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Hilmars Daniel Teixeira [pictured here during a game against Hughson] passed for 161 yards and ran the ball for 51 yards, including four total touchdowns on Friday against Modesto Christian as the 'Jackets went on to win their third consecutive TVL game. - photo by Journal file photo

Hilmar football cruises past MC; one league game left

This year has been interesting for Hilmar High’s varsity football team.

Since coming off a losing season a year ago, the Yellowjackets of Hilmar have turned things around completely, going 3-1 in the Trans Valley League with just one game left this season.

After winning two games in thrilling fashion over Escalon and Hughson, Hilmar met the dark horse in the TVL, Modesto Christian, which had upset Hughson just two weeks ago in overtime.

Ready for battle, Hilmar came out and was prepared from the start on Friday night.

Hilmar ran the ball well behind Joshua Lee Jennings who piled on a game-high 207 yards and two scores behind an offensive line that managed to rush for 415 yards on 53 carries for the game.

The Hilmar's pass defense held MC to only five catches all game long, including 118 yards.

By halftime, Hilmar had built a 28-14 lead and by the end of the third that lead had gone up 47-14.

The defense came away with three sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries.

Daniel Teixeira passed for 161 yards and ran the ball for 51 yards, including four total touchdowns for the game and the ‘Jackets went on to win their third consecutive TVL game.

The final home TVL game of the year for Hilmar will be against Mountain House at 7 p.m. Friday.


Denair football falls to Le Grand by six

It was been a rough year for the Denair High Coyotes varsity football team.

First year front man Anthony Armas has led his Coyote team to a 2-7 overall record after week 9, including a 1-5 Southern Athletic League record after losing to Le Grand this past Friday, 40-46.

Denair was looking to capture their second league win of the season but instead, Le Grand came out determined to compete and they did so, picking up their second win in three weeks.

The Coyotes drop their fifth straight league contest since defeating Delhi back on Sept. 25.

The final game for Denair will be at Waterford High at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Delhi football falls to first place Gustine, 48-21

The Delhi [5-4] High Hawks met the first place Southern Athletic League Gustine Redskins [9-0] this past Friday for a penultimate matchup.

Although Delhi held Gustine to only 20 points in the first half, the Redskins of Gustine went off in the second half, behind star running back Brandon Labry’s 197 rushing yard effort on 20 carries.

Labry scored three touchdowns for the game as the Redskins piled on 424 rushing yards, averaging over 10 yards per carry for the night.

Delhi was held to only 76 passing yards and ran the ball for 273 yards behind Jesse Flores’s 148, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit as the Hawks dropped their fourth league game of the year.

Delhi’s final game will be at home against Ripon Christian [7-2] at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Turlock girls polo falls to Enochs, 7-5, in playoff game

Turlock High’s girls water polo had a great season this year. The Bulldogs finished second in the Central California Conference with a 7-3 record, including a postseason berth but the end was not what they hoped for.

Turlock traveled to Modesto take on Enochs on Tuesday afternoon. Coming off a devastating loss to Pitman in the final game of the regular season, Turlock was crippled without multiple starters in the game and it seemed like Tuesday just wasn’t the game for the Bulldogs.

Turlock fell to Enochs, 7-5, in the first round of the Division I CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs, ending their season abruptly.