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Sonora blanks Ripon Chiefs varsity
Bulletin sports fall 2021
Ripon's Jackson Fay evades Sonora's Cash Byington. - photo by Dave Campbell

The Ripon Chiefs varsity could not get on track Saturday in a 42-0 loss to the Sonora Jr. Wildcats in Motherlode Valley Football League action at Stouffer Field.

Tipeti Paini, Joaquin Rodriguez, Klayton Oliver, Jackson Fay and Kirk Simoni all played well for the Chiefs.


Bulletin sports fall 2021
Ripon's Gavin-Thomas Marlow closes in on Sonora's Brody Speer. - photo by Dave Campbell
Junior varsity

Chiefs 53, Jr. Wildcats 18

The offensive line paved the way for Ripon.

Matthew Gaines and Kael Rangel scored a pair of touchdown for the Chiefs offense with Ace Dougherty adding one. Dougherty also scored a touchdown on special teams as did Andrew Shaw who added two special-teams scores. Anthony Alves and Chase Ranier also contributed on offense. 

Gaines, Shaw, Gilbert Luiz II, Mason Buck and Kaiden Romero paced the Ripon defense.



Chiefs 6, Jr. Wildcats 0

Ripon stopped Sonora late on the game inside the Chiefs 5-yard line to preserve the win.


Jr. Novice

Chiefs 30, Jr. Wildcats 24

Jettson Dodd scored all four Ripon touchdowns.

Keegan Hueval and Maddox Fontes both contributed on offense.




Manteca Jr. Buffaloes 52, Central Valley 49ers 0

Owen Gully threw three touchdown passes for the Jr. Buffaloes.

Gully was 3 for 3 passing for 83 yards with touchdown throws of 25 and 30 yards to Fernando Villalvazo and 28 yards to Brayden Camara.

Maava Tialavea (four carries, 120 yards) scored on a 45-yard run. Micah Cardoza (two carries, 72 yards) scored on a 52-yard run with Noah Navarro adding a 25-yard touchdown run and Mathieu Evans scored from five yards out.

Micah Cardoza made four tackles for Manteca with Richard Cervantez and Fernando Villalvazo each making an interception and Marcus Davenport recovering a fumble.


Manteca Cowboys 35, Lodi Jr. Flames 6

Manteca’s Nico Juarez ran for one touchdown and caught two more.

Juarez pulled in touchdown passes of 32 and 39 yards from Mehtaab Bhangu (2 of 3 passing, 71 yards) and ran in a score from 48 yards out. Bobo Gallegos (eight carries, 72 yards) added a 7-yard scoring run and Anthony Lynch rambled 43 yards for a touchdown.

Gallegos led the Cowboys with six tackles and an interception. Juarez made four stops while Anthony Valdez, Cayden Solis and Kayden Jones all made three tackles apiece.


Junior varsity

Cowboys 32, Flames 0

Nikko Hisapryor stood out on both sides of the ball for the Cowboys, scoring three touchdowns and making 12 tackles.

Hisapryor (nine carries, 124 yards) scored on runs of 2 and 65 yards and on a 47-yard pass from Julian Ramirez (2 for 2 passing, 57 yards). Dean Sortonis (11 carries, 102 yards) scored on a 2-yard run and Julian Ramirez (six carries, 41 yards) added a 9-yard touchdown run.

Sortonis made 18 tackles, Antonios Sanchez seven and Adrian Ochoa six. Hisapryor deflected two passes and forced a fumble.

Jr. Buffaloes 42, 49ers 0

Lucas Ruiz scored a touchdown on both of his carries for the Cowboys.

Ruiz (two carries, 86 yards) scored on runs of 36 and 50 yards. Brody Carabello (four carries, 72 yards) scored on a 5-yard run and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Salinas. Madden Melendez scored on a 35-yard run and Eric Cortez added a 20-yard touchdown run.

Maddox Morales made eight tackles for Manteca and Lucas Ruiz (three tackles) recovered a fumble. Alex Espinoza made an interception and Tino Torres recovered a fumble. Leiland Riggleman also contributed on defense. 



