Mountain Ridge wasn't sure what it had gotten itself into after Dobson's outstanding running back Marcus Richmond went 68 yards for a score the first time the Mustangs had the ball in Thursday night's Cox7 Game of the Week. It looked like a shootout was on the way.
However, the Mountain Lions tightened up, utilizing a bend but don't break defense led by pick master Jon Ott to slow down the rushing attack of Dobson. The offense finally worked it out and the "Ridge cruised to a 46-21 win.
It was the Marcus Richmond show in
the first quarter. In addition to
the long run for a score, he also returned a kickoff 65 yards to set up his own
short TD run to give the Mustangs a short lived 14-11 lead.
After Jordan Scott picked off a Chris Lewis pass on the 3 yard line, Mountain Ridge went 97 yards on just 5 plays to take the lead for good, Tony Paul doing the damage on a 16 yard run.
After that, the Mountain Lions
were in control. The defense did a
nice job the rest of the way on
Offensively, the Mountain Lions
pretty much moved the ball at will.
They totaled 449 yards of offense.
Quarterback Chris Johnston was 6 of 11 for 224 yards and 2 TDs. Paul, the talented transfer from
Mountain Ridge looks to be the
cream of the new 5A Northwest region, though
Dobson has a lot of key injuries
and were hurt by dropped passes and interceptions. To survive the
We're off to the North side next week to check out some of the best talent in the state. Jermaine Williams and the Maryvale Panthers will try to bring down the House, Centennial's Tim House and the rest of the Coyotes on the Cox7 Thursday night game of the week. This promises to be a good one. Don't miss it next Thursday at 7 on Cox7, the home of high school sports. See you then.