Homecoming was certainly sweet for the Hickory Ridge fans. The Hickory Ridge Ragin’ Bulls had no problem in overcoming the first year program at Cox Mill. Three years ago the Bulls started a program without a senior class so for tonight it brought back memories of those early tough games. Cox Mill without a senior player on the field was never a threat for the battle tested Ragin’ Bulls. Brian Baltimore and Cody Cothern found large chunks of yardage just about everywhere they looked. The middle, left end, right end, it did not seem to make a difference. Kirk Wert also got a pick six for the defense with a 30 yard interception return in the second quarter. The Ragin’ Bulls totaled 475 yards in rushing offense. Only a 17 passing yards on the night.
This was an important win for the Rabin’ Bulls as the team is now 2-0 in conference play. It was also a chance for several players to see action on a rare Friday night. That experience will pay off down the road as Hickory Ridge continues to build a program around the spread offense.
A few stats: Brian Baltimore rushed for 208 yards and 3 TD’s. Cody Cothern 115 yards and 2 scores. Sophomore T J Allen ran for 55 yards and 2 TD’s.
Next Week Hickory Ridge travels to Mt Pleasant for another conference game. The last time Hickory Ridge visited Mt Pleasant it was the very first game ever played by the Ragin’ Bulls, which lost 56 – 0. The bad taste after that game still lingers for many Hickory Ridge faithful.
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