Highlights from some of the best Week 6 Central Section football games. Check Fresnobee.com every week during the season for scores and details from the action.
For only the second time in the rivalry's nine-year history, the No. 9 Cougars got the best of the No. 7 Timberwolves.
Clovis ended a seven-year drought against Clovis East at Lamonica Stadium. The only other time the Cougars came out on top was a 14-6 victory guided by future Fresno State standout Tyler Clutts in the inaugural meeting of the teams in 2002 -- the Timberwolves' second season of varsity football.
Jerrold Tanner and Errian Wingfield combined to rush for 300 yards as the Wildcats (3-3) bulldozed past the Coyotes (3-3).
Tanner carried the ball 12 times for 183 yards with a 27-yard touchdown run. Wingfield had six carries for 117 yards. Kevin Robinson added three receptions for 93 yards, including touchdowns of 58 and 30 yards.
Sunnyside quarterback Andy Phimmavong, who was 5 of 8 passing for 190 yards, threw for three touchdowns, his longest 84 yards to Lucious Taylor.
Madera's Eric Mendoza ran 28 times for 168 yards and three touchdowns.
The unranked Redskins (5-1) went out of conference on the road and toppled the No. 4 and previously unbeaten Miners (5-1), as Xavier Stephens scored from 3-yards out late in the fourth quarter and ran in the 2-point conversion.
Tulare led 14-12 after an Oscar Reyes 19-yard scoring pass to Anthony Sierra in the third quarter. But the Miners scored on a pass play to retake the lead heading into the final quarter.
The Redskins' Anthony Sierra hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from Oscar Reyes.
The Highlanders (3-3) scored 30 straight points from the second quarter to the beginning of the fourth to break free from the Pirates (3-3) in an NYL opener.
McLane's Johnny Phaxay threw for four touchdowns -- two 7-yard passes to Jeremy Guyette, a 35-yard scoring strike to Sam Polsena and 35-yarder to Chris Cooke.
Nathaniel Green had two touchdowns for Reedley.
The Redcats' Kevin Magill broke loose for a 99-yard touchdown run as Fowler won its fifth straight game.
Fowler (5-1, 1-0) owned a 16-0 lead at the half.
Parlier (1-5, 0-1) has lost five straight.
The Blue Raiders (5-1, 0-1) threw four interceptions and missed an extra point in the fourth quarter to lose their first game of the year.
Madera South 28, Roosevelt 17
The Stallions (1-5) picked up their first win of the year and snapped a two-game losing streak to the Rough Riders (4-2).
Bruce Volaski rushed for three touchdowns and No. 17 Porterville took down host Tulare Western 29-15 Friday night to remain undefeated and take control of the East Yosemite League football race.
The Panthers (6-0, 4-0) already have beaten three-time defending EYL champion Tulare. Tulare Western (4-2, 4-1) has yet to play the Redskins.
Porterville controlled the game behind a hard-driving rushing attack. David Ali ran 29 times for 134 yards. Volaski had 5 carries for 53 yards and scored on a 30-yard run, a 51 fumble return and a 30-yard reception from Cody Henwood.
Dustin Martin's 11-yard interception of a Rudy Lujano pass midway through the fourth quarter put the game away.
For the Mustangs, Curtis Ricks threw a 32-yard scoring pass to Jordan Maquinalez, and Nathan Allen added a 4-yard touchdown run.
Khari Magee threw three touchdown passes -- the last one a 19-yarder to Vadal McDonald with 20 seconds to play -- to lift the Tigers (1-5, 1-0) to their first win of the season in their County/Metro Athletic Conference opener.
The No. 19 Knights (1-5, 0-1) put together a final drive to the Edison 20-yard line, but their pass into the end zone was batted away to end it.
McDonald had two touchdown catches for Edison.
Kicker Shawn Kuehter found his range for Bullard, first nailing a career-best 42-yarder before booting a 54-yarder -- which ranks third in school history -- for a 20-13 halftime lead. He added another 42-yarder that gave the Knights a 23-20 lead with 4:24 to play.
