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 
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/preps/story/1044180.html
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!

JV-Ragin Bulls vs. JM Robinson Bulldogs

The Junior Varsity Ragin Bulls defeat the JM Robinson Bulldogs in the last game of the season 47-20.  That makes the JV Ragin Bulls 8-2 overall with their two losses coming in conference games.

 

In the first quarter, TJ Allen scored a 24 yard TD run and DJ Barnes scored a 29 yard TD run.  In the second quarter, DJ Barnes had a 15 yard TD run and TJ Allen had a 6 yd TD run.  The score at halftime was Ragin Bulls 28, Bulldogs 0.

 

In the third quarter, Foil Stafford threw a 11 yard pass to DJ Barnes for a TD.  In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs answered with a 1 yd TD by Evan Mojtabai.  Then the Ragin Bulls had a 9 yd TD run by Andrew Reynolds.  The Bulldogs answered again with a 83 yd TD kick return by Evan Mojatabai.  Ragin Bull Nick Tyson threw a 38 yd TD pass to Dalen Helm.  Then Jerrick Grier had a 77 yd TD run for the Ragin Bulls.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 47, Bulldogs 20.

 

TJ Allen had 13 carries for 143 yards.  DJ Barnes had 4 carries for 64 yards.  Andrew Reynolds had 7 carries for 55 yards.  Nick Tyson was 3 for 6 on pass completions for 86 yards.  Harvey Cook and Dalen Helm each had 38 yard receptions.  Dalen Helm also had a 40 yard kickoff return while DJ Barnes had a 48 yard punt return.  Congratulations to the JV Ragin Bulls on a very successful season.  Go Bulls!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Concord Spiders

In the battle for conference standings, the Spiders of Concord High School arose to the challenge.  Concord High School has won 4 conference games in a row defeating the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls 32-30.  Concord and Hickory Ridge are now 4-2 in the South Piedmont Conference and tied for second place.  With a win by JM Robinson and a loss by Northwest last night, there is now a 4 way tie for second place in the South Piedmont Conference.


In the first quarter, Spider Dominique Posey caught a 70 yard pass for a TD making the score Spiders 7, Ragin Bulls 0.    In the second quarter, the Ragin Bulls answered with a 8 yard TD by Brian Baltimore.  Then the Spiders struck with a 61 yd pass to Jacquise Moore and a 1 yard run by Dominique Posey, both for TD’s,  The score at halftime was Spiders 19, Ragin Bulls 7.


In the third quarter, Dominique Posey would score on a 11 yard pass reception.  In the fourth quarter, Spider J.D. Misenheimer would score on a 29 yard reception for a TD.  The Ragin Bulls answered with a 8 yard run by Brian Baltimore and a 26 yard pass  from Blake Sides to senior Coye Still.  The final score was Spiders 33, Ragin Bulls 20. 


Hickory Ridge had 198 yards rushing to Concord’s 29 yards of rushing.  HR completed 5 of 20 passes to Concord’s 13 of 26 passes.  HR had 1 TD pass and 1 INT compared to Concord’s 4 TD passes.  Concord had 366 yards of total offense to HR 274 yards.  HR was 3 of 12 on 3rd down conversions compared to Concord’s 7 of 13.  Concord’s passing game was the story of the night with 337 yards, HR only had 76 yards of passing.


Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore had an excellent game with 241 yards on 28 carries.  QB Blake Sides was 4 of 12 passing with 77 yards.  Senior Chuckie Sahanas caught 3 passes for 70 yards with a long of 32 yards.  The Ragin Bull defense held Concord to only 29 yards of rushing on the night.  Dillon Burdette, Robbie Newell, Kirk Werth, and Robbie Simyon were defensive standouts.


Next week the Ragin Bulls will host JM Robinson.  If Hickory Ridge wins and Concord looses to AL Brown, the Ragin Bulls will finish the season in sole 2nd place in the South Piedmont Conference at 5-2.  Go Bulls!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Dillon Burdette of Hickory Ridge High School for being this week's winner of the Kiss FM 95.1 Athlete of the Week!  As a junior defensive end, Dillon is in the top 10 in the state of North Carolina in both tackles and sacks.

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As the winner of the Athlete of the Week, Dillon Burdette and Hickory Ridge High School will be spotlighted on Kiss FM 95.1 radio over the next week.  A picture of Dillon and his award will be on display on the website of Kiss FM 95.1.

 http://www.kiss951.com/pages/2870324.php

You can watch the Athlete of the Week on television tonight on channel 3 WBTV Football Friday Night between the hours of 11:30pm and 12:30am.  Congratulations to Dillon  Burdette and Hickory Ridge High School!  Go Bulls!

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Concord Spiders

Tonight the Ragin Bulls of Hickory Ridge will travel to Concord to face the Spiders of Concord High School.  With the victory against NW Cabarrus the Ragin Bulls are in sole second place in the South Piedmont Conference.  The Concord Spiders have won two conference games in a row.  They defeated Central Cabarrus and JM Robinson back to back.  The Spiders victory against JM Robinson puts them just one game behind the Ragin Bulls in the conference standings.  The Ragin Bulls are only one game behind AL Brown for first place in the conference.  Northwest Cabarrus faces AL Brown tonight and a victory by Northwest and Hickory Ridge would result in another 3 way tie for first place in the South Piedmont Conference.  Tonight’s games are very important and the results are much anticipated.  The race for the conference championship is in full swing!

Kickoff is at 7:30pm.  Come out and support your Ragin Bulls football team and do not forget to bring your cow bell.  See you at the game.  Go Bulls!

South Piedmont 3-A Conference Standings

02:28 PM EDT on Monday, October 26, 2009

Standings are updated on Mondays. Click on the team name for scores and schedules.

South Piedmont 3-A

Conference W-L

Overall W-L

A.L. Brown

5-0

8-1

NW Cabarrus

4-1

7-2

Hickory Ridge

4-1

5-4

Jay M. Robinson

3-2

4-5

Concord

3-2

3-6

Mount Pleasant

1-4

2-7

Cox Mill

0-4

0-8

Central Cabarrus

0-5

0-9

 

JV-Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Concord Spiders

The junior varsity football team of Hickory Ridge High School defeats the Spiders of Concord High School 35-14.  In the first quarter, DeVontae Ellis returns an interception 34 yards for a Ragin Bull touchdown.  D.J. Barnes would score next for the Ragin Bulls with a 30 yard run.  At the end of the first quarter  the score was Ragin Bulls 14, Spiders 0.

