Cuts for Gabbiee October 29th 1:00 - 5:00 PM Lady Blazers Tennis, 4A Region 3 Champs
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

ATHLETICS: Football Falls to 5-1 on Season

QB Jalen Smith. Photo Courtesy of Tracy Kimball
at tkimball@heraldonline.com
The Varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season to South Pointe 46-21 in the opening week of Region 3-AAAA play. The Blazers fell to 5-1 on the season after posting their best start since the 2006 season. South Pointe jumped out to a 13-0 lead with 6 minutes remaining in the 1st Quarter. The Blazers got on the scoreboard five minutes later when senior receiver Tre High scored on a 5 yard pass from QB Jalen Smith. Nick Lawyers PAT was successful to bring the Blazers within seven points. South Pointe entered the half with a 23-7 lead, but Ridge View closed the gap to 23-15 with an 18 yard touchdown run by Latheron Rogers-Anderson and a two point conversion by Ali Kelly in the 3rd Quarter. South Pointe countered with a rushing touchdown of their own to increase their lead to 30-15 with 3:12 left in the 3rd, and added a field goal with 11:58 remaining in the 4th Quarter. Ridge View's last score was on a 35 yard pass from QB Smith to Rogers-Anderson with 8:41 left in the 4th, but South Pointe padded the score with two more touchdowns to claim the region victory. The Blazers will be back in action this Friday in their Homecoming game at 7:30 PM against York Comprehensive at Richland Two District Stadium at Blythewood.