Bullard 42, Liberty-Bakersfield 21 Another huge night for Demetrius Warren helped give Bullard High the rematch the Knights so desperately wanted.
Demetrius Warren rushed 35 times for 282 yards and two touchdowns as Bullard downed Liberty-Bakersfield 42-21 on Friday night in a Central Section Division I football quarterfinal at Sunnyside High.
The third-seeded Knights (9-2) earned a rematch against County/Metro Athletic Conference rival Edison (10-1) in next week's semifinals. Edison defeated Bullard 52-50 in one of the year's most thrilling regular-season games, overcoming an early 21-0 deficit.
Dejonte Oneal opened the game with a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Knights, who led 21-14 at halftime.
Bullard kicker Shawn Kuehter booted six extra points to set the school's single-season record with 54.
Liberty (8-3) was the sixth seed.
Clovis North (7-3) scored 49 straight points after sixth-seeded Lemoore (8-4) jumped out to a 7-0 lead on Deandre Daise's 51-yard touchdown run.
Broncos quarterback Christian Rossi completed 13 of 22 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns.
Garces (10-1) took command in the third quarter by scoring two unanswered touchdowns.
Jordan Morrison had 115 receiving yards and 97 rushing for Redwood (6-6) and scored three touchdowns.
Tehachapi 35, Sunnyside 28 Marcus Curiel ran for three touchdowns, including the go-ahead score from 44 yards in the third quarter, to power the No. 4 Warriors (10-1) into the semifinals against Garces.
No. 5 Sunnyside (6-5) got 194 rushing yards from Errian Wingfield, including touchdown runs of 59 and 54 yards. The Wildcats led 14-0 after the first quarter before Tehachapi tallied three straight touchdowns to pull even 21-21 at halftime.
Marcus McCoy's 4-yard touchdown run with 3 minutes remaining lifted Madera South High to a 28-21 victory over visiting Foothill on Friday night in the Central Section Division III football quarterfinals.
Foothill – an 11th seed seeking a big upset – had a chance to tie the score in the final seconds, but Ryan Rangle's pass to the end zone was batted down. The third-seeded Stallions (11-1) will visit No. 2 Ridgeview in next week's semifinals.
Madera South's Donald Caballero caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Travis Middleton in the second quarter. Caballero's second touchdown, a 3-yard run at the beginning of the fourth quarter, put the Stallions ahead 21-14.
Brandon Steele led Kingsburg (10-2) with 63 rushing yards.
Brayden Sanchez had 61 rushing yards and two scores for fourth-seeded Hanford (9-3), which trailed 21-7 at halftime.
Bray completed 14 of 23 passes for 155 yards but was held without a touchdown pass.
Greg Wilson got Washington (11-0) on the scoreboard with a 27-yard fumble return. Greenberry and quarterback Chris Cain then connected on four touchdowns as the Panthers rolled to a 35-0 halftime lead over the No. 8 Eagles.
Cain finished 15 of 26 for 337 yards for the defending section champions, and K.C. Migliore recorded 14 tackles.
Damian Ribera had a 70-yard interception return for No. 4 seeded Coalinga (9-2) on the final play of the first half to put the Horned Toads ahead 20-13.
Devin Gaines had 72 rushing yards and two scores for fifth-seeded Chowchilla (8-3), including a 30-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter.
The Redskins marched into Coalinga in the final minute before getting stopped for a 4-yard loss on fourth-and-1.
Mission Oak (9-2), seeded No. 2, will host Wasco in the semifinals.
Porchia had 129 yards on the ground and 113 through the air, including a 29-yard touchdown pass from Corbin Quinonez that made the score 21-0 entering the second quarter.
The Hawks led 49-0 before seventh-seeded Selma (7-5) cracked the scoreboard on an 89-yard touchdown run by Stephen Saldate.
Fowler (10-2) put the game away with a 22-point third quarter, breaking open a nine-point game at halftime. Silva had both of his touchdowns in the decisive third quarter.
Martin Gonzalez caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Torres to account for the only touchdown for sixth-seeded Orosi (6-6).
In the final, Fowler will face fourth-seeded Liberty-Madera Ranchos, a 24-21 winner over top-seeded Firebaugh.
Mendota (11-0) will host No. 2 Farmersville (8-2) for the championship.
Farmersville held off Strathmore 38-33 in the division's other semifinal.
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