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Central Saints stave off Knights
Ripon’s Jax Booth runs away from Central’s Brady Word on a long touchdown run. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

MODESTO — Carson Sanders scored two touchdowns for the Ripon Knights varsity in a 36-22 road loss to the Central Saints in Trans Valley Youth Football League at Central Catholic High School. 

Sanders (122 yards rushing, 15 yards receiving) scored on runs of 33 and 60 yards and Anden Ries (154 yards rushing, 30 yards receiving) added a 45-yard touchdown run.

Anden Ries made 11 tackles, Jacob Camper 10, Sanders nine, Chase Bogetti (forced fumble) seven, Cade Gemmell six, Rey Galindo and Cote Windorski four apiece and Israel San Nicolas two. Brady Grondz recovered a fumble.

Junior varsity

Knights 30, Saints 24

Behind the outstanding offensive line play of Matthew Chapman, Mario Garcia, Michael Fontes, Brady Rossi, and Eddie Ramirez, Hunter Steele picked up 176 of the Ripon’s 280 yards and scored all four touchdowns.

Nate Cedolini, Chase Kosaka, Quentin Clark and J.P. Abrew also contributed on offense. 

Ramirez with (pass defended) led the defense with 11 tackles. Garcia (fumble recovery) added eight stops; Steele and Rossi six; Dax Beidleman (pass defended), Kosaka, and Chapman five and Chase Bunnell (fumble recovery) four. Aaron Van Hofwegen converted on three of four conversion kicks for the six-point margin of victory.


Knights 18, Saints 0

Jax Booth and Gavin Decena were a formidable one-two punch for Ripon.

Booth (nine carries, 100 yards) scored on a 65-yard run and Decena (12 carries, 77 yards) added a 70-yard scoring scamper. Mason Durao scored on his lone carry from 15 yards out. 

Booth made 10 tackles, Durao nine, Kaeo Sanchez, Drew Walker and Alex Rader five each and Cody Foster, Van Hendrix and Luke McKiernan three a piece.


Ripon Chiefs 24, 

Central Valley 49ers 8

The 49ers scored first, but it did not take the Chiefs long to turn things around.

Garrison Reis (5 of 11 passing, 116 yards) got Ripon on the board in the first quarter with a 3-yard run and added a 1-yard scoring run and a 67-yard pass to Xzavier Clark. Kaden MacDannald (nine carries, 8 yards) scored on a 37-yard run. Jesse Ochoa added 29 yards on two receptions.

Reis was all over the field with 18 tackles. Ochoa added 11, MacDannald  and Marcus Atienza seven apiece, Ty Herrin and Rylan McDonald four each, Skylar Ortiz and Logan House three apiece and two each for Frank Teicheira IV and Canaan Clark.

Junior varsity

Chiefs 41, 49ers 12

Ripon scored two touchdowns on fumble recoveries and one on a kickoff return.

Logan Lefebvre and Jayden McGee each scored on a fumble recovery and Eric Guevara returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown. Amari Vorasane had a 35-yard scoring run and Eric Guevara scored on a quarterback sneak.

Guevara forced a safety to lead the Chiefs defense with support from Julian Deweerd, Xaiden Reyes, Wyatt Moorehouse, Vince Eves, and Clayton Olivera.


Chiefs 26, 49ers 0

Xabriel Reyes scored three touchdowns for Ripon in its third win in a row. 

Kaiden Romero added a touchdown run and Gavin Duran also contributed on offense behind the stellar blocking of Zach Thomas, Jayden Costa, Jarrod Smith, Nik Vitz, Mason Buck and Jacob Dood.

Romero paced the defense with six tackles and an onside kick recovery. Ace Dougherty added five stops, Xabriel Reyes three with Vitz and Duran each recovering a fumble. The defensive line was anchored by Eli Segrest, Jacob Dood, Mason Buck, Josh Baliel, Ivan Godina, Jayden De La Torre, Adrian De La Torre and Ryan De La Torre.

DYFL junior varsity

Chargers 19, Vikings 0

Manteca’s Damariea Long scored two touchdowns behind 156 yards rushing.

John Herrera Jr. directed the Chargers offense and Chris Chavez added a touchdown. Luckey Jhadis reeled off some long runs to help get Manteca into scoring position. 

Long made three tackles, Tony Garza grabbed an interception with Isaiah De Los Santos, Shane Foreman, Hezekiah Griffin, Michael Guarascio and Ezekiel Jeffery all contributing on defense. 

The varsity Chargers won via forfeit.


Chargers 19, Vikings 0

Isaiah Herrera played an outstanding game at quarterback and scored a touchdown for Manteca. 

Adriel Cooks and Nicholes Holt each added a touchdown for the Chargers. 

Cooks made four tackles, Holt and Cairo Prevost three apiece with two each for Roa, 

Pedro Vejar and Alonzo Preciado. Jace Pomalea and Shane Saenz (fumble recovery) also contributed on defense. 

Jr. Novice

Chargers 26, Vikings 0

Zack Behrbaum and Tobias Cox scored two touchdowns apiece for Manteca. 

Behrbaum and Junior Evans – who also played quarterback – had six tackles apiece.  

Cox added three stops and David Gloria, Kaleb Nunes and Josaiah Law-Lartique two each. 

Jamie Buchanan, Mason Love and Jaxon Eidschun all contributed on defense for the Chargers.