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Feb. 23, 2024

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2A GSHL Football: Ridgefield 42, Mark Morris 0

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RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield turned three turnovers into three first-quarter touchdowns and never looked back in a 42-0 rout of the Mark Morris in a 2A Greater St. Helens League game Friday.

On the third play from scrimmage, Brayden Malella intercepted a pass and then threw a 44-yard touchdown to Noah Stromberg on the very next play.

On the next play, Ridgefield recovered a Mark Morris fumble at the Monarch 29, and Malella hit Stromberg again for a touchdown pass on the very next play. The pair have combined for five touchdowns in the last two games.

The opportunistic Spudders (3-1 in league play, 4-2 overall) forced and recovered another Mark Morris fumble later in the quarter, and four plays later Malella snuck in from one yard out to make it 21-0.

Cly Stephens added a rushing and receiving touchdown. Rocco Wright, who rushed for 118 yards on the game, added a rushing touchdown as Ridgefield held the Monarchs (1-3, 2-4) without a passing yard.

Kenneth Mullen was the lone bright spot for Mark Morris on offense as he rushed for 104 yards on 21 carries. Defensively, Decker Bartell and Nathan Stephens each had an interception for the Monarchs, who play host to Hockinson next week.

Ridgefield, who travels to Columbia River next week, featured a balanced offense, registering 174 yards rushing and 162 yards passing.

RIDGEFIELD 42, MARK MORRIS 0

Mark Morris 0 0 0 0—0

Ridgefield 21 7 14 0—42

First Quarter

R — Noah Stromberg 44 pass from Brayden Malella (Brandon Rogers kick)

R — Stromberg 29 pass from Malella (Stromberg pass from Chet Pace)

R — Malella 1 run (Rogers kick)

Second Quarter

R – Cly Stephens 10 run (Rogers kick)

Third Quarter

R – Rocco Wright 34 run (Rogers kick)

R – Stephens 34 pass from Malella (Rogers kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Mark Morris: Kenneth Mullen 21-104, Cade Warren 13-29, Asa Pineda 4-11, Benjamin Whiteside 2-11, Eldon Ragsdale 1-7, Nathan Stephens 1-minus 3, Team 2-minus 12. Ridgefield: Rocco Wright 7-118, Cly Stephens 8-54, Brayden Malella 2-7, Cohen Draper 1-2, Team 1-minus 15.

PASSING — Mark Morris: Cade Warren 1-4-0-1, Nathan Stephens 0-1-0-1. Ridgefield: Brayden Malella 7-16-155-2, Logan DeBeaumont 1-2-7..

RECEIVING — Mark Morris: Kenneth Mullen 1-0. Ridgefield: Noah Stromberg 3-78, Cly Stephens 2-42, Brian McLemore III 1-27, Wyat Hemmelman 1-8, Landon DeBeaumont 1-7.

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