Teams head home for Week 2

The Lemoore football team is one of five teams in Kings County with a home game this week.

Photo by Josh Butters

Hanford football fans who usually have to choose which team to watch any given week won't have to in Week 2.

That's because Hanford, Hanford West and Sierra Pacific will have host games in Week 2 of the season.

In a rare triple-header at Neighbor Bowl, games will be played on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, giving fans, players and coaches chances to watch the other two, if they so choose.

Thursday, Hanford hosts Madera. On Friday, Sierra Pacific hosts Riverdale. And on Saturday, Hanford West hosts San Joaquin Memorial. All games are scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Those three games are apart of seven matchups this week involving greater Kings County teams with every team in action.

Here's a quick look at each game involving teams from greater Kings County.

Madera at Hanford

When: Thursday. Where: Neighbor Bowl. Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Bullpups get the week started early with a nonleague matchup against the Coyotes, the team Hanford defeated in the 2014 Central Section Div. III final.

Hanford (0-2) is looking for its first win of the season after losses to Div. I opponents Buchanan and Sanger.

Madera comes in at 1-1 with the coyotes winning last week 30-24 over Mission Oak (Tulare).

The Bullpups will look to finally get their offense going. In two games, Hanford has scored a total of just six points and is averaging under 100 yards of offense per game.

The game is the third straight home game for Hanford.

Cuyama Valley at Kings Christian

When: Friday. Where: Kings Christian High. Time: 7 p.m.

The Crusaders (1-1) will look to improve to 2-1 in an 8-man football matchup.

Through two games, Kings Christian is averaging 24.0 points per game on offense while allowing an average of 26.0.

The Bears have yet to play a game this season.

Riverdale at Sierra Pacific

When: Friday. Where: Neighbor Bowl. Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Golden Bears (1-1) host the Cowboys in a matchup that could have seeding implications in the Central Section Division VI playoffs.

Through two games, Sierra Pacific quarterback Will Springer is averaging 224.5 yards passing per game with four touchdowns and two interceptions.

On the ground, Phillips Jackson has rushed 29 times for 243 yards and a touchdown. He's also caught seven passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

Jayson Littlejohn had a team-high 10 catches for 150 yards.

Riverdale is 2-0, with wins over Laton (58-8) and Orange Cove (28-15).

Buchanan at Lemoore

When: Friday. Where: Tiger Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Tigers host the Bears, continuing a tough three-game stretch for Lemoore that includes San Joaquin Memorial, Buchanan and Sanger.

Buchanan (2-0) is coming off a 55-18 win over Bullard after beating Hanford 48-6 in its season opener.

Avenal at Corcoran

When: Friday. Where: Corcoran High. Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Panthers host the Bucs in an all-Kings County matchup.

Both teams are looking for its first wins of the season.

Avenal is 0-2 after losses to McFarland and Lindsay but have played tough defense in both matchups, allowing a total of just 29 points.

Corcoran (0-2) is looking to bounce back after falling to Hanford West 51-6. Through two games, the Panthers are allowing an average of 41.5 points per game on defense.

Laton at Riverdale Christian

When: Saturday. Where: Riverdale Christian. Time: 1 p.m.

The Mustangs face off against the Christ Ambassadors in an 8-man matchup.

Last week, Laton broke its 30-game losing streak with a convincing 58-22 win over Coast Union (Cambria).

Laton quarterback Tysen Westfall is proving to be a dual threat.

He's thrown for 212 yards (three touchdowns, no interceptions) and rushed for a team-high 189 yards (three touchdowns).

Riverdale Christian has yet to play a game this season.

San Joaquin Memorial at Hanford West

When: Saturday. Where: Neighbor Bowl. Time: 7:30 p.m.

The Huskies host the Panthers in a rare Saturday night game at Neighbor Bowl.

Hanford West, the only team in the greater Kings County area without a loss, looks to continue its hot start with a third straight win.

San Joaquin Memorial also comes in undefeated at 2-0 after holding on to beat Lemoore last week 53-46.

Hanford West will be on a lookout for receiver Jalen McMillan, who had 12 catches for 367 yards and six touchdowns.

Running back Leonard Glass, who transferred from Hanford High, also had 200 yards rushing last week.

Hanford West running back Ellis Howard has a team-high 191 yards rushing on 22 carries with three touchdowns.

Fiver different Huskies have already caught touchdown passes.

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