Ridgway falls in first varsity action


LITTLE ROCK — Ridgway Christian was unable to come back from a 14-0 deficit early in the game as the Eagles dropped their first-ever varsity football game 38-28 to Southwest Christian, the defending Arkansas Association of Christian Schools champion.

Southwest Christian went up 14-0 before Larry Tate provided the first-ever varsity touchdown for Ridgway on a 20-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He added the two-point conversion as the Eagles trailed 14-8.

Cody Andersen added a 20-yard touchdown from his brother Jacob Andersen in the second quarter, but Southwest had a 30-14 lead at halftime.

Southwest added their final score in the third quarter, but Tate returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and Jacob Andersen scored the two-point conversion as the Eagles trailed 38-22.

Jacob Anderson found Andrew McMahan for a 10-yard score in the fourth quarter to trail 38-28, which was the final score.

Jacob Andersen was 5-of-7 for 59 yards passing and two touchdowns and he had nine carries for 80 yards. Tate rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

On defense, Tate and Cody Andersen had six tackles each and Andersen recovered a fumble. Jacob Andersen had four tackles, forced two fumbles and added an interception.

Fordyce 34, Crossett 6

FORDYCE — After a Crossett pulled within nine points in the third quarter, Fordyce pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 34-6 win over the Eagles on Friday.

Larry Buckley rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for Fordyce (2-0) and he had one receiving touchdown. Austin Nutt rushed for two touchdowns and 67 yards on 14 carries and Mark Grice added 48 yards on six carries.

Fordyce got on the board when Cole Johnson hit Buckley for an eight-yard touchdown. Johnson then hit Reshod Allen for a 50-yard touchdown for the 15-0 halftime lead.

Crossett got its lone score in the third quarter before Fordyce responded with a 10-yard touchdown run from Nutt, who scored the next Redbugs touchdown on a 20-yard run.

Buckley capped Fordyce’s scoring with a 70-yard touchdown run.

Johnson finished the game with 127 yards on 7-of-15 passing.