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River Ridge Rebounds Against Woodstock


The Knights came into Thursday night losing their last two games, one close, and one not so much. The Knights were able to let out their frustrations against a Woodstock team that was coming off it's first win in two years.


The game's first quarter set the tone for what would become a one-sided affair. River Ridge wasted no time as quarterback Ethan Spector connected with Grant Hollier on a 7-yard touchdown pass, set up by a big kick return by Andrew Hand, putting the Knights on the scoreboard with a 7-0 lead just 10:35 into the game.


Woodstock quickly responded with a touchdown of their own, as Drew Burmeister powered through for a 1-yard rushing score, leveling the score at 7-7 with 7:28 left in the first quarter.


However, it was River Ridge's Camden Cox who stole the show in the first quarter. Cox bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 3-yard touchdown run, giving the Knights a 14-7 lead with 1:55 left in the first quarter. Moments later, Christian Pansera added to the Wolverines' woes with an interception for River Ridge.


Cox continued his dominance, scoring another touchdown, this time from 10 yards out. Although the ensuing 2-point conversion was unsuccessful, River Ridge extended their lead to 20-7 with just 1:30 remaining in the first quarter.


The second quarter belonged to Ethan Spector, who displayed pinpoint accuracy and deep-ball prowess. Spector connected with Camden Cox on a screen play for a 77-yard touchdown pass, expanding River Ridge's lead to 27-7 with 10:33 left in the quarter. Spector then followed up with two more stunning touchdown passes: a 66-yard strike to Sam Vincent and another 66-yard connection with Grant Hollier, pushing the score to 41-7 with 1:41 left in the second quarter.


Just when it seemed the Knights couldn't be stopped, Gracen Van Glider nailed a 48-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter, capping off an incredible first half for River Ridge, with a score of 44-7.


The third quarter saw both teams' defenses stiffen, but the Wolverines couldn't find a way to mount a comeback. The score remained locked at 44-7 in favor of the Knights as the quarter came to a close.


In the fourth quarter, Hunter Lockerman got in on the action for River Ridge, connecting with Brooks Moore on a 6-yard touchdown pass, further solidifying their dominance with a final score of 51-7.


River Ridge will be able to head into the bye week with plenty of confidence, while the Wolverines will have to continue to improve moving deeper into the season.

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