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River Ridge 28, Central 16

BROOKSVILLE — River Ridge, coming off its first win of the season against Anclote last week, wanted to keep its streak going against Central. The Royal Knights did just that.

Senior quarterback Kenny Toce started perfect early, hooking up with Trevor Hooker on a 20-yard pass. Central answered quickly as Artie Gartner threw a touchdown to Nick Rosario, who broke a tackle on his way to a 56-yard reception. Rosario finished as the top wideout with four catches for a 87 yards. Later in the second quarter Toce threw a touchdown to Zack Ford to make it 14-7 River Ridge.

Rosario narrowed the score before the half, nailing a 31-yard field goal. The Royal Knights came out running behind an amped-up offensive line, paving the way for Stavros Arianas, who rushed for 121 on 23 carries. Steven Read was a bright spot for Central, with a 1-yard TD and 75 on 15 carries.

Rodney Robinson, Times correspondent

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River Ridge 28, Central 16 10/02/09 [Last modified: Friday, October 2, 2009 11:37pm]
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