RIPON — The Ripon Knights had no answer for Dwight Jackson and the Ripon Chiefs in their Trans Valley Youth Football League opener on Ripon High’s Stouffer Field Saturday.
Jackson was in on three touchdowns, and the varsity Chiefs rolled to a 34-0 victory.
Tanner Goudeau set up Ripon’s first score with a fumble recovery, setting up Jackson’s 10-yard touchdown strike to Devin Nunez.
The Chiefs worked on a short field on their next possession thanks to Nunez’s 50-yard punt return, which led to Jackson’s short TD run.
Jackson was just heating up. He later connected with Nick Price for a 40-yard pass that allowed Nick Sharp to barrel in for a short-yardage touchdown.
Jackson then intercepted a pass on the Knights’ next drive and ran it back 35 yards to paydirt. Luke Robinson capped the final score with a short run.
Ripon will next host the Patterson Ravens this Saturday, while Modesto Patriots head to Ripon Christian to face the Knights.
Knights 39, Chiefs 6
Quarterback Hunter Petlansky started the 2010 season with a bang, scoring five of the Knights’ six touchdowns in a crosstown rout.
Adolfo Sanchez’s 30-yard run accounted for the Ripon Knights’ other score.
Chiefs 33, Knights 0
It was an all-around solid effort put forth by the Chiefs, who had three different players contribute a touchdown.
Quarterback Ryan Daggett ran in two scores. Running backs Trey Longstreth and Riley Machado scored on 15- and 25-yard scampers, respectively.
Cade McCusker contributed to the defensive shutout with an interception. The defense also got good play from Anthony Sanchez, Cody Raichel, Dylan Sexton, Gregory Clark and Eric Jaquez.
— Jonamar Jacinto