RIPON — Playoff victories come in all forms, and the Ripon Indians had scoring contributions from their defense, special teams and a potent rushing attack to dispose of visiting Mountain House in a quarterfinal matchup Friday of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division V playoffs.

With its 49-20 victory over No. 7 Mountain House (10-2), Ripon (10-1) will host No. 3 Bear River in a semifinal Friday for a chance at a section championship. The Indians, co-champions of the Trans Valley League, are now 4-0 all-time against the Mustangs, co-champions of the Western Athletic Conference.

Ripon out-gained the Mustangs 388-160 in total yardage and led 42-6 at halftime. Danny Hernandez had a pair of first-quarter rushing touchdowns to go with his 93-yard interception return for a touchdown, giving him seven scores for the year.

“I wanted a pick-6 all season and I finally got it,” Hernandez said. “I couldn’t even imagine being here and going to sections is my dream.”

Roland Davis led the Indians with 126 yards rushing on six carries, but his 11th touchdown of the season came on a 3-yard run after picking up a blocked Mountain House punt by teammate Gregory Clark. Ripon coach Chris Musseman said he was happy there was no letdown after a thrilling victory over Modesto Christian two weeks ago.

“That (Modesto Christian) victory is going to help us all the way through the playoffs,” Musseman said. “Our kids played really well. I’m happiest how much we came out an executed after having a bye week and knowing we had a good team coming in. From what we saw on film we felt like we could run power pretty well and it seemed to work in the first half.”

Mountain House coach Jason McCloskey said there was a lot to celebrate about the Mustangs’ 10-win season despite Friday’s loss.

“It’s been a long year and guys aren’t used to going this deep in the playoffs,” he said. “The mental strain of it all caught up to us. I really wanted us to come out and have a better showing.

“We played really well this year, and I’m proud of all the accomplishments we’ve had,” he added. “Ripon came out and took it to us early, and we weren’t able to do the things we wanted to do.”

Hernandez had rushing touchdowns of 17 and 30 yards, while Derric Roy added 1- and 3-yard rushing scores in the second half. The Mustangs responded with a five-play, 82-yard drive capped by a 66-yard touchdown pass from Jesse Jordan to Keenami Maggard with 9:36 left until the half.

Ripon closed out the half with a 48-yard pass from Ryan Daggett to Dorian Dougherty.

Both Mountain House touchdowns in the second half were defensive scores, including a 30-yard scoop-and-score by Maggard and a 40-yard scoop-and-score by Elias Escobar. Mustangs quarterback Jesse Jordan left the game with an injury three minutes into the second half.