CORCORAN - Two weeks into the season and only one team from the greater Kings County area is left undefeated: Hanford West.
On Friday, the Huskies moved to 2-0 for the second straight year by defeating Corcoran 51-6 in a matchup between Kings County teams.
For the Huskies, sophomore quarterback Ethan Natera completed nearly every pass he threw, finishing 6-of-7 for 113 yards with four touchdowns.
On the ground, Hanford West senior Jayron Jenkins had 11 carries for a team-high 103 yards. Ellis Howard added 59 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown. Desmond Howard also had a touchdown, carrying three times for 32 yards.
Both of Antonio Perez's catches went for touchdowns. He finished with two catches for 51 yards. Howard had two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown. Richard Mendez also had two catches for 18 yards and a score.
On defense, Hanford West's Van Rangel returned an interception for a touchdown. He was 6-of-7 on PAT attempts and hit a 34-yard field goal on the night.
With the loss, Corcoran falls to 0-2 on the season.
Hanford West hosts San Joaquin Memorial in its home opener on Satuday at Neighbor Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Corcoran hosts Avenal Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In other games involving greater Kings County teams:
Laton 58, Coast Union 22
The Mustangs pounded out 315 yards rushing on their way to snapping their 30-game losing streak.
Going into the game, Laton hadn't won a game since 2014, going three straight seasons withouth a win.
That changed Friday in a big way.
Laton quarterback Tysen Westfall accounted for five touchdowns. Through the air, he was 11-of-18 for 179 yards with three touchdowns. On the ground, he rushed 103 yards on 11 carries with another two touchdowns, including a 65 yard score.
Sophomore Hayden Mosher finished with 11 carries for a team-high 136 yards and a 47-yard touchdown.
Rigo Jimenez had a team-high four catches for 74 yards and a score.
On defense, Marc Quiroz had 16 tackles.
With the win, Laton is now 1-1.
The Mustangs are at Riverdale Christian on Saturday.
Sierra Pacific 28, Hoover 27
FRESNO – The Golden Bears held off a late rally by the Patriots, denying Hoover a would-be two-point conversion with under six minutes left to give head coach Dion Tate his first career victory.
Sierra Pacific led 13-0 at the half before Hoover pulled to within one point late in the game.
Instead of going for the tie, Hoover (0-2) opted to attempt to take the lead on a two-point conversion but failing.
With the win, Sierra Pacific improves to 1-1 on the season. The Golden Bears host Riverdale Friday at 7:30 p.m. in its home opener.
Sanger 42, Hanford 0
HANFORD – The Bullpups continued its tough season opening schedule with a loss to the Apaches Friday at Neighbor Bowl.
In its two games, both against Central Section Div. I competition, Hanford has been outscored 100-6.
Against Sanger, Hanford trailed 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-0 at the half. The game ended with a running clock via mercy rule.
Sanger, the defending Central Section Div. II champion, was elevated to Div. I this offseason.
For Hanford, sophomore Thomas Knight led the way on defense with 13 tackles. Theron Dutra also had 12 tackles and blocked a field goal attempt.
The Bullpups play their third straight home game Thursday against Madera.
Lindsay 22, Avenal 6
AVENAL – The Bucs played tough defense in a second straight losing effort.
This time around, Avenal allowed just 197 yards of offense but couldn't get anything going on offense a week after losing to McFarland 7-0.
For Lindsay (1-1), quarterback Ernie Bautista was 10-of-19 for 120 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Ethan Duran led the way on the ground with 91 yards rushing on 15 carries with a touchdown. Chris Orozco also had six catches for 79 yards and a score.
With the loss, Avenal falls to 0-2 on the season.
The Bucs are at Corcoran Friday in another nonleague game.
Anzar 26, Kings Christian 14
LEMOORE – The Crusaders fell behind 20-0 after the first quarter and couldn't catch up in an 8-man matchup.
Kings Christian pulled to within 20-8 at the half, but the Hawks would stay out front the rest of the way.
With the loss, Kings Christian falls to 1-1 on the season.
Kings Christian faces Cuyama Valley on Friday.