Hanford (1-6, 1-2 WYL) vs. Redwood (4-3, 2-1 WYL)
VISALIA — It was a tale of two halves for Hanford as they fell to Redwood 27-13 on Friday.
The Bullpups led 13-6 at halftime, but were shut out in the second half as the Rangers offense came alive.
Hanford quarterback Juaron Watts-brown was 17-for-28 passing for 156 yards and a touchdown. Watts-brown also had an interception and rushed the ball 17 times for 18 yards.
But it was running back Travone Houston who led the ground game for the Bullpups as he racked up 157 yards on 19 carries. Theron Dutra ran for 16 yards and scored one of Hanford’s two touchdowns.
Wide receiver Jupri Hughes was the other who hauled in seven catches for 58 yards. Daylon Davis had a team-high 71 receiving yards on seven catches.
On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Deontay Houston sacked Redwood’s quarterback twice and compiled five tackles.
The Bullpups will continue on the road against Golden West (5-1, 1-1 WYL) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Sierra Pacific (1-5, 1-1 ESL) vs. Lindsay (2-4, 1-0 ESL)
LINDSAY — The not so Golden Bears were shut out for the first time this season and with Friday’s 28-0 loss to Lindsay, they’re now on a four-game losing streak.
Neither the passing game nor the ground game could be found last week. Sierra Pacific quarterback Will Springer was 12-of-26 for 106 yards. Their leading receiver was Gavin Gamble who caught four passes for 48 yards.
The run game was even worse with a combined 29 yards on 12 carries, an average of 2.4 yards per carry.
Lindsay ran 19 more plays than Sierra Pacific and outgained them in total yards 447-135. The Cardinals also had 25 first downs to Sierra Pacific’s nine.
Sierra Pacific will try and snap out of their slump, but it won’t be easy as they’ll face undefeated Strathmore (6-0, 1-0 ESL) on Friday at 7:15 p.m.
8-Man Football: Laton (6-1, 4-0 CSL) vs. Kings Christian (3-4, 1-1 CSL)
LATON — Laton remained perfect in the Central Sierra League with a dominant 49-12 win over Kings Christian on Friday.
The Mustangs raced out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Laton quarterback Tysen Westfall was four-for-5 with 78 yards passing, while running back Hayden Mosher led the way on the ground with 51 yards on four carries.
Westfall had a huge night by being a part of four touchdowns. He passed for two of 35 yards and 24 yards, ran 23 yards for another and intercepted a pass and took it back 16 yards for a touchdown.
Julian Lopez only had two catches on the night for 59 yards, but made both of them count with touchdowns. For the defense, Jose Lopez added a 35-yard fumble return for a touchdown and Erick Hernandez led the way with seven tackles and three sacks.
After a winless three season in traditional football, Laton has fared well in the switch to eight-man football. The Mustangs are currently in first place in the CSL and on a six-game winning streak.
Laton has a bye week this week, but will be tested on September 20 as they hit the road to take on second-place Fresno Christian (3-4, 2-0 CSL) at 7 p.m.