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Knights, Chiefs dominate in varsity victories
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Kaeo Sanchez scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Ripon Knights varsity to a 46-0 win over the Central Valley Outlaws in the regular-season finale for the Trans-Valley Youth Football League.

The Ripon offensive line of Dylan Parker, Manuel Ochoa, Derek Perales, Jeremey Molloy, Tom Giullian, Joe Wallace and Alex Bettencourt led to golden opportunities for the Knights ground game that saw six different Knights score.

Sanchez (four carries, 48 yards) scored on runs of 6 and 42 yards. Manuel Ochoa (two carries, 48 yards) had a 7-yard touchdown run, Joshue Gonzalez (two carries, 46 yards) ran in a score from 42 yards out and Luis Ruiz added a 2-yard scoring plunge. Mason Durao threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Christian Dell’Osso and Gavin Decena picked up 45 yards on three carries.

Gonzalez and Dax Beidleman tallied nine tackles each. Kaeo Sanchez added seven tackles and two forced fumbles and Dell’Osso snagfed two interceptions.


Junior varsity

Knights 48, Outlaws 6

Ripon’s Xavier Powell scored six touchdowns racked up more than 250 all-purpose yards.

Powell ran for 183 yards on seven carries with three touchdowns, pulled in two receptions for 75 yards with two more touchdowns and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass. Max Abrew was 2 for 3 passing for 75 yards. Gus Clark, Kevin Torres and Drew Walker also contributed on offense. 

Jax Booth tallied eight tackles to lead the Knights defense. Walker posted six tackles, Jacob Ramirez and Zander Rivera added six stops apiece and Powell and Jessy Vega made three tackles each. Logan Howard, Deegan Vrieling, Elias Murillo, Urijah Ochoa, and Jaiden Bassard all contributed on defense.



Knights 41, Outlaws 13

The Knights offense came to life at halftime.

Tyce Sanchez was 5 for 15 passing for 161 yards and three touchdowns and Tyce Thompson tallied three touchdowns – a 24- and a 49- yard run and a 63-yard touchdown reception. Hudson Postma caught three passes for 93 yards with two touchdowns. Ryker Christensen ran for 44 yards and ran in a reverse for a 39-yard touchdown late in the game and Max Neto tallied 53 rushing yards.

Nineteen different Knights record tackles. Keagan Heuvel led the Ripon defense with 10 tackles.  Adrian Anaya forced a fumble and made eight tackles. George Bogetti (tipped pass) made seven stops and Max Neto tipped three passes and made six tackles. Shooter Bruns, Chase Rubenaker and Sanchez added five stops apiece with Austin Emmett, Adrian Anaya, George Bogetti and Sanchez each recovering a fumble.


Junior novice

Knights 32, Outlaws 0

Ripon’s Luke Sanders scored three touchdowns.

Sanders (five carries, 76 yards) ran for two touchdowns and pulled in a 4-yard touchdown catch. Nikolai Gorbunoff (three carries, 56 yards) ran for one touchdown. Lucas Durao, Colton Avant, Cade DeJong, Don Fletcher and Jaxson Quilantang all contributed on offense.

Durao made six stops, Quilangtag (two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries) five, Chase Johnson four and Sanders (forced fumble) and Colton Avant three apiece. Dylan Breakfield forced two fumbles.



Ripon Chiefs 51, Amador Junior Buffaloes 6

Andrew Shaw threw three touchdown passes for the Chiefs varsity.

Shaw had scoring throws of 18 yards to Nathan Slikker, 37 yards to Matthew Gaines and 39 yards to Summit Hesseltine.  Xabriel Reyes added scoring runs of 20 and 21 yards and Kael Rangel chipped in a 38-yard touchdown run.

Ripon forced four fumbles with Jaden Becerra scoring on a 40-yard fumble recovery. Gilbert Luiz added a team-high six Kaiden Romero added five stops.