Bill Niehr rushed for 131 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns, leading Ridgewood to a 28-0 victory over Gulf in a Class 4A, District 8 game. The Rams' offensive line bullied the Buccaneers (2-5, 1-3) for the entire game. Jamie Ballew rushed for 93 yards on nine carries, helping the Rams (4-3, 3-1) amass 253 yards.
Gulf's Willie Rueck, one of the top rushers in the North Suncoast with 535 yards, was held to 43 yards on 12 carries. Gulf was held to just 84 yards total offense.
Ridgewood coach John Castelamare said he was pleased with the Rams' effort after last week's tough loss to Wauchula Hardee.
"The kids practiced real hard this week and it shows. They played tremendously," Castelamare said.