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

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!

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