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Week 9 roundup

Buchanan 20, Clovis East 17

Top-ranked Buchanan High kept its perfect season rolling by the thinnest of margins Friday night, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat No. 15 Clovis East 20-17 at Lamonica Stadium.

The Bears (8-0, 4-0 Tri-River Athletic Conference) rallied to tie the score 17-17 in the fourth quarter on Jordan Luplow's first field goal, a 36-yarder, then consumed the final 5:06 of the game to set up Luplow's winning 30-yarder.

The winning drive was aided by a 15-yard gain on fourth-and-4 -- but also included a holding penalty on a touchdown on second-and-goal and a sack on third down that lengthened the field-goal try.

The Timberwolves (3-6, 1-3) controlled most of the game with a consistent running attack that kept the potent Buchanan offense off the field.

Central 49, Clovis 14

Brendon Bigelow rushed six times for 221 yards and scored five touchdowns as the host No. 4 Grizzlies kept pace in the TRAC.

Michael Baker added 268 passing yards for Central (7-2, 4-0). Beau Hine passed for 222 yards and a TD for Clovis (3-6, 1-3).

Clovis West 48, Madera 0

Kendal Brock rushed 17 times for 290 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 9 Golden Eagles rolled to a TRAC win.

James Britter added a 30-yard touchdown pass from Connor Buss for Clovis West (4-5, 2-2).

Sanger 28, Clovis North 14

Aaron Perez rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns, including a 66-yard scamper that turned the momentum in the host No. 17 Apaches' favor.

Prince Glover added a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for Sanger (4-5, 2-2 County/Metro Athletic Conference).

Alec Mechikoff had 107 rushing yards for Clovis North (4-5, 0-4), and Jonathan Pulido added 76 receiving yards.

Sunnyside 34, Fresno 13

Lejon Mason's 232 rushing yards and four touchdowns led the Wildcats.

Sunnyside (5-5, 4-0) kept pace with Memorial in the North Yosemite League race.

Fresno (1-8, 1-3) was shut out for the first three quarters. Roberto Hawkins rushed for 74 yards for the Warriors.

Roosevelt 21, Madera South 7

Victor Garcia rushed for 191 yards and Mark Fields scored two TDs as Roosevelt (5-4, 2-2 NYL) surged to a 21-0 lead.

Memorial 69, McLane 6

Chris Brown scored three first-half touchdowns and David Garcia added two as the No. 6 Panthers routed the host Highlanders in an NYL game on Thursday.

Brown finished with 20 carries for 213 yards. Jose Jolly, who scored two second-half touchdowns, added 113 yards on eight carries for Memorial (8-1, 4-0).

For McLane, Anthony Rosales caught three passes for 82 yards and Leodies Buchanan caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Alex Avila.

Caruthers 48, Fresno Christian 21

Abraham Delgado ran for touchdowns of 33, 4 and 5 yards to lead the Blue Raiders, the No. 2 team in Division V.

Josh Gilmore added a 7-yard touchdown run and a 6-yard touchdown pass for Caruthers (8-1, 3-1 West Sequoia League).

Riley Endicott had three touchdown passes for Fresno Christian (4-5, 1-3), including two to Jeff Roseth.

Tulare 69, Monache 0

Edward Dillihunt scored four touchdowns and finished with more than 100 yards both rushing and receiving to lead the host No. 5 Redskins to their 29th consecutive regular-season win.

Trevor Jones completed all six of his pass attempts for Tulare (9-0, 5-0 East Yosemite League), including four for touchdowns. Jones also scored on a 10-yard run.

Eric Azevedo had 30 receiving yards for the Marauders (3-6, 2-3), who trailed 55-0 at halftime.

Porterville 62, Granite Hills 0

A suffocating Panthers defense intercepted Grizzlies quarterback Blas Roman 15 times en route to the blowout win.

David Ali and Jordan McIntire each had two rushing touchdowns for Porterville (6-3, 4-1 EYL) while combining for 276 rushing yards.

Jorge Huanaco led Granite Hills (0-10, 0-6) with 34 rushing yards.

Delano 48, Tulare Western 14

Andy Del Campo rushed for 138 yards and Josh Garcia had three touchdown runs to lead the host Tigers.

Garcia scored from 9, 50 and 11 yards as Delano (7-2, 3-2 EYL) stormed to a 34-7 halftime lead. Garcia also threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Victor Anaya.

Curtis Ricks had 75 receiving yards for the Mustangs (3-6, 2-3), including a 32-yard touchdown from Rudy Lujano.

