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Week 10 Football Highlights

Highlights from some of the best Week 10 Central Section football games. Check every week during the season for scores and details from the action.

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Clovis North 27, Buchanan 21

Chris Mariscal threw a jumpball into the end zone and Bryan Toles came up with the 32-yard touchdown strike as No. 12 Clovis North upset No. 8 Buchanan 27-21 Friday night in a wild regular-season finale.

The Bears had tied it with 35 seconds left when quarterback Seth Moranda scored on a 19-yard run -- his second rushing touchdown of the fourth quarter.

But Mariscal, who completed 17 of 24 passes for 267 yards while directing a balanced offense, responded. On the final play of the game, he scrambled to his right to bide time and launched the winning pass.

Clovis North's Bryan Parmer ran 13 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Teammate Alec Mechikoff had 13 carries for 120 yards.

Broncos receiver Jon Pulido had eight catches for 135 yards.

Clovis North (4-6, 2-3), which ended a two-game losing streak, finished tied with Buchanan (6-4, 2-3) for fourth in the Tri-River Athletic Conference.

Moranda finished with 16 carries for 63 yards, and threw for 137 yards. Buchanan's Kenny Castle had 115 yards on nine carries.

Buchanan -- which trailed 14-0 in the second quarter and 21-7 entering the fourth -- hurt itself in the third quarter when back-to-back penalties stalled a drive that had reached the Clovis North 2.

Lemoore 21, Hanford 14

Tanner Silveira caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Brent Farris with 26 seconds left to lift Lemoore High over visiting Hanford 21-14 Friday night in the 66th Milk Can Game, highlighting the final night of the regular season.

Hanford had tied it on Evan Austin's 5-yard TD run and two-point conversion run in the fourth quarter before the Tigers' big play.

The victory lifted Lemoore (6-4, 3-3) into fourth place in the West Yosemite League and dropped the Bullpups (6-4, 2-4) into fifth.

Montay Walker put Lemoore ahead early with a 63-yard TD run. Hanford answered on Chris Womack's 12-yard TD pass from Robert Ortega, making it 7-6 Lemoore at halftime.

Farris' 60-yard TD pass to Matthew Hendricks early in the fourth quarter extended the Tigers' lead to 14-6.

El Diamante 55, Golden West 20

The No. 6 Miners (9-1, 6-0) wrapped up an undefeated West Yosemite League season and continued their dominance in the Battle for the Saddle rivalry over the Trailblazers (2-8, 1-5).

El Diamante, Visalia's newest school, beat its crosstown rival for the sixth time in the seven-year history of the series.

Aaron Sing scored three touchdowns and Brandon Jeffries passed for two TDs to power the Miners.

Devon Gomez scored both Golden West touchdowns, returning the opening kickoff 84 yards and adding a 69-yard TD run.

Porterville 62, Monache 14

Bruce Volaski scored four touchdowns and David Ali and Dustin Martin added two apiece as the No. 4 Panthers (10-0, 8-0) wrapped up the East Yosemite League title with a rout of the rival Marauders (1-9, 1-7).

Tulare 42, Tulare Western 21

Xavier Stephens scored three of his five touchdowns in the second half as the No. 5 Redskins (9-1, 7-1) solidified second place in the East Yosemite League and ended the regular season on a seven-game win streak.

Tulare outscored the Mustangs (6-4, 6-2) 28-8 in the second half to pull away in the 46th annual Bell Game. Tulare leads the series 33-13 and kept the winners' spoils -- the bell will remain red and gold.

Stephens finished with 30 carries for 156 yards and scored on runs of 4, 1, 5 and 1. He also threw a 40-yard scoring strike to William Stallworth, who had two touchdowns. Stallworth also scored on a 63-yard punt return.

Curtis Ricks ran five times for 89 yards, including a 73-yard score, for Tulare Western.

Delano 30, Chavez 7

Running back Fabian Acuna broke loose for two touchdowns and 203 rushing yards as the Tigers (6-4, 5-3 EYL) handed the Titans (2-8, 2-6) their third straight loss.

Acuna had 24 carries and scored from 60 and 20 yards.

Delano leads the intracity Battle for the T series 5-1.

Dos Palos 56, Firebaugh 7

The top-ranked team in Division IV erupted for 35 points in the first quarter alone, allowing the Broncos (9-1, 4-0) to finish undefeated in West Sierra League play.

Dos Palos' Kevin Schofield scored three of his four touchdowns during the first quarter, including a 25-yard interception return.

David Quiroz provided two touchdowns, including a 91-yard kick return in the fourth.

Firebaugh (6-4, 2-2) ended the regular season losing two straight.

