Davis' Late Fourth-Quarter TD Lifts Ridge Over Kathleen, 20-19
Fri. September 14, 2012 at 11:43 p.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
Ridge Community's Inglesson Sanon attempts to plow through Kathleen defenses during Friday night's game at Ridge Community High School. (Photo by PAUL CRATE | LEDGER MEDIA GROUP )
HAINES CITY | E'Shawn Davis' 2-yard touchdown run with 4:26 to play was the difference as Ridge Community rallied to defeat Kathleen 20-19 Friday night.
"I thought both teams played a real good game, and we were fortunate to come out with a win", Ridge coach Richard Tate said.
There were four lead changes in the contest as the teams went back and forth in the second half after a first half dominated by defense.
Anthony Ware's 5-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter put Kathleen (2-1) ahead 7-0 and was the lone score of the first half.
Shykeem Pitts' 14-yard touchdown run following a muffed punt early in the third quarter evened the game at seven.
The Bolts (3-0) took their first lead of the night on their next possession; on a third-and-17 play from their own 13-yard line. Quarterback Jourdan Osinskie found Codaryl Pandolfo for an 87-yard score that gave Ridge a 13-7 lead.
It didn't take long for Kathleen to answer as quarterback A'Treyu Farrior found Javon Harrison for a 46-yard score on the first play of the Red Devils' ensuing possession.
The touchdown tied the score at 13-13, and Farrior gave Kathleen the lead about three minutes later on a score from 2 yards out. Omar Carvajal's extra point attempt however, went off the upright and proved costly as Kathleen clung to a 19-13 lead.
The Red Devils forced Ridge Community to go three-and-out on its following possession but quickly returned the favor.
The winning score was set up after a strong punt return from Pitts. The play prior to Davis' go-ahead touchdown, Davis converted a fourth-and-2 with a 9-yard rush. Daniel Delgado's extra point put the Bolts up 20-19 and ahead for good.
Ridge Community will remain home next Friday and host Auburndale.
Kathleen (2-1) will return home to open district play against Winter Haven on Thursday. Both games are at 7 p.m..
Kathleen 0 7 6 6 — 19
Ridge Community 0 0 13 7 — 20
K – Anthony Ware 5 run (Omar Carvajal kick) 10:56
RC – Shykeem Pitts 14 run (Daniel Delgado kick) 7:42
RC – Codaryl Pandolfo 87 pass from Jourdan Osinskie (kick failed) 1:11
K – Javon Harrison 46 pass from A'Treyu Farrior (kick blocked) :56
K – A'Treyu Farrior 2 run (kick failed) 9:21
RC – E'Shawn Davis 2 run (Delgado kick) 4:26
Kathleen | Ridge
First Downs 12 8
Rushes/Yards 36/123 36/185
Passing 5-12-1 10-21-1
Passing Yards 130 129
Total Yards 253 314
Fumbles/Lost 5/1 1/1
Punts/Average 4/27.0 6/44.0
Penalties/Yards 8/55 7/70
Records 2-1 3-0
KATH – A'Treyu Farrior 10-20-0, 130 TD
RC – Jourdan Osinskie 5-12-1, 129 TD
KATH – Rovonta Johnson 12-58
RC – Inglesson Sanon 7-67
KATH – Javon Harrison 3-61 TD
RC – Codaryl Pandolfo 2-110, TD
KATH – Shaquille Black, INT
RC – Hercules Betts, 2 sacks, FF