South Hamilton Ends Ridge View’s Season in Playoff Opener

South Hamilton piled up 455 yards of offense, including 424 on the ground, as they defeated Ridge View 54-12 in a Class 1A 1st round playoff game.

South Hamilton returned the opening kickoff 81 yards for a touchdown, which was followed by a two-point conversion. Each team’s opening offensive series ended with a turnover. Ridge View found the end zone on their second drive, as they went 40 yards in nine plays in 3:21. On 4th down and 7, Jake Breyfogle threw a 15 yard touchdown pass to Caden Biede to pulled the Raptors within 8-6 as they two-point try failed.

The Hawks dominated from that point, as they scored on their next three possessions to take a 32-6 lead into the half. Ethan Mason intercepted a pass in the end zone on South Hamilton’s last drive of the first half, as they led 32-6 at the break.

South Hamilton scored three more rushing touchdowns in the 2nd half, including 75 and 52 yard runs. They scored 46 unanswered points before the Raptors got in the end zone late in the 4th quarter with an eight play, 68 yard drive that culminated in a ten yard touchdown pass from Breyfogle to Austin Pyle.

Ridge View had 145 yard offensively on the night. Breyfogle passed for 129, and Tracin Price had five catches for 45 yards. The Raptors finish 4-5, and graduate eight seniors.

South Hamilton (8-1) will play in a 2nd round game next Friday.


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