The Grand Ridge Indians have defied all odds this season. Their season was off to a rocky start. They did not know if they were going to have a coach for their football team which led to a late start on the season. They started weeks behind other middle school teams in the area but have shown in their first three games that they are up to the task of competing with the best of the best.
This past week, they added their third win of the season in as many tries. They handed the Bonifay Blue Devils a 28-14 loss.
The Indians wasted no time in getting on the board and setting the tone for the game. Jason Patterson removed the goose egg from the scoreboard early in the first quarter with a 45-yard touchdown run. The Blue Devils tied the game early in the second quarter but that is as close as they would come to making a challenge for the win.
It was Patterson who added the second Indians’ touchdown with Kilik Simmons making good on the two-point conversion. The Indians had a 14-6 lead at the half way mark.
Following the halftime break, Patterson picked up where he left off with his third touchdown of the night. Simmons duplicated his efforts on a second two-point conversion to move the lead to 22-6.
The Indians went to the air for their fourth and final touchdown on a pass from quarterback Aven Tyus to Donavon Hodges, making it a 28-6 ball game. Holmes County’s answer of a touchdown and a conversion came way too late in the game for any type of a comeback.
Following the game, coach R. J. Bowers was all smiles, “The kids are playing good and consistent every week. They’ve set goals and are motivated to accomplish them.”
The Indians were scheduled to go for win number four Tuesday night when they hosted Blountstown. They will host Vernon October 9 at 6 p.m. at Citizen’s Field in Sneads.