 

In the second quarter, Ragin Bull Foil Stafford completed a 2 yard pass to D.J. Barnes for a touchdown.  The Spiders answered with a 6 yard touchdown pass to Eddie Melo.  The score at halftime was 21-6.

 

In the third quarter, D.J. Barnes had a 3 yard touchdown run and Ricardo Day had a 27 yard touchdown run.  In the fourth quarter, Jamil Bost of Concord punched the ball into the end zone with a 1 yard run.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 35, Spiders 14.

 

The Ragin Bulls had 16 first downs compared to the Spiders 5 first downs.  The Ragin Bulls outrushed the Spiders 250 yards to 47 yards.  Total offense was Ragin Bulls 283 yards, Spiders 110 yards.  The Ragin Bulls were 6 for 8 on 3rd down conversions.

 

Ragin Bull running back T.J. Allen carried the ball 12 times for 125 yards.  D.J. Barnes rushed 5 times for 112 yards and had 3 touchdowns on the night.  Foil Stafford completed 4 out of 6 passes for 28 yards.  Jason Eury had 2 receptions for 21 yards.  Adrian Ike was for 5 for 5 on the PAT kick.  Kicker Jake Douglas kicked the ball 6 times for 304 yards.  Michael Sciascia returned 2 kickoffs for 59 yards.

 

Congratulations to the JV Ragin Bulls !  They have had a very good season thus far with only two losses. Next up, the JV Ragin Bulls will travel to JM Robinson for the last of the game of the season.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Athlete of the Week

Each week channel 3 WBTV Football Friday Night highlights the Athlete of the Week sponsored by Kiss FM 95.1.  This week's list of nominees includes Dillon Burdette of Hickory Ridge High School.  To vote go to:


Voting ends this Tuesday night at 11:59pm.  The winner will be on the Kiss FM 95.1 O-Show this Thursday morning and on Football Friday Night this Friday night.  The winner’s school will receive $100.  You can only vote once, so please spread the word.  Get out the vote!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. AL Brown Wonders

In the battle for first place in the 3A South Piedmont Conference the Wonders of AL Brown arise victorious.  The Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls fought hard and played well, but in the end that was not enough.  The Final score was Wonders 38, Ragin Bulls 13.


In the first quarter, the Wonders Travis Riley would run 75 of his 207 yards for a TD on their second possession of the game.  Travis Riley would score again, this time from the 7 yard line.  The score at the end of the first quarter was Wonders 14, Ragin Bulls 0.


In the second quarter, Brian Baltimore had a nice 45 yard run for a TD.  The Ragin Bulls PAT kick was blocked putting the Ragin Bulls within 8 points of the Wonders.  This was as close as the Ragin Bulls would come to the Wonders for the rest of the night.  The Wonders scored one more TD in the second quarter by Travis Riley on a 4 yd run.  Then the Wonders would kick a field goal to end the half.  The score at halftime was Wonders 24, Ragin Bulls 6.


The only score in the third quarter was by Wonders QB Martell Campbell on a 24 yard run.  In the fourth quarter, Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore would score on a 20 yard run.  The Wonders would answer on a 56 yard run by Travis Riley.  The final score was Wonders 38, Ragin Bulls 13.


The game was fairly even on the stats with the Wonders having 359 yards of total offense compared to the Ragin Bulls 235 yards of total offense.  AL Brown had 81 yards of passing compared to the Ragin Bulls 12 yards of passing.  AL Brown threw one interception and both teams lost the ball on a fumble.  AL Brown had 90 yards on penalties and the Ragin Bulls had 25 yards of penalities.  The Ragin Bulls have improved tremendously in the areas of turnovers and penalities.


On the offense, Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore had 137 yards on 26 carries.  Slot back Cody Cothren had 43 yards on 9 carries.  Danny Book had a fumble recovery.  On special teams, Alex Daniels kicked a field goal.  Blake Sides punted 6 times averaging 41 yards with 3 punts landing inside the 20.  John Martinez had a 20 yard kickoff return and Jacolby Thompson had a 16 yard kickoff return.  On the defense, Ragin Bull defensive end Dillon Burdette lead the team with about 10 tackles and 2 hurries.  Dakota Shoe had an interception.  Dale Brown had a good game as well.


Next week the Ragin Bulls travel to Concord to face the Spiders who have won 3 in a row.  The Ragin Bulls are currently in second place in the South Piedmont Conference at 4-1.  If the Ragin Bulls win next week and the Wonders loose to the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans, the Ragin Bulls will be in a 3 way tie for first place in the conference again.  Go Bulls!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. AL Brown Wonders

It is the Game of the Week and the biggest football game in Hickory Ridge High School’s history.  After the huge comeback, and victory last week against conference rival Northwest Cabarrus, the Ragin Bulls have won 3 games in a row and remain undefeated in the South Piedmont Conference.  Tonight’s match up against the Wonders of AL Brown promises to be a good one and has all the makings of a championship game.  Both teams are 4-0 in the conference and are tied for first place.  The Wonders are 6-1 overall and the Ragin Bulls are 5-3 overall.  The winner of tonight’s big game will remain undefeated in the South Piedmont Conference and will sit in sole first place for the first time since the season began.  You can fill it in the air!  The anticipation, the excitement, the hype. This is what football is all about!

 

Last week, the Ragin Bulls offense and the defense performed well.  The offense drove the ball up and down the field all night long, dominating the time of possession.  The rushing game and passing game were firing on all pistons.  The offense scored 3 TD’s in the fourth quarter to come from behind and win the game.  The defense stopped a very strong Northwest offense 6 out of 8 possessions.  The Trojans were forced to punt 5 times.  On the Trojans last offensive possession the defense had an interception to seal the victory.  Except for a TD from the 2 yard line, the result of a special teams turnover, the Trojans offense had only one touchdown on the night.

 

The Wonders have a very good football team with a lot of history.  However, the Ragin Bulls are playing very well and are getting better every week.  There is no reason why the Ragin Bulls cannot play as well tonight as they did last week.  I believe in the Ragin Bull football team and I believe that they will be victorious.  No matter what the outcome of tonight’s game is, the Ragin Bulls are already winners.  For this three year old football program to be in the position they are today is phenomenal!  Come out to the game and experience history.  It is the Game of the Week and is at Kannapolis. Kickoff is at 7:30.  Do not forget to bring your cow bell.  Go Bulls!

