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Ripon Knights tame Sabres, 62-0
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Carson Sanders and Anden Ries combined for five touchdowns Saturday to lead the Ripon Knights varsity to a 62-0 win over the Big Valley Sabres in Trans-Valley Youth Football action. 

Sanders totaled 103 yards rushing with scoring runs of 9, 26 and 35 yards and Ries picked up 74 yards on the ground, scoring from 27 and 33 yards out. Israel San Nicolas had a 33-yard touchdown run, Jacob Camper a 21-yard scoring run, and Brady Grondz (47 yards receiving) pulled in a 35-yard touchdown catch from Jace Beidleman (80 yards passing).  Ethan Shenk was 7 of 8 on two-point conversion kicks.

Chase Bogetti led the Ripon defense with 10 tackles and a fumble recovery. Ries (forced fumble) added nine stops with Sanders (interception, fumble recovery) and Cade Gemmell each making three tackles and John Lara recovering a fumble. Jacob Camper, Andrew Mensonides, Willie Ray, Lincoln Combs, Calvin Ryans III, Alijah Marshall and John Lara all contributed on defense.

Junior varsity

Knights 46, Sabres 0

Ripon used a balanced attack for the win.

Nate Cedolini had touchdown throws to J.P. Abrew and Chase Kosaka, and Abrew connected with Quentin Clark for the third passing touchdown for the Knights. Hunter Steele (63 yards rushing), Cedolini with (47 yards rushing), and Blake Stuit (24 yards rushing) all scored a touchdown on the ground and Abrew returned a Sabres fumble 45 yards for a touchdown.

The defensive shutout was led by Eddie Ramirez with nine tackles, Mario Garcia with five, Ray Coronado with four, and Jackson Howell and Dax Beidleman with three apiece. Patrick Cory, Angelo Ramazzini, Chase Bunnell, Konner Kibler and Brady Rossi all contributed on defense. 


Knights 20, Sabres 0

Ripon posted its seventh shutout of the season.

Mason Durao made eight tackles and a fumble recovery for the Knights, Jax Booth six, Landon Corcoran (fumble recovery) four and Kaeo Sanchez, Drew Walker, and Luke McKiernan made three stops apiece.

Corcoran (13 carries 117 yards) scored on a 55-yard run, Gavin Decena (13 carries, 81 yards) had a 10-yard touchdown run and Anthony Alves scored from 1 yard out. The offensive line of Van Hendrix, Dylan Parker, Jesse Walker, Joe Hernandez, and Alex Rader opened huge holes all day.

Junior novice

Knights 37, Sabres 0

The Ripon offense was led by Mason Dodson with multiple touchdowns and completed passes for extra-point conversions. Jesse Vega and Agustin Clark also had multiple touchdowns. Tino Abrew caught a 7-yard pass for an extra-point conversion.

The Knights had a great game with tackles and fumble recoveries from Jacob Dominguez, Nathan Fletcher, Tyce Sanchez, Abrew, Agustin Clark, Jesse Vega and Liam Silva. The defensive line was led by Gage Decena, Robert Fletcher, Mario Negron and Aiden Garcia.

MLVFL varsity

Ripon Chiefs 40,

 Escalon Outlaws 8

Garrison Reis threw for three touchdowns and ran for one for the Chiefs.

Reis (7 of 12 passing, 84 yards) had touchdown throws of 3 and 4 yards to Jesse Ochoa (rive catches, 57 yards) and 25 yards to Xzavier Clark. Reis added a 1-yard scoring plunge and Kaden MacDannald (14 carries, 113 yards) scored on an 8-yard run. Frank Teicheira IV and Marcus Atienza also contributed on offense. 

Reis made 10 tackles with Ochoa blocking a punt, forcing a fumble and making five tackles. 

Teicheira IV recovered a blocked punt and along with Ty Herrin, Atienza and Clark and Canaan Clark made five tackles apiece. MacDannald and Brock Felt made three stops each and Skylar Ortiz, Logan House, Andrew Gunter, Austin Wood and Davis Eddy also contributed on defense. 

Junior varsity

Outlaws 34, Chiefs 0

Leo Barrera made an interception for Ripon off of a tip by Eric Guevera. 

Guevara forced a fumble and Logan Lefebvre blocked a conversion kick to lead the defensive effort which included stellar performances by Vince Eves, and Xaiden Reyes, Wyatt Moorehouse and Clayton Olivera.


Chiefs 18, Outlaws 12

With the game tied with 1:28 left in the 4th quarter, Xabriel Reyes burst up the middle for a 35-yard touchdown run which would prove to be the difference in the game. 

Reyes finished with nine carries for 86 yards and Ace Dougherty added 37 yards on eight carries and two touchdowns. Gavin Duran and Kaiden Romero rounded out the Ripon offenses.

Reyes made 14 tackles and an interception. Romero made 12 tackles, Dougherty five with Chase Rainer, Mason Buck, Jaden Becerra, and Nik Vitz all making three stops apiece. 

The line play of Josh Baliel, Jayden Costa, Jarrod Smith, Eli Segrest, Ivan Godina, Vitz, Buck, and Jayden Delatorre helped the Chiefs to their fourth win in a row. 

DYFL varsity

Tracy Raiders 8, 

Manteca Chargers 0

Tracy got on the board with two minutes remaining to eke out the win. 

Jonathan Lawas led the Manteca defense with five tackles with Andrew DeFrenchi and Daniel Bernal both getting 40 yards rushing for the Chargers. 

The Chargers lost the junior varsity contest, 45-6.


Chargers 14, Raiders 0

Darien East and Nicholes Holt played well on both sides of the ball for Manteca, notching four tackles each.

Cairo Prevost and Isaiah Herrera played well on offense for the Chargers. Herrera, Jose Rivera, Robi McDonald, Julian Quiroqua, Michael Torio, Pedro Vejar, Dom Roa, Alonzo Preciado, Hunter Clinkenbeard and Sebastian Brijil all contributed on defense. 

Junior novice

Raiders 21, Chargers 0

Zack Behrbaum made 10 tackles and forced a fumble for Manteca. 

Tobias Cox added six tackles, Junior Evans (fumble recovery) four and Jovanny Mendez three. Mason Love recovered a fumble and Diesel Spangler, Kaleb Nunes and Joshua Robinson all contributed on defense. 

Behrbaum and Tobias Cox played well on offense for the Chargers.

DYFL cheerleading

Sunday at Manteca High, for the second year in a row the Chargers were the only team to place at all four levels.

The varsity and junior varsity won first place and the junior varsity won the first-place stunt award. The novice finished second and the junior novice third.