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Ripon frosh score TVL title, perfect season
Zach Bailey (59) holds up a Hilmar ball carrier as Rafael Caldaza of the Ripon freshmen closes in on Thursday in a 21-0 win for the Indians at Stouffer Field. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

There will be no more practice this season for the Ripon High freshman football team, because there is nobody left to beat.

 Thanks to a Week 10 bye and no freshman squads for Ripon High’s opponents in Week 8 and 9, Thursday’s 21-0 win over Hilmar at Stouffer Field gave the Indians an undefeated season and the Trans Valley League championship.

 Ripon (3-0 TVL, 8-0) racked up 240 yards on the ground and was led by Ryan Wilson with six carries for 89 yards and a 53-yard touchdown run. Jack Nelson (10 carries, 73 yards) had a 15-yard touchdown run and Bryce Kinsey (12 carries, 59 yards) scored from 3 yards out and Logan Orlando had 82 yards passing, completing 3 of 7 with an interception.

 Andrew Durrer led the Indians defense with 10 tackles. Zach Bailey (fumble recovery) added five stops, Orlando recovered a fumble and Wilson made an interception.


Sierra 22, Oakdale 21

Credit the Timberwolves defense with this win.

 After Sierra scored to take a one-point third-quarter the Timberwolves ran only four more plays the rest of the game. The Mustangs tallied 17 more plays but could muster only 19 additional yards and could not make it past midfield.

 Dilpreet Singh made a game-ending sack for Sierra (4-0 VOL, 6-1). Derek Rosendin and  Nashon Tamiano both had a sack, Kyle Wesley an interception and Darrin Gusters a punt block.

 SeuSeu Alofaituli raced 90 yards for a touchdown on the first offensive play for the Timberwolves. Brandon Arreola pulled in a 60-yard scoring pass from Kyle Wesley in the second quarter and in the third quarter Marcos Castillo scored on a 1-yard plunge to draw Sierra within 21-20. Unlike the first two touchdowns when he kicked the point-after, Castillo ran the two-point conversion for the game’s final points.

 Alofaituli had five carries for 144 and Arreola was 2 for 4 passing for 65 yards.


East Union 32
Lathrop 8

 Angel Sena was in on four scores for the Lancers in the Valley Oak League win.

 The East Union quarterback scored on 40- and 20-yard runs and on touchdown throws of 6 yards to Jake Harries and 19 yards to Deon Mackson. Patrick Shouland added a 34-yard scoring tun.

 Angel Sena was 4 of 7 passing for 104 yards and had 81 yards rushing. Shouland had 95 yards on the ground and Harries 81 yards receiving.

 Isaiah Cormier led the Lancers (3-1 VOL, 6-2) defense with five tackles. Issac Huffman (two interceptions), Jake Harries and Devon Young added four stops and Patrick Shouland (fumble recovery) three.

 Lathrop drops to 0-3, 0-6.


Manteca 55, Kimball 12

 Devin Gonzales and James Thomas combined for six touchdowns for the Buffaloes on Thursday in VOL action.

 Gonzales scored on runs of 3, 6 and 26 yards. Thomas had touchdown runs of 3 and 18 yards and on a 3-yard pass from Gerson Gomez. Alex Baker scored on an 8-yard run and Gomez on a 1-yard plunge.

 Manteca (4-0 VOL, 6-1) posted four takeaways. Joey Goodman and Marcus Aranda-Guyton each had a fumble recovery and Domingo Vargas and Nelson Orellana both had a pass interception.