Roadrunners Down Munford with All Around Complete Game
Story and Video by LC
Sep 22, 2018
Tonight, Ridgeway played it's most complete game of the season defeating Munford 42-20 at Munford. The Roadrunners kept their composure after giving up a 75 yard TD run on the very first play of the game to fall behind 7-0. The Ridgeway defense found it's footing after getting adjusted to Munfords option style running game. But it was Ridgeway's offense that was making big plays all night. The Roadrunners got contributions from it's WR and RBs tonight. Sr RB Jonathan Holmes had 2 TD runs and the Roadrunners got on the board when it's SO RB Keone Russell went 58 yards for Ridgeway's first score. Jr WRs Jaylon Monger and Reginald Maye each caught TD passes for Sr QB Quincy Casey, who had 2 TD passes and also scored on a 1 yard TD sneak.
The Roadrunners defense held Munford scoreless in the second half and held Munford on 2 4th down tries to turn the ball over. Ridgeway's special teams got in on the fun too when they recovered a mis handled snap at the Munford 1 yard line. Ridgeway's place kicker made 6 extra points without a miss. It was a complete game for the Roadrunners who improve to 2-4 on the season.
Jr WR Jaylon Monger had a TD catch tonight
Jr WR Reginald Maye had a TD rec tonight
Roadrunners get 1st Win of the Season
The Rooadrunners got a taste of winning for the first time this season against an over matched Kingsbury squad that the Roadrunners were expected to beat. It's always good to get a win. The defense scored 2 TDs on interception returns and the Roadrunners simply over powered Kingsbury to improve to 1-4 on the season.
Where is the Defense?
Story and Video by LC
Sep 7, 2018
Last week Kirby's star running back exposed Ridgeway's struggling defense by rushing for over 300 yards. This week, the Roadrunners defense looked punch drunk in the 1st half against Pulaski County by allowing an unheard of 49 points in the 1st half. You are reading this correct, the score was 49-14 at half time. Pulaski County scored touchdowns on every single possession they had in the first half except one the was intercepted by Ridgeway. The game was so lopsided that after the first half they went to a running clock at the start of the third quarter. Ridgeway's offense was not much better than the defense in the first half although they did manage to score 1 TD.
Ridgeway was able to get a couple interceptions in the game and the offense managed to score somewhat meaningless TDs long after the game was decided in the second half. The final score does not reflect the nature of the game. The Roadrunners look to bounce back next week with an easy opponent for homecoming against Kingsbury. The Roadrunners fall to 0-4 on the season.
Kirby Rushing Game, Offense too much for Ridgeway
Kirby star RB rushes for a whopping 337 yards and 3 TD
Roadrunners fall behind early, could not match Kirby's Offense
Story and Video by LC
Aug 31, 2018
You just had to see it to believe it. For those of us who have been a part of the program for all of Coach Sutton's 9 years as head coach at Ridgeway, we had gotten use to beating Kirby. That was an easy win every year. That is until the last 2 years. The Kirby Cougars came to Halle stadium and completely dominated Ridgeway tonight. Their star RB, who I don't even know his name put on a dazzling show of speed, shiftiness and power rushing for more than 300 yards. The Cougars ran out to a 14-0 lead early in the first quarter. The Roadrunners to their credit fought back to tie it 14-14. But that Kirby offense was relentless. They extended to a 28-21 half time lead.
In the second half it was more of the same, except Ridgeway's offense could not keep up the pace. with Kirby. The Roadrunner's defense simply could not stop Kirby running game, who were consistently gashing Ridgeway's tiring defense. The Roadrunners managed one second half TD after a long kick return to the Kirby one yard line, but that was it for them in the second half. Kirby basically managed the clock with it's running game and occasionally threw short hitch passes to mix it up. The Roadrunners fall to 0-3 on the season and face Pulaski County next week.
From Hope to Despair, Roadrunners Lose Tough battle in last 20 seconds of the 4th quarter
Strong Defensive Effort Wasted by mistake prone Offense
Story and Video (below) by LC
August 26, 2018
The Ridgeway Roadrunners head coach Duron Sutton has a decision to make about his offense. What kind of offense will give the Roadrunners the best chance to win going forward. Run or pass? Tonight, the Roadrunners wasted a great defensive effort by a defense that held #1 ranked Whitehaven in check all night after giving up a TD on the first drive of the game. After that, time and again they were excellent. Stopping the Tigers pass game and mostly containing their rushing game. They produced 1 interception, had 5 sacks and held Whitehaven scoreless on 4 possesions inside the red zone.
Mean while, the Roadrunners offense turned the ball over 3 more times tonight with a Quincy Casey interception on it's first possession that was returned to the Ridgeway 3 yard line, basically putting the defense in a no win situation as Whitehaven took a 14-0 lead midway through the 1st quarter. Casey, a Sr also fumbled on another possession at the Whitehaven 1 yard line at a critical point of the game. He also threw a poorly thrown backward pass that resulted in a turnover.
The Roadrunners fought back to tie the game 14-14 when Casey found Ridgeway's Sr TE over the middle for a 23 yard TD pass. Ridgeway's first TD came when Casey hit Sr WR Daniel King with a TD pass on 4th down late in the 1st quarter. But the story of the night was how valiantly Ridgeway's defense was able to stop Whitehaven all night. Then it came down to the final 2 minutes of the game tied at 14-14. Ridgeway was in position to win the game having driven the ball inside the Tigers 23 yard line by running the ball, but the drive stalled out with an incomplete pass and a QB sack with 1:23 remaining. Whitehaven now had the final possession to try and drive 75 yards in less than 1:20. After several defensive stops and Whitehaven's offense seemingly struggling, then it happened. The Ridgeway coaching staff called a timeout with 30 seconds remaining with Whitehaven having the ball on 2nd down. Whitehaven was out of timeouts. I am not sure what the strategy was, but to give Whitehaven a chance to regroup, cost Ridgeway the game. Whitehaven came out of the timeout and with 20 second remaining called a screen pass that their RB took 61 yards for a TD with only 21 seconds remaining. What a tough loss for the Roadrunners. The defense played well enough to win. The offense, in particular the QB, must cut down on the costly turnovers. The Roadrunners fall to 0-2 on the season.
Roadrunners crushed 34-0 in Season Opener
Team Performance Leaves Fans Scratching their Heads
Story by LC
Aug 17, 2018
If you were a Ridgeway football fan tonight, no doubt you left MUS stadium depressed with what you saw from the Roadrunners football team tonight. To put it mildly, it was not good at all. According to my count, the Roadrunners dropped 6 passes, had 4 interceptions thrown by it's OB, gave up a long TD pass with 5 seconds remaining in the first half, gave up a TD on the opening possession of the 2nd half and could not punch the endzone with 4 possessions in the red zone. They could muster virtually no rushing attack, came away with no turnovers or sacks of their own, muffed 3 kick offs, and a slew of missed tackles. It was the kind of game that basically made you feel that Ridgeway was not mentally ready to play. Hopefully the coaching staff can get the team ready for it's next opponent Whitehaven, who defeated Ridgeway 42-0 last year. Not much good came from tonight's game.