JV-Hickory Ridge vs. AL Brown

It was a whale of a game.  The Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls junior  varsity football team came from behind and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Wonders of AL Brown 28-26.


In the first quarter, Steven Jordan of the Wonders had a 5 yard TD run making the score 7 to 0 Wonders.  In the second quarter,  Ragin Bull Foil Stafford threw a 2 yard TD pass to DJ Barnes.  The Wonders answered with a 60 yard TD run by Steven Jordan and then another TD run by Steven Jordan from the 35 yard line.  The score at halftime was Wonders 20, Ragin Bulls 7.


In the fourth quarter the Ragin Bulls would dominate!  Ragin Bull Andrew Reynolds would score on the 2 yard run.  Next up, D.J. Barnes would complete on an 81 yard TD pass to Jason Eury.  Derric Pitts followed with a 42 yard interception for a TD.  The Wonders made a valiant attempt to come back, but to no avail.  The Wonders Darius Smotherson had a 47 yard TD run.  The Wonders then tried the 2 point conversion to tie the game, but were unsuccessful.  The final score of this conference game was Ragin Bulls 28, Wonders 26.


Congratulations to the JV Ragin Bull football team.  Go Bulls!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Hickory Ridge High School vs. Northwest Cabarrus

That was the best football game I have ever seen!  If you weren't there you missed it.  In the 3A South Piedmont Conference show down for first place, it was the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls who came from 14 points down and scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans.

In the first quarter, the Ragin Bulls defense would stop the Trojans offense to force the punt.  On the punt the Ragin Bulls would loose the ball on the 2 yard line after droping the fair catch.  On the ensuing play Trojan Liquan Davis would punch the ball into the end zone.  After the Ragin Bulls got the ball back they were unable to get the first down and were forced to punt.  Grant Keyes would return the punt 58 yards for the second Trojan touchdown of the night. The score at the end of the first quarter was Ragin Bulls 0, Trojans 14.

In the second quarter, the Ragin Bulls would drive the ball down the field and finish with a PAT kick by Alex Daniels. The Ragin Bulls would score again in the second quarter with a nice 25 yard run around the end by senior Coye Still.  The score at halftime was Ragin Bulls 10, Trojans 14.

In the third quarter, the Trojans would score from the 1 yard line on the QB keeper by Jeremy Cannon.  The Ragin Bulls defense would stop the Trojans 2 point conversion attempt.  The score at the end of the third quarter was Ragin Bulls 10, Trojans 20.

In the fourth quarter, Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore would score with a run from the 4 yard line and again with a run from the 1 yard line.  The 1 yard TD by Baltimore was setup by Mike Lewis who forced the fumble on the previous kickoff and by senior Chuckie Sahanas who recovered that fumble on the previous kickoff.  When the Trojans got the ball back the Ragin Bulls had a 15 yard penalty that enabled the Trojans to score on a 5 yard touchdown run by Liquan Davis.  The Ragin Bulls would then answer with only 31 seconds left in the game on a 21 yard pass from senior Nick Moelle to John Martinez.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 30, Trojans 27.

The Hickory Ridge offense had 20 first downs compared to Northwest's 10 first downs.  The Ragin Bulls completed 16 of 27 passes for 223 yards.  The Ragin Bull defense held the Trojans to 4 completions on 19 attempts for only 48 yards.  The Ragin Bulls had a TD pass and the Trojans had an interception that was picked off by senior linebacker Robbie Newell.  Hickory Ridge had 75 offensive plays compared to the Trojans 50 plays.  The Ragin Bulls had 361 yards of total offense compared to 204 yards of total offense for the Trojans.  The Ragin Bull defense held the Trojans to only 13 yards from the line of scrimmage.  The Ragin Bull defense also kept the ball out of the Trojans hands, whose time of possession was only 17 minutes compared to the Ragin Bulls time of possession of 30 minutes.  FYI-The Ragin Bull defense has held their opponents to less than 23 rushing yards/game from the line of scrimmage over the last 3 games.  The Ragin Bull defense has allowed less than 70 yards of total rushing from the line of scrimmage over the last 3 games.

Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore and senior slotback Coye Still had 78 yards and 61 yards respectively.  Senior quarterback Nick Moelle had his best game completing 11 of 17 passes for 120 yards and threw the game winning touchdown pass.  Blake Sides completed 4 of 9 passes for 72 yards.  Jacolby Thompson threw a 31 yard pass to John Martinez on 4th and 21 to give the Ragin Bulls the first down on the last drive of the game.  John Martinez caught 6 passes for 97 yards including the game winning TD reception.  Cody Cothren caught 3 passes for 51 yards.  Senior wideout Chuckie Sahanas caught 2 passes on the night.  On the defense, defensive end Dillon Burdette lead the team with 8 tackles and 3 tackles for a loss.  Linebacker Dale Brown had a good game with 6 tackles and a pass deflection.

The Ragin Bulls are now 5-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference.  Next the Ragin Bulls face off against AL Brown who is 6-1 overall and 5-0 in the conference.  This matchup will be at Kannapolis and both teams are tied for first place in the 3A South Piedmont Conference.  Go Bulls!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hickory Ridge High School vs. Northwest Cabarrus High School

Tonight at “The Ridge,”  the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls face off for the first time ever against the Northwest Cabarrus Trojans.  Tonight’s game is a conference matchup between two of the three South Piedmont Conference giants who are tied for first place.  At 3-0 in the conference, each team will battle to see who can dethrone the other from first place.  Northwest is 6-1 overall and Hickory Ridge is 4-3 overall.  It should be a close matchup and a good game with a lot at stake.  Kickoff is at 7:30pm.  Come out and support the Ragin Bulls football team and do not forget to bring your cow bell.  See you at the game.  Go Bulls!

JV-Hickory Ridge High School vs. Northwest Cabarrus High School

The JV Ragin Bulls football team fall for the second week in a row in a close match up against Northwest Cabarrus High School.  Loosing 14 to 7 this puts the JV Ragin Bulls at 1-2 in the South Piedmont Conference.


In the first quarter, Northwest Cabarrus England gets the 6 yard touchdown run.  Williford throws the 2 point conversion to make the score Northwest 8, Hickory Ridge 0.


In the second quarter, NW Cabarrus McMillan gets the 4 yard touchdown.  Hickory Ridge answers with  7 yard touchdown by Ricardo Day and a PAT kick by Jake Douglas.  The score at half time and the final score of the game, the second half was scoreless, was Norhwest 14, Hickory Ridge 7.