Washington 35, Kerman 14

The Panthers (8-2, 5-0) wrapped up the North Sequoia League championship by rallying to beat the host Lions (4-6, 1-4).

Yosemite 33, Sierra 7

Bobby Woolsey had 29 carries for 282 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Badgers (5-5, 4-1) past the host Chieftains (2-8, 0-5) for second place in the NSL.

Yosemite brought the Mountain Bowl trophy back to Oakhurst after losing it to Sierra last year. Yosemite leads the series, which began after Yosemite broke away from the Sierra school district, 16-13.

Gavin Hamilton rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown to lead Sierra.

Chowchilla 18, Liberty-Madera Ranchos 0

The Redskins (7-3, 3-2) got their second shutout of the season and Brandon Beaton provided more than enough offense with two touchdowns, including an 81-yard run, in an NSL win over the Hawks from Madera Ranchos.

Beaton finished with 14 carries for 149 yards. Devin Gaines added 122 rushing yards, including a 77-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Chowchilla last had a shutout Oct. 1 in a 26-0 win at Corcoran.

A.J. Leon had 35 yards receiving and 53 yards rushing for Liberty-Madera Ranchos (5-5, 2-3).

Sanger 48, Madera 7

Daniel Ayala scored two touchdowns to lead the Apaches (5-5, 1-4) past the visiting Coyotes (3-7, 0-5) to stay out of the basement in the County/Metro Athletic Conference.

David Martinez's fourth-quarter touchdown averted a shutout for Madera.

Exeter 41, Dinuba 27

The Monarchs (8-2, 5-1) rebounded from last week's loss to Coalinga by beating the Emperors (2-7, 2-4) to secure a first-place tie in the Central Sequoia League.

Exeter, Kingsburg (which beat Selma on Wednesday) and Coalinga (which had a bye) all finished 5-1 in the CSL.

Lindsay 32, Strathmore 18

The Cardinals (8-2, 4-0) wrapped up the East Sequoia League title with a victory over the host Spartans (6-4, 1-3).

Parlier 26, Riverdale 21

The Panthers (3-7, 2-2) rallied on Matthew Garcia's 5-yard TD run to beat the visiting Cowboys (2-8, 1-3) and grab third place in the West Sequoia League.

Gerardo Cisneros scored two touchdowns for Parlier. Thomas Shelly scored twice for Riverdale.


Mission Oak 52, Kennedy 19

Oscar Banuelos rushed for 277 yards and three touchdowns as Mission Oak toppled Kennedy 52-19 in the East Yosemite League. Banuelos scored from 6, 52 and 42 yards. Dhmarea Bradley added two touchdowns for the Hawks, one on a 50-yard pass from Corbin Quinonez. Mission Oak improved to 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the EYL. Kennedy remained winless at 0-10, 0-8. Anthony Hill had 107 receiving yards for the Thunderbirds to go with 84 rushing and three touchdowns.

Central 35, Clovis East 22

Mike Baker and B.J. Kelley connected for two touchdown passes as 11th-ranked Central broke a 15-15 halftime tie and closed Tri-River Athletic Conference play with a 35-22 win over No. 16 Clovis East at Lamonica Stadium. Ernest Carter returned a first-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown for Central (7-3, 3-2). Clovis East (3-7, 0-5) had never experienced a losing season or two consecutive losses in the same season in eight previous years under coach Tim Murphy. He didn't coach last season, when the Timberwolves went 4-7.


Highlights from Week 10 Central Section football games played on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Check every week during the season for scores and details from the action.

Kingsburg 42, Selma 20

Garrett Steele threw a 24-yard TD pass to Kevin Hurtado and scored on runs of 5 and 15 yards to lead Kingsburg over rival Selma 42-20 for a piece of the Central Sequoia League title. Steele finished with 195 yards rushing and 135 passing before giving way to younger brother Brandon, who passed for a TD. Exeter can force a three-way tie for the title with Kingsburg and Coalinga by winning Friday.

Reedley 15, Hoover 8

William Szpor threw a 26-yard TD pass to Sam Garza in the fourth quarter as Reedley rallied from behind for a 15-8 victory over North Yosemite League champion Hoover. The Patriots, who clinched the NYL title last week, went ahead 8-7 in the second quarter on Ryan Montes' 39-yard TD pass to Chris Zakar, and Zakar's 2-point conversion run.

Orange Cove 47, Coast 3

Orange Cove clinched no worse than a tie for the East Sierra League championship behind Fabian Gonzalez' three touchdowns in the Titans' 47-3 win over Coast. Gonzalez scored on pass receptions of 21 and 34 yards from Alvaro Rodriguez, and on a 25-yard run. Orange Cove will share the title if Farmersville beats McFarland on Friday or win it outright with an Aztecs' loss.

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