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Ridge View defeats Treynor in defensive affair

October 23, 2021 12:59am

The Ridge View Raptors defeated the Treynor Cardinals 14-0 to advance to the second round of Class 1A playoffs

In a game that saw the first half completed in just over 45 minutes the teams would not crack the scoreboard. After a Raptors punt on their opening series, the Cardinals would move the ball. The Cardinals would drive the ball into Raptors territory before the Raptors would force a fumble. After the teams traded punts the Raptors would take their turn to move the ball in the opening frame. A drive that would go 41 yards in 9 play would stall out for the Raptors on the Treynor 14. The score after 1 0-0.

The second quarter saw the teams trade punts throughout the quarter. Nobody could get much going but the Raptors did win the field position battle in the quarter. The score at the half 0-0.

The third quarter was when the Raptors would find the scoreboard. After Treynor punted on their first secondĀ half posession Ridge View would strike. The Raptors would put together an 11 play drive that covered 44 yard in 3:50. The drive would be capped off by a Cade Harriman 3 yard TD run to make in 7-0 Raptors. After a Cardinals punt, the teams would trade interceptions. For the Cardinals it was Tom Schwartz collecting his fourth on the season and for the Raptors it was Tyhler Kolpin collecting his first of the season. The game would go into the fourth with the Raptors leading 7-0.

The Raptors would tack on one more score in the fourth. Kolpin collected his second interception of the game on Treynor's first fourth quarter drive. That play lead to the Raptors second score of the game. The drive was a 6 play, 44 yard drive that lasted for 3:15. The drive was capped off by Harriman's second rushing touchdown this time from 24 yards out. Treynor would turn it over on their last possesion as Ethan Mason would seal the deal for the Raptors.

With the win the Raptors improve to 6-3 and will wait to see who they draw for the second round of the playoffs, and for the Cardinals they wrap up the season at 6-3

Hear comments from Raptors Head Coach Dale Tokheim below