Video/Noah’s Spring Water Team of the Week: East Union’s Lancers 4-0 heading into VOL showdown with Sierra

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East Union continued its season-opening win streak with a 26-14 win over Lathrop to open the Valley Oak League. EU pushed its record to 4-0 – its best start since the 2010 team went 7-3-1 – and visits crosstown rival Sierra (3-1) Friday.

The Lancers turned to their ground game to open league play with a win, as Isaiah Sholund had 31 carries for 148 yards and a TD. EU had a whopping 57 carries, while QB Jack Weaver threw for two TDs.

Joseph Reynaga had a dozen tackles, while Jake Harries had an interception.

The next two weeks are critical for EU, as its only trip to the playoffs this century ended in the first round in 2010. EU will need six wins – it’s virtually unheard of for a six-win team to miss the playoffs – to assure itself a postseason spot.

That means beating Kimball (1-3), and either Sierra (3-1) or Weston Ranch (3-1) for win No. 6. The other three foes are Manteca, Oakdale, Central Catholic – overwhelming favorites.

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Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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