Riverside overwhelmed by Hillcrest

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Riverside (in blue) couldn't match up with the Hillcrest Rams Friday night in the Warriors' first game played at The Reservation.

Grace Davis

Riverside (in blue) couldn't match up with the Hillcrest Rams Friday night in the Warriors' first game played at The Reservation.


Hillcrest tried its mightiest to score a season-high points against an overmatched Riverside football team Friday night. It did with a 70-3 victory.

Three long-range touchdowns took the steam out of the Warriors. Hillcrest’s Quentin Jefferson scored on a 77-yard punt return (first quarter), Quintavis Ballenger ran virtually untouched for a 70-yard touchdown (second quarter) and Brian Spurgeon ran a kickoff back 87-yards (third quarter) to lead Hillcrest’s scoring machine.

Hillcrest ran its two-season win streak to 12 consecutive games while running its record this year to 4-0. Riverside is 0-4.

Atoine Kahaleh scored Riverside’s points on a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Riverside plays Spartanburg High School at Wofford College next Friday at 7:30 p.m.


• Kyle Honeycutt stopped a Hillcrest drive with an interception at the 2-yard line.

• Aaron Odom, quarterback, walked gingerly off the field after injuring a shoulder and did not return in the fourth quarter.

• Logan Dibenedetto subbed for Odom at quarterback.

• The televised game combined with extra timeouts and the scoring plays added about 25 extra minutes to the total time. The first quarter took 45 minutes to play. 


1st quarter

2nd quarter

3rd quarter

4th quarter














First quarter

Hillcrest: Quintavis Ballenger 13 run, pass failed. 6-0.

Hillcrest: Safety. Riverside center snaps ball out of end zone. 8-0.

Hillcrest: Ballenger 7 run (Gastavo M.-Salas kick), 15-0.

Hillcrest: Quentin Jefferson 77 punt return (Alec Morton pass from Collin Sneed). 23-0.

Second quarter

Hillcrest: Ballenger 13 run (kick failed). 29-0.

Hillcrest: Ballenger 70 run (Salas kick). 36-0. Hillcrest: Keith Humphrey 2 run (Salas kick). 43-0.

Hillcrest: Jaleel Thomas 27 pass from Collin Sneed. (kick failed). 49-0.

Third quarter

Hillcrest: Thomas 27 pass from Morton (Salas kick). 56-0.

Riverside: Atoine Kahaleh 36 field goal. 56-3.

Hillcrest: Brian Spurgeon 87 kickoff return (Salas kick). 63-3.

Fourth quarter

Hillcrest: Humphrey 30 run (Salas kick). 70-3.






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