A heroic 28-yard heave from sophomore quarterback Sean Downs to senior tight end Tyler Cook gave Turlock High's varsity football team a glimmer of hope in the third quarter, but Oakdale extinguished it with suffocating defense during a 33-7 Mustang victory at The Corral on Friday.
September 02, 2011|
|High School Sports
Golf is one of those sports that looks effortless. Actually, it might be the most effortless-looking sport in the world, seeing that golfers don't sweat as much as, say, basketball and football players.
It's hard to dismiss Hilmar High's 30-27 loss to Beyer High last Friday night as just another game, mostly because of the finish. Beyer, which was down 27-14 entering the fourth quarter, made a furious 16-0 rally that was capped off by Patriots kicker Zachary Bradley, who nailed a 25-yard field goal as time expired.
Despite all the miles and workouts they demanded from their runners during the first week of fall practice, the cross country coaches at Pitman High and Turlock High had a problem. It was, essentially, a good kind of problem to have. They had too many runners.
Before AJ Derr was born, his soon-to-be parents took a trip to the Atwater High football field with his future grandma. At the time, Jon Derr was working at the school as a teacher and football coach, so he had access to the press box. While grandma Sue, and his mother, Mindee, were on the field, his father announced through the loud speakers various arrangements of initials, like DJ, RJ and AJ - ending each one with "Derr."
DENAIR - Inside his office, Denair High football coach Therion Gregory was fixing a helmet for one of his players. His office sits right next to the school's football field, so on this day, he has a clear view of his team practicing. At the moment, the Coyotes were stretching.
As a group of parents and other supporters of the Turlock Youth Football League watched nearby, a Turlock High offensive lineman was on the verge of puking. He was down on one knee, his hand to his stomach.