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Ridge Football Secures Conference Crown

Evan Skea rushes for three touchdowns as Red Devils improve to 6-0.

The Ridge High School football team traveled to Plainfield Saturday afternoon and came away with a 31-14 victory. The win secures the Mid-State 38 Conference's Watchung Division title.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th FINAL Ridge (6-0) 7 21 0 3 31 Plainfield (0-6) 0 0 0 14 14

Ridge was led by Evan Skea, who scampered for 127 yards, three touchdowns and had an interception. Quarterback Conor Hughes passed for 202 yards, going 10-for-12. Hughes had a touchdown pass to Ryan Bell and added a field goal to round out the scoring.

THEY SAID IT

About facing Plainfield's punishing 295-pound lineman, Dewel Bencosme, Evan Regan said, "It didn't feel too good, but I fought back and I just found a way to push through it.  No matter what the size or how big they are, I am still going to be able to hit them."

"They definitely hit hard, they know how to hit. I am going to be sore tomorrow. It feels great to be conference champs. The fact that no one can take that away from me, our names up on the banner, that is definitely something special.  It hasn't really kicked in yet, but it definitely will."—Evan Skea

COACH'S TAKE

"I am very proud of our team. From where we were last year, we were pretty down and out. I have to thank God for pulling us through and helping us develop the character that we needed and for the kids to apply themselves this season.  And we are conference champions today. It doesn't get any better than that."—Ridge head coach Bill Tracy

NEXT UP - Ridge will travel to Cranford next Friday at 7 p.m. 

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