Ricardo Day had 38 yards on 5 runs.  D.J. Barnes completed 1 of 2 passes for 27 yards and had a nice 67 yard kickoff return.  Nick Tyson completed 3 of 3 passes for 21 yards.  Foil Stafford threw 4 for 4.  Jason Eury caught 3 passes for 43 yards.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Play of the Week"-Week 7 Cox Mill/Week 8 Mt. Pleasant

Please forgive Ragin Bull for the lack of a Play of the Week for Week 7 against Cox Mill.  There were some very nice plays in that game to include touchdown runs by Brian Baltimore and Cody Cothren, as well as,   a very nice interception by senior Kirk Werth for a touchdown.  There were other nice plays as well.  Ragin Bull was very busy this past week and inadverently missed the deadline by just a few hours.  Would anyone be willing to assist Ragin Bull?  If so please e-mail hrhsraginbull@yahoo.com.

Please be prepared to vote on the "Play of the Week" for week 8, Mt. Pleasant, starting this Tuesday 10/13/09.  Support your school and it's athletics by spreading the word now.  Get out the vote!  Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.  Go Bulls!

Hickory Ridge vs. Mt. Pleasant

Hickory Ridge wins their second game in a row to maintain their position as leader in the South Piedmont Conference.  At 3-0 in the conference, the Ragin Bulls are in a 3 way tie with Northwest and Kannapolis for first place.

On their first possession of the game, the Ragin Bulls held the ball 5 minutes, as they ran the ball deep into the Tigers territory.  The drive would end in a 29 yard field goal kick by Alex Daniels.  The Tigers would answer with a touchdown pass from Matt Barrier to Casey Honeycutt.  The score at the end of the first quarter was Mt. Pleasant 6, Hickory Ridge 3.

In the second quarter, Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore made a very nice cut to run the ball for a 37 yard touchdown.  The score at halftime was Ragin Bulls 10, Tigers 6.

In the third quarter, Ragin Bull senior linebacker Robbie Newell made a spectacular one handed interception and returned it for a 35 yard touchdown.  The score after three quarters was Hickory Ridge 17, Mt. Pleasant 6.

In the fourth quarter, Tiger QB Matt Barrier connected with Casey Honeycutt on a 7 yard touchdown pass.
Barrier would throw to Cory Huneycutt for the two point conversion.  The Tigers ensuing onside kick was spoiled by the excellent coverage of the Ragin Bulls kickoff return team.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 17, Tigers 14.

The Ragin Bulls offense had 159 yards rushing, 4 yards passing, and a 163 yards of total offense.  Brian Baltimore had 21 carries for 98 yards and one TD.  Senior Coye Still had a good game with a nice 30 yard run that contributed to his 56 yards of rushing for the night.  Blake Sides completed 4 of 8 passes.  Jacolby Thompson had 2 kickoff returns for 54 yards.

The Ragin Bulls defense gave up only 9 yards on the ground and 273 yards in the air.  Dillon Burdette lead the defense with 11 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, and a hurry. Senior Josh Freeman had  6 tackles, 1 pass deflection, and an interception.  Senior Robbie Newell had 4 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 interception, 1 touchdown, and a forced fumble.

Next up the Ragin Bulls face Northwest at home.  Kickoff is at 7:30pm.  Please come out and watch this battle for first place in the South Piedmont Conference.  The Ragin Bulls need your support so please come out to the game.  Do not forget to bring your cow bell and see you at the game.  Go Bulls!

JV-Hickory Ridge vs. Mt. Pleasant

The JV Ragin Bulls are handed their first defeat Thursday against Mt. Pleasant.  At the end of the first quarter the game was all tied up with neither team able to score.  Hickory Ridge would strike first with a 7 yard pass in the second quarter from Stafford to Eury.  After that, the Ragin Bulls would score no more, as the Mt. Pleasant defense would come on strong.  In addition, Mt. Pleasant's offense turned on the passing game by scoring twice in the second quarter.  Troutman threw a 30 yard pass to Kimble for 6.  Then it would be McDonald that threw a 24 yard pass to Kimble.  The score at halftime was 13 to 7 Mt. Pleasant.

In the third quarter Troutman would connect with Kimble on a 22 yard for touchdown.  The final score was Mt. Pleasant 19, Ragin Bulls 7.

The Ragin Bulls had 2 interceptions, one lost fumble, and only 47 yards rushing.  T.J. Allen  finished the day with 55 yards on the ground.  Foil Stafford completed 8 of 10 passes for 60 yards.  D.J. Barnes had 6 receptions for 47 yards. And Jason Eury had 54 receiving yards on 3 receptions.

Next Thursday, the JV Ragin Bulls face off against Northwest at Northwest High School.  Kick off is at 6:30.  Do not forget to bring your cow bell.  Go Bulls!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ragin Bulls Stampede Chargers 56-13

What an evening!  What a Homecoming! The Ragin Bulls stamped the Chargers of Cox Mill on this conference game 56 to 13!  This victory puts the Ragin Bulls in a 3 way tie for first place in the conference at 2-0!


In the first quarter, it was thunderbolt Brian Baltimore who ran for a whopping 43 yards to get the first of many touchdowns of the evening.  Next up, it was lightning Cody Cothren who put the ball into the end zone on a 17 yard run.  Thunder roared once more with Brian Baltimore scoring the touchdown from the 7 yard line.  The score at the end of the first quarter was Ragin Bulls 21, Chargers 0.


In the second quarter, it was the defense who struck first with an interception by senior Kirk Werth.  Kirk returned the interception for a 30 yard touchdown.  Lightning would strike again with Cody Cothren scoring his second time in the game by running a hard fought 32 yard touchdown.  The score at halftime was Ragin Bulls 35, Chargers 0.


You could hear thunder in the third quarter as Brian Baltimore hammered the ball into the end zone from the 10 yard line.  T. J. Allen would be next to add insult to injury by running the ball in from the 7 yard line.  The Chargers QB Arrick Hincher would throw a 80 yard pass to Parker Kenney for the TD.  The score at the end of the third quarter was Ragin Bulls 49, Chargers 6.


In the fourth quarter, T.J. Poole of the Chargers would run a 2 yard touchdown.  Ragin Bull T.J. Allen ran a 3 yard touchdown.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 56, Chargers 13.