Jr. Buffaloes 25, 49ers 6

Luke Scalise scored two touchdowns for Manteca.

Scalise (101 yards rushing) tallied touchdown runs of 10 and 30 yards. Jaxson Eseed (68 yards rushing) scored on a 26-yard run and Santino Sanchez added a 5-yard scoring run.

The Jr. Buffaloes held Central Valley to one first down and one score. Brach Carabello made seven tackles for Manteca with Jordan Rossi (interception) and Isileli Lolohea making four stops each.


Cowboys 44, Jr. Flames 20

Terrance Montgomery scored five times for the Cowboys.

Montgomery (nine carries, 225 yards) posted touchdown runs of 18, 29 and 56 yards. He returned a kickoff for a touchdown and scored when he stripped the ball from a Lodi ball carrier and returned it for a touchdown. Devin Cortinas scored on a 7-yard run and Erian Johnson Jr. also scored a touchdown.

Jonathan Morales made eight tackles for Manteca and Montgomery seven.



Cowboys 35, Jr. Flames 28

Manteca blanked Lodi in the second half.

Semaj Thornton (eight carries, 144 yards) and Mateo Gavino (seven carries, 78 yards) scored two touchdowns apiece for Manteca and Charvelle Moore-Stevens added one touchdown. Maximilano Rios also contributed on offense.

Keyth Hart Jr. led the Cowboys with 11 tackles and Thornton made seven stops. All four of Abil George’s tackles were for losses.



Ripon Knights 34, Central Saints 0

Ripon’s Mason Tameling threw for three touchdowns and Eddie Ramirez ran for two. Tameling successfully booted five conversion kicks.

Tameling (10 of 18 passing, 196 yards) had touchdown passes of 4 yards to J.P. Abrew (three catches, 20 yards; 76 yards rushing), 20 yards to Dax Beidleman and 40 yards to Amos Cady (five receptions, 106 yards).

Beidleman led the Knights defense with 11 tackles followed by Mathew Chapman and Chase Bunnell with eight stops apiece and J.J. Brawley with seven tackles. Ramirez and Patrick Cory also contributed on defense.


Junior varsity

Knights 12, Saints 7

Mason Durao threw for one Ripon touchdown and ran for another.

Durao’s touchdown toss of 80 yards to Xavier Powell (two receptions, 85 yards) proved to be the game winner. Durao (7 of 16 passing, 125 yards) added a 10-yard scoring run. Gavin Decena, Mason Clark and Kaeo Sanchez also contributed on offense.

Joshua Gonzales led the Knights defense with 16 tackles and a fumble recovery. Sanchez, Jax Booth, Jack De Jong and Cody Foster made tackles each and Maximus Abrew added three sops and an interception.


Junior novice

Saints 34, Knights 21 

Central scored 13 fourth-quarter points to secure the win.

Tyce Thompson (236 yards rushing) scored all three Ripon touchdowns on runs of 31, 49 and 75 yards. Alex Lora (87 yards rushing) scored on three conversion runs.  Hudon Postma and Lucas Durao total also contributed on offense.

Postma paced the Knights defense with 13 tackles followed by Lora with six and Luke Sanders and Don Fletcher with five apiece.  





Manteca Chargers 1, Weston Ranch Jr. Cougars 0 (forfeit)

DeAnthony Hackett and Logan Pool played well for Manteca.


Junior varsity

Chargers 24, Jr. Cougars 0 

Darien East scored two touchdowns for Manteca.

Dominic Roa and Adriel Cooks added a touchdown apiece. Roa and Isaiah Middleton played well on defense.



Chargers 34, Jr. Cougars 13

Isaac Estrada led the Manteca offense.

Zack Behrbaum and Arieon Shortridge played well on offense and Behrbaum led the defense.


Junior novice

Jr. Cougars 26, Chargers 0

Jharon Jackson was pulled down inside the 5-yard line after a long run to keep Manteca from getting on the board.

Jackson led the Chargers defense with Josiah Johnson and Jayden Shortridge playing well for the Jr. Cougars defense.