Turlock, Foreman run away with ninth straight Harvest Bowl victory

Independent Contributor

James Peterson and the Turlock High football team continued their decades-long domination of the Harvest Bowl, one of the region's signature rivalries.

This season, the Bulldogs had right "foreman" for the job -- running J.T. Foreman, who appears to be hitting top speed in time for the Central California Athletic League.

Foreman rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries, and enjoyed a lighter load in the second half as the Bulldogs eased into a 57-14 victory at Joe Debely Stadium. Foreman's only rush in the second half was a 5-yard touchdown run.

With the win, Peterson is now 10-4 in the Harvest Bowl with nine consecutive victories.

Turlock scored the first 50 points of the game. Quarterback Cole Gilbert accounted for four touchdowns, including three through the air. He completed 10 of 15 throws for 229 yards. Joshua Weatherbee, Drew Johnson and Peter Mello each had touchdown receptions.

Logan Bankson plowed in from the 1 to cap the scoring for the Bulldogs, who look to ride the momentum into a clash of CCAL heavyweights next week. Turlock hosts large-school No. 2 Downey, which routed Modesto into its league opener. The Knights are the reigning league champions and haven't lost this season.

Pitman lost for the fifth time in six games. Its lone highlight was a 98-yard kickoff return by Joey Stout. Pitman was limited to less than 120 yards of offense.