With a great effort and outstanding play by all of the Ragin Bulls defense, the Chargers were held to only 48 yards rushing.  The Chargers quarterback was sacked 3 times by Danny Book, Dillon Burdette, and Dakota Shoe.  The same must also be said of the Ragin Bulls offense with only one fumble lost and a whopping 475 yards rushing.  Brian Baltimore rushed the ball 13 times for 208 yards, his best game this season.  With his best game this season, Cody Cothren ran the ball 7 times for 115 yards.  Luke Robinson had a very nice 39 yard carry.  Quarterback Blake Sides contributed 34 yards on the ground.  Senior Chuckie Sahanas had a spectacular, body blowing, 7 yard run.  Senior quarterback Nick Moelle put a nice spiral in the air for 17 yards.  John Martinez had a 19 yard kickoff return.  And my personal favorite, Alex Daniels went 8 for 8 on the PAT kick.  The Ragin Bulls converted 7 of 9 possessions into touchdowns, scoring 78% of the time.  Wow!  Congratulations!


Congratulations to all of the homecoming queens and to our 2009 Hickory Ridge Homecoming Queen Stephanie Forgash.  The atmosphere was great, the food was great, the half time show was spectacular.  Thanks to all who helped put together such a wonderful Homecoming football extravaganza.  If you did not make it, you missed it!


Next up for the Ragin Bulls is Mt. Pleasant away.  Kickoff is at 7:30.  Be there or be square.  See you at the game and do not forget to bring your cow bell.  Go Bulls!








Friday, October 2, 2009

Homecoming-Ragin Bulls vs. Chargers

Tonight is a very special night.  It is the inaugural meeting between the Chargers of Cox Mill and the Ragin Bulls of Hickory Ridge, it is a conference game, and it Homecoming!  The Ragin Bulls are 2-3 and the Chargers are 0-5. The Ragin Bulls are currently in 1st place in the conference at 1-0.  Please come out to this conference game tonight and enjoy all of the Homecoming festivities.  As a reminder, tonight will be the last night to buy raffle tickets.  The drawing will be at halftime.  Do not forget to bring your cow bell and see you at the game.  Go Bulls!

JV-Ragin Bulls vs. Chargers

The JV Ragin Bulls football team go 5-0 as they romp the Chargers of Cox Mill 35-0 in their first ever meeting.  In the first quarter,  D.J. Barnes ran a 70 yard touchdown and T.J. Allen ran a 14 yard touchdown.  The score at halftime was 14-0.

In the third quarter, Josh Chapman made the fumble recovery and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown.  T.J. Allen ran an 8 yard touchdown.  In the fourth quarter, Dalen Helm  punched the ball into the endzone from the 1 yard line.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 35, Chargers 0.


Hickory Ridge had another game on the ground rushing the ball 281 yards.  D.J. Barnes ran the ball 4 times for 98 yards.  T.J. Allen ran 13 times for 94 yards.  Andrew Reynolds had 62 yards on the ground averaging 20.7 yards/carry.  Nick Tyson completed 2 out of 3 passes for 16 yards. 


Congratulations JV Ragin Bulls!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ragin Bull Schedule, Statistics, Standings & More

All new to the Hickory Ridge High School Football website is MaxPreps.  On the right sidebar toward the top of this web page you will find a link to MaxPreps under Ragin Bull Football Schedule, Statistics, Standings, & More.  When you click on and go to MaxPreps a whole new world of Ragin Bull football will evolve with lots of information.  Once at MaxPreps you can find the Ragin Bull football schedule, wins and loses, team standings, team statistics, player statistics, team rankings, player rankings, and more.  Statistically, you can find how the team or a player compares nationally, by state, by scoring, by offense, by defense, by position, by age, by rushing, by passing, by tackles, by sacks, etc.  In addition, you can add fan photos and add any links to web articles that pertain to Ragin Bull football.  The football team roster is available for viewing, as well as, player profiles.  Check it out! 

MaxPreps is an awesome addition to this website and offers a wealth of information.  So go to MaxPreps now to see how your Ragin Bull football team and it's players are doing.  Thanks for all of your support and Go Bulls!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Porter Ridge Pirates

It was a long night for the Ragin Bulls loosing 39 to 6 in the third meeting of this non-conference matchup.  In the first quarter, it only took Porter Ridge three plays to score.  On  the Pirates third posession of the game, QB Lee McNeil threw down the right side of the field to Ryan Patty for a 21 yard TD.  On the ensuing kickoff the Ragin Bulls would get the ball on their own twenty yard line.  Then,on their second offensive play, they would fumble the balll in the backfield.  The Pirates P.J. Freeman would recover the fumble around the Ragin Bull 15 yard line and return it for a TD.  This would be the Pirates second TD in the first four minuites of the game.  The score at the end of the first quarter was the Pirates 12 and the Ragin Bulls 0.

In the second quarter, Ragin Bull Danny Book would deflect the pass from the Pirates QB for an interception and return it 35 yards for the TD.  This would be the the only Ragin Bull points of the night.  The Pirates would answer on their very next offensive play with a 67 yard TD by Tyler Sierra.  The score at halftime was Pirates 18, Ragin Bulls 6.

The second half would be all Porter Ridge.  In the third quarter, two different Pirate quarterbacks would score twice in a row.  First, it would be the Pirates QB #14 Lee McNeil around the right end for a 3 yard TD run.  Then, it would be the Pirates QB #5 Devin Martin around the left end with a 14 yard TD run.  The score at the end of the third quarter was Pirates 32, Ragin Bulls 6.

In the fourth quarter, the Pirates QB #5 Devin Martin would score again, throwing the ball for a 6 yard TD.  The final score was the Pirates 39 to the Ragin Bulls 6.

Penalties and turnovers would plague the Ragin Bulls again.  Hickory Ridge had 11 penalties for 122 yards and lost the ball 5 times on fumbles.  The Pirates did a good job defensively allowing the Ragin Bulls only 7 first downs, 60 yards rushing, 28 yards passing, and 88 yards of total offense.

This coming week is a bye week for the Ragin Bulls, so there will not be a game this coming Friday.  The Ragin Bulls next football game will be homecoming against Cox Mill.  The game will be on Oct. 3 and it will be the first time the two teams have ever met.  Kickoff is at 7:30pm.  Please come out to support the Ragin Bulls football team and do not forget to bring your cow bell.  See you at the game and Go Bulls!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Porter Ridge Pirates

Tonight the Ragin Bulls face off against the Pirates of Porter Ridge in another "Battle of the Ridges."  Last year the teams were evenly matched with the Pirates just edging out the Ragin Bulls 14-13.  This year the Ragin Bulls are 2-2 and the Pirates are 2-2.  Please click http://www.tvstats.com/wbtv/football/index.cfm?mode=school&school_id=605  for more information on Porter Ridge's wins and loses.  For schedules and standings on both teams, click the links to the right under Ragin Bull Football Schedule. 

