NEW PORT RICHEY — River Ridge (2-5, 1-4) got its first Class 6A, District 6 win, beating Central (1-6, 0-4) 61-6 in front of a large Homecoming crowd Friday night.
Central only earned 107 total yards on offense and five first downs. Senior Quadavis Battle finished with 50 rushing yards on only three carries.
The River Ridge offense was led by seniors Josh Maisel and Justin Haystrand with six total touchdowns. Maisel went 6-for-11 through the air with 91 passing yards and ran for 77 yards on seven attempts. Haystrand got 102 rushing yards on only eight attempts and three TDs.
"We came out with a good effort. We all played together, offense and defense and special teams. We came out with a win," Haystrand said.
Samuel Henninger, Times correspondent