By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The final score from Halle Stadium Friday night might have been predictable with the high-powered Ridgeway Roadrunners defeating the youthful Millington Trojans 60-6.
The Roadrunners (4-1) picked up the district win over the Trojans scoring 40 points in the first quarter. Millington struggled with field position and missing normal punter Tyler Denson, out with an ankle injury. Ridgeway’s first touchdown came at the 10:40 mark when running back Cameron Stansbury broke loose for a 15-yard run to the end zone.
Ahead 8-0, the Roadrunners added to the tally 2 minutes later when quarterback Tyrique Sandusky located receiver Vincent Taylor for a 35-yard touchdown.
Behind 16-0, the Trojans (0-5) turned over the ball with an interception. Moments later, Sandusky made Millington pay for the turnover with a slant pass to Taylor for a 19-yard TD and a 24-0 score.
Ridgeway went ahead 32-0 when Kundarrius Taylor hauled in a Sandusky pass from 30 yards out reaching the end zone over the middle.
The Trojans’ offense still couldn’t manage a first down in their final series of the first quarter. Millington was forced to punt again. This time Taylor kept the Ridgeway offense off the field taking the ball 55 yards to the end zone for the touchdown and a 40-0 advantage entering the second quarter.
Ridgeway scored twice in the second quarter with Stansbury finding the end zone again, this time from 7 yards out. The tally was 46-0.
Then Sandusky hit his biggest pass play of the night hitting Taylor with a short pass. He did the rest of the work racing to the end zone from 74 yards out. The Roadrunners were ahead 54-0 at the break.
Eating the clock in the third quarter, the Roadrunners drove down the field capping off the drive with a 2-yard TD.
The final score of the night came courtesy of the Trojans. Millington’s defense forced a fumble recovered by Mathew Thomas.
Thomas took the tall to the 8 yard line. A couple of plays later Millington freshman quarterback Tommy Clifton raced into the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.
The Roadrunners will travel to take on MUS next week. Meanwhile the Trojans return to Flag City next week for Homecoming against Kirby kicking off at 7 p.m.