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!