Ridgewood falls in Homecoming game

Staff Writer
Geneseo Republic
No. 12 Ty Waugh and No. 5 Elisha McCreary put their sights on a Princeville player during the game Saturday afternoon in Cambridge.

    Saturday’s homecoming football game between the Ridgewood Spartans and the Princeville Princes was a game of penalty after penalty.

    Unfortunately, when everything was said and done, Princeville was named the winner, 19-12.

    The Spartans struck early as Jacob Peterson connected with Nate Mortensen on a 45-yard halfback option pass to put the hosts on top 6-0 less than 30 seconds into the game.

    A short time later the Princes  answered with a three-yard Nick Potter touchdown run and a 30-yard scoring pass from Joe Hefler to Dallas Fry to lead 13-6 at halftime.

    Ridgewood’s quarterback Tyler Waugh scored on a two-yard run about halfway through the third quarter to trim the deficit to 13-12, but Potter’s second touchdown, a 21-yard run with 4:26 left in the game, sealed the win.

    The Spartans were led on the ground by quarterback Waugh who had a 125 yards on 21 carries. Mortensen caught two passes for a total of 52 yards.    

    On the defensive side, Alex Main led the Ridgewood attack, having 16 tackles. Dusty Werner had 11; Ben Smith, nine; Justin Fredrick, seven and Kyle Lookingbill, Ty Waugh and Elisha McCreary, six each.

    Kevin Miller had one interception of the day.

    Ridgewood fell to 1-5 for the season, while Princeville improves to 3-3.

    On Friday, Oct. 8, Ridgewood will play Mid- County at Galva beginning at 7 p.m.