Memorial 29, Sunnyside 3
The battle of North Yosemite League unbeatens turned out to be no contest as No. 6 Memorial smothered Sunnyside 29-3 Friday night to capture the league title.
Chris Brown had 127 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Panthers (9-1 overall, 5-0 NYL). Bryant Cummings added 155 passing yards and two touchdowns as Memorial raced to a 23-0 halftime lead.
"It was one of those grinding games." Memorial coach Anthony Goston said.
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The Panthers held Sunnyside (5-6, 4-1) to 173 yards of total offense and nine first downs.
LeJon Mason accounted for most of the Wildcats' offense with 98 rushing yards.
Bullard 35, Hoover 13
The Knights defense threw a shutout in the second half, preserving a 10-0 regular season and capping a Country/Metro Athletic Conference championship for the section's No. 2 team entering the D-I playoffs.
Demetrius Warren rushed 14 times for 113 yards and scored on runs of 15 and 10 yards to pace the Knights in the Battle of Barstow game.
No. 17 Hoover (6-4, 2-3) was down only 14-13 at the half, but Bullard created distance with a Jordan Jones 1-yard scoring run and put it away on Kyle Staples' 3-yard touchdown.
Hoover's Shane Martinez passed for 120 yards, completing 12 of 30 passes with one interception.
Clovis West and Clovis East finished third and fourth in the Tri-River Athletic Conference.
At Lamonica Stadium, No. 9 Clovis West reached .500 for the regular season with a 28-13 win over Clovis in the Range Rider Trophy game. Clovis West leads the series between the Clovis district's two oldest schools 21-17.
At Madera, No. 14 Clovis East beat Madera 35-28. The Timberwolves jumped to a 21-6 lead, then repelled late charges.
Madera announced before the game that it had to win to advance to the playoffs.
Washington 51, Kerman 0
Adam McCurley rushed seven times for 142 yards and three touchdowns and passed for three scores to lead the No. 19 Panthers past the Lions in Easton.
Yafett Thomas added 106 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns for Washington, which wrapped up an undefeated North Sequoia League season.
The Panthers preserved the shutout with the help of Marc Mendoza's fumble recovery at the Washington 8 in the third quarter.
Kingsburg 43, Selma 14
In a game Tennessee-bound quarterback Tyler Bray threw one touchdown pass, the Vikings used a punishing ground game to complete an unbeaten regular-season run with a Central Sequoia League championship.
John Alcala rushed 14 times for 149 yards with scoring runs of 42 and 8 yards for the Vikings. Bray completed 12 of 18 passes with a 1-yard scoring toss to Christopher Theissen, but he was intercepted twice.
Jesus Mosqueda led Selma with 126 yards rushing on 19 carries and scored on a 4-yard burst.
Mendota 40, Firebaugh 23
Mario Ochoa passed for 194 yards and three touchdowns, as the Aztecs beat the Eagles in a game to decided second place in the West Sierra League.
Tulare 47, Tulare Western 0
Tulare High finished its third straight undefeated regular season Friday night, beating Tulare Western 47-0 in the 45th annual Bell Game at Bob Mathias Stadium.
Playing before an estimated 5,500 fans, the No. 5 Redskins (10-0, 6-0) likely wrapped up the top seed in the Central Section Division II playoffs. Seedings will be set today.
Tulare's third straight win over Tulare Western pushed its lead in the Bell Game series to 32-13.
Trevor Jones completed 8 of 15 passes for 144 yards and four touchdowns, and Edward Dillihunt rushed seven times for 112 yards and three touchdowns -- all in the first half. The second half was played with a running clock.
For Western (3-7, 2-4), Ean Martinez had 75 yards rushing.
Porterville 41, Monache 28
David Ali ran for four touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions to pace the Panthers to an EYL victory.
Porterville (7-3) finished 5-1 in league, one game behind champion Tulare.
Monache (3-7) got two touchdown runs from Adrian Rico.
El Diamante 62, Golden West 7
The Miners clinched their third straight West Yosemite League championship and won their fifth straight Battle for the Saddle game at Visalia Community Stadium.
Aaron Sing scored four touchdowns to lead El Diamante (9-1, 6-0), including a 1-yard run with 49 seconds left in the first half that gave the Miners a 28-0 lead. Josh Lorentzen and Brice Sandri hooked up on a 63-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter, and Branden Hughes and Adam Gabel returned fumbles for touchdowns to highlight the Miners' rout.
Kevin Seeger scored on a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter to help the Trailblazers (0-10, 0-6) avoid the shutout.
Redwood 47, Mt. Whitney 6
Dillon Root rushed for 253 yards, the second-highest total in Cowhide history, and scored two touchdowns to lead the Rangers to the win in Visalia's longest-running rivalry.
