PATTERSON – Blake Nichelson scored six touchdowns Sunday to lead the Ripon Knights varsity to a 52-30 win over the Hughson Oilers in the Trans-Valley Youth Football League Super Bowl at Patterson Community Stadium.
Nichelson racked up 298 yards rushing while Trey Fasani passed tallied 75 yards passing with a touchdown run and two touchdown passes to Nichelson. Derek Vanelderen kicked five two-point conversions.
C.J. Cavazos and Nichelson led the defense with seven tackles apiece. Thys Vanderhoek added six tackles, Logan Pollard four with Griffin Deabreu, Stanley Kensic, Isaac Algaier and Vadyn Priest getting three apiece.
Ripon Knights 42, Westside Niners 0
The undefeated Knights continued their shutout streak to 10 on Saturday against the Niners, having outscored their opponents 467-0 since Week 2 and they allowed only three first downs in that span.
Jace Beidleman was 12 of 23 passing for 135 yards with three touchdown passes. Carson Sanders (98 yards receiving, 22 yards rushing) had two touchdown catches; Jacob Camper (68 yards rushing) had a 38-yard touchdown run; Anden Ries (46 yards rushing, 21 yards receiving) scored on a 2-yard run and Preston Zuidervaart made an 8-yard touchdown catch
Jacob Camper led the Ripon defense with nine tackles and Cade Gemmell added seven. Sanders, Rey Galindo and Chase Bogetti all had one interception and four tackles; Anden Ries (forced fumble) and Andrew Mensonidis made four tackles each; Jackson Baber (interception) had three tackles and Brody Nail two.
Ripon Knights 18,
Big Valley Sabres 12
The Knights offensive line of Josh Jacobson, Dylan Parker, Justin Hernandez-Olaiz, Ray Coronado III, Alex Rader and Wyatt Prime did a great job Sunday of opening holes for Gavin Decena and Landon Corcoran.
Decena ground out 118 yards on 21 carries with one touchdown and Corcoran scored two touchdowns, tallying 70 yards on 14 carries.
Jax Booth led the Ripon defense with 12 tackles. Chase Bunnell (fumble recovery) added nine stops; Jack Peters, Dax Beidlman and Mason Durao seven apiece; Corcoran five and Jaiden Rodriguez and Decena four each. Darren Van Groningen had a fumble recovery.