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Spring football game: Ridgewood 21, River Ridge 14

At River Ridge in New Port Richey

Ridgewood 21, River Ridge 14

Spring game-breakers: Running back Cameron Rodriguez carried the load for Ridgewood on Thursday night, rushing for 104 yards on 21 attempts. River Ridge coach Tim Stevens was pleased with the play of quarterbacks Tyler Allberry and Josh Maisel, who went a combined 10-of-20 for 137 yards, highlighted by a 20-yard touchdown pass from Maisel to tight end George Cordova. The Ridgewood defense forced four turnovers, including a 48-yard interception return for a touchdown by Chase Zwaschka in the third quarter. Zwaschka also had a fumble recovery.

Did you know? After the Rams' preseason win over River Ridge, Land O'Lakes assistant and former Rams assistant Rock Ridgeway congratulated new Ridgewood coach Kent Reed on the victory, after just a month ago Reed was named head coach. … Reed has added former Rams lineman Andrew Stagner to the coaching staff. … Former Rams running back Sterling Ross was in attendance on the Ridgewood sideline.

Audible 1: "The defense really played well tonight. I feel like the guys really wanted to win this one tonight." — Ridgewood coach Kent Reed

Audible 2: "(Maisel and Allberry) had some good throws and they had some rough plays. They are both big, strong and athletic kids, and they have to find their way onto the field somehow." — River Ridge coach Tim Stevens

Andy Villamarzo, Times correspondent

Spring football game: Ridgewood 21, River Ridge 14 05/27/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:14pm]
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