RIDGEFIELD – Brayden Mallela threw three touchdown passes, all to Isaiah Cowley, and the Ridgefield defense held Heritage to 82 total yards of offense in a 45-0 non-league win Friday night in the season opener for both teams.
All three touchdown passes came in the last seven minutes of the second quarter on three consecutive drives. Mallela, Logan DeBeaumont and Trevor Allen combined for 226 yards passing and four touchdowns.
Ridgefield, who allowed just 21 points in five games last spring, forced four turnovers as well. Ty Snider had two interceptions, one of which he returned 47 yards for a score.
The Timberwolves’ best chance to score was on their opening drive as they got down to the Ridgefield 3 before back-to-back penalties stalled the drive.
Next week the Spudders travel to Castle Rock to take on the Rockets, and Heritage plays host to W.F. West.
RIDGEFIELD 45, HERITAGE 0
Heitage 0 0 0 0— 0
R idgefiel 7 28 7 3—45
R — Carson Knight 5 pass from Logan DeBeaumont (Guiseppe Gagliardi kick)
R — Ty Snider 47 interception return (Gagliardi kick)
R — Isaiah Cowley 25 pass from Brayden Mallela (Gagliardi kick)
R — Cowley 15 pass from Mallela (Gagliardi kick)
R — Cowley 43 pass from Mallela (Gagliardi kick)
R — Connor Delamarter 3 run (Gagliardi kick)
R — Gagliard 29 FG
RUSHING — Heritage: James Murphy 9-29, Aiden Miller 6-20, LaDaimien McCord 4-13, Arthur Trukhilinsky 4-9. Ridgefield: Davis Pankow 9-44, Connor Delamarter 5-31, JC Francis 2-1, Team 3-(-26).
PASSING — Heritage: Khalil Osbin 3-11-2-11, Austin Marsh 0-0-0-0. Ridgefield: Brayden Mallela 6-11-0-149, Logan DeBeaumont 7-12-0-69, Trevor Allen 3-3-0-8.
RECEIVING — Heritage: Jack Warren 2-7, McCord 1-4. Ridgefield: Isaiah Cowley 5-112, Ty Snider 3-66, Ryan Jenkins 3-24, Carson Knight 1-8, Jakob Braunstein 1-8, Landon Kelsey 1-8, Sam Clark 1-2, Ryan Hoogkirk 1-(-2).