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Chiefs JV tames Sabercats 43-0
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Ripon Chiefs’ junior varsity plyer Rylan McDonald tackles Waterford’s Tommy Chance (5). Ripon Chiefs junior varsity topped the Waterford Sabercats 43-0 in first-round playoff action at Stouffer Field. - photo by DAVE CAMBPELL The Bulletin

Tyler Paul Wentworth ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more Saturday to lead the Ripon Chiefs to a 43-0 win over the Waterford Sabercats in opening-round action of the Motherlode Valley Football League plaioffs at Stouffer Field.

Wentworth (four carries, 79 yards) ran for scores from 24 and 40 yards. He hit Jesus Ochoa with a 7-yard scoring pass and found David Eddy from 1 yard out for a touchdown. Seth Van Dyk (nine carries, 33 yards) scored from 2 yards out, Garrison Reis had a 1-yard touchdown run and along with Marcus Atienza tackled the Waterford quarterback in the end zone for a safety.

Kaden MacDannald tallied 61 yards on seven carries for the Knights.

Ripon’s Fernando Alaniz made five tackles with Van Dyk (tipped pass) and Quinn Martinez making three apiece. Clark (forced fumble, fumble recovery), Rylan McDonald (fumble recovery), Ochoa and Ty Herrin made two tackles each.

Cen-Cal Varsity

Manteca Raiders 26, Buhach Thunder 0

Louis Sequeira led the Raiders to the shutout win.

Sequeira was 10 of 12 passing for 74 yards with a 65-yard touchdown catch and a 6-yard rushing touchdown. Mason Gibson returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown, Andrew Yzaguirre (50 yards receiving) had a 35-yard touchdown catch and David Flores Melo racked up 140 yards rushing. Xavier Guerrero tallied two conversion kicks.  

Gibson and Justin Tisdell posted nine tackles each with Eben Sosa making eight stops and Moises Alvarado seven.


Thunder 28, Raiders 0

Isaac Covarrubias and Dean Sortonis contributed on offense for the Raiders.

Jacob Ramirez led the Manteca defense with four tackles followed by Covarrubias and Dean Sortonis with three apiece. Zackary Smith, Cotton-Jay Silva, Jordan Murphy, Sergio Hernandez, Jovani Avalos and Jordan Estrada all contributed on defense.


Raiders, Thunder

(No score kept at this level)

DeAndre Patterson racked up 148 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders. 

Manteca’s Elijah Arreola made five tackles. Ayden Brush added four stops with Pablo Barba and Jaxon Hetrick making two tackles each.

Northern California Youth

Football League Varsity

Manteca Jr. Timberwolves 27,

Mt. House Mustangs 13

The punishing front line of Jessica Perea, Dylan Gulseth, Philip Dominguez, Colton Peterson, Bryson McMichaels, Alex Chatham and Jacob Codde allowed the Jr. Timberwolves to rack up 370 rushing yards.

Manteca’s Keanu Duenas (15 carries, 87 yards) scored on runs of 10 and 28 yards while Alijah Cota churned out 162 yards on 27 carries with a 3-yard touchdown. Evyn White (12 carries, 82 yards) scored from 1 yard out and Tommy Perea picked up 35 yards on seven carries.

Cota, Duenas and Adrian Rios made three tackles each with Luis Rivera (fumble recovery) and White making two stops each. Jack Cunial recovered a fumble and made an interception.

Manteca Cowboys 35, Tracy Rampage 0

Keona Cayode led the Cowboys with 299 all-purpose yards. 

Cayode rushed for 124 yards with a 41-yard touchdown, made a 75-yard touchdown catch and returned two interceptions for 100 total yards. Cayode added four tackles.

Dylan Lee had the 75-yard scoring pass to Cayode and tallied 23 yards rushing with an 18-yard touchdown run and he made a fumble recovery. Emilio Perez (30 yards rushing) had a 2-yard touchdown run and Marques Callahan had a 65-yard rushing touchdown and made an interception with four tackles. 

Colton Stonum had four tackles, Ace Avelar three with Nick Luna, Inderveer Sandhu, R.J. Bacigalupi and Emilio Mendez all contributing defensively.


Cowboys 28, Rampage 0

JeremyAp’e scored two touchdowns for the Cowboys.

 Ap’e (eight carries, 61 yards) had a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 14-yard scoring run in the fourth period. Anthony Morales added a 1-yard scoring plunge and Shane Lewis scored from 7 yards out. Nikko Juarez had five carries for 31 yards and Christopher Gallego pickd up 50 yards on four carries.

 Gallego tallied eight tackles with Gabriel Lopez, Dylan Stonum and Koa Rodrigues adding three stops each.


Jr. Timberwolves 34, Mustangs 0

 Leiland Riggelman set the tone for the Jr. Timberwolves when he returned the opening kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown.

 Brody Carabello scored on his only two runs from 30 and 50 yards out and he hit Rudy Torrez with a 47-yard touchdown pass. Noah Bocanegra had a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown.

 Brody Carabello talled six tackles, Elijah Pugh five, Riggelman and Brixton Menchaca-Ortiz three apiece with Torrez, Santino Sanchez and Tino Torres all contributing on defense.

Trans-Valley Youth Football League

Ripon Knights Varsity 24,

Mariposa Bears 6

Blake Nichelsen ran for two touchdowns and caught one for the Knights.

 Nichelsen tallied 189 yards rushing and caught a 13-yard scoring pass from Trey Fasani (five completions, 63 yards).  Fasani connected with Thys Vanderhoek with a 30-yard touchdown pass. Jacob Cormier added 60 yards rushing. 

 Stanley Kensic, Cote Windorski and Vanderhoek led Ripon with four tackles apiece.  C.J. Cavazos, Cormier and Logan Pollard each had three tackles. Derek Vanelderen booted three two-point conversion kicks. 

 Junior Varsity

Knights 50, Bears 0

 The Knights finished their regular season 10-0 after their eighth consecutive shutout victory.

 Six different players scored for Ripon. Quentin Clark (94 yards rushing) had 1- and 34-yard touchdown runs. Roman Guzman added a 9-yard touchdown run, Carson Sanders scored from 8 yards out and Stephen Dillman galloped 33 yards for a touchdown.

 The Knights added a pair of touchdowns on punt returns – one from Rey Galindo of 30 yards and the other from Brandon Kuhnke of 22 yards. Chase Bogetti was 4 for 7 on two-point conversion kicks.

 Sanders (interception) made five tackles, Cade Gemmell (fumble recovery) and Jacob Camper four apiece with Anden Ries, Konner Kibler, Matthew Chapman, Bogetti, Jimmy Heida and Galindo all making two stops each. 


Knights 28, Bears 0

 The Knights offensive line Josh Jacobson, Jesse Walker, Alex Rader, Wyatt Prime, Justin Hernandez-Olaiz and Dylan Parker dominated the game. 

Mason Durao scored two touchdowns for Ripon. Gavin Decena (14 carries, 114 yards) scored a touchdown as did Jax Booth (five carries, 33 yards)

Landon Corcoran led the Knights defense with eight tackles. Mason Durao added six stops with  Jack Peters and Chase Bunnell each making four tackles and two fumble recoveries.