Florida State bound Blake Nichelson's five touchdowns leads Manteca to wild SJS D2 title win

SACRAMENTO — The coach had no idea. How many touchdowns for his superstar senior in the biggest game of the season?"I lose track," Manteca Buffaloe...

November 27, 2022
1:14 PM

SACRAMENTO — The coach had no idea. How many touchdowns for his superstar senior in the biggest game of the season?"I lose track," Manteca Buffaloes coach Mark Varnum said with a laugh.Answer: A lot. Granite Bay's best chance at victory on Saturday night is if Blake Nichelson missed the bus from the San Joaquin Valley to Sacramento. He probably drove the bus because he sure ran all over the place otherwise.Nichelson sprinted and rumbled for touchdown runs of 4, 8, 74 yards, and he caught scoring strikes of 16 and 39 yards from Hudson Wyatt to dot his fingerprints all over his team's 51-48 Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 victory over Granite Bay at Hughes Stadium.