By Barry Morgan - WLMI - For D9Sports.com
KANE - The Ridgway Elkers withstood a late Kane rally
to defeat the Wolves 18-13 in an AML Southern Division game.
Kane won the coin toss and elected to receive. It took the Wolves
only two plays to score. Tyler Smith completed an eight yard pass to
Hugh Rich, the followd it with a 63 yard pass and run by Justin Jefferds
for a touchdown with only 43 seconds gone in the game. Jared
Cecchetti booted the extra point and Kane led 7-0.
The Elkers responded immediately on their first possession. Cody
Mathis ran for 14 yards. Brandon Steger ripped off 7 yards on firtst
down. Dustin Dickant followed that with a 60 yard run to paydirt.
Jon Fleming's kick was no good and Kane led 7-6 with just 1:52 gone in the
Ridgway scored again with 3:53 left in the first quarter on a strong 25
yard field goal by Jon Fleming to lead 9-7 at the end of the first
After a Kane fumble late in the third quarter, the Elkers took over at the
Kane 23. Five plays later, Ryan Mitchell bulldozed his way into the
endzone for a score. Jared Cecchetti blocked the extra point kick by
Fleming, but Ridgway led 15-7. The Wolves had another try before the
third quarter, but Ridgway's defense prevented a score. After three
quarters, Ridgway led 15-7 .
Ridgway took the ball to start the fourth quarter and put on a rushing
clinic. A 15 play 71 yard drive that consumed 7:05 ended with
another field goal by the strong right foot of Fleming from 33 yards out
to make it 18-7 with 4:55 remaining in the game.
Kane's Tyler Smith led the Wolves to their final score with 31 seconds
remaining with a four yard run to make the final 18-13, Ridgway.
The Elkers move to 2-3 on the season. The Wolves fall to 1-4.
Stats: Kane Rushing: 20 -36. Justin Jefferds 4-23
Tyler Smith 12-0 Keith Morrison 4-13. Kane passing:
Tyler Smith 19-32- 327. Kane receiving: Hugh Rich 5-74
Justin Jefferds 5-125 Mike Jamerson 5-68 Keith
Morrison 1-0 Chris DeFazio 1-12 Tim Smith
1-16 Kevin Kopkowski 1-32. Kane penalties 6-70
Ridgway rushing: 40-207. Dustin Dickant 17-126
Cody Mathis 7-50 Brandon Steger 4-28 Andy Kelly
5-(-15) Ryan Mitchell 11-32 Dave Bundy 1-4.
Ridgway passing: Andy Kelly 4-11-80. Ridgway receiving:
Jesse Depanfilis 2-54 Justin Buehler 1-8 Ryan
Mitchell 1-18. Riidgway penalties: 6-70 yards.