Ridgewood falls in Homecoming game
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.