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Jackets gearing up for showdown vs. Ripon
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The Hilmar High football team secured another statement win on Saturday afternoon, when the Yellowjackets emerged out of Castroville with a 33-6 nonconference victory over North Monterey County High.

The Yellowjackets (3-1 overall) scored all 33 of their points before the Condors, who were playing without their suspended starting quarterback, got a meaningless score late in the game. Hilmar scored on its first play only 20 seconds into the game after quarterback Andrew Olson connected with Ryan White for a 24-yard touchdown.

From there, it was all Hilmar.

This Friday, the Yellowjackets will have a tougher challenge against a complete Ripon High, which is 4-0 entering the Trans-Valley League opener at Hilmar High at 7:30 p.m. Hilmar has won three straight games since losing 30-27 to Beyer High in the season opener.

Against North Monterey County, the Yellowjackets were ahead 22-0 at halftime.


Other games


Pitman High, which is 4-0 after Friday’s easy win over Oakland Tech, will face 1-2 Franklin High in Stockton on Friday night. Denair High and Turlock Christian High also have games that day, as they will open Southern League play against Delhi High and Waterford, respectively.

Denair is coming off a 47-6 win over Summerville High that gave the Coyotes a 1-2 overall record.

Turlock High, which squeezed past Modesto High 17-14 last Saturday night, is off this week.

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