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.