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Unbeaten Reedley outscores

Dinuba, Sanger edged in tight non-league matchups

The Reedley High Pirates will try to preserve their perfect football record in Tulare County on Friday, Sept. 23, as they take on the Mt. Whitney Pioneers in a scheduled 7 p.m. varsity kickoff at Mineral King Bowl.
Reedley (4-0) racked up 536 total yards and overcame a sloppy first half to pull away the final 24 minutes of a 47-27 victory over Selma at Orange Cove High on Sept. 16.
The Pirates bolted to a 14-0 lead, but led just 26-21 at the break as the Bears (0-4) had a 94-yard kickoff return and another touchdown set up by a short field when Reedley turned it over on downs at its own 15 yard line.
Senior quarterback Jacob Rocha completed 15 of 19 passes for 247 yards and a pair of TDs while also rushing for a score. Running Logan Moreno picked up 123 yards on just 13 carries for a pair of scores while Zach Lampa (64 yards, TD) and Kahlil Yalong (51 yards) picked up a good chunk of Reedley’s 284 rushing yards.
Yalong also added 51 receiving yards on five catches and completed his only pass for 18 to account for 120 all-purpose yards. Jayden Galvan added three receptions for 87 yards and a score, and Demetrius Vargas rushed for Reedley’s final touchdown.
Defensively, the Pirates received interceptions from Aaron Cedillo and Devon Heinrichs, with Heinrichs collecting his team-lead third pass theft of the season.

Washington Union 13, Dinuba 12
At Dinuba, the Emperors slipped under .500 for the season after dropping a tight Homecoming Night decision to the visiting Panthers.
Washington – settling for two field goals and a loss on downs after three trips inside the Dinuba 5-yard-line during a 6-6 first half, took lead on a third-quarter touchdown pass from Marquese Glynn to Noah Taylor. Dinuba scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t complete a potential conversion to win the game.
CJ Hernandez and Diego Tuttle had short rushing touchdowns for the Emps, who finished the game with 240 total yards. Defensively, Dinuba limited Washington Union to 286 yards and collected 14 tackles for loss including seven QB sacks (two apiece from Eddie Vega and Julian Martinez). Kristian Bobenrieth and Herbert Denny had interceptions while Jonathan Chavez recovered a fumble.
The Emperors have a bye this week, then open West Yosemite League play on Friday, Sept. 30, at Hanford High.

Centennial 35, Sanger 26
In Bakersfield, the Golden Hawks erupted for 21 first quarter points and the Apaches (1-4) could never catch up and lost their fourth straight.
After Centennial returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Sanger responded with a long pass from Devin Salcedo to Bryson Baker which set up a game-tying 23-yard TD run by Conner Bohlken. The hosts then posted a pair of rushing touchdowns and a third TD set up by an interception. Sanger’s other first half scoring came on a rushing TD set up by a long pass from Salcedo to Jacob Gonzalez. Just before the half, Gonzalez broke free on a 61-yard score to make it 28-20 at the break.
Centennial recovered a Sanger fumble to open the second half, then went up by two scores on a 90-yard touchdown pass. Bohlken closed out the scoring with a 10-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter.
The Apaches are off this week, and return to action Friday, Sept. 30, in Fresno against Justin Garza High.

Firebaugh 14, Immanuel 7
At Firebaugh, the hosts won the matchup of the Eagles teams by getting a third quarter rushing touchdown from Anthony Fernandez to break a 7-7 halftime tie. Fernandez (117 yards) also had Firebaugh’s other TD on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.
Senior fullback Will Henderson rushed 32 times for 183 yards including a 6-yard TD in the second quarter. Immanuel had a pair of lost fumbles in the fourth quarter, denying the visitors an opportunity tie or win.
The Eagles host Mendota in a 7:30 p.m. varsity start Friday, Sept. 23, at County Line Stadium.

Orosi High’s Andrew Camarillo (27) looked for running room against Farmersville High during the Cardinals’ 28-23 non-league loss to the Aztecs on Sept. 16 in Orosi. Camarillo rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns. Jon Earnest / Mid Valley Times

Farmersville 28, Orosi 23
At Orosi, the Cardinals (0-4) rallied late with 16 fourth quarter points, but came up short against the visiting Aztecs (2-1).
Junior running back Andrew Camarillo rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns, and had one catch for 20 yards, Quarterback Lance Lopez throw for 143 yards, including a touchdown to Justin Villatoro (four catches for 70 yards).
Orosi seeks that elusive first victory on the road against Lindsay at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.

Hoover 33, Sanger West 14
At Tom Flores Stadium, the Hornets (0-4) scored all their points in the fourth quarter as the visiting Patriots (1-3) built a 19-0 halftime lead and cruised to their first win of the season.
Devin Douangmala had 131 rush yards and three touchdowns while Darrian Garcia added 61 yards and another score. Both Sanger West touchdown came on the ground.
Sanger West visits Madera South on Sept. 23, then returns home to play Matilda Torres on Friday, Sept. 30.

Strathmore 63, Orange Cove 0
At Titan Stadium, the visiting Spartans (3-1) scored 14 in the first quarter and 21 in both the second and third quarters to trounce the Titans (1-3).

Fowler 39, Parlier 8
At Fowler, the Panthers fell to 0-5 as the Redcats won their fourth game in five outings. Parlier has a bye this week, then travels to the mountains to take on Yosemite High on Friday, Sept. 30.


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