It was all Panthers in a CMAC showdown between ranked teams.
Memorial, ranked 10th in the Central Section, improved to 5-1 after this conference opener. The No. 13 Apaches fell to 4-2 and 0-1.
The Panthers (4-2, 1-0), ranked No. 2 in Division IV, rebounded from last week's one-point loss to D-IV No. 1 Dos Palos with a North Sequoia League rout of the Chieftains (2-4, 0-1).
Donald Phelps had a 52-yard touchdown catch from Sean Stell and added a 14-yard scoring run. Yaffett Thomas had two 7-yard touchdowns runs and finished with 83 yards on 10 carries.
Defensively, Washington held Sierra to 17 yards passing and 120 yards rushing.
The Pioneers (2-4, 1-1) got a big game from quarterback Chris Smith and used a 29-point second quarter -- keyed by two interceptions -- to pull away for the West Yosemite League victory against the Huskies (3-4, 0-3).
Smith was 15 of 19, passing for 151 yards and Larry Jenkins ran for 96 yards for Mt. Whitney. Eddie Walker and Nick Rold came up with the second-quarter picks to help the Pioneers pull away.
The Tigers (4-2, 2-1) scored six straight touchdowns to turn a close WYL game into a blowout.
Montay Walker ran 15 times for 254 yards, with a 72-yard touchdown sprint and and another of 12 yards.
Down 14-13, the Tigers came alive when Tyler Currier scored on back-to-back touchdown runs.
Devon Gomez had 13 carries for 120 yards for Golden West (1-5, 0-2).
Fabian Acuna and Martin Duarte each scored twice, as the Tigers downed the Marauders.
Darian Santaella threw scoring passes to Duarte of 40 and 8 yards. Acuna, who rushed for 196 yards on 18 carries, had touchdown runs of 70, 2 and 36 yards, as the Tigers built a 42-0 lead.
Acuna finished with 18 carries for 196 yards. Fabian Buenrostro ran it 19 times for 90 yards.
Santaella and receiver Martin Duarte hooked up twice for touchdowns, from 40 and 8 yards as Delano (3-3, 2-2) evened its record and kept Monache (0-6, 0-5) winless on the year.
Monache's Jorge Moreno returned a kickoff 85 yards for touchdown. Greyson Henderson and quarterback Miguel Rivas, who passed for 204 yards, hooked up on a 91-yard scoring play.
The Tigers (4-2, 1-0) held the Cardinals (0-6, 0-1) scoreless through the first three quarters in an East Sequoia League opener.
Jose Gonzalez kicked field goals from 32 and 17 yards. Teammate Daniel Keley had a 22-yard touchdown catch and Layo Quionez a 25-yard interception return for a score.
Woodlake's Miguel Reynoso registered 13 carries for 46 yards and two receptions for 23 yards.
The Horned Toads (6-1, 3-0) picked off a pass inside their 10 with less than 2 minutes to go to hold on for a Central Sequoia League victory.
Brian Alvarado rushed for 273 yards on 33 carries and scored two touchdowns for Coalinga.
For Dinuba (1-5, 1-2), David Rico was 24 of 39 passing for 376 yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions, including one with 2 minutes left and the Emperors inside Coalinga's 10-yard line.
Daniel Garcia rushed for 121 yards and Andrew Evans 183 yards to power the host Cowboys in a West Sequoia League opener.
Garcia scored on a 34-yard run and a 70 yard interception return.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THURSDAY
Jesus Mosqueda rushed for 122 yards -- including touchdowns of 5 and 62 yards -- while Kane Cooper added scoring runs of 6 and 14 yards as Selma downed Immanuel 35-14 in the Central Sequoia League.
Ryan Montes accounted for three touchdowns -- a 51-yard pass to Chris Zakar and runs of 2 and 20 yards -- to lead Hoover to a 36-0 North Yosemite League win over Fresno.