RIPON — Ripon Christian used a balanced offense led by two quarterbacks, while the defense tightened up after giving up an early touchdown Friday in a 49-6 shellacking of Millennium of Tracy.
Nolan Lingley completed 5 of 6 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns. He also added an 8-yard run 6 seconds in the second quarter to push the Knights (1-0) ahead 20-6. Cade Alger made the most of his time behind center as well, finishing with 61 yards and a touchdown on 4-of-6 passing.
Ripon Christian totaled 326 yards of offense.
Michael Kamps rushed for 84 yards and three touchdowns, adding a 39-yard score on a pass from Lingley. Sean McGovern and Max Steele chipped in with second-quarter touchdown receptions spanning 10 and 37 yards, respectively.
Ripon Christian was well ahead 42-6 at halftime.
The Falcons (0-1) struck first with 8:55 left in the opening quarter, as Isaiah Woods busted a 60-yard scamper. That play alone accounted for the majority of Millennium’s offensive production, as it was limited to 102 yards.
Wyatt Van Vliet racked up 11 tackles for a Knights defense that recorded six sacks, two forced fumbles and one recovery. They host rival Stone Ridge Christian of Merced next Friday.
Millennium 6 0 0 0 — 6
Ripon Chr. 14 28 7 0 — 49
M — Isaiah Woods 60 run (kick missed), 8:55.
R — Michael Kamps 6 run (kick missed), 6:05.
R — Kamps 39 pass from Nolan Lingley (Kamps pass from Lingley), 1:33.
R — Lingley 8 run (kick missed), 11:54.
R — Sean McGovern 10 pass from Cade Alger (McGoveren pass from Alger), 9:01.
R — Kamps 11 run (Jacob Van Groningen kick), 3:41.
R — Max Steele 37 pass from Lingley (Van Groningen kick), 0:13.
R — Kamps 11 run (Van Groningen kick), 1:12.