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Ripon Christian steam rolls Millennium
Lathrop’s Mark Ramones avoids a would-be Manteca tackler Friday in a 70-12 win for the junior varsity Buffaloes at Bennie Gatto Field. - photo by Photo by WAYNE THALLANDER

Kris Charles threw for 168 yards and three touchdowns Friday Aiden Nicholas scored four touchdowns to lead Manteca to a 70-12 thumping of Lathrop at Bennie Gatto Field in non-league sophomore play.

Both of Nicolas’ catches were good for touchdowns from 9 and 53 yards and he had five carries for 130 yards with scoring runs of 1 yard and 50 yards. Charles added a 40-yard touchdown run and he had a 34-yard touchdown throw to run to Jonathan Aranda. Victor Martinez (seven carries, 100 yards) had touchdown runs of 4 and 25 yards, Jesus Gonzales added a 38-yard scoring run Calvin Ramsey scored from 1 yard out.

David Vega was in on seven tackles for the Buffaloes, Destin De La Torre forced a fumble and had four sacks and Javier Flores made an interception. Manteca gave up just 68 total yards. 

 Isaac Ramos had three carries for 70 yards with a 58-yard touchdown run to lead the Spartans and Daniel Navarro added a 2-yard touchdown run. 


Weston Ranch 34, Ripon 7

Aaron James scored four touchdowns – three rushing and one on a kickoff return – to lead the Cougars at Stouffer Field. 

 Fidel Pitts added a receiving touchdown for Weston Ranch with Nacho Gonzalez, Ricky Sanchez and Kane Oliver leading the Cougars defense.

 Caleb Johnson had a 3-yard run for the lone Indians score. 

Ripon Christian 47 Millennium 0

 Cole Gemell set the tone for the night when he returned the opening kickoff 71 yards for a touchdown, one of three Knights touchdown not scored by the offense. Ripon Christian ran just 15 offensive plays.

 Alex Sonke and Jay Hoekstra each had a fumble recovery for a touchdown for Ripon Christian.

 Jake Grondz had one rushing touchdown and a 50-yard reception for a score and Gemmell added a 29-yard touchdown run.

 Jadon Booth led the Knights defense with nine tackles, Lucas Van Groningen added eight stops and Roger Postmus made an interception.