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ROUNDUP: Ripon Christian drubs Delhi
Ripon’s comeback falls short at Hughson
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Ripon Christian left no doubt in its final Southern Athletic League contest at Delhi, rolling to a 41-7 rolling-clock victory that secures the No. 1 seed of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VII playoffs for the Knights.

The host Hawks (1-6 SAL, 2-8 overall) were held to 93 yards from scrimmage, 43 of which came on a running play in the fourth quarter. That set up their only touchdown of the game, a 6-yard dash from Alek Fuentes with 5:01 to go.

The damage had already been done by Ripon Christian (6-1, 8-2 overall), which was able to balance out its attack en route to gaining 300 yards. Quarterback Trey Fasani completed seven pass for 139 yards and two touchdowns to Derek Van Elderen. Fasani and Van Elderen each also had a rushing touchdown.  

Grant Sonke scampered four times for 107 yards and two scores, all in the first half.

Eli Terpsma paced the defense with six tackles, two for losses. Ethan McGovern contributed an interception, while Jace Beidleman and Dustin Hoekstra each recovered a fumble.

Postseason brackets will be unveiled by the Section on Sunday with an online selection show starting 1:30 p.m. at NFHS Network.


Hughson 21, Ripon 19

Trans-Valley League runner-up Hughson (5-1, 8-2 overall) were comfortably ahead 21-0 at halftime, but the visiting Indians (2-4, 4-6) did not go away quietly.

Trent Vink got them started with a 3-yard rushing touchdown, and in the fourth he returned a block punt 70 yards to paydirt to give Ripon a shot at tying it. The two-point conversion failed.

Ripon also scored on Ty Herrin’s 40-yard toss to Jesus Ochoa.


Central Catholic 69, Sierra 7

In Modesto, the Raiders (5-0, 6-4) secured their outright claim to the Valley Oak League championship.

Sierra (0-5, 1-9) got Central’s attention early, tying the score at 7-7 after Anthony Grady turned a short screen pass from Tim Sarginson into a 75-yard touchdown.