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Week 6 roundup

Hoover 34, Sanger 18

Hoover High ended a long stretch of futility against Sanger High with a win Friday night that further cements the Patriots' status as a force in the Central Section.

Eric Kendricks rushed for 125 yards, added 80 through the air and scored three touchdowns as No. 14 Hoover opened County/Metro Athletic Conference play with a 34-18 win. It was the Patriots' first win over the Apaches since 2002. Last season, Sanger won 54-20.

Kendricks put Hoover (5-1) ahead 7-0 with a 25-yard touchdown run before adding a 1-yard score and catching a 35-yard touchdown pass from Shane Martinez.

Quarterback Aaron Perez had 69 rushing yards for Sanger (2-4), most of it on a 59-yard touchdown run. Perez also threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to John Pinedo.

Buchanan 51, Madera 21

Nigel Simmons scored four touchdowns and Lance Orender threw for 321 yards and three scores for No. 1 Buchanan (6-0) in a Tri-River Athletic Conference opener.

The Bears defense limited Madera (4-2, 0-1) to 180 yards of total offense, including 131 on the ground.

Leading 47-7 at halftime, Buchanan began the second half with an 82-yard touchdown drive. That's when Orender gave way to backup Taylor Genuser.

Simmons scored four consecutive touchdowns for Buchanan after the Coyotes tied the game 7-7.

Madera's Christian Ramirez had 80 rushing yards in the first half before suffering a game-ending injury.

Roosevelt 12, McLane 3

Mark Fields carried 25 times for 132 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown, as the Rough Riders improved to 4-2 with a win to open North Yosemite League play.

Victor Garcia got Roosevelt on the scoreboard with a 1-yard touchdown.

McLane fell to 0-5 overall.

Caruthers 28, Lindsay 21

The Blue Raiders (5-1) beat D-V's top-ranked team in a nonleague game behind Abraham Delgado's two touchdown runs and 205 rushing yards.

Gary Baker threw for two touchdowns for Lindsay (5-2).

Fresno Christian 19, Riverdale 15

Two 40-yard touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, the first by Landon Martens and the second by Gerald Bell, sparked the Eagles' comeback.

Martens carried 33 times for 133 yards for Fresno Christian (4-2, 1-0 West Sequoia League).

The Cowboys (1-5, 0-1) took a 15-0 lead in the first quarter on two Jason Martinez touchdowns.

Farmersville 6, Orange Cove 3

Ferico See's 59-yard touchdown pass to Rogelio Ramirez in the third quarter proved enough offense for the Aztecs (3-3) in an East Sierra League opener.

See finished with 109 passing yards, and Ramirez had 76 receiving.

Jose Ochoa rushed 12 times for 86 yards for the Titans (2-4), who entered No. 1 in D-VI but were held to a 33-yard field goal by Fabian Gonzalez.

Porterville 23, Delano 14

Courtland Duckworth's 45-yard interception return in the fourth quarter sealed an emotional East Yosemite League win Friday for Porterville High, which hung on to edge previously unbeaten Delano 23-14.

Porterville quarterback Richie Coppenbarger went 0 for 2 with an interception in his first game back since recovering from testicular cancer. Coppenbarger also rushed for 32 yards as the Panthers improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the EYL.

The Tigers (5-1, 1-1), ranked 20th in the Central Section by The Bee, couldn't prevent their first loss despite a 30-yard touchdown on an interception return by Chris Alaniz and a 45-yard touchdown run by Andy Del Campo.

Edison 46, Reedley 0

Tevin McDonald scored three second-half touchdowns as the No. 6 Tigers turned a close game against the No. 18 Pirates into a lopsided road victory in a County/Metro Athletic Conference opener.

McDonald scored on a 69-yard run, an 85-yard punt return and a 46-yard run. He finished with 179 rushing yards on nine carries and Dasheon Frierson, who scored Edison's first touchdown, had 111 rushing yards on 19 carries.

Reedley (5-1), down 6-0, had a second-quarter touchdown called back on a holding penalty. Edison (4-2) then took a 14-0 lead on a 43-yard touchdown pass by Max Schuh to Deontay Greenberry 43 with 7 seconds to play before halftime.

Richard Casteel led the Pirates with 128 rushing yards.

