Monday, November 16, 2009

NCHSAA 3AA State Playoffs-Round 1

Congratulations to the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls football team for their first ever NCHSAA State Playoff victory against North Forsyth.  The Ragin Bulls won 25-6 in the first round game at North Forsyth. In the first quarter, QB Nick Moelle scored on the quarterback keeper from the 1 yard line.  In the second quarter, CB Ryan McGill scored on an interception that was  returned 63 yards for a TD.  The score at the half was 12-0 Ragin Bulls.  In the third quarter, RB Brian Baltimore scored from the 1 yard line.  In the fourth quarter, RB Brian Baltimore scored on a 16 yard run.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 25, NF 6.

Brian Baltimore rushed for 224 yards on 43 carries and had 2 TD's.  On the defense, DL Noble Ajakaiye had 7 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 2FF, and 1 FR. LB Dale Brown had 6 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 PD, 2 sacks, and 1 FF.  DE Dillon Burdette had 4 tackles, 3TFL, 1sack, 1PD, and 1 FR.  LB Eugene Antwi had 4 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1PD, and 1FR.  Dakota Shoe also had a sack and Danny Boook had a blocked punt and 2 FR.  Josh Freeman had an interception off of a pass deflection by Dale Brown.

The Ragin Bulls defense had 6 sacks on the night and held North Forsyth to -37 yards rushing.  The Ragin Bulls recovered 3 fumbles that were forced, had 2 interceptions, and did not turn the ball over themselves all night.  What a difference turnovers make!  HRHS had 259 yards of total offense with 231 coming on the ground.

This Friday night the #9 seed Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls travel to Greensboro to face the #1 seed Northern Guilford in the District Championship.  Kickoff is at 7:30pm.  Please come out to support your Ragin Bulls football team and do not forget to bring your cow bell.  Go Bulls!

Gridiron Great

Congratulations to Brian Baltimore for being last week's winner of channel 9 WSOC TV High School Football Extra Gridiron Great.  In the Ragin Bulls football game against JM Robinson, Brian had 354 yards of rushing on 37 carries and 3 touchdowns.  For his efforts, and for winning the Gridiron Great, Hickory Ridge High School will receive $500.  You can watch the Gridiron Great segment by clicking on the Media Coverage link to 9 WSOC TV on this webpage.  Congratulations to Brian Baltimore and Hickory Ridge High School.  Go Bulls!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday Night Feats

State Farm is sponsoring a video highlight contest called Friday Night Feats.  Between now and 11/22/09 please have everyone that you know go to
Friday Night Feats YouTube channel to view and rate all of the Hickory Ridge High School football video highlights.  To become a finalist, a video highlight must receive a minimum of 25 ratings.  The winner will be determined by the number of ratings, the overall rating, and the number of views, all in that order .  Rate each Hickory Ridge High School highlight a 5 and then view a highlight as many times as you can.  There can only be one winning highlight from our school. 

If you do not have a YouTube account, please get one.  It is free and it is easy.  This is a fun and easy way for Hickory Ridge High School to win a lot of money and get a lot of exposure.  The winning school wins $15,000.  There is second and third place prizes as well.  By just becoming one of two finalists in our region Hickory Ridge High School will receive $2,500.  So far we are one of only four high schools participating in our area.  To find all about it go to:

While on the Friday Night Feast website please read the Tips page.  It gives tips on how to be successful in the contest.  To view and rate the Hickory Ridge High School football video clips go to:

You can also view and rate the Hickory Ridge High School football video clips by clicking the YouTube link on the right side bar of this website.

We only have until 11/22/09, so get to work and have fun.  Please share the links and spread the word.  Go Bulls!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Charlotte Obeserver Player of the Week

Congratulations to Brian Baltimore for being the Charlotte Observer's 3A Football Player of the Week.  Brian had 354 yards and 3 touchdowns in Friday night's victory over conference rivalry JM Robinson.  The Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls finished second place in the SPC conference and are in the NCHSAA 3AA Playoffs.  You can read about it in the Sports section of today's issue of the Charlotte Observer. You can also read about it on their website at
Congratulations to Brian Baltimore and Hickory Ridge High School.  Go Bulls!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

NCHSAA Playoffs

Ragin Bulls are in the Playoffs!!!

