Scores and summaries,
And at Sunnyside Stadium, Roosevelt improved to 2-0 under new coach Vince Branstetter with a five-overtime, 16-13 victory over Dos Palos. Jefferson Pavon Tobar’s field goal was the only score in the extra periods.
All but two of The Bee’s Top 10 won. Edison toppled No. 8 Clovis West 41-35 on Thursday night, and No. 2 Buchanan shut out No. 10 Bullard 31-0 on Friday night. Seven of the other eight Top 10 teams steamrolled opponents, with No. 7 Tulare Western the exception in a 35-28 win over Mt. Whitney. Sanger rumbling – Apparently most ready to pounce on the Top 10 is Sanger, which improved to 2-0 with a 48-28 win at Hanford. The Apaches led 48-14 en route to their third straight win over Hanford. Orlando Douglas, Noel Collazo and Kosi Agina each scored two touchdowns for Sanger. Central dominating – No. 1 Central easily dispatched Grant-Sacramento 54-12, an unexpectedly lopsided result against a Pacers team that came in ranked No. 9 in its region by The Sacramento Bee.
Trent Tompkins and Jeremiah Hunter connected for three scores. “They know what each other are thinking before they think it. They know what I am calling and what I want and so they do a great job working together and they are a great combination,” Central coach Kyle Biggs said of his quarterback and top receiver.
More on Clovis East – The Timberwolves knew they were close after falling 7-6 in the seasonopener at Lemoore.
Ryan Hunt’s 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter put them ahead of Wood, and the defense did the rest.
The Timberwolves’ last win came on Sept. 25, 2015, a 62-12 victory over Overfelt-San Jose. Clovis East last beat a Central Section opponent Sept. 4, 2015, a 41-24 win over Redwood.
Highlight performances – Lemoore beat Chowchilla 43-18 behind Brandon Hargrove’s all-around night: eight carries for 104 yards and a touchdown, four receptions for 100 yards and a TD and a 47-yard interception return for a TD.
Tulare Western junior Tairyn Johnson had 307 yards (a school record, according to coach Ryan Rocha) and four TDs.