Bullard 42, Clovis North 0

Kerr Taubler passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Jordan Jones rushed for two touchdowns as the No. 2 Knights routed the No. 15 Broncos in a CMAC opener at Chukchansi Park.

The game - homecoming for Bullard and the first CMAC game for Clovis North - was sloppy at times, with the teams combining for seven first-quarter turnovers (four by Bullard) and 10 overall.

El Diamante 30, Lemoore 14

The visiting No. 12 Miners got two touchdowns from Aaron Sing in a West Yosemite League victory over the Tigers.

El Diamante (5-1, 2-0) ground out a 17-0 lead before Lemoore (1-5, 1-2) got back in it, making it 17-14 on Kalvin Chavez's 66-yard fumble return. But the Miners got fourth-quarter touchdowns by Patrick Rubio and Sing to salt it away.

Tulare 50, Redwood 19

Trevor Jones passed for 251 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another as the No. 3 Redskins beat the visiting Rangers in a nonleague game.

Marquess Wilson was Jones' favorite target in an efficient 11-for-14 night, catching six passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns.

Xavier Stephens rushed 16 times for 109 yards, but Tulare backfield mate Jacob Guerrero left the game in the first half with an apparent ankle sprain and didn't return.

Dillon Root scored two second-half touchdowns for Redwood.

Sunnyside 15, Madera South 6

Daniel Excina had a 14-yard touchdown run and Adalberto Ibarra added a 40-yard field goal to lead the Wildcats (2-5, 1-0) to the NYL victory.

Jose Silva and Donald Caballero each had 48 rushing yards for the Stallions (0-6, 0-1). Silva scored the lone touchdown on a 1-yard run.

Corcoran 39, Orosi 0

Austin Fugate passed for three touchdowns and rushed for 82 yards, and Ryan Luna scored three touchdowns for the Panthers (4-2), who cruised to a 26-0 halftime lead in an East Sequoia League opener.

Luna caught touchdown passes of 40 and 8 yards from Fugate before adding a 25-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for Corcoran - ranked No. 2 in D-V. Orosi dropped to 1-5.

Exeter 26, Immanuel 17

Austin Albison returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown with 7:20 remaining to seal the Monarchs' victory.

Jaycee Totty had 150 rushing yards and Jonathan Contreras added 139 for the Monarchs (3-3, 2-0 Central Sequoia League).

Ben Fixel had 53 rushing yards for the Eagles (2-4, 1-2), including a 6-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

Farmersville 6, Orange Cove 3

Ferico See's 59-yard touchdown pass to Rogelio Ramirez in the third quarter proved enough offense for the Aztecs (3-3) in an East Sierra League opener.

See finished with 109 passing yards, and Ramirez had 76 receiving.

Jose Ochoa rushed 12 times for 86 yards for the Titans (2-4), who entered as the No. 1 team in D-VI but were held to a 33-yard field goal by Fabian Gonzalez.

Washington 49, Sierra 7

Adam McCurley passed for 353 yards and five touchdowns as the Panthers (4-2, 2-0) posted a North Sequoia League rout of the Chieftains (4-2, 0-2) in Easton.

McCurley completed 23 of 32 passes. Josh Williams caught 11 for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and Donald Phelps - back after missing a week with a sprained ankle - caught six for 141 and one touchdown for Washington, No. 2 in D-IV.

Washington linebacker Poindexter Hatley recovered two fumbles and had a sack.

Kerman 22, Dos Palos 13

Aldo Valencia rushed for 134 yards and two scores before Kenneth Buchnoff sealed the NSL victory for the Lions (5-1, 2-1) with an 88-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

Kevin Schofield carried 31 times for 195 yards for the Broncos (3-3, 2-1), including a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Kerman, ranked No. 3 in D-IV, outscored Dos Palos 9-0 in the second half.

CVC 21, Chowchilla 20

Connor Potts sealed the nonleague victory by intercepting a pass by Redskins quarterback Devin Gaines at the Cavaliers 5-yard line with 28 seconds left.

Central Valley Christian (3-3) took the lead for good on Justin Roeloffs' 14-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Roeloffs finished with 20 carries for 136 yards.

Matt Ruckman had 109 rushing yards on nine carries for Chowchilla (3-3) after Garrett Slate returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.