Ravens' JV ends season with playoff loss
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The Ravens junior varsity youth football team’s remarkable postseason run ended in disappointing fashion Saturday, Oct. 26.

In a rematch between two of the top teams in the league, the Ripon Knights proved too much for the Ravens, taking a 34-13 victory in the first round of the playoffs.

"Nobody could have thought in the beginning that this team could go undefeated during the regular season, and win the Trans-Valley Youth Football division," said Ravens' coach Joe Powers. "This was a great group of kids to coach, and made for a great year."

Ripon snapped a 10-game winning streak for the Ravens, ending a season which saw the local squad win the program's first division title since 2009.

With the sting of an Oct. 12 loss to the Ravens still in players heads, the Ripon Knights entered Saturday with hopes of setting the record straight.

"When two good teams play you need to make plays, and we did not do that today," Powers said.

Miguel Alvarez and Joseph McGarry each scored touchdowns, as the Ravens concluded their impressive campaign with a 10-1 mark.

Novice

The novice Ravens breezed past the Ripon Knights with a 26-0 playoff-opening win on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The Ravens (7-4) relied on their running game to outlast the Knights, with Jared Rosas accounting for touchdown runs of 15 and 60 yards.

Souljah Garcia had a 15-yard touchdown run, and Jacob Guevarra added a 5-yard dash for the local squad.

"We were moving the ball at will, picking up big chunks of yards on inside runs," said Patterson coach James Perez.

On defense, Isaiah Patterson recorded an interception return for the Ravens.

The novice Ravens will continue their season Saturday, Nov. 2, when they will travel to meet Modesto Christian at LeGrand High School.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.
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