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Tigers caged on homecoming night

Junior Marcell Norwood goes up for a catch on Friday night vs. McNair. (Bea Ahbeck/News-Sentinel) Toward the end of the second quarter, momentum seemed to be on the Tokay High football team’s side on Friday night. But McNair turned its fortunes around at that same time that led the Eagles to a 47-3 win over the Tigers at the Grape Bowl, which spoiled homecoming festivities for Tokay (2-3). Tokay cut into McNair’s lead to 7-3 with 10:33 left in the second quarter after Diego Ramirez booted a 26-yard field goal. Then the Eagles moed the ball to midfield after the kick-off, but lost possession when Tokay defensive end David Yciano recovered a McNair fumble at the Tokay 38-yard line. However, in

Quick start pushes Tigers to win

Sophomore Luke Millan, who scored two touchdowns on the night, takes a handoff from Daniel Garlick in the Tigers' 58-40 win over Chavez Friday night. (Kristina Lewis) STOCKTON — All Cory Glasgow needed was two touches to shape the rest of the game. Glasgow, a senior tailback on the Tokay football team, had two carries for 115 yards and a touchdown early in the first quarter, acting as an omen for the Tigers’ 58-40 rout of the Chavez Titans on Friday night at Chavez High. Yes, the Tigers and Titans combined for 47 points in the third quarter alone, and 98 overall, but by halftime Tokay was in control. Chavez coach Michael Chicago bemoaned his team’s rough first quarters on Thursday, and histo

Tigers travel to take on Chavez

A host of Tigers including No. 1 Ralph Martinez and #13 Larry Thornton take down a Downey ball carrier while Zach Fleming (No. 55) looks on in a game September 8, 2017. (Kristina Lewis) Get punched in the gut, and get up again. That is what the Tokay High football team did against Downey at the Grape Bowl last Friday. But fast-forward to today, as the Tigers make the trip to Stockton to play at Chavez. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Against Downey, Tokay (1-2) was consistent most of the time against the Modesto school. But the Knights provided the moves that led to a 61-25 win over the Tigers. “We battled and played great defensively for the first 20ish minutes,” said Tokay coach Michael Holst. “The

Chavez looking for a win after near misses

Senior quarterback Daniel Garlick runs for yardage against Downey on Friday September 8, 2017. (Kristina Lewis) The way Michael Chicago sees it, it’s just a matter of time before the Chavez football team’s near misses morph into a big, emphatic hit. Chavez (0-3), under the first-year head coach Chicago, is winless but has two consecutive close losses to Rancho Cordova-Cordova (40-32) and Lodi (26-22). Chavez has a shot at Lodi’s rival Tokay at 7:15 at home. “One of our biggest problems is our youth. With more experience and more games that we play, we’ll be better,” said Chicago, who was an assistant under former Chavez head coaches John Ward and La Te’f Grim. “A big game is coming, so Tokay

Tigers hang tough, but Knights prevail

U.S. Army Sergeant first class Michael A. O' Bryan performs the coin toss before the Tokay-Downey game in Lodi Friday Sept.8, 2017. (Bea Ahbeck/News-Sentinel) Diego Ramirez hustled onto the field at Grape Bowl with hopes of booting a field goal for his Tokay High football team. The senior kicker did his job. But the visiting Downey Knights were hitting full stride against the Tigers on Friday night, posting a 61-25 win. Tokay outside linebacker Luke Millan recovered a punt return fumble at the Knights’ 29 yards line midway through the second quarter. But the Tigers’ offense moved the ball to the 20-yard line in four tries. That’s when Ramirez and the field goal unit came onto the field, as h

Knights bring high-powered offense to Grape Bowl

Senior running back Cory Glasgow (22) celebrates with senior offensive lineman James McClain after scoring a touchdown against Bear Creek last Friday night. (Kristina Lewis) For the last two weeks, the Tokay High football team has been on the road. But tonight, the Tigers welcome Downey of Modesto to the Grape Bowl for their home opener. Tokay will play three of its next four games at home. Last Friday in Stockton, Tokay (1-1) took advantage of big plays that led to a 45-9 non-league win over Bear Creek. Tigers quarterback Daniel Garlick completed 4 of 8 passes for 200 yards, and running back Cory Glasgow rushed nine times for 107 yards. “We executed offensively early and got out to a fast s

Tigers rout Bruins with big plays

Senior wide receiver Joseph Heryford catches a pass in the first quarter of the Tigers' 45-9 win over Bear Creek on Friday September 1, 2017. (Kristina Lewis) STOCKTON — The Tokay High football team thumped Bear Creek 45-9 on Friday, courtesy of three first-half touchdowns from running back Cory Glasgow The senior running back had rushing touchdowns of 79 and 10 yards, plus an 83-yard reception on a screen pass. Tokay (1-0) got the ball moving in the first quarter on a 29-yard field goal by Diego Ramirez. That was followed by Glasgow’s two touchdowns. In the second quarter, Glasgow pulled in a touchdown in the air, an 83-yard strike from quarterback Daniel Garlick to make it 24-0 with 10:53