An unidentified Oakdale High player is tackled during a scrimmage with Tracy on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. (Wayne Thallander)

Through his lens: Scrimmages in the southern half of the Sac-Joaquin Section

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Photographer and former Tracy High journalism teacher Wayne Thallander covers high school and professional sports for The Manteca Bulletin. Through his lens, he's witnessed the best in regional athletics, including the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants, Bay Area college football, and high school sports of all seasons. Thallander visited high school football scrimmages at Ripon and Oakdale high schools over the weekend. Here is a collection of photos he shared with Front Row Sports:

Oakdale high coach Trent Merzon addresses his team during a scrimmage with Tracy. (Wayne Thallander)
Patterson quarterback Logan McCleery airs it out during a scrimmage with Ripon. (Wayne Thallander)
Ripon quarterback Ryan Daggett looks down field. (Wayne Thallander)
A Sierra ball carrier follows a wall of blockers down field. (Wayne Thallander)
Tracy quarterback Logan Fife drops back for a pass during a scrimmage with Oakdale. (Wayne Thallander)