Friday, November 12, 2010

One and Done! HRHS Falls to AL Brown 21-18

Signatures games are only signature when you win them.  The Ragin' Bulls  had a wonderful opportunity to have such a game tonight in Kannapolis.  After trailing 14-0 early in the 1st quarter the Hickory Ridge squad really seemed to catch a spark from the creative play calling of the HR coaching staff.   Timely calls for reverses and half back passes got the Ragin' Bulls to 21-10 halftime score.  One big opportunity after another was lost inside the 10 yard line.  On five occasions the Bulls were inside the 10 and did not put points on the scoreboard.

As the second quarter the bulls were inside the 5 with less than a minute to play. Instead of trying the field goal, the final play was a pass that just wasn't there and quarter back Nick Tyson took the sack.

The second half started great for the Bulls.  Kannapolis received the opening kick off and fumbled near midfield.  You feel the momentum swing strong in favor of HRHS.  As the Bulls defense kept coming up big and holding the Wonders scoreless in the 2nd half.

With the final 3 minutes to play, Hickory Ridge was again inside the Wonders 5 yard line.   As the tying field goal was to be attempted a bad snapped killed any chance the Bulls had.  The snap was high and could not be handled, Kicker Shannon Drugan was able to scoop up the loose ball but quickly tackled for huge loss on the play.  Kannapolis only needed to run the clock and that is just what they did.

High lights for HRHS was the fact they made the state playoffs for the 2nd straight year.  Now they can look forward to that signature game in 2011.

Go Bulls!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ragin' into the State Playoffs with win over Robinson

The Hickory Ragin' Bulls are headed to the NC State Playoffs for the second year in a row.  The Friday night win over JM Robinson 48-27 was more of a beating than the final score.  After dominating the Bulldogs for 3 quarters the bulls gave everyone a chance to get involved.  It was cold rainy night, that had the crowd huddled, but the scoring by Bulls seemed to keep the die hard fans entertained.

Now the state playoffs begin next Friday with a trip to Kannapolis to face the SPC conference champs.  The Wonders completed a perfect conference schedule against Concord.

Go Bulls!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bulls soccer season finished

The Hickory Ridge Ragin' men's soccer season ended at Weddington on Wednesday night in the first round of the state playoffs.  The game was decided in the first 7 minutes of the second half when Weddington scored 3 times to take a commanding 5-0 lead with 33 minutes to go in the contest.  After that, coach Wolfe took the opportunity to build toward next year by clearing the bench and giving the underclassmen some playoff experience.  Weddington reciprocated and all that was left was to play it out without injuries or incidents.  Nevertheless, the 11 seniors can take pride in helping the Bulls set a school record for wins in a season and finished with an overall record of 15-5-1.  It is up to the 2011 version of the team to bring home that elusive first playoff victory.  It's been fun.  Good luck next year.