WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Jake Conrad Juggernaut Show continued on its merry way Friday as the senior speedster became Ridgewood's all-time leading rusher while helping propel his team to a 48-13 win over Conotton Valley on Friday night.
Conrad racked up 208 yards on only 14 carries to bring his career total to 2,919, eclipsing the mark of 2,733 set by Dirk Hostetler from 1992-1995. And with six more regular season games to go, it's safe to say that whatever Conrad ends up with will stand for a long time to come. He already has an even 1,000 for this season alone.
And it wasn't Conrad's only record of the night. He now owns the school scoring record (280) and single season TD mark (25).
Four of Conrad's carries resulted in touchdowns against the Rockets as the Generals amassed 462 yards on the ground overall.
Still, the game was tight in the early going. Conrad scored the game's first TD with a 34 yard run only four minutes into the game. Skylor McQuiston's extra point made it 7-0.
A one yard run by Shawn Ball gave the Rockets a 7-7 tie early in the second quarter. The Generals responded with 21 straight points, a five-yard score from Conrad to go with two Colt Landis TDs on runs of 41 and seven yards. Ridgewood led 28-7 at the half.
Three six-pointers in the third frame, including a 74 yard run by Conrad, a 58 yard dash by James Wiggins, and a 22-yarder by Jake Zeigler put the final nail in the Rocket's coffin.
Wiggins rushed for 71 markers on three attempts while Landis came through with 61 stripes on three totes.
Ridgewood upped its record to 4-0 overall (1-0 IVC) and sent Conotton Valley to 0-4 (0-1 IVC).
The Generals now travel to Sandy Valley on Friday to take on the Cardinals (1-3), who are coming off a 41-33 loss to Garaway. Game time is 7:00p.m.
Conotton Valley 0 7 0 6 - 13
Ridgewood 7 21 21 0 - 48
R - Conrad 34 run (McQuiston kick)
C - Ball 1 run (Rocket kick)
R - Conrad 5 run (McQuiston kick)
R - Landis 41 run (McQuiston kick)
R - Landis 7 run (McQuiston kick)
R - Conrad 74 run (McQuiston kick)
R - Wiggins 58 run (McQuiston kick)
R - Zeigler 22 run (kick failed)
C - Ball 5 run (run failed)