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Ripon Knights conquer Kingsmen
Bulletin sports fall 2021
Ripon Knights ball carrier J.P. Abrew (5) tries to evade Modesto Christian's Francisco Huerta (1). - photo by Dave Campbell

The Ripon Knights scored late in the second quarter and added three second-half touchdowns for a 32-0 Trans-Valley Youth Football league action over the Modesto Christian Kingsmen.

Blake Stuit got the points rolling for Ripon with a 3-yard touchdown run. Lushen Sanders added a 7-yard scoring run, Mathew Chapman scored from 2 yards out and J.J. Brawley (seven carries, 51 yards) capped the night’s scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run. Isaac Venema and J.P. Abrew also contributed on offense with Mason Tameling going 4 for 4 on conversion kicks.

The Knights’ Eddie Ramirez spent a lot of the evening in Modesto’s backfield with five tackles for loss in his 10 tackles. Dax Beidleman (interception) added nine stops, Ben Vita (interception) six, Brawley five and Darren Van Groningen four. Ray Coronado recovered a fumble and Matthew Chapman contributed on defense.


Junior varsity

Kingsmen 20, Knights 8

Mason Durao passed for 170 yards for the Knights.

Durao was 18 of 21 passing for 170 yards with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Powell (nine receptions, 79 yards.) Gavin Decena added 81 yards on seven receptions.

Jax Booth notched 17 tackles for Ripon, Joshua Gonzales 16, Kaeo Sanchez 15 and Miles Pollard six. Drew Walker, Josiah Van Vliet, Zander Rivera and Nate New made four tackles apiece with Drew Zuidervaart recovering a fumble. 



Knights 14, Kingsmen 0

Ripon’s Mason Dodson ran for one touchdown and threw for another.

Dodson hit Rudy Torrez with a touchdown pass and had offensive support from Travis Maltes and Agustin Clark.

Max Neto notched a safety for the Knights and along with Logan Howard made 10 tackles. Nathan Fletcher added eight stops with Deegan Vrieling (fumble recovery), Jameson Hicks and Jesse Vega making four tackles apiece.


Junior novice

Knights 7, Kingsmen 6

Hudson Postma’s first-quarter 50-yard touchdown gallop followed by Alex Lora’s conversion run held up for Ripon.

Ryker Van Groningen also contributed on offense for the Knights.

Ripon’s Tyce Thompson made six tackles with Luke Sanders (fumble recovery, forced fumble) and Shooter Bruns added five stops apiece.




Ripon Chiefs 34, Waterford Sabercats 6

Ripon’s Kirk Simoni threw touchdown passes of 28 and 63 yards to Jackson Fay.

Julian DeWeerd added two touchdowns for the Knights and Xabriel Reyes one.

Ripon’s Tip Paini, Joaquin Rodriguez, Gavin Marlow, Kenneth Smart and A.J. Chapman led a defense that forced two turnovers.


Chiefs 34, Sabercats 6

Led by linebackers Kaiden Romero, Gilbert Luiz II, Andrew Shaw, Matthew Gaines and Mason Buck, undefeated Ripon extended its shutout streak to five games.

Shaw ran for three touchdowns and threw for one to Ace Dougherty. Gaines ran for two touchdowns and Kael Rangel racked up more than 125 rushing yards.




Manteca Cowboys 26, Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 14

Bobo Gallegos ran for 150 yards and scored three touchdowns for the Cowboys.

Gallegos was a real workhorse, packing the ball 28 times for those 150 yards with scoring runs of 3, 10 and 13 yards.

Nikko Juarez rushed for 72 yards with a 9-yard touchdown run for the Cowboys.

Juarez led the Cowboys defense with seven tackles. Ricky Soria (interception) and Caiden Solis added six stops apiece with Eli Perez (interception), Isiah Grey and Hoku Ap’e chipping in four stops each.


