Ridgway dominates SCA in opener

LITTLE ROCK — The Ridgway Christian Eagles soared to a 48-8 victory over Southwest Christian Friday night. The Eagles had 310 rushing yards in the contest. Ezra Tole had 12 tackles, seven of which were solo. Coach Trent Young said, “Summer workouts made all the difference.”

In the first quarter, quarterback Jacob Andersen scored the first Eagles touchdown on a 17-yard option keeper. Jacob Andersen then completed the two-point conversion. He later scored the second touchdown on a 12-yard keeper. This time Jacob Dedman scored on the two-point conversion.

In the second quarter, the Eagles remained dominant on the offensive side of the ball. Cody Andersen scored on a 12-yard run on a sweep play. Jacob Andersen was there once again to complete the two-point conversion. Ridgway went into the locker room up 24-0 at the half.

During the second half, the Eagles continued to challenge Southwest Christian’s defense. In the third quarter, Jacob Andersen and Dedman combined again to add to the lead. Andersen scored on another option keeper, with a 33-yard run. Dedman scored on the two-point conversion.

Southwest Christian gave up a safety to the hands of Randy Harris, Lucas Blake, and Ezra Tole, which made the score 34-0. Cody Andersen would later score on a 15-yard run on a sweep, but the Eagles could not complete the conversion. They closed the third quarter up 40-0.

In the fourth quarter, the Eagles would only score once. This came on a 10-yard dive by Dedman. They would convert on a pass from Jacob Andersen to Tanner Taylor, extending their lead to 48-0. Southwest would later score, and complete the two-point conversion making the final score 48-8.

Ridgway Christian will host Victory Christian next Friday at 5 p.m.

Junior High Football
White Hall 22, Arkansas Baptist 21
LITTLE ROCK — The White Hall Bulldogs Junior High football team won a thrilling overtime victory against Arkansas Baptist on Friday night.
John Spears scored the Bulldogs first touchdown on a 60-yard pass from quarterback Garrett Blaylock. Lance Smith scored on the two-point conversion.
Spears would score again in the third quarter on a 55-yard run, but the Bulldogs could not complete the conversion. The game was forced into overtime with the score tied 14-14. The Bulldogs won the toss and chose to give Arkansas Baptist the ball.
Baptist scored, but could not complete the conversion. White Hall would then tie the game with a four-yard run from Lance Smith. Garrett Blaylock ran in the two-point conversion for the win.
The Bulldogs will host Hot Springs Thursday at 7 p.m.