A change of scenery, a rain-delayed finish and a blown transformer couldn’t dampen Anclote’s offense or its excitement over its first win of the year.
The Sharks pounded their run game both halves to beat Ridgewood 41-7 Monday in the second half of a game postponed Friday because of lightning.
“We needed to make sure we went out and did what we were supposed to do,” Sharks coach Matt Wicks said.
Anclote (1-4, 1-2) fed junior running back Willie Barrett the ball both nights. He rushed five times for 115 yards in the first half and 12 times for 114 yards on the second half. Barrett scored twice, and junior running back Trent Crawford added a rushing touchdown for the Sharks.
“We just felt like we needed to run the ball,” Wicks said.
The Sharks’ passing game also fared well. Tymere Carter had two touchdown catches, and his brother, Shymere, also caught one from quarterback John Forgione.
Anclote’s defense unleashed defensive end Shymere Carter around the edges and forced two fumbles while stuffing the Rams on Monday. Ridgewood (1-5, 1-2) got its only score with a 1-yard rush by Will Fulmer in the first half.
“I thought we played better this half than we did the first half on Friday,” Wicks said.
The game began Friday at Anclote, but a transformer blew and ended the night early. The Sharks’ stadium remained without working lights Monday, so the teams finished the contest at Ridgewood.