Everyone please come out to Porter Ridge High School  tonight at 7:30pm to show your support.  Do not forget to bring your blue poncho and your cow bell.  See you at the game and Go Bulls!

JV-Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Porter Ridge Pirates

The JV Ragin Bulls go 4-0 as they beat the Porter Ridge Pirates 28 to 13.  In the first quarter, T.J. Allen ran the ball into the end zone on a 6 yard run.  Then Porter Ridge answered with a 63 yard pass to Jordan VanBeck.  The score at the end of the first period, Hickory Ridge 6 and Porter Ridge 7.

In the second quarter, QB Nick Tyson would punch the ball in for the touchdown from the 1 yard line.  At the halftime the Ragin Bulls lead  14-0.

In the third quarter it was all Ragin Bulls and the T.J./D.J. show.  T.J. Allen would run the ball in into the end zone from the 1 yard line.  D.J. Barnes would score on a 6 yard run.  The score at the end of the third quarter, Ragin Bulls 28-7.

In the fourth quarter, Pirates QB Chase Shuford would throw a 36 yard touchdown pass to Aaron Johnson.  The final score was Ragin Bulls 28, Pirates 13.

T.J. Allen had 18 carries for 134 yards averaging 7.4yds/carry, with a long of 62 yards.  T.J. also had 2 touchdowns on the ground.  D.J. Barnes had 7 carries for 68 yards averaging 9.7yds/carry.  QB Nick Tyson completed 5 of 8 in the air for 52 yards.  Jason Eury had 2 receptions for 27 yards averaging 13.5yds/carry.  On the PAT kick the Bulls were 2 for 2.  It was a rushing game for the Ragin Bulls, running the ball 38 times for 239 yards.

Next up the JV Ragin Bulls travel to Cox Mill for their first ever meeting in this conference match up.  Please come and show your support.  Do not forget to bring your cow bell and Go Bulls!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. East Rowan Mustangs

It was another exciting and hard fought game for the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls.  But in the end, it was the turnovers and penalities that would make the difference.  In the fourth quarter the Ragin Bulls threw three passes for interceptions.  On the ground, they lost three fumbles during the course of the game.  This gave the Ragin Bulls six total turnovers.  In addition to turnovers, the Ragin Bulls were penalized seven times for 50 yards.  The end result was a Mustangs victory over the Ragin Bulls.  The final score was 28 to 22.

A fumble by the Ragin Bulls on their first possession would allow the Mustangs to get off to a kicking start .  They would go ahead early in the first quarter 14-0.  Preston Troutman of the Mustangs would make two long receptions for touchdowns.  Thrown by Quentin Sifford, the first touchdown reception was for 53 yards and was the Mustangs first offensive play of the game.  The second touchdown reception was thrown by Jamey Blalock and was for 55 yards.

The Ragin Bulls would not give up!  They scored three touchdowns in the second quarter!  Cody Cothren would score first with a hard fought run for 19 yards.  Next up, it would be Cody Cothren again, with a 9 yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Nick Moelle.  Now it would be quarterback Blake Sides turn, with a 24 yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver John Martinez.  The Ragin Bulls were ahead at halftime 20-14.

The second half was all East Rowan.  The Mustangs scored two touchdowns in the second half and shut down the Ragin Bull offense.  In the third quarter, Quentin Sifford would score with a 56 yard run.  In the fourth quarter the Mustangs would score another touchdown with a 5 yard run from the redzone.  As the clock wound down, the Mustangs punter delibertely ran the ball into the endzone for the safety.  This gave the Ragin Bulls their only score of the second half.  The final score was East Rowan 28, Ragin Bulls 22.

It was more of a passing game for the Ragin Bulls.  They threw the ball 18 times for 10 receptions and 165 yards. They rushed the ball for 153 yards, compared to the Mustangs 245 yards.  Even though the Mustangs threw the ball ony 9 times for the 3 receptions, 2 of those receptions were for touchdowns.  The Mustangs had no interceptions and two fumbles, compared to the Ragin Bulls three interceptions and three fumbles.  The turnover ratio was three to one in favor of the Mustangs.  In the end, it was these turnovers that plagued the Ragin Bulls and was the real story of the game.

Ragin Bull running back Brian Baltimore had an excellent game again with 23 carries for 138 yards averaging 6 yards/carry.  Cody Cothren also had a great game.  In only 2 quarters of play, Cody had 68 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns that brought the Ragin Bulls from behind to tie the game.  Luke Robinson threw a 43 yard pass to John Martinez in a nice trick play called by the Ragin Bulls coaching staff.  John Martinez had 5 receptions in the game for 102 yards averaging 20.4 yards/reception.

On the defense, Ragin Bull lineman Cole Lilly had exceptional play making more than 10 tackles.  Other linemen Dillon Burdette and Eugene Antwi had good games as well, trying to contain the Mustangs option.   In the skilled positions, Ryan McGill and Nathan Furr stoodout, making several tackles in the Ragin Bulls secondary.

Next up is Porter Ridge away.  The game is next Friday, 9/18/09.  Kickoff time is 7:30pm.  Everybody please show up to support our Ragin Bulls football team in this all important non-conference matchup.  See you at the game and Go Bulls!

P.S.-Voting for the "Play of the Week" for the East Rowan game will start this coming Monday afternoon.  So please make sure to cast your vote.  Also, please continue to vote on this website for the "Play of the Week" for the Central Cabarrus game.  Voting for the Central Cabarrus game will end this coming Monday at noon.  To vote just go to the "Play of the Week" sidebar on the right bottom of this website.  And if you can, go to the Carolina Panthers home game tomorrow against Philadelphia and check out the Ragin Bulls winning "Play of the Week" video highlight on the Jumbotron of the Bank of America Stadium.  Thanks for your continued support!

Friday, September 11, 2009

JV-Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. East Rowan Mustangs

The JV Ragin Bulls win against the East Rowan Mustangs last night at East Rowan 27 to 12.  Their current record is 3-0 overall.  They have defeated Marvin Ridge, Central Cabarrus, and East Rowan  You can locate the 2009 JV Football Schedule by clicking the link to the Hickory Ridge High School Football Schedule  This link is located  under the Ragin Bull Football Schedule sidebar on the right side of this website.

