Clovis News: Sports

Clovis West's Brock sets TD record in win

Kendall Brock set a school record with six touchdowns to power Clovis West High to a 47-7 rout of Del Oro-Loomis in a nonconference football game Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis.

Brock, who had shared the school record of five touchdowns with McKay Christensen, rushed 15 times for 171 yards before heading to the bench early in the second half.

"We had a good scheme and then we have Kendall," said coach Mike Parsons, 2-0 in his first season. "He combines vision and explosiveness."

Parsons said Brock's football IQ helps, too.

"He knew what I was going to run before I got here," said Parsons, who led Modesto Christian to a state title game last year. "He was excited about the opportunities."

Brock ran at will behind a sharp offensive line, and Ian Hall complemented it with 6-of-7 passing in the first half for 103 yards and a score.

The Clovis West defense, led by middle linebacker John Winston, was swarming. And when Del Oro tried to force passes after falling behind 19-7, Dylan Green, Donovan Lewis and Sean Morris made interceptions to set up scores.

The rout was surprising given that Del Oro -- ranked No. 5 in Northern California and No. 14 in the state by Cal-Hi Sports -- swamped Bullard last week and gave national power Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas a battle before losing its season opener.

Valley Christian-San Jose 49, Bullard 0: The Knights, coming off an unbeaten season and a Central Section Division I championship, fell to 0-2 after being crushed by the host Warriors.

State 13th-ranked Valley Christian dominated the section's No. 9 team behind efficient offense and an unyielding defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and blocked a punt in the end zone for another score.

In Friday's late games ...

Memorial 17, Yosemite 10: The visiting Panthers snapped a tie with 10 straight points in the third quarter.

This one matched two of the North Area's premier running backs. Memorial's Chris Brown carried 36 times for 256 yards and scored on a 65-yard run for the first points. Cody Essary of Yosemite rushed 22 times for 158 yards.

Chowchilla 12, Central Valley Christian 7: Devin Gaines broke off a 77-yard run in the fourth quarter to decide a defensive battle in Visalia. Gaines finished with 16 carries for 164 yards.

Landon Van Ryn gave CVC a 7-0 lead with a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

Lindsay 27, Granite Hills 17: Vinny Carlos rushed for 87 yards and two scores for the visiting Cardinals.

Carlos scored Lindsay's final touchdowns on runs of 1 and 37 yards. Adam Gamboa passed for 152 yards, including touchdowns of 29 yards to Michael Hernandez and 19 to Richie Lopez.

Liberty-Madera Ranchos 24, Immanuel 3: Brandon Silva rushed for 108 yards and a score in the Hawks' home win. Anthony Baldwin added 72 rushing yards and a 3-yard touchdown.

Immanuel's Jacob Beckenhauer kicked a 22-yard field goal in the first quarter.

Orange Cove 46, Riverdale 0: Alvaro Rodriguez completed only 6 of 7 passes but for 197 yards and two touchdowns for the hosts.

Angel Aceves scored on receptions of 37 and 6 yards, and on a 51-yard punt return.

Laton 40, Fresno Christian 14: Johnathan Covian rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns and Mason Alves for 132 rushing yards and two scores to power the Mustangs.

Covian, Laton's quarterback, attempted just one pass. It went for a 10-yard touchdown to Sergio Arciga.

Caruthers 46, Mendota 27: Josh Gilmore passed for 245 yards and two touchdowns and the host Blue Raiders scored 21 points in the third quarter to win their opener at home.

Gilmore went 14 for 21 and connected with Prince York for a 22-yard touchdown and Brandon Gomez on a 51-yarder. Abraham Delgado scored on runs of 29 and 12 yards in the key third quarter.

Kerman 17, Madera South 15: The Lions recovered a fumble then drove within field-goal range to set up Manuel Garcia's 19-yard go-ahead kick with 2 minutes, 16 seconds left in a season-opening road win.

Madera South had first-and-goal at the 1 when Taylor Martinez stripped a ball carrier and recovered for the Lions.