Below are highlights from some of the best Week 3 Central Section football games. Check Fresnobee.com every week during the season for scores and details from the action.
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After going 13-0 a year ago, the Vikings ran their nonconference record to 4-0 Friday night, scoring 21 points in the second half and escaping Oakhurst unbeaten with a 40-28 victory against Yosemite.
Garrett Steele rushed for 196 yards and passed for 169, while scoring four rushing touchdowns and passing to Nick Mesa for a 65-yard score.
Cody Essary, who rushed 22 times for 110 yards, had two touchdowns for the Badgers (1-3).
Josh Legoretta's 2-point conversion pass to Triton Douglas in overtime lifted the Titans in a battle of Division II teams.
After the teams tied 27-all in regulation, Clovis North (1-2) scored first in overtime on Bart Allen's 1-yard run and Thomas Hernandez's extra-point kick.
The Broncos' Bryan Parmer rushed 25 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Hernandez kicked field goals of 27 and 44 yards, his second tying the score with less than 2 minutes to play.
The Cougars made Andrew Smith's 6-yard scoring pass to Devin Cox stand up in the upset of the Mustangs in Bakersfield.
Clovis' defense held Stockdale (2-1) to 147 yards offense, including only 80 rushing.
Smith completed 12 of 19 passes for 143 yards for the Cougars, who have won two straight after opening the season with two losses.
The Bears relied strictly on their running game and it was just good enough at Staley Stadium for a third straight victory without a loss.
Jake Morales rushed for 69 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns, as Selma kept the Warriors winless in the teams' first meeting since 1991.
Morales scored on a 24-yard run and one of 1 yard. Kane Cooper also had an 18-yard scoring run and Jesus Mosqueda (12 carries for 73 yards) a 1-yard touchdown.
Fresno's Tea Pomale completed 18 of 29 passes for 198 yards. Roberto Hawkins carried 21 times for 99 yards and three touchdowns.
Paul Juarez ran for 178 on 12 carries and two touchdowns, as the host Rough Riders (2-1) scored in every quarter.
Juarez scored on runs of 45 and 29 yards. Elijah Brown also intercepted a pass and returned it 75 yards for a touchdown.
There's a new leader in the East Yosemite League.
Porterville High jumped to an early lead Friday night and beat visiting Tulare 34-21, ending the Redskins' 32-game regular-season winning streak.
The Panthers stayed unbeaten themselves for both the season (4-0) and in the EYL (2-0), where Friday's win staked them as the new team to beat in a league that has been long dominated by Tulare. The Redskins came into this one ranked No. 13 in The Bee's Central Section Top 20.
It continues a big turnaround for Porterville, which reached the Central Section Division III title game in a 10-4 season last year. Just four seasons ago, the Panthers were 2-8 in a season that included a 47-0 loss to Tulare.
Rudy Lujano scored on a 6-yard run with 47 seconds remaining in the third quarter, lifting the Mustangs (2-1, 2-0) past the Tigers (1-2, 1-1) in an EYL game.
Tulare Western trailed 10-0 at halftime, but scored on the first drive of the second half when Curtis Ricks caught a 79-yard reception from Lujano. Lujano completed 12 of 22 passes for 214 yards, and Ricks had six receptions for 159 yards.
The Mustangs won despite committing 20 penalties for 165 yards.
Landon Van Ryn carried 22 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Cavaliers (2-2) to the road victory against the winless Stallions.
Van Ryn scored on runs of 1, 8 and 9 yards, and Josh Witschi kicked a 22-yard field goal.
Marcus McCoy had an 8-yard touchdown run for the Stallions (0-4).
The Lions (3-0) rushed for 275 yards and Chris Moreno passed for 205 against the host Emperors (0-3).
Dinuba's David Rico threw for 361 yards and four touchdowns, and scored on a 1-yard run.
The Titans (3-0) used a 14-point fourth quarter to get past the host Eagles (1-3).
Immanuel's Jacob Beckenhauer scored on a 3-yard run and kicked a 29-yard field goal, and Todd Kanawyer hit Cooper Miranda for a 2-yard touchdown.
Rafael Cervantes rushed for 156 yards on 17 carries and scored twice to help lift the host Aztecs to their first win in three tries.
Mendota's Oscar Navarro also carried eight times for 112 yards, and Omar Cisneros passed for 107 yards and a score against the 0-3 Cardinals.
Brian Alvarado rushed for 259 yards and Domingo Ramirez for 160, as the two combined for six touchdowns against the visiting Cougars.
Alvarado carried 14 times and scored on runs of 53, 4, 33 and 59. Ramirez ran only seven times and had touchdowns of 9 and 85 yards. Ruben Ozuna also passed for 207 yards and a score.
David Hernandez led McFarland with 98 yards rushing on 16 carries and a touchdown.
The Apaches scored all their points in the second half to escape with a home victory and improve to 3-0.
Tyler Currier's 2-yard run and a Brent Farris 1-yard plunge staked the Tigers to a 12-0 lead.
Josh Gilmore passed for 127 yards and three touchdowns to help the Blue Raiders held off the host Chieftains.
Gilmore's 19-yard scoring pass to Prince York, the only points of the fourth quarter, was the difference. Gilmore completed 5 of 13 passes, including scoring tosses of 16 yards to Zach Duff and 75 yards to Joseph Torres.
Abraham Delgado rushed seven times for 118 yards with 47-yard and 48-yard touchdown runs for the Blue Raiders (3-0).
Gavin Hamilton of Sierra carried 35 times for 243 yards and a touchdown, and Jake Dunn had 110 yards on 16 carries and two scores.
It was the Nacho Martinez show in the Tigers' rout of the visiting Panthers.
Martinez ran the ball 10 times for 143 yards and scored three times, on runs of 5, 5 and 17 yards.
Connor Beck was a close second, carrying 10 times for 121 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown. Gabe Rodriguez also threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Curtis Beedle for the 2-2 Tigers, as Parlier fell to 1-2.
Blas Roman passed to Jario Madrigal for a 23-yard score on a fourth-and-4 play in the first quarter and the Grizzlies stopped the Titans on the 1-yard line as time ran out Thursday in Porterville.
It was Granite Hills' first victory since 2008 and first for the seniors.
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