The Ripon Christian Knights started off slowly against the visiting Stone Ridge Christian on Friday.
They were tough to stop once they got it going.
RC simply made a few adjustments en route to a lopsided 63-14 non-league victory.
"This proves that our kids are coachable," said coach Trey Ozenbaugh, crediting his assistant staff of Eddie Erdelatz on defense and Randy Fasani on offense.
The latter is back with the Knights. Fasani, the former RC head coach, is working with the quarterbacks and running backs.
Senior running back Michael Kamps came up big once again, scoring three touchdowns and throwing for another. All told, he gained 217 yards on 14 carries while scoring twice on the ground.
Kamps had two catches for 63 yards including one for a 54-yard score. Finally, he found Sean McGovern on a 27-yard option-pass.
That was one of three TD passes for McGovern, who hauled in five passes for 77 yards.
Both RC quarterbacks were also effective. Senior Cade Alger completed 6 of 10 passes for 98 yards with three TDs. Junior Nolan Lingley was 3 of 4 passing for 55 yards, breaking loose on a 15-yard run shortly before the half.
For added measure, Michael Solario showed nice change of pace while carrying the ball late in the second half, Ozenbaugh said. The senior running back reeled off a 61-yard TD run.
Penalties bogged down RC, at times.
"Penalties based on efforts really doesn't bother me," said the RC coach.
His team had 135 yards tacked off due to the infractions. Still, Ozenbaugh is working with his team to clean up that part of the game prior to the start of Southern League.
Stone Ridge (0-2) drew first blood, driving the ball on their third possession. Quarterback Ethan Moradzehdeh completed a series of short passes before on a 13-yard scoring run at the 3:24 mark of the first quarter.
Down 6-0, RC responded on the ensuing possession, with Kamps picking up 29 yards coupled with Stone Ridge penalty that moved the ball half-the-distance to the goal line.
From there, Alger hit McGovern on a 15-yard scoring strike to the even the game at 6-6. Jacob Van Groningen quickly untied it with his extra-point kick.
On RC's next possession, Kamps helped make it 14-6 thanks to his 60-yard touchdown run.
In the second quarter, Lingley's 39-yard pass completion helped set up Max Steele's 15-yard dash to the end zone.
David Boyce of Stone Bridge added a 78-yard TD run, closing the deficit, 28-12.
But Lingley's running TD gave RC a 35-12 advantage at intermission.
The second half was all RC.
First came Kamps' option pass to McGovern.
Dale Fisher intercepted a pass, setting up Kamps' 54-yard TD pass from Alger.
McGovern's interception quickly resulted in a 60-yard scoring run by Kamps.
For added measure, Solario scored in early in the fourth, providing the final outcome on his long run.
RC will travel to Summerville next Friday.
Stone Ridge 6 6 0 0 — 12
Ripon Chr. 14 21 21 7 — 63
S—Ethan Moradzedeh 13 run (kick failed), 3:24.
R—Sean McGovern 15 pass from Cade Alger (Jacob Van Groningen kick), 2:17.
R—Michael Kamps 60 run (Van Groningen kick), 1:40.
R—Max Steele 15 run (Van Groningen kick), 10:19.
R—McGovern 13 pass from Alger (Van Groningen kick), 5:02.
S—David Boyce 78 run (run failed), 4:06.
R—Nolan Lingley 15 run (Van Groningen kick), 1:37.
R—McGovern 27 pass from Kamps (Van Groningen kick), 8:19.
R—Kamps 54 pass from Alger (Van Groningen kick), 3:32.
R—Kamps 60 run (Van Groningen kick), 2:44.
R—Michael Solario 61 run (Van Groningen kick), 10:49.