Estevan Sausedo added 154 rushing yards for Redwood (5-5, 5-1 WYL), which has won three straight and 18 of 20 in the rivalry to build a 31-23-1 series lead.
Tanner Mendonca had 195 passing yards and two interceptions for the Pioneers (6-4, 3-3).
Dos Palos 23, Chowchilla 6
The Broncos spotted the Redskins a touchdown, then ran away with it as Kevin Schofield rushed 22 times for 155 yards and a touchdown in a North Sequoia League regular-season finale.
Ryan Yriarte also threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Jerry Warren and Hector Vargas kicked a 30-yard field goal for the Broncos (5-5, 3-3).
Chowchilla (4-6) dropped to 3-3 in league.
Sierra 32, Yosemite 29
The Chieftains, behind the running of Wesley Abbs and the arm of Colton Zimmerman, held on to beat the Badgers in the NSL clash of rivals.
Abbs rushed 27 times for 151 yards and scored on runs of 40 and 24 yards. He also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Zimmerman, who threw for three scores.
Zimmerman threw the ball only five times with four completions and 70 yards for the Chieftains (7-3, 3-3). But he hit Jarrit Cooper with a 25-yard scoring pass and Trevor Baker on a 27-yard touchdown play.
Quarterback Bradley Rolff kept Yosemite (3-7, 1-5) in the game with 328 yards through the air. He completed 31 of 48 passes, but was intercepted twice.
Rolff had touchdown passes to Cody Essary of 12 yards, Detri Dunn of 25 yards and Cody Essary of 3 yards.
Sanger 16, Reedley 6
Lafaele Fauntanu's 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter clinched the County/Metro Athletic Conference victory for the visiting Apaches in the 96th meeting between the eastern Fresno County rivals.
Connor Luallen also had a 16-yard scoring run and Jorge Hernandez a 26-yard field goal for No. 18 Sanger (5-5, 3-2), which leads the series 61-33-2.
Reedley (7-3, 2-3) opened the scoring on David Cardoza's 34-yard reception from Richard Casteel.
Madera South 57, McLane 12
Jose Silva and Ryan Logan both rushed 10 times for 111 yards and combined for five touchdowns, as the Stallions kept the Highlanders winless.
Silva scored on runs of 4, 6 and 37 yards. Logan scored from 12 and 33 yards.
Madera South (2-8, 2-3 North Yosemite League) bolted to a 31-0 halftime lead before McLane got on the board.
Tranquillity 47, Avenal 0
Alonzo Gamboa had 121 yards rushing on eight carries and a touchdown, as the Tigers wrapped up the West Sierra League championship with a 4-0 record.
Tranquillity (8-2), ranked No. 2 in D-VI, got scoring runs from Juan Echeverria of of 2 and 11 yards. Hugo Berber also gave the defense a lift with a fumble return for a 16-yard score.
Fresno Christian 35, Orosi 8
Landon Marten deserved a hit of oxygen after his three long runs paced the Eagles to a nonleague victory.
Marten broke free on scoring jaunts of 56, 41 and 64 yards for Fresno Christian (5-5) against the Cardinals (1-9).
Quarterback Riley Endicott also found Tim Miller for touchdowns of 8 and 23 yards.
Fowler 28, Caruthers 0
The Redcats went on the road and dominated this battle of West Sequoia League unbeatens, as quarterback Kenny Corona accounted for 251 yards offense and three touchdowns.
The victory should vault the Redcats (8-2, 4-0), ranked No. 3 in D-V coming in, over the No. 2 Blue Raiders (8-2, 3-1) in the playoff seedings.
Corona completed 12 of 18 passes for 166 yards and ran five times for 85 yards for the Redcats (8-2, 4-0). He scored on runs of 10 and 75 yards and hit receiver Logan Porter for a 10-yard touchdown.
Woodlake 21, Lindsay 7
The host Tigers (6-4, 2-2) got two first-quarter touchdown runs by Daniel Rodriguez en route to beating the Cardinals (7-4, 2-2) in the East Sequoia League.
Rodriguez carried 40 times for 157 yards.
Laton 55, Kings Christian 18
John Covian rushed 13 times for 330 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Mustangs past the visiting Crusaders in an East Sierra League game.
Noel Ramirez added three touchdowns for Laton (2-8, 1-4).
Edison 32, Clovis North 0
Vante Johnson rushed five times for 142 yards, including touchdown runs of 63, 17 and 46, as the Tigers beat the Broncos on Thursday night.
Alec Mechikoff totaled 154 yards for Clovis North, which went 0-5 in its first season in the CMAC.