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.