Friday football roundup: Manning helps lift Santa Rosa to first victory

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Devonte Manning scored on a 4-yard run midway through the third quarter for what turned out to be the winning score as Santa Rosa defeated visiting Ukiah, 14-6, for its first win of the season Friday night.

“We did some good things, although we still have a lot of room for improvement,” coach Dave Duncan said. “The kids were happy to be victorious.”

The Panthers took the second-half kickoff and marched 80 yards for the winning score. Then they got the 2-point conversion on a Manning run.

Ukiah led 7-6 at halftime. Santa Rosa’s first score came on an 11-yard throw from Cassius Banks to Shane Simpson.

The Panthers are now 1-4 and 1-1 in the NBL. The Wildcats drop to 1-4 and 0-2.

ANALY 55,
 SONOMA VALLEY 20

At Sebastopol, Ja’Narrick James ran for three touchdowns as the Tigers opened SCL play.

James’ longest run came in the second quarter and was 72 yards. The others were from the 2-yard line and the 25.

The score was 34-7 after one quarter.

Analy is 4-1 and 1-0 in league while Sonoma is now 1-4 and 1-1 in league.

RANCHO COTATE 42,
 MONTGOMERY 20

At Rohnert Park, Carlos Franco scored four touchdowns as the Cougars improved their NBL record to 2-0.

Franco scored three times rushing and once on a 13-yard interception. His running TDs were all inside the 5-yard line.

Rancho, now 27-1 on its home turf, led 28-6 at halftime.

RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN 60,
 LAYTONVILLE 22

At Laytonville, RVC picked up its first win as quarterback Daniel Maples and receiver Morgan Giuseponi hooked up on four touchdown passes.

The shortest of the four was 20 yards and the longest was 70. Each of Giuseponi’s catches on the night went for a score.

Maples also connected with his younger brother Willie on a 75-yard score.

Paul Bartholow led the Eagles’ rushing attack with 144 yards on only five carries.

Laytonville quickly assumed a 22-0 lead before RVC reeled off the next 60 points.