Dedman leads Ridgway to easy win


Jacob Dedman had four total touchdowns and the Ridgway Christian junior high football team defeated Arkansas School for the Deaf*** 38-14 at home on Tuesday.

Dedman finished with two carries for 93 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on a 36-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 57-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Dedman hauled in a 35-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and returned a kickoff 60-yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

Quarterback Grant Bias finished with nine carries for 75 yards with a touchdown. He also had a 40-yard keeper for a score. Bias finished 3-of-4 for 84 yards with two TDs.

Ridgway (2-1) converted just one two-point conversion. Bias completed a pass to his twin brother Brooks Bias in the first quarter.

Grant Bias also hauled in a 46-yard touchdown pass from running back Josh Sturgeon on a trick play.

Sturgeon finished with four carries for 41 yards and caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Bias.

Ridgway had 290 yards of total offense.

Baker Rodgers led the team with six tackles and he forced and recovered a fumble.

The junior high team will host Victory Christian on Monday and then Arkansas Christian on Thursday. Both games are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

The Ridgway senior high program will play Calvary Christian at Forest City on October 19 at 11 a.m. The Arkansas Association of Christian Schools state championship has been moved to October 25 at the Arkansas School for the Death. Ridgway will face Southwest Christian Academy at 7 p.m.

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***This article has been corrected from its original version. Click here for the correction notice.