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Friday, Dec 06 2013 11:17 PM

Wright's 5 TDs power Dinuba past Ridgeview

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Amir Knox of Ridgeview is dejected after Dinuba scored a touchdown on a double reverse and pass completion, all but sealing victory for quarterback Marcus McMaryion (10), Arnold Gutierrez (57) and the Emperors during Friday's Division III section championship at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Daylen Warren of Ridgeview tries to pick up yardage against Dinuba's Mario Rodriguez (22) and Anthony Sandoval (5) during Friday's Division III section championship at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview's Darius Smith is tackled by Dinuba defenders, including Ben Kodur (2) and Dawuud Davis (64) during Friday's Division III section championship at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Dinuba quarterback Marcus McMaryion steps out of the attempted tackle of Ridgeview's Robert Navarro-Eppler (30) during Friday's Division III section championship at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Daylen Warren of Ridgeview looks to elude Dinuba defender Mario Rodriguez during Friday's Division III section championship at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Dinuba runner Michael Wright (44) tries to elude the diving tackle attempt by Ridgeview's Jaccob Lopez during Friday's Division III section championship at Dinuba. Preveon Alexander (4) heads toward the play.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview's Jaccob Lopez is tackled by Dinuba's Jacob Rico during Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview's Ja'mar Moya was able to lunge into the end zone for a touchdown as he was being tackled by Michocan Perez of Dinuba during Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview not only found itself dominated by Dinuba, they also played in front of a crowd of Dinuba fans packed into every seat for Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    On one of the game's biggest plays, Dinuba quarterback McMaryion comes down with a touchdown reception on a double reverse that gave his team a 28-14 lead. Ridgeview defender is Amir Knox, who arrived too late to make a play as McMaryion was all alone in the end zone.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview's Ja'mar Moya scores the first of his two touchdowns, beating Dinuba defenders Ben Kodur (2) and Hunter Garrison (24) to the end zone in the first half of Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview quarterback Lawrence White was hammered by the Dinuba defense during Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba. Here, Raul Gonzalez (60) celebrates a sack in the second half.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Ridgeview's Darius Smith carries for the Wolf Pack in the first half of Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Dinuba quarterback Marcus McMaryion celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass on the game's first series against Ridgeview. It was an early sign of a long night for Ridgeview, which was dominated by Dinuba during Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game.

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    By John Harte / Special to The Californian

    Dinuba's Michael Wright heads for the Ridgeview end zone with one of the five touchdowns he scored during Friday night's CIF Central Section Division III championship game at Dinuba.

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BY FRANCIS MAYER Special to The Californian

Michael Wright scored five touchdowns to lead Dinuba to the Central Section Division III championship, 45-14, over Ridgeview.

Wright did it all for the Emperors, picking up 95 yards on 21 carries, and 92 yards on two catches. He also threw a touchdown pass to quarterback and Oregon State-bound Marcus McMaryion on a double-reverse in the second quarter.

The offense had a lot of opportunities to score because the defense kept chasing Ridgeview off the field.

"Part of our strategy was to get in their backfield and apply pressure; they have speed in their backfield," Dinuba coach Kevin Scharton said. "So we tried to take away space so we could get after them."

Ridgeview quarterback Lawrence White has been fighting a knee injury, and was sacked five times and often under pressure.

"I'm happy with the outcome of our team," White said. "We came together in the middle of the season after a tough start and decided to pull together."

"Next year we are going to come out strong. I'm a sophomore and I've got two more years to play with freshman Ja'Mar Moya," he said.

Moya scored on a 29 yard touchdown pass from White, and also on an 8-yard scamper at the end of the third quarter. He finished with 64 yards on nine carries.

"He's a great player. It's pretty amazing that a freshman can come up and play like that at the varsity level," Manning said, "I think JaMar ran the football well, and that was probably our bright spot tonight."

Dinuba avenged a 53-14 loss to Ridgeview last season.

"We played a great football team tonight," Manning said. "(The players) are very disappointed and upset, and that's not necessarily a bad thing because when you put your heart into something and come up short, and you should be disappointed," Manning said.

 

 

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