Roadrunners Lose Tough Defensive Battle, finish regular season 5-5
Jr QB Quincey Casey passed for 233 yards and 4TD while rushing for another 40 yards 1TD and two 2pt conversions.
Sr RB Cameron Stansbury shined bright tonight with 2 TD rushes and four 2pt conversion rushes, with teammates after the win verses Overton.
Jr WR Cameron Comeaux 11 and Jr QB Quincey Casey after win tonight
YOUNG TEAM GETS 1st WIN OF SEASON
ROADRUNNERS FALL TO 0-3 ON THE SEASON
Offense Coming Along, Scores 5 TD, Casey passes for 329 yards 2TD
Defense, Special Teams is the problem!
September 1, 2017
Story by LC
The 2017 Roadrunner football team was expected to struggle replacing so many seniors from last year's squad. But nobody anticipated losing to Kirby and giving up 55 points in the process. In my 10 years at Ridgeway as football video and website coordinator, this is the first time I can remember losing to Kirby. The Roadrunners offense did manage to keep the game close, even taking the lead at one point. But it was the Roadrunners defense that simply could not find a way to slow down Kirby rushing attack. The Kirby backs ran around, through, and past Ridgeway's defense all night, amassing a whopping 385 yards rushing including a back breaking 90 yard TD run to seal the deal with 1:31 left in the 4th quarter.
The Roadrunners Jr QB Quincey Casey played an exceptional game passing for 329 yards on 18 completions (18-25) including a 80 yard bomb and 17 yard pass for TDs. He would have had more if not for several dropped passes by the Roadrunners young WRs. Sr RB Cameron Stansbury rushed for 3 short run TDs and two 2 pt conversions in the game.
The Roadrunners did get 4 interceptions on the night, including a 47 yard TD from Sr FS London White (3 ints) and 1 int from So CB Mykhel Taylor. But the story of the night was how Ridgeway defense missed so many tackles and gave up so many big plays. Ridgeway special team also gave up a 70 yard kick return TD. The Roadrunners fall to 0-3 and must quickly regroup to try and get a win on the road.
ROADRUNNERS START SLOW, LACK OF EXPERIENCE SHOWS
Aug 18, 2017 Story by LC
Ridgeway football kicked off the 2017 season with a roster full of untested and unproven players. If the 1st game is any indication of what is to come, it might be a long tough season of learning and growing. The Roadrunners fell tonight to MUS 37-16. Many new starters are seeing their 1st extensive action as varsity players. So it was expected that it would take a little time to get their sea legs about them in game one.
The Roadrunners have a new starting QB Quincey Casey, who completed 2 TD passes tonight in his first varsity start. That's a positive to build on. The defense was led by Sr DE Willie Corey (7 tackles, 1 sack). The Roadrunners will need to get better production from their run game. Said Coach Sutton before the game "LC, we're young and we will see what we got tonight". After this game, it appears the Roadrunners have a lot of work to do on offense and defense. The Roadrunners will play Whitehaven next week.
Aug. 18: at MUS
Aug. 26: at Whitehaven
Sept. 1: at Kirby
Sept. 8: at Pulaski (Ark.) Academy
Sept. 15: vs. Kingsbury at Melrose
Sept. 22: vs. Munford at Kirby
Sept. 29: vs. Overton at Halle
Oct. 6: at Brighton
Oct. 20: vs. Bolton at Kirby
Oct. 27: vs. Southwind at Kirby