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ROUNDUP: RC, Ripon roll to road wins
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Trey Fasani threw for three touchdown passes in an otherwise run-dominated game for Ripon Christian, which waxed Waterford 56-27 on the road Friday.

The Knights improved to 2-1 in the Southern Athletic League, 4-2 overall.

Fasani attempted just eight passes total, completing four for 89 yards and an interception. Ripon Christian mostly relied on its ground game, led by Derek Van Elderen (115 rushing yards, two TDs) and Grant Sonke (86 rushing yards, two TDs). The Knights rambled for 277 yards on 28 carries.

Brady Grondz contributed a 27-yard touchdown catch and a 5-yard TD run. Thys Van Der Hoek and Griffin De Abreu each caught a touchdown pass from Fasani.

Defensively, Preston Zuidervaart recovered a fumble for an early turnover that helped turn the tide for Ripon Christian, which tallied two unanswered scores in the second half for a 28-14 halftime cushion.

Cote Windorski also had a fumble recovery. Lineman Jacob Kowes led the defense with 12 tackles, three sacks, three tackles for losses and a challenge.

Dustin Hoekstra compiled 11 tackles.

Quarterback Caleb Hilton paced Waterford (1-2, 2-4 overall) with two touchdown runs and one passing.


Ripon 48, Riverbank 0

Lineman Camryn Arriola got the Indians (2-1 Trans-Valley league, 4-3 overall) rolling with a fumble recovery in the end zone in the middle of the first quarter.

Xzavier Clark amassed 60 rushing yards on three carries and 67 more yards on three receptions. He, Aiden Krupa and sophomore Logan Lefebvre (seven rushes, 70 yards) scored two touchdowns each. Jesus Ochoa made six of his seven point-after kicks.

Ty Herrin completed five of seven passes for 66 yards and a score. Trent Vink completed a 23-yard pass.


Central Catholic 62, East Union 13

Dylan Lee scored twice for the Lancers (0-1 Valley Oak League, 3-3 overall), one on a long pass play from A.J. Vasquez and the other on a short-yardage scamper.

They ultimately didn’t have an answer battle-hardened Raiders (1-0, 2-4) of Modesto, who rallied for a 49-0 run in the middle two quarters.


Oakdale 56, Sierra 16

Alan Gonzalez booted a 34-yard field goal early in the second quarter for Sierra (0-1 VOL, 1-5 overall).

Quarterback Tim Sarginson found Joey Mendez twice for touchdown passes of 13 and 32 yards.

Oakdale (1-0, 5-1) was ahead 28-10 at halftime before breaking it open.