Mt. Whitney 34, Chavez 15

Tanner Mendonca passed for 317 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Chris Smith, to lead the Pioneers in a nonleague game.

Smith finished with 122 receiving yards for Mt. Whitney (6-3), while Titus Grayson added 71.

Peter Markham had 54 rushing yards and two touchdowns for Chavez (5-5).

Coalinga 28, Immanuel 21

The visiting Horned Toads scored a touchdown in overtime in Reedley to notch their first victory of the season.

Ben Fixel passed for 152 yards for Immanuel (4-5, 2-3 Central Sequoia League) but was intercepted twice.

Kingsburg 50, Exeter 13

Tennessee-bound Tyler Bray passed for 297 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 12 Vikings remained unbeaten.

Dylan Newbill had a team-high 78 rushing yards for Kingsburg (9-0, 5-0 CSL), while Garrett Steele had two touchdown catches.

Jonathan Contreras carried 40 times for 171 yards for Exeter (5-4, 4-1).

Corcoran 14, Woodlake 13

A missed extra point in the third quarter sealed the victory for the Panthers, who won despite committing three turnovers.

Pete Armbruster rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns for Corcoran (7-2, 3-0 East Sequoia League), the top-ranked team in Division V.

Daniel Rodriguez scored both touchdowns for the Tigers (5-4, 1-2) on runs of 6 and 2 yards.

Lindsay 40, Orosi 19

Mike Hernandez rushed for 188 yards and three touchdowns as Lindsay rolled to an easy win.

Adam Gamboa added a 19-yard touchdown run and a 25-yard touchdown pass for Lindsay (7-3, 2-1 ESL).

Lalo Garcia had 57 rushing yards and two 1-yard touchdown runs for Orosi (1-8, 0-4).

Sierra 10, Kerman 3

Gavin Hamilton carried 31 times for 160 yards and a touchdown as the Chieftains (6-3, 2-3) ground out a North Sequoia League victory over the Lions (5-4, 2-3) in Tollhouse.

Sierra rushed 52 times; quarterback Colton Zimmerman attempted only three passes, completing one for 36 yards to Trevor Baker.

The Chieftains held Kerman to 167 yards and a fourth-quarter field goal.

Liberty-Madera Ranchos 22, Chowchilla 7

Spencer Strid rushed for 89 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown, and Josh Garza added two rushing touchdowns to lead the Hawks in the NSL game in Madera Ranchos.

Garza's 8-yard touchdown, his second, put Liberty (5-4, 3-3) ahead 15-7 at halftime. He finished with 86 rushing yards.

Devin Gaines had 81 rushing yards for the Redskins (4-5, 2-3), highlighted by a 65-yard touchdown.

El Diamante 48, Hanford 20

Aaron Sing rushed for 288 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 11 Miners remained atop the West Yosemite League.

Josh Lorentzen added 61 rushing yards for El Diamante (8-1, 5-0), most coming on a 60-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

The Miners led 27-0 at halftime.

Cannon Sanchez scored two touchdowns for Hanford (5-4, 3-2) and finished with 41 rushing yards. Sanchez also passed for 236 yards and two interceptions, one of which was returned 42 yards for a touchdown by Adam Gabel.

Firebaugh 22, Coast 21

Quinton Parker's 11-yard touchdown catch and 2-point conversion with 1:05 left in the fourth quarter lifted the Eagles to the comeback victory.

Clay Gongora threw two touchdown passes for Firebaugh (5-4, 2-1 West Sierra League), including a 2-yard strike to Antonio Perez that pulled the Eagles to within 21-14.

Jacob Machado had an 85-yard touchdown catch for Coast (1-9, 1-3).

Orange Cove 49, McFarland 0

Eric Sanchez had five sacks and Jose Ochoa rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Titans' romp.Orange Cove (5-4, 3-1 East Sierra League) has allowed just 12 points in league play.

Frankie Gonzalez had 83 rushing yards and 61 receiving for McFarland (5-5, 2-2).

Mission Prep 42, Kings Christian 0

Kevin Laird scored two touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes as the Royals clinched a share of the East Sierra League title.

Patrick Foran also scored two touchdowns for Mission Prep (6-3, 4-0), including one on a 70-yard kickoff return.

Central Valley Christian 40, Selma 0: Brandon Dykstra scored touchdowns on a 1-yard run to open the game and a 35-yard interception return and also passed for a TD, leading the Cavaliers to a Central Sequoia League win at Selma.

Redwood 24, Hanford West 0

Dillon Root rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Rangers to a West Yosemite League victory Thursday night in Hanford.

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