CERES — Although the Madera South Stallion football team faced somewhat of an unknown with a game against Central Valley-Ceres in the Sac-Joaquin Section, the Stallions did know of Ja’Quan Gardner.
Regarded as one of the best backs in the Sac-Joaquin Section, Gardner didn’t disappoint. He accounted for more than 87 percent of Central Valley’s offense and all five touchdowns in a 35-20 victory Friday night to send the Stallions home 0-3.
Gardner scored on touchdown runs of 4, 43, 65, 15 and 62 yards for a season-best 281 yards rushing. Gardner now has 782 yards in four games (195.5 per game) and 11 touchdowns for the Hawks.
“We were able to get him for some negative yards, though,” head coach Scott Donegan said...