The Ripon Knights varsity took to the road Saturday to defeat the Patterson Ravens 34-8 to start the Trans-Valley Youth Football League campaign at Patterson Community Center Stadium.
Dax Biedleman (nine carries, 101 yards, two touchdowns) notched a safety and pulled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from Matteo Gonzalez in an 18-point second quarter for the Knights.
Lucas Ruiz tallied 71 yards on nine carries with a 2-yard touchdown run for Ripon. Gonzalez added 51 yards on six carries and was 3 of 6 passing for 72 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Mason Durao was 4 of 7 passing for 34 yards and Jovany Roa was 4 for 4 on two-point conversions.
In addition to his safety, Biedleman posted 10 tackles and forced a fumble. Joshue Gonzalez added six stops with Jack De Jong (interception) and Nate New getting two stops each.
Ravens 19, Knights 13
Tied 6-6 going into the fourth quarter, Patterson outscored Ripon 13-7 in the final period.
Xavier Powell led the Knights offensive attack with 16 carries for 212 yards with touchdown runs of 8 and 42 yards. Jax Booth added 61 yards on seven carries.
Booth (two interceptions) and Jacob Ramirez each made 12 stops. Logan Howard and Drew Walker added six tackles apiece and Xavier Powell notched five stops. Mason Dodson returned a fumble 30 yards return.
Knights 38, Ravens 26
Tyce Sanchez threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns for the Knights while running for 47 yards.
Ripon’s Max Neto made touchdown receptions of 55 and 62 yards and ran for a 62-yard score. Travis Maltes scored three touchdowns behind four carries and 131 yards rushing.
Danny Widmer led the Knights defense with 10 tackles followed by Max Neto with seven, Sanchez and Ryker Christensen with six apiece and George Bogetti with five.
Knights 29, Ravens 6
Ripon’s Luke Sanders scored a touchdown on offense and defense.
Sanders ran for 101 yards. Lucas Durao (80 yards rushing) and Jaylon Buchanan (40 yards rushing) added a touchdown apiece.
Luke Sanders made seven tackles with a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Durao (fumble recovery) made six stops, Colton Avant (forced fumble) added five tackles and Jaxson Quilintang (forced fumble) four.