Ridgway rolls to first victory

LITTLE ROCK — Ridgway Christian achieved another first in its football program.

The Eagles built a 42-0 lead at halftime and went on to beat Arkansas School for the Deaf 60-6 Tuesday night for their first victory on the high school level.

This is Ridgway’s first season to have football, and the win came on the third try. Ridgway dropped its first two games to Southwest Christian.

“They’ve come a long way being a first-year football team,” Ridgway coach Trent Young said. “They have athletic ability and it’s starting to show. They all seem to love the game.”

Cody Andersen rushed for two touchdowns, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble to lead the Eagles (1-2). He also led the team with 10 tackles.

Jacob Andersen also ran for two touchdowns, with another score coming from Larry Tate. Jacob Dedman caught a TD pass.

“We ran hard with the football,” Young said. “We fumbled one time, so we took care of the football real well.”

Young also was happy with the defensive effort of the Eagles. Ezra Tole, Jacob Andersen and Tate each had five tackles.

“It was just a good, total team effort,” Young said. “We flew to the football.”

This was Ridgway’s first game since Sept. 21. A game at El Dorado Westside has been put on hold because Westside has a low number of players, but it may be rescheduled.

The Eagles will play next Oct. 11 at Victory Christian in Camden, but the game will count as a victory for Ridgway because Victory has ineligible players, Young said.