In the first quarter, Ragin Bull Nick Tyson threw a pass to D.J. Barnes for a 68 yard touchdown.  The extra point was good by Josh Chapman making the score at the end of the first quarter 7-0.

In the second quarter the Ragin Bulls strike again, D.J. Barnes threw a 33 yard touchdown pass to Jason Eury.  Ragin Bull Josh Chapman kicks the PAT.  East Rowan answers with a 13 yard pass for a touchdown.  The score at half time was Ragin Bulls 14, East Rowan 6.

In the third quarter, Ragin Bull T.J. allen runs 70 yards to put points on the board.  Josh Chapman kicks another PAT.  East Rowan answers again with a 9 yard run for the touchdown.  The score at the end of the third quarter was 21-12 Ragin Bulls.

In the fourth quarter, T.J. Allen gets another touchdown with a 39 yard run.  The final score was 27 to 12 Ragin Bulls. 

Hickory Ridge had 233 yards rushing and 143 yards passing for 376 yards of total offense.  T.J. Allen had an excellent game with 17 carries for 178 yards averaging 10.6 yards/carry.  D.J. Barnes had 3 receptions for 89 yards averaging 29.7 yards/reception.  Josh Chapman was 3 for 3 on the PAT. 

Kudos to all of the JV Ragin Bulls football team for a job well done.  Next on the schedule is Porter Ridge at home.  The game is next Thursday and kickoff time is 6:30pm.  See you at the game and Go Bulls!

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. East Rowan Mustangs

Tonight at "The Ridge" the Ragin Bulls face off against the East Rowan Mustangs for the very first time.  East Rowan is 2-1 overall.  The Mustangs have lost to Salisbury 46-10, won against North Rowan 7-0, and won against Concord 30-0.  The Mustangs are currently in second place in their North Piedmont League.

The Ragin Bulls are 2-1 overall and are currently in first place in their South Piedmont Conference at 1-0.  The Ragin Bulls have won against Carson 25-13, lost to Marvin Ridge 31-6, and won against Central Cabarrus 28-26.  For more details on the Hickory Ridge High School Ragin Bulls 2009 football schedule, scores, and standing go to the right sidebar of this website and find Ragin Bull Schedule.

Kickoff is at 7:30.  Be sure to come and bring your cow bell.  And as always, please support the Hickory Athletic Booster Club by purchasing a raffle ticket, spirit wear, program, and concessions.  See you at "The Ridge" and Go Bulls!

For more information on the East Rown Mustangs go to:
East Rowan Mustangs

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Michelin Sponsored High School "Play of the Week"

Congratulations to the Hickory Ridge High School Ragin Bulls football team for winning the Michelin sponsored high school "Play of the Week" for week 2 in Central North Carolina.  You can read about it in the September 8th edition of the Independent Tribune.

http://www2.independenttribune.com/content/list/sports/preps/hickoryridge/

The video highlight that won is against Marvin Ridge and is titled "18 Yard Interception Late In The Fourth Quarter."  Starting this week, you will be able to view this "Play of the Week" video highlight on the Carolina Panthers website at

http://www.panthers.com/community/prep-football/michelin-better-play.html.

In addition to Hickory Ridge High School winning $250,  the "Play of the Week" video highlight will be displayed on the Carolna Panthers Jumbotron this Sunday at the Bank of America Stadium when the Panthers host the Philadelphia Eagles.  Also, this "Play of the Week" video highlight will be eligible for "Play of the Season,"  the winner of which will receive $2,000 and a field trip to the Bank of America Stadium for a meet and greet with the Carolina Panthers football players.

Congratulations again to the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls football team for winning Central North Carolina's week 2 "Play of the Week."  Make sure to keep voting each week for the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls.  To vote, click on the link in the "Play of the Week" sidebar on the bottom right side of this webpage. This week's voting will be for the Central Cabarrus football game.  Voting will end Monday at 12pm, at which time you will be able to start voting on the East Rowan football game.  Thanks again for your continued support and Go Bulls!

P.S.-To become a follower of the Hickory Ridge High School Football website click http://raginbullsfootball.blogspot.com/ and then click the follow tab on the right sidebar.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Central Cabarrus Vikings

Friday night the Vikings of Central Cabarrus were "thunderstruck" by the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls 28-26.  This football game was played at Central Cabarrus High School and was a true "barn burner."  The game went down to the wire as the Vikings had the ball on the Ragin Bulls 12 yard line with 1.4 seconds to go in the game.  Trying to get off one last play to win, time ran out, as the officials wound the clock.

For the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls it was a night of "first's."  In their third season, it was the first time the Ragin Bulls had come from behind to win the game.  It was also the Ragin Bull's first kickoff return for a touchdown.  Congratulations!

The Vikings struck first in the second quarter with a 75 yard run by Jarod Garrick and a 2 point conversion by Andrew Resendez.  The score at halftime was Vikings 8, Ragin Bulls 0.

In the third quarter,  Dillon Burdette blocked a punt attempt by the Vikings, giving the ball back to the Ragin Bulls offense.  On the ensuing drive, the Ragin Bulls converted the turnover into points with a 4 yard touchdown run by Brian Baltimore.  The score was now 8-6 in favor of the Vikings.  In the next series, the Vikings were forced to punt.  Thanks to the "Bull Rush" of Ryan McGill and the rest of his Ragin Bulls defensive teammates, the Vikings punter was forced to kick the ball into their own endzone for a safety.  The score was now tied 8 to 8.  After the safety, the Vikings kicked the ball to Ragin Bull John Martinez, who returned the kick 58 yards for Hickory Ridge's first ever kickoff return for a touchdown.  After getting the ball back again, the Vikings were able to score on a 7 yard run by D.J. Watson.  The score at the end of the third quarter, tied 14 to 14.

Defensive End #41 Dillon Burdette blocks a punt in the 3rd quarter

In the final quarter, the Ragin Bull offensive line blocked to perfection, allowing Brian Baltimore to run the ball for two touchdowns.  One touchdown was for 42 yards and the other was for 25 yards.  For the Vikings, it was D.J. Watson throwing two touchdown passes to Aaron Johnson.  After this exciting scoring extravaganza, it was up to the Vikings to tie the game.  With the score 28-26 in favor of the Ragin Bulls, the Vikings would line up for a 2 point conversion.  Led by Dillon Burdette and Eugene Antwi, the Ragin Bulls defense stampeded the Vikings offense, denying the two point conversion and keeping the lead for the Ragin Bulls.
The Vikings would get the ball back one more time.  With an opportunity to score and win the game, the Vikings would drive the ball up the field to the Ragin Bulls 12 yard line.  With 1.4 seconds left on the clock and no time outs, the Vikings would try to spike the ball and stop the clock for one more play.  When the officials wound the clock, time ran out.  What a disappointment for the Vikings, and what a triumph for the Ragin Bulls.  Both teams fought hard, but in the end, there could only be one victor.  The final score was Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls 28, Central Cabarrus Vikings 26.

