Travon Jones' mark of 3,254 yards. Warren now has 3,314.
A 1-yard run by Warren in the third quarter tied it at 14 and gave him the school record for rushing touchdowns with 34, passing Jones' 33.
Niko Pacheco's 70-yard scoring pass play to Isaiah Justice in the fourth quarter sent the Knights (5-2, 1-1 County/Metro Athletic Conference) ahead to stay.
Madera (4-3, 0-2) bolted in front on two scoring runs, including Christian Ramirez's 20-yard burst.
Hunter Burns scored three times – on runs of 15 and 6 yards in the first quarter and on an 85-yard kickoff return in the second – as the No. 16 Golden Eagles (1-6, 1-1) got their first win of the season in a Tri-River Athletic Conference game against the Bears (2-5, 0-2).
Burns rushed for 118 yards while backfield mate Khalil Montgomery added 129 yards and one touchdown.
Abdul Hussein broke an 8-yard scoring run with 1:28 left to lift the Cowboys to a home victory against the Mustangs in nonleague action.
The Cowboys (3-4) put it away with an interception in the closing seconds.
Minarets (0-7) had taken the lead on Keenan Reardon's 23-yard pass to Joey Ramirez, who also returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown. Reardon also had a 10-yard scoring pass to Gabino Rodriguez and ran for a 60-yard score.
Edgar Segura rushed five times for 135 yards – including scores of 49, 13 and 66 yards – to lead the D-VI top-ranked Aztecs (7-0, 2-0) over the Buccaneers (1-6, 0-2) in the West Sierra League game.
The third-ranked Tigers, in what coach Tim McDonald called "one of our best games of the season," built a 33-point lead at halftime against the visiting Apaches in a tuneup for next Friday's CMAC showdown at Sunnyside.
Edison (6-1) will go into that game tied for first at 2-0 with the Wildcats.
"The team is getting better. They executed a lot better," McDonald said. "We're going to be tested next week."
Khari McGee completed 10 of 13 passes for an unofficial 235 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for another score. Terrell Green caught five passes for 150 yards.
The No. 9-ranked Broncos capitalized on a series of second-quarter breaks in their Tri-River Athletic Conference victory.
The Timberwolves tied it 7-7, but then saw an onside kick try fail, setting up a 46-yard drive that was capped by a Bryan Parmer 5-yard run and put Clovis North ahead to stay. A fumble at the 26 set up another short field and the Broncos' third touchdown.
Clovis North (5-1, 2-0) would go on to a 35-14 halftime lead over Clovis East (1-6, 0-2). Christian Rossi had four TD passes for the Broncos.
The host Highlanders (2-5, 1-1) won the NYL game behind 184 yards rushing and two TD runs by Ulices Castillo.
Castillo tossed a 20-yard pass to Jim Xiong to cap McLane's scoring against the Warriors (0-7, 0-2).
Kingsburg High staged a second-half rally to beat visiting Coalinga 28-7 Friday night in a battle of Central Sequoia League football teams that entered still holding out hope for a run at the championship.
The Vikings – ranked No. 19 in the Central Section by The Bee – overcame two Austin Bray interceptions and penalties that resulted in nullification of two touchdowns in the first half.
The victory kept Kingsburg (6-2, 3-1) one game behind No. 17 Dinuba in the standings. Dinuba already has beaten both the Vikings and Horned Toads.
Brandon Steele found Trevor Price with a go-ahead 34-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. Safety Zach Bethel then put it away by recovering Coalinga quarterback Fabian Andrade's fumbled pass attempt and returning it 27 yards for a score with about six minutes left.
Just for good measure, Kyler Christopher broke free from 37 yards in the final minute for his second touchdown of the game.
Andrade's 1-yard scoring run in the second quarter for the D-IV No. 2-ranked Horned Toads (6-2, 2-2) stood up until Christopher tied it with a 30-yard touchdown jaunt at the outset of the third quarter.
Kingsburg held Coalinga to 4 yards rushing in the second half.
The No. 17 Emperors had no trouble with the Bears and stayed unbeaten with a one-game lead in the CSL race.
Michael Wright rushed 13 times for 91 yards and scored on runs of 8, 3 and 7 for Dinuba (7-0, 4-0). David Rico passed for 156 yards and ran for touchdowns of 1 and 12 yards.
Hugo Martinez's two touchdowns helped lead the Redcats (5-2, 2-0) past the Eagles (3-4, 1-1) in a West Sequoia League game.
Daniel Vilella rushed for five touchdowns and 188 yards for the Blue Raiders (4-3, 1-0), who rolled for 434 yards of offense in the WSL victory against the Panthers (2-6, 0-2).
The 18th-ranked Stallions' ground attack wore down the Pirates in a North Yosemite League opener for both teams.
Ranferi Pineda rushed 11 times for 121 yards for the Stallions (5-1, 1-0), who shut out Reedley in the second half. Pineda scored on runs for 66 and 7 yards.
Liberty running back A.J. Leon rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hawks to a North Sequoia League victory.
The Chieftains (2-5, 0-2) jumped out to a 14-7 halftime lead before the Hawks (3-4, 1-1) and Leon scored three unanswered touchdowns.
Zachary Perigo rushed for 279 yards and four touchdowns to power the Tigers (5-2, 4-1) to a 48-0 rout of the host Thunderbirds (0-7, 0-5) in the East Yosemite League.
Anthony Torres threw touchdown passes of 20 yards to Jose Corrales and 53 to Pedro Aguirre.
The Hawks dominated on both sides, forcing four turnovers (two interceptions and two fumble recoveries) and getting four touchdown passes from Corbin Quinonez in an efficient 11-of-16 effort.
Mission Oak improved to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the EYL.
Brandon Avalos' 4-yard touchdown run pulled Granite Hills (3-5, 2-4) within 14-6 in the second quarter before Mission Oak pulled away.
The No. 11 Panthers scored the first 35 points en route to the EYL blowout of the Titans.
Jordan Duran turned in 223 yards of offense and three touchdowns for the Panthers (6-1, 4-1). He rushed five times for 100 yards, scoring on an 87-yard run, and also caught five passes for 123 yards, including touchdown receptions from 17 and 83 yards from Cody Henwood.
Henwood completed 10 of 12 passes for 226 yards and no interceptions against the Titans (1-7, 1-5).
Alex Burgeno rushed 22 times for 156 yards and a touchdown, as the host Badgers (2-4, 1-0) cruised in this NYL game.
Yosemite jumped to a 28-0 lead before the Lions (0-6, 0-1) got on the board with Matt Valdez's 18-yard interception return for a score in the fourth quarter.
Nick Peterson's 40-yard run with 6:32 left carried Hoover past Roosevelt 48-44 in a North Yosemite League game.
Brayden Sanchez and Isaiah Cantu each scored a pair of first-half TDs as Hanford burst to a 27-0 lead, rolled past Golden West 43-2 and remained unbeaten atop the West Yosemite League.
Oscar Reyes passed for 336 yards and three TDs to Williams Stallworth, Xavier Stephens ran for three scores, and unbeaten and No. 8 Tulare ripped Monache in an East Yosemite League mismatch for its 27th straight win at Bob Mathias Stadium dating to 2006.
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