For 2nd year in row, Colerain routs Ryle
September 6, 2012Colerain High School/WeAreColerain.com
The Colerain football team manhandled Ryle for the second year in a row during a Thursday night interstate matchup in Union won by the Cardinals, 35-0, at Borland Stadium.
Colerain, ranked third in the Enquirer area Division I coaches’ poll, improved to 2-0. Ryle, ranked seventh in Northern Kentucky, dropped to 1-2.
The Cardinals defeated Ryle 37-0 last season on the way to the Greater Miami Conference title, the 12th in a row they have won or shared.
Colerain took control early, bolting to a 14-0 lead with touchdowns on their first two drives.
The Cardinals marched 80 yards on six plays on the opening possession. Tailback Chris Davis scored on a 6-yard run with 4:57 remaining in the quarter. The drive was helped along by a 50-yard completion from quarterback Alfred Ramsby to receiver T.J. Dula.
Colerain stopped Ryle’s first possessioin after six plays and took over at midfield. Six plays later, the Cardinals were in the end zone on Ramsby’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Davis. Ramsby’s 27-yard pass to Davis started the drive.
“When you can throw it in the triple-option, it makes it a quadruple option,” Colerain coach Tom Bolden said. “I thought L.A. (Ramsby) did a great job.”
Colerain made it 21-0 on its first drive of the second quarter thanks again to the passing of Ramsby, who completed one pass for 12 yards in the season-opening win over Pickerington Central.
Ramsby found Davis with a 42-yard completion on second-and-12. Four plays later, Davis hit Josh Boland with a 16-yard TD pass with 2:54 to go in the half.
The Cardinals outgained the Raiders before the break, 252 yards to 86. Ramsby was 6-of-8 passing for 118 first-half yards. Davis caught four first-half passes for 88.
“We feel like last week we ran a lot,” Ramsby said. “But we got St. X coming up and we have to do both, pass and run, so we passed when we could tonight.”
Colerain took a 28-0 lead during a turnover-plagued third quarter on Ramsby’s 57-yard TD pass to DeTaun Smith-Moore. The play came after Ramsby’s 60-yard scoring pass to Davis was called back because of a Colerain personal foul.
Earlier in the third, Dula had a 59-yard punt return for a score waved off because of a Colerain facemask penalty. Ryle’s Nick Kennedy came up with an intercpetion in the quarter but the Raiders gave it back to the Cardinals on a Tanner Pulice fumble. Colerain lost a fumble at the end of the quarter.
Dejuan Lang’s 59-yard interception return for a a Cardinals TD was negated by a Colerain personal foul on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Cardinals took over at the Ryle 35. Moments later, Kelvin Cook helped make it 35-0 with a nine-yard scoring scamper.
Ramsby finished 10-of-17 passing for 253 yards. Davis had six catches for 116 yards and Jackson Sorn rushed 12 times for 103 as Colerain amassed a total of 430 yards compared to 171 for Ryle.
C-Davis 6 run (Gehner kick)
C-Davis 8 pass from Ramsby (Gehner kick)
C-Boland 16 pass from Ramsby (Gehner kick)
C-Smith-Moore 57 pass from Ramsby (Gehner kick)
C-Cook 9 run (Gehner kick)
Records: C 2-0, R 1-2.