The Ripon Chiefs varsity was tested for the first time this season and rose to the occasion with a 28-24 win over the Hughson Jr. Huskies in Motherlode Valley Football League action.
Kaden MacDannald (10 carries, 149 yards) had the highlight run of the day for the Chiefs with a 91-yard touchdown scamper. He also scored on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Garrison Reis (7 of 14 for 87 yards, interception.) Reis had a 1-yard rushing touchdown and added a 33-yard scoring pass to Xzavier Clark (two receptions, 45 yards). Frank Teicheira IV and Jesse Ochoa also contributed on offense.
Reis posted 14 tackles followed by Ty Herrin (interception, tipped pass, forced fumble) with eight, Clark with six, Ochoa (two interceptions, fumble recovery), Marcus Atienza and Canaan Clark 2 with five each and Teicheira (fumble recovery) with four. Rylan McDonald, MacDannald and Skylar Ortiz also contributed on defense.
Jr. Huskies 36, Chiefs 6
Logan Lefebvre scored for Manteca on a 26-yard touchdown run.
Wyatt Moorehouse, Amari Vorasane, Eric Guevara, Lefebvre, Vince Eves, Xaiden Reyes, Eric Guevara, Leo Barrera Jayden McGee and Julian Deweerd played well on defense for the Chiefs.
Chiefs 31, Jr. Huskies 0
Xabriel Reyes scored three times for Ripon.
Reyes (seven carries, 85 yards) scored two touchdown on offense and one on an interception return. Ace Dougherty (two carries, 23 yards) scored an offensive touchdown and returned a kick 66 yards for another. Jaden Becerra and Gavin Duran also contributed on offense behind the great work by the offensive lineman Zach Thomas, Jayden Costa, Jarrod Smith, Nikolai Vitz and Mason Buck.Dougherty made 10 tackles, Reyes nine, Becerra (two fumble recoveries) five and Buck four. Eli Segrest, Josh Baliel, Ivan Godina and Jacob Dood also contributed on defense.
Modesto Rams varsity 36, Ripon Knights 6
Carson Sanders scored for the Knights on a 1-yard run.
Sanders (12 carries, 75 yards), Anden Ries (13 carries, 55 yards; two receptions, 15 yards) and Israel San Nicholas (two receptions, 18 yards) rounded out the Ripon attack.
Ries made 10 tackles, Cote Windorski eight, Jacob Camper seven, Cade Gemmell (forced fumble) four, Andrew Mensonidis, San Nicolas, Sanders and Jimmy Heida three each with two apiece for Ryan Guibor (pass defended) and Alijah Marshall.
Rams 42, Knights 12
Leading just 14-12 at halftime, Modesto broke it open in the second half.
Ripon’s Hunter Steele rushed for 208 yards and two touchdowns.
Eddie Ramirez and Steele made seven tackles apiece. Mario Garcia added six stops, Chase Kosaka five and Matthew Chapman and Quentin Clark three apiece.
Knights 20, Rams 0
Gavin Decena scored three touchdowns for Ripon.
Decena carried the ball 11 times for 120 yards with scoring runs of 20, 25 and 35 yards. Anthony Alves was 4 of 5 passing for 55 yards, Jax Booth tallied six carries for 45 yards and Mason Durao had two receptions for 20 yards.
Kaeo Sanchez made seven tackles and an interception for he Knights. Jax Booth had tackles
Mason Durao five and Landon Corcoran (fumble recovery) four.
Rams 18, Knights 0
Mason Dodson, Jesse Vega and Augustin Clark played well for the Ripon offense.
There was great effort from the offensive line of Aiden Garcia, Jacob Dominguez, Connor Hanrion, Mario Negron II, and Nathan Fletcher.
Connor Hanrion, Tyce Sanchez, Tino Abrew, Agustin Clark, Jacob Dominguez, Jesse Vega, Gage Decena, Liam Silva, James Cockrell, and Robert Fletcher all chipped in on defense for the Knights.
Franklin Jr. Yellowjackets 25, Manteca Chargers 13
Manteca’s Andrew Defrenchi ran for 100 yards rushing and scored a touchdown.
Robert Ellis (35 yards passing) scored a touchdown for the Knights and Aiden Salcedo made three receptions for 30 yards.
Ripon’s Andre Bonvillian and Daniel Bernal made five tackles each. Jax Ballard had four stops and three blocked conversion kicks, J.J. Puetz had four tackles and Defrenchi and C.J. King three each.
Jr. Yellowjackets 13, Chargers 12
Luckey Jhadis led Manteca with two touchdowns and nine tackles.
DaMariea Long added 10 carries for 80 yards and led the defense with 13 tackles. John Herrera Jr. was 3 of 5 passing for 28 yards and Chris Chavez made one catch for 25 yards.
Chavez made five tackles with two apiece for Keyshawn Bartlow, Aiden Rhine, Ezekiel Jeffrey and Sachman Singh.
Jr. Yellowjackets 29, Chargers 0
Josaiah Law-Lartigue, Royce Robinson, Tobias Cox and Junior Evans played well for the Manteca offense.
Zack Behrbaum made three tackles with Jamie Buchanan, Jovanny Mendez and Junior Evans all making two apiece. Tobias Cox also contributed on defense.
Buhach Thunder 40, Manteca Raiders 6
DeAndre Patterson got Manteca on the board with a fourth-quarter touchdown run.
Patterson made 53 yards on eight carries. Ayden Brush, Danny Olaguibel and Anthony Tamez also contributed on offense.
Valetino Dominguez made seven tackles for the Raiders. Santino Kantun, Jordan Murphy, Elljiah Cunningham, Max Combs and King Ward made three tackles each.