Central Section football Week 2 highlights
Clovis North 21, Madera South 0
Clovis North High’s 12th-ranked football team stayed unbeaten Friday, but it might have come at a cost.
Quarterback Christian Rossi went down with an injury in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 21-0 victory against Madera South in a battle of undefeated teams.
The extent of Rossi’s leg injury isn’t known, but David Wells came on for Rossi and finished the game. Rossi had staked Clovis North (3-0) to a 14-0 lead on an 8-yard scoring run before he was injured.
Trenton Barnes rushed nine times for 120 yards and scored on a 43-yard run for the only points the Broncos would need. Bryan Parmer, who had 93 yards on 11 carries, capped the scoring with a 2-yard run.
Madera South, coming off a 35-0 rout of Kerman, dropped to 2-1.
The No. 8 Tigers needed to recover a Merced onside kick with 1:41 to play to escape with the road victory.
Edison (2-1) led 42-14 entering the fourth quarter until the Bears put up 20 unanswered points, capped by a Eli Gutierrez touchdown pass to Jaquari People that made it 42-35. Merced tried to get the ball back with the onside kick, only to have the Tigers’ Terell Green fall on it.
“We ran out of bodies and held on to win,” Tigers coach Tim McDonald said.
Edison quarterback Khari Magee completed 12 of 23 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 10 times for 83 yards and another score.
It took the Timberwolves offense three games to find a spark and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Clovis East won its first game after scoring only three total points in setbacks to Edison and Granite Bay.
Steven Nagata had touchdown runs of 10 and 5 yards for the Timberwolves. Javin Jackson had 100 yards rushing and 40 receiving.
The Bears nailed down their first win behind a bruising defense that shut out the Rangers in the second half in Visalia.
Buchanan trailed 20-10 at the half, but Adam Soesman helped turn the tide with a 44-yard fumble recovery and run for a touchdown.
Joe Lynes took over and sent the Bears (1-1) ahead on a 6-yard scoring run, then added a 1-yard touchdown burst before Brett Arkelian iced it with a 29-yard field goal.
Yoon Conner scored on a 15-yard burst in the second overtime to lift No. 1 Clovis past No. 11 Centennial in Bakersfield.
Jaryd Weakley’s 65-yard pass to Nathaniel Mora and Roderick Arms’ 2-point run tied it in regulation for the Cougars (3-0).
Conner, who ran 27 times for 156 yards, scored on a 25-yard run in the first overtime. Centennial (1-2) matched it with Joe Bresson’s 11-yard pass to Kris Deweese.
Clovis’ defense had two sacks in the second overtime, forcing Centennial out of scoring range.
Cody Henwood completed 10 of 13 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers won their East Yosemite League opener and upheld their No. 13 overall ranking.
Henwood had scoring passes of 44 yards to Courtland Duckworth and 20 yards to Draven Davis for the Panthers (3-0, 1-0).
Jordan Duran rushed for 95 yards and score on runs of 15, 20 and 40 yards. Michael Forrester added 51 yards rushing with touchdowns of 1, 8 and 17 yards.
Kennedy opens the season 0-2 and 0-1.
Elijah Robles rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and Tucker Mendonca passed for 241 yards and four scores as the Pioneers (2-1) blew out the Apaches (1-1) at Tom Flores Stadium.
Stephen Saldate rushed for 161 yards and four touchdowns to keep the Bears unbeaten after two games.
Saldate carried the ball 11 times and scored on runs of 8, 25, 71 and 6. Jack Morales passed for 153 yards. He threw scoring passes of 41 yards to Zach Rosales and 20 yards to Kane Cooper.
Jermey Whigham led Roosevelt (1-2) with 19 carries for 98 yards. He scored on runs of 37 and 9 yards.
The Wildcats are off to a 2-0 start, and Errian Wingfield helped make it possible with 19 carries for 174 yards, including a 54-scoring run.
Reedley dropped to 0-2.
The Huskies knocked off the No. 2 team in D-V behind a 28-point second quarter.
Tevin Loftis rushed 16 times for 165 yards for Hanford West (2-1).
Jake Barnett paced Corcoran (1-2) with 110 yards passing.
Brian Alvarado ran for 198 yards on 20 carries and scored three times to help the Horned Toads beat the Lions and remain undefeated.
Alvarado scored on runs of 17, 1, and 51 yards for Coalinga (3-0), ranked No. 2 in Division IV. Fabian Andrade threw for 116 yards and connected on a 49-yard scoring pass to Domingo Rodriguez, who also returned a kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown
Coalinga limited Kerman (0-2) to 134 total yards in its second shutout of the season.
James Silva found Hugo Martinez on a 3-yard pass in the fourth quarter for the deciding touchdown as the Redcats beat the Chieftains for their first victory.
Silva finished 14 for 20 passing for 105 yards for Fowler (1-2).
Sierra (1-1) took a 10-0 first-half lead on Jonah Fernandez’s 25-yard field goal and Dolan Del Fiero’s 45-yard run. Fowler got on the board in the third quarter on Joseph Jimenez’s 41-yard touchdown run.
Jacob Hernandez and Mark Macias combined for 376 rushing yards and six touchdowns to help the Cardinals beat the Eagles and even their record at 1-1.
Hernandez ran 24 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns, the longest of 50 yards. Macias had 25 carries for 131 yards and scored on runs of 25, 12, 1 and 5 yards.
Immanuel (1-2) averted a shutout when Jonathan George scored on a 16-yard pass from Sam Isaak.
The Aztecs, ranked No. 1 in D-VI, blew out their third straight opponent and it wasn’t any pushover.
Liberty-Madera Ranchos came in ranked No. 3 in D-V, but the Hawks were no match for Mendota’s ground game.
Rafa Cervantes rushed nine times for 166 yards and long scoring runs of 74 and 53 yards. Sophomore Edger Segura added 99 yards on 11 carries. He scored on runs of 42 and 36 yards.
Liberty’s lone touchdown came on Ryan Colebrook’s 80-yard kickoff return.
The Tigers picked up their first win, as Mauricio Cazares clinched it with a 20-yard scoring run for the only points of the fourth quarter.
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