Prep football: Ridgefield 41, White Salmon 7

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Michael Knox set the tone for the Spudders by returning the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown as Ridgefield went on to win the 1A Trico League opener at White Salmon.

The Ridgefield defense dominated early, forcing the Bruins into minus-17 yards of offense on their first four plays. Ridgefield also recovered a fumble on White Salmon’s first offensive play of the game.

Clayton Farr scored on two TD runs, Dalton Reis had a TD run and Sam Gillenwater caught at 25 yard TD pass from Gunner Long as the Spudders built a 34-0 halftime lead.

“We just pounded the ball at them,” Ridgefield coach Matt Martin said. “Then they started to blitz, focusing on Knox, so we starting giving other people the ball.”

Tyson Wright rushed 12 times for 107 yards for Ridgefield.

Next up: Ridgefield vs. La Center; White Salmon at Toledo

Ridgefield 20 14 0 7—41

White Salmon 0 0 7 0— 7

First quarter

R — Michael Knox 91 kickoff return (Dalton Reis kick)

R — Clayton Farr 31 run (Reis kick)

R — Reis 5 run (kick failed)

Second quarter

R — Farr 2 run (Reis kick)

R — Sam Gillenwater 25 pass from Gunner Long (Reis kick)

Third quarter

WS — not available

Fourth quarter

R — Long 4 run (Reis kick)

Leaders

Rushing — Ridgefield — Tyson Wright 12-107, Ian Williams 10-53.