Junior varsity

Jr. Buffaloes 27, Cowboys 14

Maddox Morales ran wild for the Jr. Buffaloes with 257 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Morales packed the ball 25 times for those 257 yards with scoring runs of 9, 18 and 73 yards. Brody Carabello hit Madden Melendez with a 21-yard touchdown pass and Leiland Riggelman also contributed on offense.

Maddox Morales forced a fumble and along with Carabello made seven tackles. Lucas Ruiz added six stops, Adriel Cooks five and Tino Torres and Erick Cortez four apiece. Kendhal Sweet-Mallory and Melendez also contributed on defense for the Jr. Buffaloes.

The Cowboys took a 14-0 lead into the second quarter on a Julian Ramirez 53-yard touchdown run and a 2-yard scoring plunge by Dean Sortonis coupled with an Elias Lopez conversion kick.

Nikko Hisapryor led the Cowboys ground game with 109 yards on 16 carries with Ramirez gaining 85 yards on eight carries.

Sortonis tallied 12 tackles for the Cowboys. Julian Ramirez added seven stops, Nikko Hisapryor six, Daniel Bass Jr., Will Carter and D.J. Bass five each with four apiece for Adrian Sena, Tyler Pettis and Andrew Salmeron.  Lopez and Adrian Sena also contributed on defense.



Cowboys 35, Jr. Buffaloes 0

Ka' Mari Wynne returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a Cowboys score and then turned the game over to Terrance Montgomery

Montgomery tallied 10 carries for 143 yards with scoring runs of 14 and 82 yards along with touchdown on a 50-yard punt return. Devin Cortinas added a 3-yard touchdown run with Erian Johnson Jr. and Giovanni Perry also contributing on offense.

Bryant Lewis (fumble recovery), Johnson Jr. and Carson Green made five tackles apiece for the Cowboys and David Espinosa four. Montgomery and Johnathan Morales also contributed on defense.



Jr. Buffaloes 19, Cowboys 13

Charvelle Moore-Stevens scored a touchdown and ground out 75 yards on seven carries for the Cowboys.

Semaj Thornton added a 47-yard touchdown run on his lone carry and Mateo Gavino also contributed on offense for the Cowboys.

Jonathan Frutis and Abil George made eight tackles each for the Cowboys. Elijah Lopez added seven and Moore-Stevens four.




Stockton Jr. Vikings 34, Manteca Chargers 6

Shane Foreman scored the lone Manteca touchdown with offensive support from Logan Pool and Tony Garza.

Garza, Foreman, Alijah Hawkins and Antony Blue paced the Chargers defense.


Junior varsity 

Jr. Vikings 39, Chargers 7

Isaiah Middleton with tallied in excess of 75 rushing yards and scored the only Manteca touchdown.

Roman Duvernay, Darien East and Caden Miller added to the Chargers offensive effort.

Nolan Contreras and killed a Stockton drive with a huge interception and Ryan Finley kept the Jr. Vikings from adding a late score with a game-ending tackle. Defensive leaders for Manteca were Nicholas Holt and Danny Olaguibel.



Jr. Vikings 24, Chargers 0 

Zackery Behrbaum and Isaac Estrada ran for over 80 yards apiece for Manteca.

Junior Evans forced a fumble for the Chargers with Jamie Buchanan, Navi Murrillo, Diesel Spangler, Junior Evans and Behrbaum leading Chargers defense. Kaiden Riley and Aliah Magana combined on a big tackle near the end of the game to keep Stockton from scoring again.


Jr. Novice 

Chargers 19, Jr. Vikings 18 

Jayden Shortridge led Manteca with a 100-yard rushing day with two touchdowns.

Jeremiah Valdes tallied 75 yards and scored the other Chargers touchdown along with the game-deciding extra point. 

Jameson Vargas played well on offense and defense for Manteca and Shortridge led the defense. Wyatt Love, Eli Ruiz and Valdes all contributed on defense for Manteca.