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Balanced Knights drub Ravens
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The Ripon Knights varsity used a balanced offense and stingy defense to pummel the Patterson Ravens 44-6 in Trans-Valley Youth Football League action.

Kyle Jacklich was the only Knight to score two touchdowns, starting the onslaught with a 5-yard scamper and adding a sweep 30-yard sweep down the right side line in the second half.

A 60-yard interception for a touchdown by Keith Gagnon, a 10-yard scoring run by Nick Creighton and Marcello Longstreth 12-yard quarterback keeper around the left side bumped the lead for Ripon at halftime to 28-6. The other Knights touchdown was a 3-yard run by Michael Kamps.

The defensive front line of Evan Nunes, Drew Van Vliet, Reagan Kelley, Noel Gutierrez, Gregory Ricketts and Marcelo Longstreth along with the secondary of Gagnon, Trey Longstreth and Cade Alger kept Patterson out of sync all night.


Junior varsity

Ravens 24, Knights 13

Nolan Lingley scored on a 25-yard quarterback keeper for the Knights in the second quarter added another touchdown in the second half. The offensive line of Eric Weststyn, Garrett Bryan and Jeramiah Willey opened big holes that allowed Sean McGovern to have a 100-plus yard day.

Lingley made an interception and had support in the defensive backfield from Luke Weaver and Drake Nelson. Armondo Torres, Tyler Mensonides, Josh Grabowski, McGovern, Jesse Sappien and Richie Garcia had good games for Ripon.



Ravens 39, Knights 6

Tyler Jacklich, Griffin de Abreu and Evan Jeffery led the running game for the Chiefs with Jeffery scoring on a 3-yard run in the second quarter.

Ripon was outnumbered 40 to 12 and held the Ravens to just 18 first-half points.


Junior novice

With only 12 players the Knights were outnumbered three to one but fought hard to the end in a game in which no score is kept.

Carson Sanders played well on both offense and defense along with Hunter Steele on defense. Anden Ries added two tackles and a sack.