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Blue Ridge overcomes Riverside in final seconds

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Published on Friday, September 1, 2017

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Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith powers through Riverside defense for extra yards,
 

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Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith powers through Riverside defense for extra yards,

 



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Riverside's Landon Shaw (1) dives off the ground to get a hand on the ball intended for BRHS's Colby Johnson.
 

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Riverside's Landon Shaw (1) dives off the ground to get a hand on the ball intended for BRHS's Colby Johnson.

 



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The Blue Ridge defense (white jerseys) positioned itself as the welcoming committee for Riverside runner.
 
 

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The Blue Ridge defense (white jerseys) positioned itself as the welcoming committee for Riverside runner.

 

 



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Blue Ridge students had a message for Riverside.
 

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Blue Ridge students had a message for Riverside.

 



Jake Smith scored on a 1-yard run on fourth down with 11 seconds left in the game and Tyree Cofield ran in the two-point conversion to give the Blue Ridge Tigers a come-from-behind 28-27 win over Riverside High School Thursday night at The Reservation.

Blue Ridge scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to come back from a 13-point deficit at the end of three quarters, trailing Riverside, 27-14.

Cofield scored on a 4-yard run and Neko Christ’s extra point attempt was blocked with 8:55 left, to bring the Tigers to within 27-21.

The Tigers regained possession with 3:53 remaining and used 15 plays to travel the 80 yards for the winning points.

Cofield carried the ball 35 times for 180 yards with is two touchdowns. Cofield also scored on a 7-yard run in the third quarter.

Riverside and Blue Ridge traded first quarter touchdowns and then the Warriors scored on Andrew Brown’s 2-yard run and Brown’s 10-yard pass to Scott Higginbotham in the second quarter. Brown’s two-point run helped Blue Ridge into the lead.

Riverside’s Logan DiBenedetto started at quarterback but was injured early in the game and did not return. He completed 3 of 4 pass attempts for 50 yards. Brown had 138 total yards – 103 yards passing and 35 yards,

Max Louris, who carried 29 times for 131 yards, scored Riverside's first touchdown on a 6-yard run in the first quarter.

The game was advanced one day anticipating stormy weather. It rained most of the day Thursday until about three hours before the game.

Riverside is 1-2 and plays at Christ Church next Friday at 7:30 p.m. Blue Ridge is 1-1 and plays at Liberty next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Blue Ridge 28, Riverside 27

Statistics by Bryan Woody 

TEAM

BRHS

RHS

 

(VISITOR)

(HOME)

Score

28

27

First Downs

21

22

Rushes / Yards (Net)

43 / 228

46 / 203

Passing Yards (Net)

130

153

Passes -- Att / Comp / Int

35/14/2

22/10/0

Total Offensive Plays / Yards

78 / 358

68 / 356

Fumble Returns / Yards

0 / 0

0 / 0

Punt Returns / Yards

1 / 14

1 / -9

Kickoff Returns / Yards

3 / 31

4 / 92

Interception Returns / Yards

0 / 0

2 / -7

Punts (Number/Average)

3 / 39.3

2 / 10.0

Fumbles / Lost

0 / 0

3 / 2

Penalties / Yards

12 / 110

4 / 20

Possession Time

18:36

28:39


INDIVIDUAL 

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Tyree Cofield

35

180

2

22

 

Jake Smith

8

48

1

14

 

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Max Louris

29

131

1

37

 

Andrew Brown

9

35

1

22

 

Logan Dibenedetto

7

31

0

17

 

Jordan Woodruff

1

6

0

6

 

 

 

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Jake Smith

34

14

2

130

1

17

TEAM

1

0

0

0

0

0

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Andrew Brown

18

7

0

103

2

30

Logan Dibenedetto

4

3

0

50

0

31

 

 

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Colby Johnson

6

65

1

15

Tyree Colfield

6

45

0

12

Kodi Jones

2

20

0

17

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Brody O'Brien

2

58

0

31

Scott Higginbotham

2

40

1

30

Kodi Jones

2

30

1

20

Ryan Perron

2

6

0

6

 

 

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Caleb Horn

3

118

 

0

1

51

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Add New Player

2

20

 

0

0

20

 

 

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Team

1

14

0

14

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Julian Jones

1

-9

0

0

 

 

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Drake Arrison

1

19

0

19

Team

1

14

0

14

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Jordan Woodruff

1

49

0

49

Max Louris

1

29

0

29

 

 

Tackles

UA

A

Total

Sacks

TFL

41

8

1

     

36 

6

2

     

 

3

1

     

88 

5

0

     

Tackles

UA

A

Total

Sacks

TFL

Collin Gesswein

10

1

     

Charlie Wright

8

1

     

Alex Dean

6

0

     

Jack Woods

5

0

     

 

Scoring Summary:

Plys

Yds

TOP

Score

07:30 

RHS 

Max LOURIS Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:30 6 yds PAT Kick by Gage KRETSCHMER GOOD.

8

88

03:36 

0 - 7

04:38 

Blue 

Jake Smith Passes to Colby Johnson COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:38 15 yds PAT Kick Niko Christ GOOD.

7

38

01:45 

7 - 7

06:18 

RHS 

Andrew BROWN Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:18 2 yds PAT Kick by Gage KRETSCHMER NO Good

10

53

04:54 

7 - 13

02:43 

RHS 

Andrew BROWN Passes to Scott HIGGINBOTHAM COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:43 10 yds PAT Run by Andrew BROWN GOOD.

7

22

02:31 

7 - 21

10:02 

RHS 

Andrew BROWN Passes to Kodi JONES COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:02 10 yds PAT Run by Andrew BROWN NO Good

5

60

01:58 

7 - 27

03:58 

Blue 

Tyree Cofield (Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:58 7 yds PAT Kick Niko Christ GOOD.

3

24

01:02 

14 - 27

08:55 

Blue 

Tyree Colfield TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:55 4 yds PAT Kick by 10 Niko Christ PAT blocked by Charlie WRIGHT downed for 0 yards

10

57

03:05 

20 - 27

00:11 

Blue 

Jake Smith (QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:11 1 yds 2 point conversion Tyree Cofield GOOD.

15

80

03:42 

28 - 27

 

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