Backfield Powers Ridge Over Lake Region, 34-7
Fri. October 19, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. | By Mike Cobb
By MIKE COBB
DAVENPORT | Ridge Community, led by junior Trayvon Howard, used a stable of running backs to wear down Lake Region and moved a step closer to the Class 7A playoffs Friday night with a 34-7 district win over Lake Region.
Howard scored on runs of 65 and 42 yards and eight different backs had carries as the Bolts rushed for 313 yards to improve to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in Class 7A, District 5.
They have games remaining with district opponents George Jenkins (next week) and Lakeland (in two weeks) and need to win one of the two to secure their second consecutive playoff berth.
Howard finished with 152 yards on 13 carries.
"He did a great job, we did a good job at the point of attack, the offensive line did a good job blocking, and he (Howard), ripped it up in there hard a couple of times," Ridge Community coach Richard Tate said.
E'Shawn Davis also scored on a 4-yard run and Shykeem Pitts, who saw action at four different positions, ran 10 yards for a score. Pitts was also 2-for-3 passing, caught two passes for 31 yards and intercepted a pass.
"He's got depth at running back," Lake Region coach Steve Reynolds said. "They're big and solid and strong, and they're going to run right at you."
Lake Region, coming off its first win of the season last week at Poinciana, falls to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in Class 7A-5 play.
Quarterback LT Thompson led the Thunder offense with 163 yards passing and also ran 3 yards for a Thunder touchdown in the second quarter.
The Thunder had two touchdown passes called back in the first half because of penalties.
"That takes the wind out of your sails," added Reynolds.
Lake Region 0 7 0 0 — 7
Ridge Community 0 14 13 7 — 34
RC — E'Shawn Davis 4 run (Daniel Delgado kick), 11:47.
LR — LT Thompson 3 run (Hunter Ratcliffe kick), 8:55.
RC — Trayvon Howard 65 run (Delgado kick), 8:08.
RC — Howard 42 run (Delgado kick), 11:03.
RC — Shykeem Pitts 10 run (kick blocked), 2:53.
RC – George Rosell 46 pass from Jourdan Osinskie (Delgado kick), 8:48.
First Downs 12 17
Rushes/yards 24-27 41/313
Passing yards 163 105
Passing 11-18-2 6-10-0
Total offense 190 418
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 1/0
Punts/avg 2/36.5 2/22.0
Penalties/yds 4/46 10/65
Rushing — Aaron Garrison 15-28; RC — Trayvon Howard 13-152.
Passing — LT Thompson 11-18-2, 163; RC — Jourdan Osinski 4-7-0, 80.
Receiving —Andre Palmer 5-103; RC — George Rosell 1-46, Skykeem Pitts 2-31.