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Creekview Outruns River Ridge in a High-Octane Matchup


The Creekview Grizzlies came into this game with momentum and confidence, finding success in the early region schedule. River Ridge was coming off a late loss to Sequoyah last week, setting up a high-scoring contest this Friday.


The first quarter set the stage for the offensive fireworks to come. Creekview's quarterback, Austin Guest, led the charge with a 7-yard touchdown rush, giving the Grizzlies an early 6-0 lead. However, the PAT was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 6-0 with 3:39 remaining in the quarter.


River Ridge responded swiftly, with quarterback Ethan Spector connecting with Thomas Thompsen on a 16-yard touchdown pass. The Knights took a 7-6 lead as the first quarter came to a close, setting the tone for a closely contested battle.


The second quarter saw Creekview's offense continue to shine. Guest displayed his versatility with two rushing touchdowns, from 1 yard and 7 yards out, respectively. The Grizzlies extended their lead to 20-7.


Guest wasn't done yet. He connected with Michael Roach on a 29-yard touchdown pass, further widening the gap to 27-7 with 1:37 left in the second quarter. Roach was a huge part of the Grizzlies success, and was the number one target for Guest.


However, River Ridge managed to close the half on a positive note, as Gracen Van Glider nailed a 48-yard field goal, trimming Creekview's lead to 27-10 as they headed into halftime.


The third quarter featured more offensive fireworks, with Mason Munn contributing an 8-yard touchdown rush for Creekview. The Grizzlies led 34-10.


River Ridge responded with a 58-yard touchdown pass from Spector to Camden Cox, bringing the score to 34-17 with 8:35 left in the third quarter. Creekview's Nigel Agyemang added to the scoring frenzy with a 44-yard touchdown rush, making it 41-17.


Van Glider contributed another field goal, this time from 36 yards, for River Ridge, cutting the deficit to 41-20 as the third quarter came to a close.


In the fourth quarter, Munn scored his second rushing touchdown, this time from 2 yards out, increasing Creekview's lead to 48-20 with 9:02 left to play.


The Knights refused to go quietly, as Andrew Hand returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, making it 48-27 with 8:49 left in the game. Spector added another touchdown pass, an 11-yarder to Sam Vincent, bringing the score to 48-34 with 3:12 remaining.


Despite their valiant effort, the River Ridge Knights couldn't complete the comeback, and the final whistle signaled a hard-fought 48-34 victory for the Creekview Grizzlies.


Creekview will prepare to host Sequoyah next week in the Battle of Hickory Flat to set themselves up for a home playoff game. River Ridge will have a bye week to prepare for the Rome Wolves.

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