In the Friday, Nov. 1, game of the week, Tracy High hosts Chavez High as the Bulldogs look to solidify their first-place standings in the San Joaquin Athletic Association.
Varsity kickoff is at 7:15 p.m. at Wayne Schneider Stadium. The sophomore team plays at 5 p.m.
With a 41-39 win over Lincoln High last week, the Bulldogs could claim the SJAA title with wins over Chavez High this week at home and Bear Creek High on Nov. 8 in Stockton.
The Bulldogs (7-1, 3-0 SJAA) bring a rushing attack of more than 308 yards per game, with junior Nate Jones leading the way with nearly 80 yards per game.
Senior quarterback Damon Stroup runs for nearly 57 yards per game and leads a passing attack of more than 73 yards per game.
Tracy has three more players — seniors Eric Hawkins and Chaz Briggs and junior Jason Nelson — who each run the ball for more than 30 yards per game.
Chavez (1-7, 0-3 SJAA) will count on quarterback Julius Davila, the top passer in the SJAA with an average of nearly 218 yards per game. The bulk of the Titans’ 162 yards per game on the ground comes from Priest Jennings, whose 76 yards-per-game average is second in the SJAA only to Tracy’s Jones.
Also on Friday, Kimball High (4-4, 3-2 Valley Oak League) travels to Sonora High (3-5, 3-2 VOL). The Jaguars need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. West High (1-7, 0-3 Tri-City Athletic League) faces Edison High (6-2, 1-2 TCAL) in Stockton on Friday.
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Millennium High Falcons (4-4, 1-2 Central California Athletic Alliance) need a win at home against Sierra Ridge-Rite of Passage (0-7, 0-3 CCAA) to stay in the hunt for playoffs. They play at 7 p.m. at Kimball High.
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