There is domination and then there is Ripon High sophomore football domination.
The Indians stumbled on their opening drive against Sierra on Friday but after that they hit on all cylinders dismantling the Timberwolves 55-0 in the inaugural game at renovated Stouffer Field in non-league action.
Ripon (1-0) drove 42 yards in eight plays to the Sierra 18-yard line before the Timberwolves’ Kurtis Parrish stopped that drive with a fumble recovery. Sierra then went three-and-out before Isaac Adams blocked a punt for Nic Paschini to recover on the Timberwolves 1. Bryce Kinsey powered the ball in on the next play for a 7-0 Indians lead and the rout was on.
But the time the dust settled Kinsey added a 2-yard scoring run and capped the night with a 10-yard fumble recovery for a score. Matt Dedonetis had just three carries for the Indians, but two were for long-range touchdowns – one of 50 yards and the other of 24. Aaron Paschini added two touchdowns – one on a 22-yard pass from Andrew Durrer and the other on a 38-yard interception return – and Luis Candido had had a 15-yard scoring run.
Ripon had good field position all night and racked up 216 yards of offense. Sierra (0-1) had just 36 yards of offense and broke the midfield plane just once, but on that play the Ripon defense pushed the Timberwolves ball carrier back past the 50, so Sierra never snapped the ball inside of Indians territory.
East Union 22,
Grace Davis 6
The Lancers controlled both sides of the line of scrimmage and racked up 300 rushing yards in the non-league win at Modesto Junior College.
Jason Reindel, Martin Garcia, Joe Reynaga, Jose Vargas, and Andy Parcells were the stalwarts of the line for East Union (1-0) on both offense and defense and led a very balanced Lancers running game.
Isaiah Cormier (seven carries for 61 yards) had a 15-yard touchdown, Mason James (five carries for 52 yards) scored from 11 yards out and Isaac Huffman made his one carry count, scoring on a 1-yard plunge. Adrian Sauceda added 48 yards on eight carries.
Joe Reynaga led the Lancer defense that held the Spartans to under 75 yards with six stops and Isaiah Cormier added four. Daniel Reed had two sacks for East Union with Isaac Huffman and Reynaga adding one each.
Lathrop 27, West 13
Trumaine Willis ground out 87 yards on 20 carries to lead the Spartans (1-0) to the non-league win.
R.J. Tisdale directed the Lathrop offense, going 4 for 5 for 72 yards with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Donald Garland and a touchdown on a quarterback sneak. Garland hauled in a 40-yard scoring pass from Idowu Ogblie and Christian Allamby had a 7-yard scoring run.
Wilcox-Santa Clara 0
The long bus ride to Santa Clara did not bother the Buffaloes Friday as the Manteca offense racked up 417 yards.
Jose Garcia ran for 90 yards and led the Buffaloes offense with one touchdown on the ground and two through the air behind 68 receiving yards with those touchdown passes coming from Gerson Gomez (4 of 6 passing, 97 yards). Cameron Beamon had 74 yards on 10 carries two touchdowns.
Joey Goodman and Gino Campiotti had fumble recoveries and James Thomas led Manteca (1-0) in tackles.