Non-league football: River Ridge 39, Ridgefield 3



After 8 minutes of play, Ridgefield’s Michael Martin made a 38-yard field goal after the Spudders recovered a muffed punt at the River Ridge 18.

That field goal was the only thing that prevented Ridgefield from being shut out against River Ridge’s crushing offense and smothering defense, which scored 32 unanswered points and kept Ridgefield away from the end zone the rest of the game.

Ridgefield’s greatest yardage gain came in the last 8 seconds of the game, when quarterback Nick Martin threw a 50-yard pass to Aaron Canton, who was still 29 yards from the end zone when the game finished.


River Ridge 14 6 13 6–39

Ridgefield 3 0 0 0– 3

First quarter

RR — Jason Kananin 19 pass from Kobe Key (Christopher Behnke kick)

Ri — Michael Martin 38 FG

RR — Michael Key 11 pass from Kobe Key (Behnke kick)

Second quarter

RR — Kananin 50 pass from Kobe Key (kick failed)

Third quarter

RR — Elijah Camacho 80 fumble recovery (kick failed)

RR — Zachary Carter 11 pass from Kobe Key (Behnke kick)

Fourth quarter

RR — Behnke 31 FG

RR — Behnke 23 FG

Individual statistics

RUSHING — River Ridge: Camacho 11-105, Michael Key 8-52, Dejuan Frye 3-17, Kobe Key 4-(minus-11), Micah Curtis 2-(minus-5), Hunter Billings 2-2, Issiah Scott: 2-(minus-1). Ridgefield: Nathan Eggleston 13-67, Jonah Roberts 7-17, Nick Martin 8-(minus-14), Nick Thomas 2-(minus-3), Tyler Adams 1-(minus-3), Aaron Canton 1-(minus-5).

PASSING — River Ridge: Kobe Key 10-21-1-207, Michael Burgess 0-1-0-0. Ridgefield: Nick Martin 8-22-3-112, Roberts 2-4-0-(minus-3).

RECEIVING — River Ridge: Kananin 3-131, Tyrell Chisholm 1-1, Camacho 1-2, Michael Key 1-11, Keegan Gendreau 1-22, Thayer Murphy2-40. Ridgefield: Thomas 2-(minus-1), Tyler Adams 2-(minus-2), Eggleston 2-15, Noah Johnson 1-20, Jordan Baur 2-30, Canton 1-50.