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Football: Springstead 48, Ridgewood 0

NEW PORT RICHEY — Springstead kicked off the season with a shutout as the Eagles soared past Ridgewood 48-0 Friday.

Ridgewood's first possession came to a quick end as Springstead cornerback Luke McLeod picked off Will Fulmer's pass for a 63-yard interception, and returned it 63 yards to open the scoring at 7-0.

Three plays later, Fulmer was intercepted by Nick Bailey. The next possession for Ridgewood would not be any better as the Rams allowed a safety, making the score 9-0 with 4:42 left in the first quarter.

Four plays into the second quarter, Springstead quarterback Tyler Mahla threw the first of his three touchdowns, this one from 1 yard out to Daniel Wright. The Eagles' two-point conversion was good.

Two possessions later, Bailey intercepted Fulmer for a second time, setting up a 31-yard field goal to put the Eagles up 20-0.

With 1:29 left in the half, Mahla connected with Shane Scorza for the first of the duo's two touchdowns from 37 yards out. Mahla finished 9-for-12 with 201 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles' defense impressed again, following up last week's 37-0 preseason shutout of Hudson.

Springstead looks to continue its success at home next week when it faces Fivay. The Rams take on River Ridge.

Tim Porson, Times correspondent

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