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Ridge Football Falls to Montgomery Aerial Juggernaut

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BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Ridge Red Devils football team suffered its third loss of the 2014 season at the hands of the Montgomery Cougars, 35-6, on Thursday.

Always to tough opponent, Montgomery was dominant in the air at the hands of quarterback Chris Chugunov, who had 341 yards and four touchdowns on a 21-for-31 performance.

Ridge struggled to get anything going offensively, but held the Cougars to seven points in each of the first two quarters. “(Duncan) Roberts did not quite have the time and they did a good job jamming our receivers and that was tough,” said Ridge head coach Bill Tracy. 

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Fullback Danny Phillips led the Red Devils with 66 yards on 15 carries before coming out of the game with leg cramps. The lone score for Ridge came in the fourth quarter when Duncan Roberts threw a 7-yard touchdown to Brian Vigilante.

“I asked them to give a strong effort tonight, to be physical, and to execute,” said Tracy. “I felt we got the first two things; we were hustling, we were scrapping, but we needed to execute a little bit better at key moments. I don’t think the score is really reflective of how hard the kids played. “

“They have a really good team,” Tracy said. “Hats off to them. Their quarterback is going to West Virginia next year so he’s the real deal. ” 

“We’ll get back to work,” said Tracy. “We were missing Will Vogt and Ryan Walsh, and as the game went on we were missing a couple of other guys.  But to the guys that went into their jobs, they battled and that is all you can ask.  My big concern is keeping up their confidence, and that, to me, is most important.”

“We are blessed with a great group of guys and we will have to get back after it tomorrow,” Tracy said.

Ridge (1-3) goes on the road for the next four games starting with the first of two Saturday afternoon games. The first opponent will be Oct. 11 against Westfield at 2 p.m. at Gary Kehler Stadium.

 

 

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