Hickory Ridge spoils homecoming for the Mount Pleasant Tigers. The Ragin' Bulls slip past Mount Pleasant with timely defense and help from Mount Pleasant turn overs. Hickory Ridge took the opening kickoff and with a first series drive ending inside the 10 yard line, hit on a field goal. Mount Pleasant countered before the end of the first with a 93 yard pass to the Ragin' Bulls 1 yard line. Another pass for 1 yard completed the scoring drive. A failed 2 point conversion made the score MP 6, HRHS 3.
Hickory Ridge gets a touch down in the second quarter so the first half score is HRHS, 10, MP 6.
Coming out of the locker room to start the 3rd Mount Pleasant received the ball. One of the best defensive efforts all year by the Bulls happens on the first play. Robbie Newell snares a pass at the line with a single handed grab, then breaks 2 tackles as he turns the play into a pick 6 for the Bulls. As it turns out, these 13 seconds are the difference in securing tonights win. As the Bulls are plagued by penalties and poor officiating let Mount Pleasant get to within 3 points with 4 minutes left in the game.
HRHS hang on to win, and go 3-0 in conference play.
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Next week Hickory Ridge plays a very tough team from Northwest Cabarrus.