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McKenzie corrals Mustangs in redzone

McKenzie corrals Mustangs in redzone
McKenzie was just too much for Ridgemont to handle in the first half of the Bowl on Thursday.
The Rebel football team, which claimed a share of the Carroll County middle school championship this season, held the Mustangs scoreless through three quarters en route to a 29-6 triumph at Bethel University’s Wildcat Stadium.
“They had good size and a handful of talented skill players, but we also shot ourselves in the foot by not converting when we were in the redzone,” said R’mont coach Lance Gray, who told that his team was in the RZ three times in the first half. “Their skill guys were faster than ours and they were bigger up front, too.
“I think one of their tackles was about 6-foot-3 and 265. He looked like a man to me.”
Ridgemont’s Jacob Sisk was his team’s offensive MVP with a 4-for-11 outing, 115 yards and a touchdown. Sisk also rushed for 35 yards.
Sisk’s passing yardage was a Bowl game-record as was the Mustangs’ 127 aerial yards.
Additionally, Sisk set a record for the longest completion in the history of the bowl — a 56-yard throw to Hayden Cary.
The lone Mustang score was a 44-yard touchdown toss from Sisk to Seth Collins with 12 seconds remaining in the game.
“It was a good atmsophere and I think the boys enjoyed playing on a field this big,” Gray said. “They were excited when the bus pulled up and they saw the stadium.”
McKenzie (5-3) was highlighted by Janson Davis, who completed 5-of-6 passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Rebel offensive MVP Keenan Taylor rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 72 yards and one score.
Ridgemont defensive player of the game Roberto Vasquez totaled five stops as did Dillion Potter.
It was the final game in a Mustang football jersey for Sisk, Collins, Potter, Johnathan Butler, Dylan Nichols, Chris Simmerman, Zach Parker, Mason Parker, Austin Alexander and Austin Roach.
Ridgemont, which played with for Black Oak eighth-graders on Thursday, finishes the season 3-5.

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