FOOTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: South San notches James’ first victory

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Edison, Lanier, South San.


South San (1-5, 1-0) recorded its first win under coach Louis James in their District 28-6A opener against Corpus Christi Ray (1-5, 0-1) Oct. 9 at South San.

The Bobcats overcame a 17-point halftime deficit with 20 unanswered points for a 34-31 win. Darius Prescott scored on an eight-yard reverse with 5:03 remaining in the third quarter. Justin Acosta, who scored on a six-yard sweep in the second quarter, ran in from two yards before the quarter ended.

The Bobcats scored again on a six-yard run early in the fourth quarter. They stopped Ray at the South San nine and forced a fumble to secure the win.

South San recovered four fumbles.

Central Catholic 36, St. Anthony 0

The Buttons (4-2, 1-0) began their TAPPS District I-2 season with a shutout win Oct. 10 at St. Anthony (3-3, 0-1).

Thomas Palomera (151 yards, 4 receptions) caught two touchdown passes and Caleb Salinas (55 yards, 12 carries) ran for two touchdowns for Central Catholic. Palomera started the scoring on a 60-yard pass play from James Morton (5 of 8, 158 yards). A 21-yard scoring run from Salinas gave the Buttons a 15-0 halftime lead.

Palomera caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Morton and Austin Vargas ran for a four-yard score to give Central Catholic a 29-point edge at halftime. Salinas scored on another 21-yard run in the third quarter.

The Buttons outgained St. Anthony 275-146 and produced three interceptions.

Edison 17, Lanier 6

The Golden Bears (3-3, 2-2) got a breakout game from sophomore back Chris Maurico in a District 28-6A over Lanier (0-7, 0-5) Oct. 9 at the SAISD Complex.

Mauricio ran for 144 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. First-quarter rushing touchdowns from Livan Hernandez (55 yards, 16 carries) and Mauricio staked Edison to a 14-0 lead.

Lanier closed within eight points on a three-yard scoring run from Steve Torres with 7:42 remaining in the third quarter. Edison’s Joseph Delgado completed the scoring with a 25-yard field goal.

The Golden Bears mustered 383 total yards. Sophomore quarterback Joshua Gonzales completed seven of nine passes for 109 yards. Hernandez had a 51-yard reception.

Lanier quarterback Jeremiah Esquivel threw for 103 yards and ran for 71. Phoenix Perez ran for 45 yards on eight carries. Adrian Lozoya caught four passes for 42 yards.

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