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Ripon frosh seal win with late touchdown
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Ripon's Jack Manning runs up the middle (a) and busts loose up the middle for a touchdown (b). - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL The Bulletin

With Ripon clinging to a one-point lead late in the game and fourth and 1 from its own 40-yard line, Isaiah Sannicolas cut up on a sweep and burst off tackle for a 60-yard touchdown with 2:32 remaining to help give the freshman Indians a 20-12 non-league win over Sonora on Thursday at Stouffer Field.

Jack Manning (nine carries, 86 yards) had the other two Ripon touchdowns on runs of 13 yards with 7:42 left in the first quarter and with 6:37 remaining in the first half on an 18-yard run.

Leovanni Ochoa spearheaded the Indians defense with 13 tackles. Daniel Espinoza recovered a fumble on the last play of the game and had 10 tackles. Ethan Day added five stops with Manning (interception) getting four tackles and Dylan Luo and Sannicolas (interception) making three stops apiece.


Manteca 38,

Downey of Modesto 0

 Joel Yuson threw for two touchdowns and ran for one, tallying more than 200 yards for the Buffaloes in their road win.

Yuson (5 of 7 passing, 116 yards; five carries, 126 yards) got his two touchdown throws in the first half when Manteca put up 30 points, hitting Andrew Magana (three catches, 86 yards) with a 51-yard scoring throw and finding Mason Gandy (two catches, 30 yards) with a 14-yard touchdown pass. 

Khalid Robinson (nine carries, 50 yards) posted touchdown runs of 6 and 9 yards and Yuson closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter with a 10-yard touchdown run with the lone touchdown of the second half. 

Yuson had four tackles and an interception, Jose Rios made five stops – four for a loss – and Steadman Gray recovered a fumble. 


Sierra 42

Central Valley-Ceres 12

CERES – Despite four turnovers, the Timberwolves put up 35 first-half points.

Marcelo Morales (six carries, 208 yards) scored on touchdown runs of 10, 37 and 85 yards and on an 85-yard kickoff return. Brendan Rapisura returned an interception 26 yards for a Sierra touchdown and Jeontay Berry tallied a score on a 47-yard touchdown return. Nikko Nunez added 30 yards on nine carries.


Clayton Valley Charter-Concord 27, East Union 20

 The visiting Lancers put up 14 points in the fourth quarter but it was not enough to close a 21-6 gap after three periods.

Marcus Brennan (19 carries, 87 yards) scored on a 5-yard run for East Union in the final period and Luke Weaver (7 of 16 passing, 58 yards) capped the day’s scoring with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Robert Piddock (two receptions, 38 yards). Adam Tinnerello (three carries, 21 yards) got the Lancers on the board with a 5-yard run in the second period.

Kai Ontai had 45 yards on five carries for East Union and Gustavo Delagadillo pickd up 11 yards on two receptions.

Payton Graham and Gannon Anderson paced the Lancers with five stops apiece. Delagadillo and Tinnerello both totaled four tackles and Dominic Kempf made three tackles.


Kimball-Tracy 34,

Lathrop 16

The Jaguars put up 27 unanswered first-quarter points and blanked the Spartans for the first half on Friday. Kimball does not have a junior varsity team, so some sophomores play on the freshman team.

Jeremiah Estante (four catches, 66 yards) pulled in an 11-yard scoring pass from Luis Hernandez (14 of 30 passing, 244 yards) to get Lathrop on the board in the first quarter. Amario Valdovinos (nine carries, 44 yards) scored on a punishing 12-yard run for the Spartans in the fourth period. 

Jason Seabron had 71 yards on four receptions for the Spartans and Noah Martinez made two receptions for 41 yards.

Valdovinos paced the Lathrop defense with 12 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery. Martinez added nine stops, Eduardo Reynosa (PAT block) seven, Ralf Corla six and Jeremy Buck and Christian Ray five each.