Jesse Wallace threw two touchdowns passes, including one in the fourth quarter to seal the win over Toledo.
Although the Spudders were outgained by over 100 yards, the game was a back and forth tug-of-war battle for the majority of the game.
Toledo struck first, as Danny Aguilar punched in a 1 yard touchdown run to take a 6-0 lead, as the two point conversion was missed.
Ridgefield responded with a 1 yard touchdown run of their own, with Ian Williams taking the lead for the Spudders as the first quarter came to a close.
Toledo answered with an 8-yard run from Cody Meier, breaking tackles and finding the end zone. Quarterback Jesse Wallace ran in the two point conversion for a 14-7 lead.
Immediately after, Ridgefield tied the score with a 23 yard run by their own quarterback, Clayton Farr.
Ridgefield regained control in Toledo territory with only a few minutes remaining, giving the Spudders an excellent opportunity to take the lead and all the momentum into the third quarter.
Ridgefield fumbled, however, and Toledo countered with a 34 yard pass to “do-it-all-man-kicker/receiver/defensive end-man” Ronnie Boone, giving the Indians a halftime lead of 20-14.
As the momentum swayed towards the Indians, Meier punched in another touchdown.
The tug-of-war continued as Clayton Farr tossed a 71 yard pass to Michael Knox to put the game within striking distance. The kick was good, with the Spudders facing a 26-21 deficit.
The score remained unchanged until the fourth quarter, when Wallace found Boone yet again in the endzone, to take the lead and finalize the score at 34-21.
Toledo scored five touchdowns, attempting a two point conversion each time.
Farr, in his first game of the season, finished 7-17 with 150 yards through the air.
Next up: Ridgefield vs. Ilwaco; Toledo vs. Castle Rock
TOLEDO 34, RIDGEFIELD 21
Toledo 6 14 6 8—34
Ridgefield 7 7 7 0—21
T — Aguilar 1 run (pass failed)
R — Ian Williams 1 run (Ries kick)
T — Meier 8 run (run good)
R — Farr 23 run (Ries kick)
T — Boone 34 pass from Jesse Wallace (run failed)
T — Meier 4 run (run failed)
R — Knox 71 pass from Farr (Ries kick)
T — Boone 6 pass from Wallace (run good)
Rushing — Toledo — Gregson 23-94, Meier 11-65, Wallace 7-47, Aguilar 6-27; Ridgefield — Ries 6-16, Farr 7-(minus 11), Curren Williams 6-4, Ian Williams 5-16, Knox 5-11, Cushwa 1-(minus 1), Long 1-1
Passing — Toledo — Wallace 7-11-0-72; Ridgefield — Farr 7-17-0-150.
Receiving — Toledo — Boone 4-43, Trafelet 1-21, Meier 1-7, Gregson 1-1; Ridgefield — Knox 1-72, Gillenwater 1-39, Ries 3-27, White 1-20, Curren Williams 1-3.