SUGARCREEK -- Ridgewood High ended a four-year losing streak to Inter-Valley Conference rival Garaway on Friday with a late touchdown to pull out a 7-0 road victory.
The Generals used a bit of trickery to pull out the win, with a wide receiver pass play as back-up quarterback Kolton Alexander connected with Rayven Davidson from 20 yards out for a touchdown with 57 seconds remaining on the clock for the winning score.
This win ends the Generals' four-year losing drought to the Pirates and it took a sophomore backup quarterback and 6-foot-1 junior wide receiver on a play call nobody saw coming to get it done.
"We practiced it all year and I told the guys we would run it against Garaway," RHS coach John Slusser said. "The last time we ran that play was in 2006 and we ran it against Garaway at home and scored. I figured after nine years it was time to break it out again."
The Generals 'Silver Hammer' defense played a huge role in the win as well, holding the Pirates to just 95 yards on offense with 94 yards rushing on 30 attempts. RJ Jacobs was the leading rusher for the Pirates with 52 yards on 12 carries.
"Our defense has been phenomenal all year, it really has," Slusser said. "Once again, we don't have a star we just have a lot of good players."
Ridgewood finished with 157 yards on the ground in 37 carries, with Brice Hammond leading the way with 69 yards on 11 carries, while RHS sophomore QB Jhett Slusser connected on 4-of-10 passes for 62 yards.
Ridgewood improves to 5-1 overall and a perfect 3-0 in IVC play, while Garaway slips to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the IVC.
NEXT-- Ridgewood hosts Strasburg on Friday at 7 p.m.