Friday, September 4, 2009

JV-Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Central Cabarrus Vikings

It was a shut out at "The Ridge" on Thursday night as the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls dominate the Vikings of Central Cabarrus 28-0.

In the first quarter, linebacker Josh Chapman put the Ragin Bulls on the board first with an interception that was returned for 60 yards and a touchdown.  In the second quarter, running back TJ Allen put the ball into the end zone with a 10 yard run.  The score at halftime was Ragin Bulls 14, Vikings 0.

In the third quarter, it was D.J. Barnes that put points on the board with a 9 yard run.  And in the fourth quarter, Andrew Reynolds broke loose on the ground for a 35 yard touchdown.  The final score of the game was Ragin Bulls 28, Vikings 0.

Defensively, D.J. Freeman had another good game along with Kyle Komendat.  On special teams the Ragin Bulls were 4 of 4 on PAT's.  Good job special teams and good job JV Ragin Bulls!  Keep up the good work.  Hope to see everyone tonight at the varsity football game.  Go Bulls!

"Play of the Week"

Each week after "Friday Night's" varsity football game, Ragin Bulls fans will be able to vote on the "Play of the Week."  Hickory Ridge High School will be competing against all of the other Central North Carolina High Schools and the winner each week will receive $250.  Each winner of the "Play of the Week" will be eligible for "Play of the Year," the winner of which will receive $2000.  Voting is from Monday at 12pm to Monday at 12pm for the previous Friday night's game.  For example, the deadline to vote on the Marvin Ridge football game is this Monday 9/7/09 at 12pm.  Tonight's football game at Central Cabarrus High School will not be availble to vote on until this Monday 9/7/09 at 12 pm.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment or e-mail Ragin Bull at hrhsraginbull@yahoo.com.

On the right side bar of this website there is a section titled "Vote for the Play of the Week" where all Ragin Bulls will be able to cast their vote throughout the football season.  Because this is a new addition to our website, and for your convenience, you will also able to cast your vote here by clicking http://www.abetterplay.com/video/current/home/cnc.  Thanks for all of your support and Go Bulls!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday Night Lights at Central Cabarrus High School

Friday night the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls face off against the Central Cabarrus Vikings in their first conference matchup.  The rivalry will be hosted by Central Cabarrus High School at 7:30pm.  Last year the Ragin Bulls were victorious and it is every expectation that this Friday will be no different.  Let's show up in herds to support our team and make sure to bring your Ragin Bull cow bell. See you at the game and Go Bulls!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ragin Bulls vs. Mavericks Media Coverage

Friday Night's game between Hickory Ridge and Marvin Ridge was WBTV channel 3's Game of the Week. Time Warner Cable will be broadcasting the game tomorrow on channel 1234. Check your local listing for the exact time of the televised game.

Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls vs. Marvin Ridge Mavericks

In the third annual Battle of the Ridge between the Hickory Ridge Ragin Bulls and the Marvin Ridge Mavericks, it was the Mavericks who arose victorious winning 31 to 6. In the first quarter, Marvin Ridge marched the ball down the field and scored by punching the ball in from the 1 yard line. Hickory Ridge answered by completing a great 75 yard pass from Blake Sides to Jacolby Thompson for a touchdown. After getting the ball back, the Mavericks managed to get the ball back into the Ragin Bulls red zone. The Ragin Bulls defense held the Mavericks forcing them to kick a field goal. At the end of the first quarter the score was Mavericks 10 Ragin Bulls 6.

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Blakes Sides 75 yard touchdown pass to Jacolby Thompson

In the second quarter there were a series of turnovers and penalities which were converted into points by the Mavericks. Tyler Chadwick connected with K.J. Brent on two passing plays for touchdowns making the score at halftime Mavericks 24 Ragin Bulls 6.

In the beginning of the third quarter, the Maverick's Tyler Chadwick connected once again with K.J. Brent on a 57 yard touchdown pass. In the fourth quarter, Dillon Burdette's defensive pressure on the Mavericks quarterback led to an interception by Kyle Temple for an 18 yard return. It was a defensive game in the second half with only 6 points scored. The final score was Mavericks 31 Ragin Bulls 6.

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Dillon Burdette's rush results in interception by Kyle Temple for 18yd. return

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Junior Varsity Football Season Opener

The Junior Varsity football team defeated the Marvin Ridge Mavericks 34-22 in Thursday night’s home game. TJ Allen had a great game rushing for 137 yards and averaging 10.1 yards/carry. On the defense DJ Freeman played outstanding and Jake Barbee contributed to the team by playing well at several different positions. Special teams had spectacular running from D. J. Barnes.

Next week the JV Ragin Bulls face the Central Cabarrus Vikings at home. The game starts at 7pm, so come out and support our Hickory Ridge Ragin Bull football. Once again, congratulations to the JV football team on their season opening victory. GO BULLS!

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Blog for HRHS Ragin Bull Football

This is a new blog created to exclusively follow Hickory Ridge High School Ragin Bull football. Throughout the season multi-media content will be updated and added weekly as the Junior Varsity and Varsity football teams play their games. Expect lots of pictures, videos, statistics, and commentary. Links will be provided to Facebook, MySpace, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, YouTube, local TV stations, and local newspapers. The intent of this webpage is to provide a forum for those who want to keep up with all of the news and action pertaining to the 2009 Ragin Bulls football team. Feel free to submit your comments, ratings, news, pictures, video, and suggestions throughout the football season. Our e-mail address is hrhsraginbull@yahoo.com

Congratulations on the Varsity football team's win against Carson this past weekend in their season opener. Also, congratulations to the Junior Varsity football team's victory last night against Marvin Ridge in their season opener.

Tonight the Ragin Bull Varsity football team will play at Marvin Ridge High School at 7:30pm. Please come out and support your team in the "Battle of the Ridges."

Stay tuned this weekend for updates and stats on tonight's big game, as well as, last night's JV football game.

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