The Ragin' Bulls came away with a very exciting come from behind win to beat AL Brown JV tonight at the Ridge. After trailing for three quarter the Ragin' Bulls fought a tough opponent from Rowan County and took the lead half way through the 4th quarter.
AL Brown started the scoring after an interception and return set the Wonders up on the Hickory Ridge 5 yard line. Hickory Ridge answered in the second quarter on a 2 yard pass from Foil Stafford to DJ Barnes. Kannapolis answered almost immediately with a 60 yard run to make the score 14-7. With less than a minute before half time, the Wonders quarterback found the end zone for their 3rd touch down. The extra point was missed, giving the Wonders a 20-7 lead at the break.
Both Defenses came out fired up for the 3rd quarter which saw no scoring for either school. The nearly capacity crowd was not disappointed in the final 10 minutes of play.
Andrew Reynolds got things going for the Ragin' Bulls with a 2 yard run to make it a one possession game. Wonders up 20-14. Fireworks came with 4:41 mark when a half back pass play from DJ Barnes to Jason Eury went for 81 yards and a TD. The extra point by reliable Adrian Ike put Hickory Ridge on top for the first time all night. On the following possession for AL Brown, the Ragin' Bull defense came up big. Derrick Pitts came up with a pick 6, returning an interception 42 yards giving the Ragin' Bulls a 28- 20 lead with 3:26 to play. Kannapolis did not go away easy. The HRHS defense held tough, forcing AL Brown to go for it on 4th and 2 from the Hickory Ridge 47 yard line. A sweep around the left side and AL Brown found running room all the way for a 47 run TD. After a time out the key play of the night turned out to be a 2 point conversion try for AL Brown. As the QB tried to make the corner of the end zone on a sweep play to the right, a wall of Ragin' Bull defenders stopped him short.
The last gasp for AL Brown was a failed onside kick off that traveled a mere 5 yards before being touched by an AL Brown player. Two snaps later and the Hickory Ridge JV had salted the game away.
Final: Hickory Ridge 28 - AL Brown 26
Be sure to come out to the Ridge next Thursday as the Ragin' Bull JV team host the Concord Spiders at 6:30 PM.