The Tokay High football team fell to 0-2 in the Tri-City Athletic League and 0-7 overall on Friday, as West posted a 55-28 win over the Tigers in Tracy on Friday.
In the first quarter, the Tigers jumped out to a 6-0 lead to conclude a 35-yard, seven play drive when quarterback Jacob Varney scored on a 6-yard run. The Tigers’ first touchdown was courtesy of a West fumble.
But West (1-1 in the TCAL, 3-4) took the lead when Elijah McKnight scored on a 75-yard kickoff return. The Wolf Pack upped their lead to 13-6, thanks to a Tokay interception, when Simeon Sims threw a touchdown pass to Ethan Casados. The extra-point was missed.
After a Tokay turnover on downs at its own 38, West made it 20-6 early in the second quarter on a Josh Bolden 5-yard run. Another Tiger turnover led to another Wolf Pack touchdown. This one on an 18-yard run by Nathan Neldon late in the quarter to make it 27-6. Before halftime, West made it 34-6 on a 53-yard pass from Sims to TJ Williams.
To start the third quarter, Tokay drove 71 yards on the opening drive. Varney completed a 28-yard pass to Chase Howell that set up a 10-yard score by fullback Nathan Branco with 8:57 left. The two-point conversation failed that made it 34-12.
West upped its lead to 41-12 on a long touchdown run by Adam Castellano. Then the score went to 48-12 when Rasheed Hunter scored on a run.
Tokay responded on another Branco TD, also of 10 yards. Jacob Schneider pulled in a pass on the two-point conversion for a 48-20. After West made it 55-20, the Tigers scored the final touchdown on a 70-yard pass from Varney to Johnny Craggs. Varney scored on the two-point conversion to make it 55-28.
Bradshaw Christian 42, Galt 35
In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove, Galt roared back from a 28-7 deficit to tie the game at 35-35 in the fourth quarter, but a later 30-yard touchdown run by Bradshaw Christian’s Jeremiah Bonner-Hayes cut the comeback short.
Galt quarterback Robert Bulahan Jr. threw four touchdowns in the second half, after Galt’s only score of the first half was a 5-yard Andrew Rocha run.
Bonner-Hayes scored four times on the ground for Bradshaw, with his second putting BC up 28-7 late in the second quarter. Trailing by 21 points, Bulahan went to work, with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Marcelo Lopez, a 26-yard pass to Lopez and a 9-yard pass to Zachary Cirac in the third quarter.
A 3-yard pass to Lopez tied the score at 35 in the fourth quarter before BC’s final strike.
Galt fell to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in the SVC.
Union Mine 42, Liberty Ranch 35
At Hawk Stadium, Liberty Ranch (0-2 in the SVC, 2-5) led 28-26. But Union Mine (2-0 in the SVC, 2-4), which lost its first four games of the season before beating Rosemont of Sacramento in the conference opener last week, grounded the Hawks to one touchdown and rallied for the win.
The Hawks’ final touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Matthew Hooper scored on a 15-yard run. That gave Liberty Ranch a 35-26 lead.
But the Diamondbacks bit back at the Hawks with two touchdowns. Both were on runs by quarterback Clayton Byer, who scored on a 2-yard run and threw a 20-yard pass to Devin Williams Byer completed a two-point conversion pass to Seth Pearce to make it 42-35.
Hooper scored a combined three touchdowns for the Hawks and teammate Rosalio Lopez scored one, a 15-yard run.
Liberty Ranch led 14-0 and 21-12 early in the game before the Diamondbacks slithered back to post their come-from-behind win.