Ridgefield came away with its first 2A Greater St. Helens League win behind a strong defensive showing.
Leading the way his was the powerful running of senior Hunter Abrams, who had 178 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.
Mark Morris had a more balanced offense, but was unable to take advantage of the breaks they got and convert on their opportunities.
Ridgefield receiver Spenser Harmon caught a pass that went through a teammate’s hands late in the second half. This 45 yard play was crucial in extending the Spudders’ first scoring drive. Ryan Jenkins caught a 15-yard TD pass, which tied the game 7-7 before halftime.
With Ridgefield leading 14-13, Abrams’ scored his second touchdown, a seven yard run, in the fourth quarter.
Mark Morris’ defensive performance was highlighted by senior Timur Berishev who had two interceptions in the first half.
— Holly Robinson, for The Columbian
RIDGEFIELD 20, MARK MORRIS 13
M. Morris 0 7 0 6–13
Ridgefield 0 7 7 6–20
M – Jack Shipley 8 pass from Cole Busch (Mitchell Pelton kick)
R — Ryan Jenkins 15 pass from Luke Price (Matthew Torres kick)
R — Hunter Abrams 21 run (Torres kick)
M — Keoni Makaiwi 1 run (pass failed)
R — Hunter Abrams 7 run (kick blocked)
RUSHING — Ridgefield: Abrqams 28-178, Busch 4-22; Mark Morris: Makaiwi 15-79, Brayden Chapman 6-40, Busch 8-23, Bryson Webb 2-5, Miguel Parra 1-3, Jaden Anderson 1-(-2), Timur Berishev 2-(-6).
PASSING — Ridgefield: Price 7-14-2-113; Mark Morris: Busch 7-21-0-124.
RECEIVING — Ridgefield: Spencer Harmon 3-55, Abrams 1-27, Clay Madsen 2-16, Jenkins 1-15; Mark Morris: Bryson Webb 1-80, Brayden Chapman 4-21, Berishev 1-15, Shipley 1-8.