Hickory Ridge(#9 seed) will be playing against North Forsyth(#8 seed).

The game will be played at North Forsyth on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.

GO BULLS!!!!!!!!!!

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. JM Robinson Bulldogs

It was a night of conference rivalries and a night of jockeying for final standings in the SPC Conference.  In a very exciting offensive game the Ragin Bulls defeat conference rival JM Robinson 28-26.  This victory by Hickory Ridge, and a victory by Concord against AL Brown, ends the regular season with a three way tie for second place in the SPC Conference.  Playoff berths are to be announced sometime today at the NCHSAA website (the link to this website is under Media Coverage).


In the first quarter, Ragin Bull running back #32 Brian Baltimore would score twice on a 19 yard run and on a 91 yard sprint to the end zone.  The Bulldogs would answer with a 43 yard TD run by Antonio Francis.  In the second quarter, Brian Baltimore would strike again with a 16 yard TD run.  The Bulldogs answered with a 2 yard TD run by Troy Parker and a two point conversion pass from Robert Cloninger to Jacob Allen.  To end the half Blake Sides threw a pass that was deflected by the Bulldogs into the hands of Ragin Bull #19 John Martinez.  The score at halftime was Ragin Bulls 27, Bulldogs 14.


In the third quarter, Robinson’s Antonio Francis broke loose for a 82 yard TD run.  In the fourth quarter, Bulldog Robert Cloninger threw a 48 yard TD pass to Antonio Francis.  The Bulldogs attempted a two point conversion to tie the game, but failed on a dropped pass.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 28, Bulldogs 26.


HR had 18 first downs compared to 10.  HR had 330 yards of rushing compared to 108.  HR was 7-10 on the pass compared to 12-24.  HR had 62 plays compared to 44.  HR had 413 yards total offense compared to 236.  HR had the ball 28 minutes compared to 19.  HR was 4-13 on third conversion compared 2-11.


If you were at the game you know that Brian Baltimore had a fabulous game with 37 rushes for 354 yards and 3 TD’s.  With these numbers you have to give credit to the offense line.  Great job OL and offense!   QB Nick Moelle was 5 for 5 passing for 43 yards.  Awesome!  Coye Still had 5 receptions for 71 yards with a long of 33 yards.  Jacolby Thompson had a 25 yard kickoff return.  And the play of the game was John Martinez’s TD reception off the Bulldog deflection to end the first half.  Great concentration John!  On the defense, if you throw out the one 82 yard run, the Ragin Bulls held the Bulldogs to only 26 yards rushing.  Wow!  The defense also allowed only 2 third conversions on 11 attempts by JMR.  JMR was forced to punt the ball 8 times and only possessed the ball 19 minutes.  Linebackers  Eugene Antwi and Robbie Newell had great games.  Dale Brown had 2 sacks.  On special teams both Josh Freeman and Dillon Burdette had blocked field goals.  With only a two point spread on the final score, those two blocked field goals turned out to be game winners.  Great job to both the offense and defense.


With the victory  the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls have their first winning football season at 6-5 overall, their first winning conference season at 6-2, their highest ranking within the conference at second place, and possibly their first ever playoff berth.  These are great accomplishments for a football program that is only three years old.  No matter what the outcome of the playoff berth is, the Ragin Bull football team has come a long way and has a lot to be proud of.  They have had  a wonderful season.  Congratulations!  Go Bulls!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. JM Robinson Bulldogs

Tonight the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls host the Bulldogs of JM Robinson in a much anticipated conference rivalry.  With a victory, the Ragin Bulls will clinch second place in the 3A South Piedmont Conference and clinch a spot in the state playoffs.  The Ragin Bulls and the Bulldogs have identical records at 5-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play.  This is the last regular season football game, so come on out and support your Ragin Bulls football team.  Do not forget to bring your cow bell and see you at the game.  Go Bulls!

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