Bengals Obliterate Blazers

Amon Bosier (90) brings pressure to Ridge View's Tre' High (3). (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

Amon Bosier (90) brings pressure to Ridge View’s Tre’ High (3). (Photo/Kristy Kimball Massey)

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood took the ball on the opening possession against Ridge View Friday night, and promptly fumbled the ball away.

The Bengals spent the rest of the game making up for that mistake, hitting the end zone with a vengeance in a 63-12 victory over District 2 Stadium housemate and Region IV-4A rival Ridge View.

“We played four quarters. I think that’s the first time all year we played four quarters,” Blythewood head coach Dan Morgan said with a glow. “The defense played great, the return teams played great, the offense played great.”

Blythewood quarterback David Isreal wasn’t in the spotlight, passing for under 100 yards and running for 8 net yards. The Bengals instead got huge boosts from running backs Osei Thomas and Kyle Wright.

Thomas led all backs on the night with 173 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

“The O-line blocked very good today, you couldn’t have asked them to do a better job,” Thomas said.

Wright had just four carries on the night, but had 113 yards and two scores to show for them. His first two touches on the ball accounted for 111 yards. He wound up with second-quarter touchdown runs of 49 and 62 yards.

The Bengals held the Blazers to five first downs and 147 total yards, and had nine tackles for loss. Micah Byrd led the team with eight tackles, and Armon Bosier had three tackles for loss, including a sack.

Isreal opened the scoring on a 5-yard TD run. Later, Isreal lateraled to Timel Benton on the right side, and Benton fired a 40-yard TD pass to Daquan Patten to put the Bengals (6-3, 2-2) up 14-0 late in the second quarter.

Isreal found Derambez Drinkard for an 11-yard TD pass to make it 21-0 early in the second. Then Wright got sprung for two long touchdown runs to give Blythewood a 35-0 lead at the half.

The Bengals went up 42-0 on a 36-yard Jordyn Adams TD run early in the third quarter.

Ridge View (5-6, 2-3) finally got on the scoreboard shortly afterward with a 63-yard Ali Kelley touchdown run. Later in the fourth quarter, Tre High found Bernard porter for the Blazers’ only other score of the game.

Thomas scored both times in the second half, and quarterback Timel Benton found Kenny Benton for a 77-yard pass play to seal the game for the Bengals, who finish the regular season at Spring Valley next week.

The Vikings game was originally scheduled for early October, but area flooding forced its postponement. As the game stands now, it will be a battle for second place in the region.

Spring Valley’s 21-14 victory over Westwood Friday night means that the Vikings, at 3-1 in the region, can clinch second place with a win. If Blythewood wins, it would put the Bengals, Spring Valley and Westwood in a 3-way tie for second place.

If Spring Valley wins, it will finish 4-1 along with Region leader Dutch Fork. Blythewood would then finish 2-3, but would be a fourth seed, because Ridge View and Lugoff-Elgin are out of the postseason.

But for now, Morgan will gladly reflect on what he’s seen over the past week.

“We didn’t know coming in what the weather would do to us,” Morgan said. “It just made things difficult for us in practice. We were worried that we were not going to have our (practice) time, and the field was a disaster. But it was nice. It (the win) was a nice way to wrap that (week) up.”


BHS: 14-21-21-7 – 63

RVHS: 0-0-6-6 – 12

First Quarter

B – David Isreal 5 run (Derek Ryan kick) 6:35

B – Daquan Patten 40 pass from Timel Benton (Ryan kick) :18

Second Quarter

B – Derambez Drinkard 11 pass from Isreal (Ryan kick) 5:14

B – Kyle Wright 49 run (Ryan kick) 3:04

B – Wright 62 run (Ryan kick) :08

Third Quarter

B – Jordyn Adams 36 run (Ryan kick) 9:08

R – Ali Kelley 63 run (run failed) 7:25

B – Osei Thomas 64 run (Ryan kick) 7:13

B – Thomas 21 run (Ryan kick) 5:24

Fourth Quarter

R – Bernard Porter pass from Tre High (pass failed) 8:36

B – Kenny Benton 77 pass from Timel Benton (Ryan kick) 7:35


Team Stats

                                          BHS                        RV

First Downs                        16                           5

Rushes-Yards                     36-292                   29-93

Passing Yards                     217                         54

C-A-I                                      9-13-1                   6-16-0

Fumbles-Lost                     2-1                          2-2

Penalties-Yards                 11-106                   5-53

Punts-Avg.                          1-7.0                      8-28.2



RUSHING: BHS – Kyle Wright 4-113, Osei Thomas 16-178, David Isreal 7-8, Justin Dunn 3-5, Timel Benton 3-(-4). RV – Ali Kelley 9-90, Ronald Brown 6-15, Shemar Hinson 6-8, D’Marco Zeigler 5-(-5), Tre High 3-(-8).

PASSING: BHS – David Isreal 10-6-1; Timel Benton 3-3-0. RV – Tre High 12-6-0, D’Marco Ziegler 4-0-0.

RECEIVING: BHS – Derambez Drinkard 3-24, Daquan Patten 2-55, Jordyn Adams 2-41, Kenny Benton 1-77, Jacob McGuire 1-20. RV – Daniel Green 2-12, Cameron Butler 2-12, Bernard Porter 1-23, Cam Napper 1-7.

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