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!

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